A.P. Moller - Maersk and Royal Vopak have agreed to launch a 0.5 percent sulfur bunkering facility in Rotterdam - a first joint initiative that will cater for around 20 percent of Maersk's global demand.

Transmetrics' digital solution optimises marine logistics using AI technologies and Marlink's global multi-band network

According to Chinese state media, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is now working on a fleet of 10 satellites to monitor shipping in the South China Sea. Beijing claims more than 90 percent of the sea's waters as its own, and it has developed a string of island bases with air defense systems, anti-ship missiles and bomber-capable airfields to cement its de-facto control of the region.

Low-sulphur ship fuel, decarbonisation, ballast water management: Stricter international emission limits have moved environment protection to the top of the maritime industry's agenda. The topic will also feature prominently at SMM, the industry's leading international trade fair. Numerous exhibitors will present innovative green technologies, and at the accompanying subject-specific conferences, experts will discuss current trends.

A new 92 metre long ferry built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), and fitted with a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions, has been delivered. The final commissioning of the vessel took place at the Chantier Davie Canada shipyard in June 2018.

Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum

9 October 2018
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

In keeping with its broader push for a natural gas-fueled economy, China's government is putting its considerable influence behind LNG as a marine fuel. On Friday, China's Ministry Of Transport released a timetable for creating a full-scale LNG bunkering infrastructure system by 2025, with a focus on riverine vessels.

From 31st December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities. The List was first established on 19 December 2016 and updated in May 2018. It will be further updated in the future through Implementing Acts to add more compliant facilities or to remove facilities which have ceased to comply.

The Korea Customs Service has accused three South Korean firms of importing nearly $6 million worth of banned North Korean commodities from April to October 2017.

China's Ministry of Commerce has announced 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion in imports of goods from the U.S. starting on August 23.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This continues the slowdown in air cargo growth that began earlier in 2018. Growth for the first half of 2018 stands at 4.7%, less than half the growth rate in 2017.

Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement under which the Canada-based ship repair company will work together with Thordon Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships' oil lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon's COMPAC open seawater lubricated bearing system.

Israel's defense ministry announced Sunday that it has nearly completed a new seaside fence to enclose the northern edge of Gaza's shoreline.


All-time high Passenger volume – almost 1.3 million passengers in July

Technicians in Northwest Russia have begun to load the reactors of the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia’s first waterborne nuclear power plant, with their uranium fuel in preparation for its journey to the Far East.


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