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ClassNK delivers AiP for the Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution

  Eco Marine Power announced that it has recently received Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK of Japan (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its Renewable Energy System for Ships – “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”.  The Japanese company considers this is a significant step towards the realization of a zero-emission power and propulsion solution for

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Stolt Tankers join Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as Strategic Partner 

  Stolt Tankers and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping signed a Partnership Agreement that formalizes their joint working. With this agreement, Stolt Tankers become an official partner to the Center, committing to long-term collaboration around the development of zero carbon solutions for the maritime industry.  Through this partnership the two organizations commit

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Saint John receives first vessel on Hapag-Lloyd Mediterranean service

  The new Mediterranean service by Hapag-Lloyd to the Port of Saint John is off and running following the recent agreement between the German shipping line and Canadian Pacific. As scheduled, the Liverpool Express containership arrived at the New Brunswick port early yesterday and offloaded containers before departing for Montreal. “Nothing better than having the

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Long-term ocean freight rates rise again in May as demand thrives

  Shippers could be forgiven for asking, ‘when will it end?’ A year of historically high long-term contracted container rates is being pushed to new heights, with a further 9% surge in prices across the month of May. According to the latest market intelligence from Xeneta’s Long-Term XSI® Public Indices, which crowd sources rates from

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2020 results underline resilience of Port of Trois-Rivières

  The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) held its annual general assembly today, which was an opportunity to review the results of 2020 and to highlight the work and resilience of the Trois-Rivières port community. In the past year, the Port welcomed 209 vessels and handled 3.3 million metric tonnes of cargo, resulting in a net

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Dutch court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions by 45%

  A Dutch court has ordered supermajor Shell to significantly slash its carbon emissions, setting the stage for potential lawsuits against other oil and gas companies and big polluters globally. For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. As a result of legal action brought

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Shipping’s nightmare with the Gulf of Guinea pirates (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* There will be few seafarers today who sail off to the Gulf of Guinea with a light heart and cheerful demeanour, any more than they did a couple of hundred years ago, when disease was endemic along its shores. It is a different sort of blight today, with the depredations of

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