injuries were reported. T&T Marine Salvage personnel confirmed late on Wednesday that the fire on board the vessel is extinguished, and the company is reviewing salvage plans to transit the dredging barge to Port Lavaca
for removal of fuel and to complete a damage assessment.
tugboat captains last week after some of them refused to transit some ships through the Canals new Panamax locks. Union of Tugboat Captains and Deck Officers of the Panama Canal (UCOC) representatives defended the captains
actions saying they were drawing attention to safety concerns arising from shortages of equipment and personnel caused by cost-cutting.
the shipping firms on collision course with the US and its sanctions. Venezuela has vast offshore oil and gas resources. Its embattled government introduced the Petro as a digital currency intended to circumvent a US-led
financial blockade, to raise foreign currency and to generate a new method of paying for goods and services. INEA, the countrys de facto maritime authority, says it will take payments only in the Petro for services such
as pilotage or towage to foreign ships.
crew of the Panama-flagged tanker MT Zoya 1, currently moored 15 miles off the UAE, have not been paid for four months. Their passports have been in the possession of UAE authorities since October 1, 2017 following a legal dispute with shipowner ECB International.
Ship managers Aurum Ship Management has asked the owner to pay salaries and port fees as soon as possible.
emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% of total global emissions. Without reduction measures, this share could more than triple by 2050. The IMO last week set a target of reducing shipping CO2 emissions
by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. To achieve this, stringent measures now need to be put into place, according to the report.
shipping’s carbon emissions. The paper examines the prospects for the full range of alternatives – LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel, hydrogen, fuel cells, wind and battery technologies – and it compares them to the use of conventional
fuel, both with scrubbers and without. It is primarily aimed at helping shipowners understand their compliance options for the approaching sulfur cap.
24-hour strike was organized by Greeces seamen federation (PNO), which said the leftist-led government was preparing a reform allowing non-European flagged transport ships to sail in Greece, leading to job losses for Greek crews. The
reform is coming on top of pension cuts, rising unregistered labor and work without any insurance, PNO said.
traders over the last year have added hefty premiums on shipments headed to Egypt, the worlds largest wheat buyer, partly as a result of soaring demurrage fees costs borne by suppliers if they fail to unload their ships on time.
In order to make the blockchain work, dozens of shipping lines and thousands of related businesses around the world including manufacturers, banks, insurers, brokers and port authorities will have to work out a protocol that
can integrate all the new systems onto one vast platform.
installing a collection device on a tanker, water samples can be collected while it is underway for subsequent analysis by researchers. The aim is to draw conclusions as to the extent, distribution of microplastics and potential consequences for living organisms,
according to the company.
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