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Breaking: Maersk Wants to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050
World s largest shipping company Maersk announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2050.
The company said that in order to achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.
DSME to Build Up to Six LNG Carriers for US Owner
Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has received an order to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for an American owner.
Under the deal, signed with the unnamed company, the new vessels would be delivered from the shipyard in the first half of 2021.
Armen Men Board Hamburg Sud Boxship, Tie Up Crewman
Five armed individuals boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Sud in Santos anchorage, Brazil.
The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred in the morning hours of December 2, 2018, a spokesperson of Hamburg Sud confirmed to World Maritime News.
COSCO Shipping Adds Call to Port of Tampa Bay
Container shipping major COSCO Shipping will add Port of Tampa Bay to its Gulf of Mexico Express (GME) Transpacific service, with the first vessel M/V Cosco Piraeus scheduled to arrive on January 28, 2019.
The new GME service port rotation will be Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Houston-Mobile-Tampa.
Fire in freighter engine room, Arkhangelsk
Fire erupted in engine room of general cargo ship INZHENER TRUBIN, berthed at Arkhangelsk port, Russia, White sea, at 2120 Moscow time Dec 3. Crew sealed engine room and activated CO2 system, 6 engines were deployed, fire was extinguished by 2240 Moscow time. 4th engineer was slightly injured. Damages reported to be slight.
Ferry disabled off Corsica, problem fixed, resumed voyage
Ro-ro cargo ferry EUROFERRY MALTA suffered engine failure and started to drift at around 0100 UTC Dec 4 west of northern Corsica s Calvi, while en route from Porto Torres to Genoa, Italy. The ship drifted in northeast direction along northwest coast of Corsica until around 0900 UTC, crew managed to restart engine and resume sailing.
HawkEye 360 Launches Three Satellites That Will Detect Suspicious Ships
HawkEye 360, a radio frequency data analytics company, has launched its first cluster of three, formation-flying small satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Now that Pathfinder satellites have reached orbit, they will begin to maneuver into position over the next several weeks.
Puget Sound Terminal 18 Surpasses 1 Mn TEU Mark
SSA Marine s Terminal 18 surpassed 1 million TEUs in yearly container volume last week, marking the first time in Washington state history that a single marine terminal handled a million TEUs in a year.
Located in the North Harbor of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the terminal is on track to top 1.1 million TEUs by the end of 2018.
P&O Cruises Captain Fined for Air Pollution
The Criminal Court of Marseille fined the captain of the cruise ship Azura and its owner Carnival Corporation & plc EUR 100,000 (around USD 113,900) for polluting the air by using fuel with higher contents of sulphur than permitted.
During an inspection of the ship in the port of Marseille, in March this year, relevant authorities discovered that the vessel was burning bunker fuel containing 1.68 percent sulphur, therefore breaking the 1.5 percent limit.
Carnival to Operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in Canary Islands
Cruise company Carnival Corporation will become the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands and Mid Atlantic s newest cruise terminal.
The company signed a concession agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife following a Board of Directors meeting.
Private dredging firms will lose out when port trusts become new owners of Dredging Corp
As much as 76 per cent of the ₹700 crore maintenance dredging market at India s state-run major Port Trusts will be out of bounds for private dredging contractors after a consortium of four port trusts-Visakhapatnam, Deendayal, Paradip and Jawaharlal Nehru-buys the Centre s 74.44 per cent stake in the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI).
Chinese president visits new Panama Canal locks
Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a visit to the Panama Canal and witnessed the passage of a fully-loaded Chinese container ship through the waterway s new locks.
Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were accompanied by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and First Lady Lorena Castillo Garcia during the tour.
TecPier, new maritime technology investor and venture builder starts operations
The Shipping industry is one of the last global multi-billion dollar industries with relatively low levels of digitization. TecPier GmbH & Co. KG (TecPier) has identified high development potential for digital business models across the maritime sector and will consequently invest in selected startups.
"Mediocre" Performance Stifles Global Ports
Global major terminal operators maintained a throughput of 41.69m teus in Q3 2018, but the "growth rate of the global terminal operators fell further to 5.8%, the lowest in the past two years," a new report shows.
The Shanghai International Shipping Institute s Global Port Development Report of Q3 2018 found global terminal operators had a "mediocre" performance in Q3 and Chinese and US ports in particular have suffered as a result of the US-China trade war.