Steel Cut For Zero Emission Feeder Container Vessel

  • Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) marked a significant milestone by initiating the steel cutting for what is touted as the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered feeder container vessel.
  • Aimed at revolutionizing the maritime industry with emission-free solutions, this project, named ‘Sea Shuttle.’
  • Sea Shuttle is a collaboration with a Norwegian logistics giant, under the aegis of Norway’s green funding initiative.

The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on Friday carried out the steel cutting for the...

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BC Ferries Unveils Conceptual Renderings For New Major Vessels

  • BC Ferries offers a first look at conceptual renderings for its New Major Vessels program, revealing designs for up to seven new ferries set to enter operation in 2029.
  • The vessels, featuring a capacity for 360 standard-sized vehicles and 2,100 people, aim to enhance flexibility by standardizing with the existing fleet.
  • Developed in collaboration with LMG Marin AS, the design prioritizes efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and future adaptability with plans for bio- and renewable...

https://mfame.guru/bc-ferries-unveils-conceptual-renderings-for-new-major-vessels/

Chinese Vice President Engages With Chairman Of French Shipping Giant

  • Chinese Vice President Han Zheng met with Rodolphe Saade, chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, in Beijing on Thursday, February 29.
  • Cooperation between CMA CGM and Chinese shipping companies has yielded mutual benefits, reflecting the fruitful collaboration between the two nations.
  • China welcomes multinational companies, including CMA CGM, to deepen their cooperation in the country and achieve better development.
  • CMA CGM attaches great importance to cooperation with China and reaffirms its...

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Port Houston Sets Record For Container Volumes In January

  • Houston, TX – Port Houston has achieved an exceptional start to the year, recording the highest-ever container volumes for the month of January at its facilities.
  • In the first month of 2024, total container volumes reached 332,961 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), marking a substantial 4% increase compared to the same period last year.

Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston, expressed, “Import and export demand through Houston remains strong, and we are certainly off to a great...

https://mfame.guru/port-houston-sets-record-for-container-volumes-in-january/

MOL, Idemitsu Kosan Launch VLCC Plastic Recycling Demo Test

  • MOL and Idemitsu Kosan announced the joint start of a demonstration test on the recycling of used plastic waste generated aboard a VLCC.
  • The demonstration test will be conducted on the VLCC Suzukasan chartered by the Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan, from MOL.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Idemitsu Kosan) announced the joint start of a demonstration test on the recycling of used plastic waste generated aboard a very large crude carrier,...

https://mfame.guru/mol-idemitsu-kosan-launch-vlcc-plastic-recycling-demo-test/

Georgia Ports Growth Plans And Collaborations Fuel Job Expansion And Economic

Georgia ports play a crucial role for automakers, suppliers, manufacturers, and logistics operations considering job expansion in Georgia, United States.

“We’re not only talking about Savannah or Atlanta. It’s our mission to drive the success of the entire state. A whole series of recent announcements prove that our efforts are paying off in greater economic opportunity for Georgians in large and small communities,” stated Griff Lynch, CEO and president of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).

Collaborat...

https://mfame.guru/georgia-ports-growth-plans-and-collaborations-fuel-job-expansion-and-economic/

Fundación Valenciaport’s Newest Maritime Fuel Initiative

  • Fundación Valenciaport launches a study on the safety of ammonia as ship fuel, aiming to establish its viability for maritime use.
  • The study will develop methodologies, safety assessments, and technical guidance to ensure safe ammonia fuel usage in the maritime sector, promoting harmonization across port logistics.
  • The project will analyze ammonia characteristics, review standards and regulations, assess equipment reliability, evaluate ship designs, and develop safety guidelines for...

https://mfame.guru/fundacion-valenciaports-newest-maritime-fuel-initiative/

Red Sea Crisis Spurs Changes In Intra-Europe Container Shipping

Intra-Europe container shipping capacity has gone up nearly 18% year-on-year, as the Red Sea crisis results in more feedering and larger ships being assigned to this segment, according to Alphaliner, says an article published on a container news website.

Summary
  • Intra-Europe container shipping capacity surged nearly 18% year-on-year, reaching over 170,000 TEUs.
  • Number of vessels operating in the segment increased from 581 to 645.
  • Larger container ships are being assigned to the intra-European...

https://mfame.guru/red-sea-crisis-spurs-changes-in-intra-europe-container-shipping/

Urgent Salvage Efforts Needed For Damaged Rubymar Ship In Red Sea

  • The Rubymar, a UK-owned vessel attacked by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen, is on the verge of sinking, posing severe environmental risks in the Red Sea.
  • Blue Fleet Group, the chartering broker, is actively seeking a safe port for the damaged ship.
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is coordinating with Yemen’s government to address pollution concerns, emphasizing the need for urgent salvage operations.
  • With the vessel carrying over 41,000 metric tons of fertilizers, potential...

https://mfame.guru/urgent-salvage-efforts-needed-for-damaged-rubymar-ship-in-red-sea/

Lessons learned: Importance Of Well-Maintained Firefighting Systems

  • AMSA presents an incident of a passenger vessel fire and evacuation, in order to draw lessons learned and point out the importance of proper firefighting systems.
  • Finding: The fixed firefighting system worked and the fire was extinguished with minimal damage. The structural fire protection contained the fire and stopped it spreading.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) presents an incident of a passenger vessel fire and evacuation, in order to draw lessons learned and point out the...

https://mfame.guru/lessons-learned-importance-of-well-maintained-firefighting-systems/

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