The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, held in Manila, the Philippines, on 24 April 2015, has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting toll of accidents involving such vessels by addressing the question of whether a ship is fit for purpose in its intended role.
Archives for April 2015
Micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain – are increasingly being found in the oceans and may prove to be as harmful to marine life as more obvious, larger debris, such as plastic bags, according to a new report.
The Panama Canal is a vital shipping route for the industry. The “ever-operating” engineering marvel connects the world 24/7 offering its customers a safe and reliable service.
The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1,000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources of the Triton operation.
APM Terminals hosted a celebration of the official opening of the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Rotterdam facility, the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable container terminal.
A new AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel design has been launched by Wärtsilä at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition held in Singapore from April 21 to 23. The focus of the new design is on simplicity, efficiency, low fuel consumption, and a reduced environmental impact.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has signed a contract with Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to construct four next-generation car carriers. The vessels will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 and serve on MOL’s worldwide car carrier services.
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that during the CMA CGM KERGUELEN first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a unique arrangement for the vessel: no less than 12 cranes were simultaneously used to match the vessel’s exceptional length (398 meters) and capacity (17,722 TEU), setting a new record for one of the Group’s vessels.
ABB has designed turbochargers powering the largest ships in the world. First came the CSCL Globe with capacity of 19,100 TEU which was followed by the MSC Oscar at 19,224 TEU.