Port of Hamburg Reports Strong Growth So Far in 2019

The Port of Hamburg saw strong growth in the first nine months of 2019, with seaborne cargo throughput rising by 3.2 percent to 104 million tons, At that rate, Hamburg exceeds the growth rate of competing ports in northern Europe, which on average have reported just one percent growth, according to the Port of Hamburg.  Container […]

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Interview: IMO’s Edmund Hughes Talks IMO 2020

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialised technical agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping. A member of the IMO Secretariat since 2010, his responsibilities cover MARPOL Annex VI, the International […]

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston – Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation met to discuss Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety. Recent casualties involving the dive boat Conception and last year’s […]

Norway’s Equinor Sends Rare Low Sulphur Fuel Cargo to Fujairah

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Equinor offloaded a rare cargo of very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) from Norway last week at UAE’s Fujairah bunkering hub to meet expected demand from stricter ship fuel emission rules, according to trade sources and shipping data. The 130,000-tonne cargo has been sold to Saudi Arabia’s Aramco […]

Fredriksen Steps Down as Seadrill’s Board Chairman

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Billionaire John Fredriksen stepped down as chairman of Seadrill Ltd., raising the question of whether he could become less supportive of an offshore-rig company struggling with high debt. Fredriksen was instrumental in pulling Seadrill through a massive restructuring by injecting fresh cash, but the company remains the most leveraged offshore […]

Low Sulphur Fuel Shortages to Detour Vessels in 2020, Panel Says

HOUSTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Shortages of low-sulfur fuel oil could appear at some ports in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia next year, but most major ports around the world will have adequate supplies, panelists at a shipping industry conference said on Wednesday. International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards take effect Jan. 1 that cap […]