The first building block for Seven Seas Explorer was placed on 21st January during a special keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Archives for January 2015
At the end of 2014, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) that will require every packed export container to have a verified container weight as a condition for loading aboard a vessel.
DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean freight. The partnership emphasizes the companies’ shared commitment to sustainable growth. Maersk Line will undertake to reduce the CO2 emissions of every container it ships on behalf of DB Schenker Logistics between now and 2020 by 20% compared to 2014 levels.
Google Maps published a complete 360-degree virtual experience of USS Constitution on Tuesday, Jan 20. Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create an online 360-degree virtual experience of touring Constitution in preparation for the ship’s scheduled dry dock restoration period, which begins in March 2015.
The first gate for the new locks in the Pacific side was installed on 19th January, marking another important milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Overall, the Canal expansion is currently 85 percent complete.
Here’s 3D simulation of the SEWOL fatal passage, as recorded by the Korean marine authorities using AIS.
The information contained in this Preliminary report is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and is derived from the initial investigation of the occurrence.
Checkout recommendations in this infographics on IMO’s efforts to eliminate unnecessary, disproportionate or obsolete administrative burdens in the shipping industry.
The Ad Hoc Steering Group for Reducing Administrative Requirements (SG-RAR), established by the Council at its 108th session in 2012, evaluated the responses received in the public consultation and developed recommendations on how to alleviate administrative burdens that have become unnecessary, disproportionate or even obsolete.