Capsized Tug Spills Diesel in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday was called to a diesel fuel spill from a partially submerged tugboat that had allided with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet on Sunday. The Coast Guard said it was alerted of the sheen at approximately 10 a.m. Monday and it was reported to be leaking from the capsized tugboat Miss Bonnie. The tugboat allided with the Old Bonner … [Read more...]

24-Hour Operations Return to United States’ Second-Busiest Auto Port

Vessel traffic at Georgia Port Authority’s Port of Brunswick has returned to 24-hour operations for the first time since the Golden Ray vehicle carrier overturned while departing the port back in early September. “Reopening the Port of Brunswick to around-the-clock transit means greater flexibility for the shipping lines that call on Brunswick, and more timely service for … [Read more...]

Environmental Coalition Blasts IMO’s Lack of Progress in Combating Carbon Emissions

The International Maritime Organization shows a lack of progress and little interest in forming concrete measures to reduce shipping’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, a coalition of NGOs has said following a week of negotiations at the IMO. The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), which is made of environmental NGOs with consultative status at the IMO, called the … [Read more...]

Report: Maersk’s Former Head of Operations Appointed CEO of MSC

Søren Toft, A.P. Møller – Mærsk’s former Chief Operating Officer whose abrupt resignation was announced earlier this week, is heading to Maersk rival and 2M alliance partner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company where he will serve as its new CEO, according to media reports. The news comes after Maersk made the surprise announcement on Monday that Toft had resigned with … [Read more...]

‘No Appetite’ at IMO for a Ship Speed Reduction Regulation

The International Maritime Organization appears to be backing away from pressure to introduce ship speed limits as part of its strategy to decarbonize the shipping industry. Instead, it has opted for a goal-setting approach as the best way to reduce carbon emissions in the short term.  The revelations come following a meeting this week in London of an IMO Marine … [Read more...]