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Friday, March 20, 2020
Maritime News

Defending HFO Carriage Ban Breach, MSC Says Could Not Fit Scrubber Due to Coronavirus

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – The world’s number two container line MSC is in talks with the United Arab Emirates after the Gulf

March 20, 2020
Total Views: 95

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Maritime News

Shipping Containers in Short Supply

By Jen Skerritt (Bloomberg) — A shipping container shortage that’s left everything from Thai curry to Canadian peas idling in ports may be about to

March 18, 2020
Total Views: 237

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Maritime News

MSC Sending World’s Biggest Containerships to U.S. to Reposition Empties

By Mike Wackett – MSC is deploying the world’s biggest ships to evacuate empty containers from China to the US, as carriers on the transpacific try

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 229

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Maritime News

IMO Headquarters Closes, Meetings Suspended Due to Coronavirus

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’shipping agency, has closed its headquarters in

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Maritime News

Digital Container Shipping Association Publishes IMO Cyber Security Mandate Guidance

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has rolled out its cyber security guidance to prepare shipowners and vessels for the International Maritime

March 10, 2020
Total Views: 52

Friday, March 6, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM Sees China Operations Returning to Normal

PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) – French shipping group CMA CGM said its operations in China were returning to normal after the coronavirus

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 74

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM: Business Operations Entering ‘Recovery Phase’ from Coronavirus

CMA CGM said business operations appear to be recovering from impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.  The welcomed news was provided in an

March 4, 2020
Total Views: 44

Monday, March 2, 2020
cma cgm containership
Maritime News

Historic Capacity Crunch Looms as More Europe-Asia Sailings are Blanked

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Freight forwarders sending goods out of Europe to Asia face one of the tightest capacity crunches in living memory

March 2, 2020
Total Views: 146

Thursday, February 27, 2020
cargo ship
Maritime News

IMO 2020 Entering New Phase with Carriage Ban

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — A tweak to new environmental rules for the shipping industry is just days from taking effect, closing off a loophole for

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 104

Monday, February 24, 2020
cma cgm container ship
Maritime News

CMA CGM’s Debt Plan Seen at Risk Amid Virus Fears

By Antonio Vanuzzo and Laura Benitez (Bloomberg) — The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to scupper a debt refinancing for the world’s third-largest

February 24, 2020
Total Views: 600

Monday, February 10, 2020
Maritime News

CMA CGM Partners with Energy Observer to Study Hydrogen Fuel

French containership giant CMA CGM is partnership with the hydrogen-powered vessel project Energy Observer to study and promote the zero-emission fuel within

February 10, 2020
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Maritime News

WISTA and IMO Partner to Promote Gender Diversity in Maritime

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is entering into a partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to

January 28, 2020
Total Views: 68

Monday, January 27, 2020
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Maritime News

Green Groups Push for Low Sulphur Fuel Ban in the Arctic

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Green groups on Monday called for a ban on the use of new low sulfur fuel in the Arctic region, citing research showing that

January 27, 2020
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Maritime News

IMO Secretary-General Hails ‘Relatively Smooth’ IMO 2020 Transition

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says the implementation of new International rules limiting the sulphur content of fuel used by ships has gone relatively

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 34

Monday, January 20, 2020
ship emissions

Shipping’s Decarbonization Target Seen Costing At Least $1 Trillion

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet

January 20, 2020
Total Views: 90

Monday, November 18, 2019
ship emissions
Maritime News

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

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 13

Friday, November 15, 2019
container ship at sea
Maritime News

‘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

November 15, 2019
Total Views: 209

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
arctic expedition cruise
Cruise Ships

Expedition Cruise Operators Agree to Ban on Use and Carriage of HFO in Arctic

Expedition cruise ship operators have agreed to a self-imposed ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic. The self-imposed ban was

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 66

Monday, November 11, 2019
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Maritime News

IMO Working Group to Consider Proposals for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

An International Maritime Organization working group will meet this week to consider proposals to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. In 2018,

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 37