Marine Insight Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:08:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ice Sheets Of Greenland And Antarctica Decline At Unprecedented Rate Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:08:48 +0000 arctic ice melting

Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have for the first time extensively mapped Greenland’s and Antarctica’s ice sheets with the help of the ESA satellite CryoSat-2 and have thus been able to prove that the ice crusts of both regions momentarily decline at an unprecedented rate. ]]> 0
Innovative Ship-Mounted Laser Cannon Designed For Cutting Ice Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:19:37 +0000 cutter

Specialists at Shvabe Holding are ready to test their latest creation, a ship-mounted laser cannon that can cut through ice. Currently the laser cannon is being mounted on an icebreaker and tested. ]]> 0
Maersk Says Large Volumes At Sea To Be Returned After Russia Food Ban Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:20:44 +0000 Svendborg Maersk

A "significant" amount of produce out at sea needs to be returned to its original senders after Russia imposed a ban on food imports from Western countries, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk said in a regular newsletter to shippers.]]> 0
IMB: Guard Against Threat Of Cyber Attacks In The Maritime Sector Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:04:40 +0000 seafarer using computer

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is calling for vigilance in the maritime sector as it emerges that shipping and the supply chain is the ‘next playground for hackers’.]]> 0
Illegal Migrants In Shipping Containers : Is This The Start Of A New Trend? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:57:18 +0000 port of tibury

This discovery of 35 Afghani Sikhs in a shipping container in the port of Tilbury, UK, has sent shockwaves through the British media, as the realisation of how fortunate the 34 survivors of the ordeal were to be alive dawns upon the general public and the newly-designated asylum seekers pass into the care of medical professionals and Border Force officials, with the support of a concerned local community. ]]> 0
LiveFleet- First Mobile App for Offshore Energy Vessel Management Launched Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:52:09 +0000 live fleet app

Telerik announced that its customer Bhagwan Marine, a leader in servicing the oil and gas industry, together with partner, Glenfield Digital Group, has released the first mobile app for offshore energy vessel management. The app, LiveFleet, enables customers to track its vast fleet of marine vessels, offering real-time data access and geolocation capabilities.]]> 1
U.S. Navy To Test And Evaluate Industrial Exoskeletons Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:41:46 +0000 mfc-fortis

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. ]]> 0
Carbon-dioxide Emissions For Global Ocean Container Transport Declines Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30:29 +0000 pollution

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2014 “Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors” report—which provides data from more than 2,900 ships, representing around 85 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.]]> 0
Singapore High Court Orders Inquiry In The Wrongful Arrest Of STX Mumbai Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:45 +0000 stx mumbai

The High Court of Singapore has upheld a first instance decision striking out the action in rem commenced by Transocean Oil Pte Ltd against the vessel “STX MUMBAI” and also set aside the arrest of the “STX MUMBAI”. ]]> 0
Maersk Line, MSC To Launch Vessel-Sharing Service In Early 2015 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:03:40 +0000 MSC

Maersk Line plans to launch its new vessel sharing service with MSC Mediterranean as early as January next year, and expects to notify customers of the network and transit times by September.]]> 0