1. Tanker Pollution Fears
In the wake of the sinking of the tanker "Sanchi", researchers are attempting to estimate the impact of the release of her cargo into the marine environment. In addition to the loss of the vessel’s 32 crewmembers, the final explosion and foundering led to what
was likely the largest release of condensate in history.
larger than the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
Jabbar al-Luaibi said Saturday that production curbs have contributed to stability in the market and should remain, echoing comments from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The global benchmark had only briefly breached the key level last week.
2016, Poland adopted a law giving shipyards operating in Poland an option to pay a 1% flat-rate tax on sales from the building and conversion of ships, instead of paying the generally applicable 19% corporate tax. The current Polish administration targeted
reviving the nations shipyards as a key plank of its economic policies.
aground while avoiding a collision with a fishing trawler which suddenly came out of the fog. The vessel was stuck on one side of the shipping channel of the port, and vessels were still able to pass through the other side. The port authority planned to refloat
the vessel during the evening high tide. The vessel is operated by Greek owner Eastern Mediterranean Maritime.
autonomy, including digitalisation, digital disruption and steps taken towards green shipping, World Maritime News spoke to Gernot Ruppelt, Chief Commercial Officer, Ardmore Shipping, who said that tankers would not benefit from vessel autonomy. At this stage,
we dont see a market for unmanned shipping in the tanker sector, Ruppelt states.
providing top-quality seafarers for MOL-operated LNG carriers and tankers and continue to aim to become a world leader in safe operation, MOL said. Adding, MOL Maritime (Europe) B.V. as a manning company, will continue to support MOL safe operation, while
inheriting Azalea Maritimes accumulated experience with European seafarers.
Israeli container line Zim is setting up a new digital unit as it aims to become a digital leader in the shipping industry. Zim has appointed Liay Geffen as chief digital officer. Geffen joins the shipping from Harel Group where he was VP of marketing and according
to Zim has a proven track record of leading digital transformations and fostering the use of data, analytics and digital engagement with customers. This new position is part of Zims sales & customer service directorate headed by VP of sales and customer service,
guilty of causing collision by miscalculating current and wind strength. PEIKKO resumed sailing but early in the morning Jan 16 she interrupted her voyage and headed for Cuxhaven. The reason for this is yet unknown either she suffered more serious damages
than estimated, or she was ordered to call German port because of investigation.
shipping vessels. Under Annex VI of the IMOs MARPOL, the global cap on sulphur emissions will be reduced on Jan.1, 2020 from the current 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent. Shipowners should not assume that insurance cover will continue to remain in place following
a breach of the MARPOL Convention Annex VI after Jan. 1, 2020.
The government of Turkey has released the finalized route for a second shipping channel between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, parallel to the Bosporus Strait. The new waterway – to be known as Kanal Istanbul – would increase capacity for shipping to
and from the Black Sea. The route selected would run between Küçükçekmec in the south, near Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, to the Sazlýdere Dam and then north to Durusu (in red in the image above). The total length will be about 25 nm, and it will be the nation’s
largest ever infrastructure project. As designed, it will be able to accommodate 160 vessel transits per day.
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