Maersk Line, the world’s largest container company, selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels .
Archives for March 2015
In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency, automating processes, and avoiding expensive repairs, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry.
Stena Line has chosen to focus on the alternative fuel, methanol, and now the world’s first methanol powered ferry, the Stena Germanica, has been launched, which operates on the route Kiel–Gothenburg.
Today, MSC Oliver, the second of the company’s 19,224 teu series of vessels was inaugurated at the DSME shipyard in Busan, South Korea, just two months after the delivery of MSC OSCAR.
France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipper, announced on Monday plans to order three giant vessels and said higher volumes and profit last year showed its focus on economies of scale was bearing fruit.
Shipping losses continued their long-term downward trend with 75 reported worldwide in 2014, making it the safest year in shipping for 10 years, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015, which analyzes reported shipping losses of over 100 gross tons.
Short training and lack of experience of a new mate leads to the grounding of a small inland passenger vessel. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems. These integrated and networked solutions provide an ever-larger target for cyber threats.