India: Proposal For Enactment Of Recycling Of Ships Bill, 2019 Approved

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 and accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.


The proposed Bill restricts and prohibits the use or installation of hazardous material, which applies irrespective of whether a ship is meant for recycling or not.

For new ships, such restriction or prohibition on use of hazardous material...

World LPG Association Issues New Report “LPG Bunkering – Guide For LPG Marine Fuel Supply”

Stepping up the LPG activity in South-East Asia

The WLPGA continues its commitment to cleaner environment with a new report “LPG Bunkering – Guide for LPG Marine Fuel Supply”, dedicated to the use of LPG in the marine sector, particularly bunkering.

Rising concerns on the environmental impact of traditional fuels, such as HFO, are leading shipping companies to switch to alternative fueling options and solutions.

The search for sustainable alternatives to traditional fuels has increased in recent years in light of IMO 2020 and the strategy of...

World’s Merchant Fleet In 2018 – Structure And Characteristics Of Fleet And Its Performance

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This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2018, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance.

The statistics are grouped into themes that could be of interest to the industry and regulators.

The themes are as follows:

  1. The Merchant Fleet Population
  2. Classification Societies
  3. P&I
  4. Port State Control
  5. Vetting Programmes and Trade Associations
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Norwegian Cruise Line Christens Newest Innovative Ship “Norwegian Encore”

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Entertainment and Recreation Line-Up for Norwegian Encore at Keel Laying Ceremony

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a nearly 53-year history of breaking boundaries, hosted a christening ceremony in Miami for its newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore.

Over 3,500 guests consisting of travel partners, investors, government officials, media, and family and friends of Norwegian Cruise Line were invited to the pier-side ceremony and celebration at Port Miami.

An interactive arrival experience indicative of the brand’s commitment to world-class...

NYK Starts Verification Of Advanced Condition-Based Maintenance For Autonomous Ships

NYK Ranked Top Company Ready for Low-carbon Transition

The NYK Group has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM),* a new maintenance and management process for ship machineries, and has started verification during actual ship operation.

Machinery plant data from many sensors will be shared and monitored with the classification society and engine manufacturers in real time, thus advancing maintenance management. In the future, the NYK Group use this data and real-time monitoring to develop an...

Port Of Hamburg Registers Striking Growth In First Three Quarters

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For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory. The growth trend evident since the beginning of the year was maintained.

With seaborne cargo throughput up 3.2 percent at 104 million tons, growth in Hamburg clearly exceeded the figures from its major competing ports in Northern Europe. These reported an advance averaging one percent. Container handling at seven million TEU – 20-ft standard containers – was up by 6.9...

Seabourn Completes Ice Model Hull Test For New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ship

Seabourn Completes Ice Model Hull Test For New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ship

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is marking another key milestone in the construction of its new expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, with the completion of ice model testing for the ship’s PC-6 rated hull.

The testing, completed at a large indoor testing basin at Aker Arctic in Finland, provides a proven and effective means of ensuring Seabourn Venture’s hull design will perform as intended in the ice conditions it may encounter. A ship rated to PC-6 Polar Class standards is...

Maersk Supply Service Wins Major UK FPSO Tow And Mooring Installation Project


Maersk Supply Service has been awarded an integrated FPSO tow and mooring installation project for an operator in the North Sea.

The work scope includes project management, engineering and offshore execution involving six anchor handling tug supply and subsea support vessels.

Maersk Supply Service will provide the full scope from site preparation, installation of pile anchors, tow of the FPSO, through to final hook up operations.

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NYK & Norwegian Government Join Forces To Develop Cyber-Risk Management System

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NYK and Dualog,* a cutting-edge innovator of maritime IT, announced that a new project for the development of a cyber-risk management system for ships will receive two years of funding from the Norwegian government fund Innovation Norway.**


In accordance with recent developments in information and communication technology, ships remain connected to the internet and continually share data between ship and shore. Ship data is monitored onshore using IoT, and electronic chart data is...

BPA: Utilising Port Masterplanning To Drive Future Growth In Coastal Regions

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ABPmer and the British Ports Association have published a white paper highlighting how master planning can contribute to genuine growth in coastal regions as well as help ports communicate their strategies and visions to stakeholders. Recognizing the ports industry as an important economic driver, the paper intends to help local, regional and national planners become aware of the potential of masterplans.

The paper is part of a Port Futures programme led by the industry trade body, the British...