CMA CGM to Have 20 LNG-Powered Containerships by 2022

French shipping giant CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 LNG-fueled containerships by 2022 as the world’s fourth largest carrier seeks to cut its carbon footprint. Marking the occasion of last week's World Environment Day, CMA CGM said that since 2015 it has cut CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer by 17 percent, in line with it’s goal of around 30 … [Read more...]

Virgin Voyages Picks Female Captain to Command First Ship

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson has named Captain Wendy Williams as Master of Virgin Voyages' first vessel, Scarlet Lady, set to debut in spring 2020. Once Captain Williams takes the helm, she will become the first Canadian woman to hold the position of Master of a large cruise ship for a major cruise brand. Originally from the coastal city of Sept-Îles in … [Read more...]

Maersk to Trial TradeLens Platform in Russia

A.P. Moller - Maersk has reached deal with the Russian Ministry of Transport to launch its blockchain-based TradeLens platform in Russia. The agreement, signed by Maersk CEO Søren Skou and Yuriy Tsvetkov, Deputy Transport Minister and Head of Federal Maritime and River transport Agency, will allow Maersk to implement TradeLens to the Russian market with the aim of digitizing … [Read more...]

Prelude FLNG Ships First Gas

The long-awaited first shipment of liquefied natural gas has sailed from Shell's massive Prelude FLNG facility that is now permanently moored off the coast of Western Australia. Shell announced Tuesday that the first shipment of LNG departed Prelude aboard the LNG carrier Valencia Knutsen destined for customers in Asia. The Prelude FLNG facility is operated by Shell in … [Read more...]