Initiatives aimed at accelerating the adoption of technology by shipping companies while embracing challenges in the age of digital disruption

A pigment package designed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is starting to slow discoloration of the “haze gray” exterior coating on U.S. Navy surface ships.

Maritime innovator KVH is pleased to announce it has joined the Smart Maritime Network (SMN) as one of the founding members of the initiative dedicated to supporting collaboration and standardization in the development of IT systems for the shipping sector. As a founding member, KVH will participate in Smart Maritime Council meetings with a select group of maritime technology developers, systems integrators, and vessel operators to discuss issues relating to the compatibility, standardization, and harmonization of the technology used in the modern shipping industry.

Port of Helsinki and Elisa signed a letter of intent this month for making 5G technology available to ship passengers in Helsinki’s West Harbour.

Scania increased its net sales to a record high SEK 77.3 billion in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous year.

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is conducting a public consultation on a proposal to adjust the Panama Canal tolls for containerships, vehicle carriers, dry bulk carriers, tankers, chemical carriers, LPG and LNG vessels, passenger vessels and small vessels. The proposed new toll charges are anticipated to enter into effect on 1 January 2020, the same day as the IMO 'Global Sulphur Cap' regulation.

Heligoland, and the islet of Düne, two small islands 65 km off the northern coast of Germany, are famous for natural beauty, spectacular red cliffs, bathing beaches, sea birds and a unique maritime history.

  • 5-year contract to operate regional distribution centre, including storage, customs clearance, import and export handling
  • Construction of a new warehouse of 23,000 sqm inside the facilities of Contecar Sea Terminal in Cartagena

The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou

In a statement Friday, shipowner Stena Bulk said that the tanker Stena Impero was operating in full compliance with maritime regulations when she was seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps last week, contrary to statements made by Iranian officials.

Maritime UK Chair, Harry Theochari, has written to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, stressing the importance of the sector to national prosperity and identifing key priorities for the UK's maritime industries. These include protecting freedom of navigation, coastal economic development, decarbonization, enhancing the UK's maritime competitiveness and developing the maritime workforce. The letter also sets out immediate steps the sector wishes to see on Brexit:

The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 240.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2019. That is 3.4% more than in the first six months of 2018. Container throughput, one of the strategic priorities of the Port Authority, rose by 4.8% (in tonnes, +6.4% in TEU) by comparison with the first six months of 2018, which is also a new throughput record. That growth was mainly due to higher import and transhipment volumes.

  • Acquisition of Worldwide Perishable Canada Co.
  • Top player in seafood cargo and market leader in tuna export
  • Combined perishables volumes account for more than 17,000 tons per annum out of Canada

Good news for shipping and Hamburg's port customers throughout the world: The works for the adjustment of the fairway has been started yesterday. With the arrival of the hopper dredger "Scheldt River" the deepening and widening works of the river Elbe have officially kicked off.

Container traffic volumes on China – Europe – China routes serviced by the Joint stock company “United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance” (UTLC ERA) have increased to 135,189 TEU during the first 6 months of 2019, up by 34% on a year-to-year (YTY) basis. For the same time period the traffic volume from Europe to China amounted to 56,921 TEU with 78,268 TEU for return China – Europe trips. Growth YTY compared with the same period of 2018 was 45% and 27%, respectively.


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