Marine Insight Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:52:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Denmark Arrests Former OW Bunker Manager Wanted For Fraud In Italy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:52:40 +0000 OW Bunker

Denmark has arrested a former manager of collapsed ship fuel supplier OW Bunker and intends to hand him to Italy, where he is suspected of fraud, the Danish public prosecutor said on 18th December.]]> 0
ICS Changes Position on Ratification by Governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:12:32 +0000 ballast water

The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention, which has still not yet entered into force having been adopted more than 10 years ago. ]]> 0
Italian Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes for Concealing Vessel Pollution Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:09:52 +0000 tanker at sunset

An Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide the fact that the ship had illegally discharged oil contaminated waste into the ocean on multiple occasions, announced the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Coast Guard. ]]> 0
Watch: Better Use Of The Waterways- Impulse Dynamic Waterway Traffic Management (Idvv) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:09:30 +0000 inland transport

The Dutch inland waterways have the capacity to serve as an alternative to road and rail transport. Therefore Rijkswaterstaat initiated the IDVV programme. Within this programme public and private parties, knowledge institutes, shippers, carriers, ports and terminals cooperate to make better use of the waterways.]]> 0
Rising Air And Sea Temperatures Continue To Trigger Changes In The Arctic Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:05:21 +0000 Bear-bending-Crane

A new NOAA-led report shows that Arctic air temperatures continue to rise at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification.]]> 0
Maersk Says Will Continue To Operate In Russia As Planned Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:18:37 +0000 maersk line

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk said its four subsidiaries with activities in Russia continue to operate as planned despite the recent sharp drop in oil price and the rouble's collapse. ]]> 0
Launching New Premium eBook – A Guide To Hull Painting Of Ships [Download Now] Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:45:19 +0000 hull featured

Learn about the hull painting procedure of ships in the dry dock in our new ebook, written by senior marine engineer and superintendent Mr. S. N. Batra. Get the ebook for 60% OFF under our special introductory offer available only for the next 7 days. Know more inside.]]> 1
Transpacific Container Shippers Plan Freight Rate Rise Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:07:27 +0000 MSC

A container shipping organisation urged companies on Wednesday to raise Asia-U.S. freight rates by at least $600 per 40-foot container (FEU) from Jan. 15, corresponding to an increase of 26.6 percent from the current level. ]]> 0
Sri Lanka Opposition Vows To Scrap China Port City Deal If Wins Election Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:07:01 +0000 Colombo Port City Project

A leader of Sri Lanka's opposition said he would scrap a $1.5 billion deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd to build a port city if the challenger to President Mahinda Rajapaksa wins next month's election.]]> 0
New EU Marine Fuel Rules Erode Shippers’ Gains From Cheap Oil Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:04:46 +0000 Image for Representation Purpose Only; Credits:

Shipping firms operating in northern Europe will not get the full benefit of plunging oil prices as they face higher fuel costs and potential insurance problems from sulphur regulations coming into force early next year. ]]> 0