NGOs Denounce Death Toll Of Shipbreaking And Call For An Urgent Industry Move Towards Safety

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In the last weeks, seven workers tragically died while dismantling vessels in Bangladesh and Turkey. Five workers were killed and three severely injured in seven separate accidents on the infamous shipbreaking beach of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The fatalities were caused by explosions, falls from height, falling steel plates and exposure to toxic fumes.

On 12 August, an iron piece fell injuring Alim, a cutter man who was dismantling the FSO DARING LIBREVILLE (IMO 9002623) at Mother Steel...

Indian Coast Guard Apprehends Pakistani Boat With 12 Crew Members

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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) seized ‘Allah Pawakal,’ a Pakistani boat, with 12 crew members on board on Tuesday. The boat was taken to Okha by local and marine police and the central IB for interrogation. The investigation has revealed that all the crew members hail from Karachi in Pakistan.

Image Credits: PRO Defence Gujarat / @DefencePRO_Guj – twitter

The ICG caught the boat on 14 September during a surveillance mission at night. The team has discovered a fishing net and a significant amount of...

Port Of Los Angeles Exceeds 954,000 TEUs Of Cargo Volume In August

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Strong American consumer demand has continued unabated for more than a year, evidenced by the steady amount of cargo streaming through the Port of Los Angeles. In August, the Port processed 954,377 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), just shy of last August’s record of 961,833 TEUs.

Eight months into the 2021 calendar year, overall cargo volume is 7,273,053 TEUs, an increase of 30% compared to 2020.

“Our Port Optimizer data indicates significant volume headed our way throughout this year and...

Svanehøj Acquires Wärtsilä Tank Control Systems

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With its second acquisition in less than a year, Svanehøj expands its OEM activities and adds new skills to its rapidly growing service department for gas tankers. Gas is a crucial part of the sustainable energy system of the future, and Svanehøj must be a significant player in the value chain that ensures the supply of gas at a global level.

This is the vision of the Danish gas pump specialist, which is now putting its words into action through the acquisition of Wärtsilä Tank Control Systems...

Navigator Gas Awarded DNV AiP For New Ammonia Fuelled Gas Carrier Design

Navigator Gas has been awarded a new Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia fuelled gas carrier design from classification society DNV. An industrywide consortium, including MAN Energy solutions, Babcock International, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), has collaborated with Navigator Gas to achieve the Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV. The awarding of the AiP was announced as part of London International Shipping week 2021.

The new gas carrier design has been awarded the AiP...

BAE Systems To Develop Propulsion Tech With Potential To Reduce Emissions Across Global Waterways

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BAE Systems, in collaboration with other maritime industry leaders, has secured funding from the UK Department of Transport to design, develop, and demonstrate exciting new power and propulsion technologies for London, with the potential to reduce emissions across global waterways.

Working across two separate projects in the city with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, a ferry operator, and Cory, a waste to energy management company, BAE Systems will use its expertise in providing integrated...

Names Of Industry Leaders Announced For Shipping’s COP26 Conference

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Global shipping bodies have revealed a host of high-profile names who will be attending a cross-industry decarbonisation conference at COP26.

Confirmed attendees of ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping’ include Sturla Henriksen, special advisor to the UN Global Compact; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Juan Carlos Jobet, the Chilean Minister for Energy and Mines; and Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag Lloyd. The conference’s lead sponsor is industry heavyweight the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).


Woodward L’Orange Offers Flexible Engine Tech For Achieving Target Of Reduced Emissions Till 2050

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Woodward L’Orange is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of injection systems and engine components for large diesel engines. It is now offering the marine industry flexible engine technology towards achieving compliance with a 50% greenhouse gas target set for 2050.

The increasing use of green hydrogen forms the basis to cost-competitive synthetic fuels with a zero carbon footprint. The use of these fuels in a broad range of power generation and transportation applications will achieve a...

Damen Shipyards Group Wins Inaugural IDC Future Of Digital Innovation Award

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Damen is proud and honored to be one of the seven recipients of the inaugural IDC Future of Digital Innovation Awards. Damen won in the category ‘Performance as a Service’ with its Triton program and received the award.

US based International Data Corporation (IDC) initiated these awards to highlight successful digital innovation projects and initiatives. Other winners include Mattel (Fisher-Price Smart Connect), the U.S. Air Force (Virtual Mission Trainer), Shell (Open AI Energy Initiative) and...

HRAS Pursues Australian Legislative Change For Long-Term Maritime Levy Seafarer Support

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In the past months, Human Rights at Sea, along with in-country partners, has been discreetly pursuing its Maritime Levy Campaign in Australia. This is focused on following-up on recent State-level success in New Zealand updating national legislation for all seafarer welfare centers to be sustainably funded through a dedicated maritime levy contribution.

Work to date has included outreach to Ministers and MPs at State and Federal level requesting a specific focus on this issue. It has further...

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