aggregate per capita figure is up almost 70% on two decades ago, during which time the worlds population has risen by 27%. Global seaborne trade has nearly doubled since the turn of the century and in the consensus view,
looks likely to continue on an upwards path in the long term, analysts at Clarkson Research wrote, noting that strongest growth in the future would come from developing economies.
a negative return of minus $1,750 a day.
annual data on each registered ship’s performance, including average fuel consumption per cargo tonne-mile and total fuel consumption for the year. "The industry has made clear its total opposition to the publication of
data about individual ships using abstract operational efficiency metrics that bear no relation to CO2 emissions in real life and which will be used to penalize shipowners unfairly," said the ICS.
to local media. Officials believe that the fire started in one of the vehicles and spread. The vessel’s 28 crew safely evacuated onto the pier, and no casualties have been reported. Firefighting proceeded on the exterior
of the vessel, with water-side support from a large Korean Coast Guard cutter and air support from a firefighting helicopter.
waters. On signing the memorandum at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: We at the ITF are committed to ensuring seafarers are protected all around the world. This
is a significant opportunity to work with our partners in the UAE to bring seafarers and workers safety to forefront of the conversation.
that the Iridium network meets all the criteria of the IMO needed to provide mobile satellite services in the GMDSS and to adopt the Statement of Recognition proposed by the U.S. as a Committee Resolution. The MSC also
agreed that Iridium and the U.S. will work with the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), which will monitor progress in Iridiums implementation of the service.
industries. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) posted the public Request for Information (RFI) last week. The RFI seeks public comment on how existing federal agency
requirements affecting the maritime sector can be modified or repealed in an effort to increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate unnecessary or unjustified regulatory burdens.
steam explosions, collapsing cliff fronts and an unusual form of marine weather – "lava haze," or "laze," a corrosive mixture of hydrochloric acid gas, steam and fine glass particles. Health hazards from this mixture include
lung, eye and skin irritation, and according to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, exposure can be fatal.
new maritime cyber standards. Itai Sela, CEO of Naval Dome, reckons cyber attacks are now a constant threat to the maritime industry, especially against critical systems onboard vessels, including offline systems, and systems
that connect them.
a worldwide temporary emergency bunker charge on all shipments both ocean and land connections with immediate effect. The line did not reveal the quantum of the surcharge. Bunker prices in Europe had exceeded $442 per
tonne last week, having risen more than 30% this year and increased more than 70% over the last 12 months.
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