and developed countries around the world during what has been a marathon meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee. Out of 173 IMO member states, only two have made an official objection to the draft text
Saudi Arabia and the US. All other member states from around the world are either openly or tacitly supporting the draft text, and its passage through to committee stage Friday.
largest port is making EUR5m in incentives available to shipowners and charterers who are willing to experiment with low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels. Castelein said he hoped that a significantly higher CO2 price will stimulate
new investments in clean technologies and innovation.
during the same period in 2017. This accounts for a 48% decrease in the number of incidents reported during January-March 2018 compared to January-March 2017. Of the 14 incidents reported during January-March 2018, one was an incident of piracy and 13 were
incidents of armed robbery against ships.
union representing the captains, however, says the captains refused because of safety issues.
but reflects growing optimism, notably among the Associations deepsea members. However, offshore owners, who account for about half of the organisations membership, still expect demanding conditions this year, with low asset
utilisation, continuing vessel lay-ups, low rates and short-term employment contracts.
Crude Carrier (VLCC) Shaden has now arrived at an offshore anchorage at the Port of Rizhao.
be shuttered for four to six months beginning April 26. Royal Caribbean, Star and Dream Cruises make port calls at Caticlan, and they will have to make alternate arrangements for a small number of itineraries. RCL has already
made plans to divert its affected vessels to Manila instead.
technology at its other sites in the UK. For the first test, the ASV-built autonomous boat C-Cat 3 carried out a multibeam echosounder survey near Brocklebank Dock, a terminal on the River Mersey north of Liverpool. The demonstration
was successful, and Peel Ports is exploring the possibility of further uses for the survey technology.
caught up with the tanker and came on board. The crew managed to raise alarm and mustered in the citadel, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre informed.
peaks and troughs of demand by hiring and off-hiring charter tonnage, which for MSC and CMA CGM, for example, represents around 66% and 62% respectively of their operating fleet. Indeed, Maersk Line has often boasted of
its charter market toolbox of short-term fixtures it can easily adjust to suit capacity needs.
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