The CHEK Project Conducts Tests To Develop Energy Efficient Ships

A new research effort, which is focusing on combining emerging technologies to promote low-carbon shipping, will test its technologies on in-service vessels, reports The Marine Executive.

The CHEK project 

The project, which is named CHEK (deCarbonizing sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs), is receiving funding from the EU Horizon 2020 program to accelerate innovation with tests of a sail on a dry bulk carrier as well as a hydrogen-powered ship engine on a...

https://mfame.guru/the-chek-project-conducts-tests-to-develop-energy-efficient-ships/

Most ports more than a year late complying with digital data exchange rules

Only around 30% of ports globally have implemented the mandatory IMO convention for the introduction of electronic information exchange between ships and ports to facilitate clearance processes.
Known as the FAL Convention and signed-off by the IMO and its member states, the legislation came into force in April 2019, with countries given a 12-month implementation window.
Now, nearly a year past the April 2020 deadline, around 70% of ports have not complied, …

The post Most ports more than a year...

https://theloadstar.com/most-ports-more-than-a-year-late-complying-with-digital-data-exchange-rules/

A Timeline Of The Maritime Industry’s Initiatives For The Wellbeing Of Seafarers

Since the start of the pandemic, crew wellness has topped the industry agenda with international shipping bodies, unions and associations vowing for a fairer treatment of seafarers, reports Safety4Sea.

What actions has the industry taken to resolve this humanitarian crisis?

While crews remain trapped on their ‘floating prisons’ for consecutive months in breach of MLC, and amid reports of increased anxiety or even suicides, the maritime sees the launch of several initiatives aimed to show it cares...

https://mfame.guru/a-timeline-of-the-maritime-industrys-initiatives-for-the-wellbeing-of-seafarers/

LR’s Marine & Offshore working towards Zero-Carbon Shipping Emissions

The challenges of developing more sustainable marine fuels go far beyond ship design and propulsion technology, where the vital importance of readiness of fuel supply chains is explained by LR’s Katharine Palmer, says an article published in Lloyd’s Register.

Zero-carbon Marine Fuels

The adoption of new low- or zero-carbon marine fuels confronts shipping with an immense challenge in terms of ship design, propulsion technology, and shipboard fuel management. But experts point out that these...

https://mfame.guru/lrs-marine-offshore-working-towards-zero-carbon-shipping-emissions/

Crew Change Issues Turns Up to be Covid Mutates

According to an article published in Sea4sea, the following several months of restricted crew mobility which has left thousands of seafarers stranded onboard ships beyond contract limits, the crew change issue is now becoming more complicated with much of the world locking down again in light of the new COVID-19 variants, warns crew specialist Danica.

Crew Transitions

With travel corridors being closed and new travel restrictions imposed, airlines are once again cancelling or reducing flights...

https://mfame.guru/crew-change-issues-turns-up-to-be-virus-mutates/

P&O Maritime Logistics’ Captain Honoured for Bravery at Sea by the International Maritime Organization

P&O Maritime Logistics’ Captain Honoured for Bravery at Sea by the International Maritime Organization

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 January 2021: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded P&O Maritime Logistics’ Captain Elbrus Ismayilov with a Letter of Commendation for his acts of bravery at sea.

On 8th May 2019, Captain Ismayilov was leading the P&O Maritime Logistics’ vessel ‘Citadel’ in the Caspian Sea when a nearby vessel, ‘Israfil Huseynov’, experienced a catastrophic...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/01/14/po-maritime-logistics-captain-honoured-for-bravery-at-sea-by-the-international-maritime-organization/

Innovative new service from WNI (Weathernews) aims to set the standard for emissions reporting and compliance

Innovative new service from WNI (Weathernews) aims to set the standard for emissions reporting and compliance

Make sustainable shipping easy with Carbon Intensity Monitoring from berth to berth

“Our vision is to help create a sustainable future for shipping founded on safety and environmental consciousness. Our new Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service is an integral part of that journey and promises to make a huge difference in reliable CO2 reporting and regulatory compliance,” says...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/01/12/innovative-new-service-from-wni-weathernews-aims-to-set-the-standard-for-emissions-reporting-and-compliance/

Recent Studies Are Determining The Benefits Of Lower-Sulfur Fuel On Human Health

It was meant to be one of the greatest transformations in the history of oil and shipping. Instead, a sweeping regulatory change this year to clean up the maritime industry’s fuel passed successfully and with little fanfare, rendered a historical footnote by Covid-19, reports Bloomberg.

The environmental concerns

Vessel owners and oil refiners were expected to face major upheaval because of rules that took effect on Jan. 1 to help improve human health and combat environmental concerns by slashing...

https://mfame.guru/recent-studies-are-determining-the-benefits-of-lower-sulfur-fuel-on-human-health/

180 CST Fuel Demand Declines With The 0.5% Sulphur Cap

Price reporting agency S&P Global Platts has killed off most of its delivered assessments of 180 CST fuel oil once the mainstay of the bunker market – after shipping companies largely moved on to more viscous bunkers, reports Ship&Bunker.

Market Feedback

“The discontinuation follows market feedback that IFO 180 CST is no longer being produced or sold at most locations globally, following the introduction of a 0.5% sulfur cap in marine fuels by the International Maritime Organization,” Platts said...

https://mfame.guru/180-cst-fuel-demand-declines-with-the-0-5-sulphur-cap/

IMO Denounces “No Crew Change” Clauses in Charterparties

IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim, in an IMO release, has spoken out against ’no crew change’ clauses in charter parties.

He has pointed out that such clauses contribute to the ongoing seafarer crew change crisis and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the problem.

Demand for ‘no crew change clause’

IMO said its Seafarer Crisis Action Team has become aware that some charterers now demand the insertion of a no crew change clause that states no crew changes can occur while the charterer’s...

https://mfame.guru/imo-denounces-no-crew-change-clauses-in-charterparties/

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