Meeting in Tokyo today (2 June), the Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) elected a new Chairman, Mr Esben Poulsson (Singapore).
Archives for June 2016
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises. Legend will depart the 25-ship fleet in March of 2017, and immediately transition to its new owner.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply its onboard motion monitoring and forecasting system to the Xiang Rui Kou heavy lift vessel, meaning the entire fleet of Cosco Heavy Transport now benefits from the software.
Mega Luxury Cruise Vessel “M.V.Ovation of the Seas” called at the Cochin Port for a 2-day stop-over in its circuit of Dubai-Muscat-Kochi-Penang-Singapore. The vessel with 4000 passengers and 1649 crew was given a warm and colourful reception at the Cochin Port in ethnic style with flowers, sindhoor and chendamelam.
The contract includes a broad scope of studies on topics such as safety, platform technology, structural reanalysis and pipeline technology.
The container shipping alliance 2M – formed by Maersk Line and MSC – published the new shipping schedule for its Europe-Asia route today. And the changes have proven very much to Rotterdam’s advantage, with an extra first port of call position and an extra last port of call position in the itineraries of the largest vessels.
The dry bulk market could become profitable again in 2019 – but only if a series of extremely tough and sustained measures are taken by shipowners, year on year.
A global Train-the-Trainer workshop on energy efficiency has been delivered in China (23-27 May), preparing the personnel needed to cascade knowledge on energy efficiency for ships and related efforts for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.