There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats.
The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1,000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources of the Triton operation.
APM Terminals hosted a celebration of the official opening of the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Rotterdam facility, the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable container terminal.
Dryad Maritime, the UK’s leading maritime intelligence and operations company has released its analysis of worldwide reported incidents of piracy and crime against mariners from 1st January to 31st March 2015.
The presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives appeared before an Italian judge on Friday after prosecutors asked that he be charged with homicide and people-trafficking.
Around 120 kilos of shipping fuel has been scraped up off the Spanish Gran Canaria tourist beaches Veneguera, Tasarte and Taurito, the government said on Thursday, after a Russian fuel-laden ship sank off the coast last week.
A new AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel design has been launched by Wärtsilä at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition held in Singapore from April 21 to 23. The focus of the new design is on simplicity, efficiency, low fuel consumption, and a reduced environmental impact.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has signed a contract with Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to construct four next-generation car carriers. The vessels will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 and serve on MOL’s worldwide car carrier services.
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that during the CMA CGM KERGUELEN first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a unique arrangement for the vessel: no less than 12 cranes were simultaneously used to match the vessel’s exceptional length (398 meters) and capacity (17,722 TEU), setting a new record for one of the Group’s vessels.
With key dates looming – 2016 NOx compliance and a 2018 review of fuel availability ahead of a global cap for SOx emissions, LR’s new guidelines and updated technical information supports operators’ investment decisions
Ports, harbours and waterways have to manage an ever growing volume and mix of recreational activity and heavy commercial activity – at times across the same compact waterspace. This creates a series of challenging marine planning requirements that need to be addressed.