European Union antitrust regulators have approved an alliance planned by world No. 1 container shipping company AP Moller-Maersk and another that includes Japan’s largest shipper Nippon Yusen Kaisha aimed at tackling excess capacity.
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Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has brought to market the TESS64 AEROLINE, a D/W 63,700mt type Bulk Carrier that is equipped with the new AEROLINE technology to reduce wind resistance, which combines the cut-corner design for the accommodation corner in previous models with a newly developed streamlined shape for the fore upper bow, for a 10% reduction in wind resistance.
Bigger container ships are resulting in much greater peaks in container terminal activity. This, together with the ever larger combined volumes of bigger alliances, demands fewer, larger terminals in each port. Terminal operators are reacting by consolidating terminal layouts and ownership – and by working more closely together – but what are the consequences for their customers?
DNV GL briefed the press on the future of shipping at an event at the Posidonia exhibition in Greece. Tor Svensen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime, examined the potential and the challenges of shipping’s increasing use of connected systems to improve safety and efficiency.
Watch a real video of a container ship crushing a tow train (mule) in the panama canal while being guided in one of the locks.
International classification society RINA will be developing a voluntary notation which will apply to vessels for which efforts have been made to mitigate underwater noise. The notation will only be granted to vessels which comply fully with both sets of regulations.