MAIB Issues Report on Loss of 137 Containers from CMA CGM Containership

Inaccurate container weight declarations were partially to blame for the loss of 137 containers overboard from a CMA CGM containership underway in the North Pacific Ocean back in January 2018, the UK Maritime Accident Investigation Branch said in its investigation report into the incident.  The incident took place early on 20 January 2018 when the […]

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Search Continues for Missing Fishermen Near Galveston

A Unified Command has been set up in response to the fatal collision between a fishing vessel and tanker near Galveston on Tuesday. A search consisting of aerial flights, shore patrols and maritime searches continues for two missing fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride.  Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified Tuesday afternoon of four people […]

Low Sulphur Fuel Sales Skyrocket at World’s Leading Bunkering Hub

The sale of low sulphur fuel skyrocketed at the world’s largest bunkering hub of Singapore ahead of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap deadline, BIMCO said in its first analysis of the switch. According to BIMCO, preliminary estimates compiled by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore indicate that a total of 4.4 million tonnes of […]

ClassNK Certifies Bangladesh Ship Recycling Yard with Hong Kong Convention Compliance

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance to a ship recycling facility in Chittagong, Bangladesh, verifying that the yard is in line with Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally friendly recycling of ships. The Statement of Compliance, awarded to PHP Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries, is the first issued by ClassNK […]

Shipping Players Look to Cut Carbon Emissions with Ammonia Fuel

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – A shipbuilder and engine maker are among leading companies looking to develop a vessel that can run on ammonia as part of efforts to speed up carbon reductions in shipping through cleaner fuel options, officials said on Wednesday. The new project aims to design an oil tanker […]

China Signs ‘Phase 1’ Trade Deal with United States

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. products, defusing an 18-month row between the world’s two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots unresolved. Beijing and Washington touted the “Phase 1” […]