Baltic Index Down on Weaker Panamax Demand
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell slightly on Monday on weaker demand for panamax vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down three points, or 0.49 percent, at 607 points. The capesize index gained nine points, or 0.99 percent, at 922 points. Average daily earnings for capesizes…
ICS Starts Major Campaign on MRV
The member national shipowners' associations of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have agreed to commence a co-ordinated campaign aimed at European Union (EU) institutions, including Member States, Parliament and the European Commission. The goal is to persuade the EU of the vital necessity of aligning its unilateral regulation on the monitoring of shipping's CO2 emissions with the mandatory…
Aderco Turns 35
waterways. 2016 - With over 20 million metric tonnes of fuel treated annually, Aderco additives are trusted by Shipowners’ and Shipmanagers’ worldwide to reduce OPEX, safeguard machinery and maximise operational reliability. Aderco shares insights and industry learnings (fuel efficiency strategies, navigating SECA challenges) in a series of workshops at the Aderco Booth during Posidonia. Nyon, Switzerland 6th June 2016 – Aderco International SA…
APM Terminals Implements Truck Safety Procedures
With the successful completion of a pilot-program at five terminals, the new initiative will be in place across the entire APM Terminals Global Terminal Network by year-end. The Hague, Netherlands – APM Terminals announces a new Truck Safety program featuring carefully researched and tested standard operating procedures for outside truck drivers delivering or picking up containers will be put into effect by the end of 2016 throughout the company’s Global Terminal Network.
Esvagt Deepens Relationship with Hess
Purpose built ESVAGT vessel to perform additional tasks for Hess at the South Arne field. ESVAGT and Hess, who have collaborated at the South Arne field for 17 years, have agreed to extend their relationship for an additional twelve years. ESVAGT has supplied Hess with supply and standby vessels for the South Arne platform, as well as connecting tank vessels to Hess’ production tanks. The new contract will expand the scope of work to include service…
Seafarers' Vital Role in Migrant Crisis - Mission to Seafarers
As the treacherous Mediterranean Sea claimed more than 1,000 lives over the past few weeks, Mission to Seafarers has praised seafarers in their efforts in helping save the lives of many, but more must be done to support seafarers in the deepening crisis, they warn. During its seminar during Posidonia, entitled: ‘Plans for the Eastern Med and Assistance to Crews Affected by the Refugee Crisis’, The Revd Canon Ken Peters…
MacGregor's Greek Service Center sees a Boom
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to serve the busy Greek shipping industry from its new, larger premises at Akti Miaouli, which is in the heart of the Greek port of Piraeus. "We serve 1,500 Greek-owned vessels annually and handle over 4,000 customer requests for spare parts and services around the world," says Athena Kanellatou, Managing Director of MacGregor Greece. MacGregor has enjoyed a presence in the city for almost half of a century and mid February this year…
GAC's HullWiper set to launch in Rotterdam Port
GAC EnvironHull has announced that its pioneering hull cleaning system, HullWiper, will be available to shipowners berthing in the Port of Rotterdam next month. HullWiper - which will be demonstrated at an event co-hosted by GAC EnvironHull and the Port of Rotterdam at the port on 23 June - is a diver-free remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that eliminates the need for divers to clean the vessel, cutting costs and reducing the risk to human life.
DP World Chairman Meets Argentine President
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has met Argentinian President, Mauricio Macri in Beunos Aires to discuss cooperation in the ports and cruise terminals sector. The meeting was attended by the Argentinian transport cabinet including Minister of Transport, Guillermo Dietrich; President of the Port Authority, Gonzalo Mortola; Under Secretary of Waterways, Jorge Metz; Advisor for Foreign Investments…
Goodwood Ship Management Opens Training Center, Office in Mumbai
Goodwood Ship Management, the Singapore based management company, has expanded its seafarer training facilities in Mumbai. A new training center and office has been equipped with the latest training simulation software and tools for Goodwood to further nurture its pool of seafarer talent. “We are delighted that a MAN B&W ME Electronic Engine Simulator has been successfully installed in our new training center in Mumbai.
UK Chamber: Nascent Recovery to UK Ship Register Welcome
Statistics show an increase in the UK registered trading fleet for the first time in four years, rising by 8%. However, the figures also show a fall of 18% in UK owned tonnage. UK Chamber CEO, Guy Platten has welcomed these signs of nascent recovery in the UK Ship Register, but has expressed concern over the stark decline in the UK owned fleet. The UK managed fleet fell by 1% to 53.4m dwt and parent owned fleet rose by 3% to 31.0m dwt.
'THE Alliance' Set to Take on Global Giants
"THE Alliance" forged by six of the world’s largest multi-services shipping companies would challenge the dominance of global giants such as Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. (2M). The new partnership, is an expanded alliance of G6 and CKYHE, is expected to revolutionize the maritime industry in the next five years and beyond. THE Alliance is expected to add a seventh member due to ongoing merger discussions between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company.
France Urges EU's South China Sea Patrols
France aims to push European Union countries to coordinate navy patrols in the disputed South China Sea, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at the Shangri-La Asian defence forum in Singapore on Sunday, according to Bloomberg. A senior French official travelling with the minister said France will discuss plans with EU partners in coming weeks, with a focus on guaranteeing that EU navies regularly crisscross the waters.
Maersk to Use Drones to Resupply its Fleet of Tankers
Global shipping and logistics firm Maersk is looking at ways to use drones for delivering equipment to ships and is planning to conduct a test later this year, after using the technology in January for delivering cookies to a tanker at sea, says a report in PTI. "The company is evaluating ways to expand its use of drones and plans a bigger test later this year," said Markus Kuhn, a supply chain manager at Maersk.
Arctic Could Be Ice-Free for First Time in 100000 Years
For the first time in 100,000 years the chilling landscape of Arctic known for its snow-capped mountains and polar bears may be without its sea ice either this year or the next. Cambridge University Professor Peter Wadhams has made headlines this weekend, telling The Independent that the Arctic could become ice-free “this year or next,” says a report in Atlas Obscura. While the extreme prediction has drawn skepticism from other climate scientists…
BC Ferry Cancellations After Truck Gets Stuck on Ramp
A number of ferry sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo have been cancelled after a semi truck got stuck on the loading ramp. BC Ferries said the truck was boarding Sunday morning when it got stranded. The truck got hung up on the ramp while it was loading on the 6:20 a.m. sailing at Horseshoe Bay, said spokeswoman Deborah Marshall. Six sailings have been cancelled on the busy Sunday travel day, while BC Ferries works to bring in a replacement ferry.