Maritime World

IMO 2020’s regulations instill doubts on smaller bunker players

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Capped sulphur content at 0.5 per cent in marine fuels unsettling for second-tier bunker players The global lack of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) resulted in some shipowners’ adopting marine gasoil (MGO) as an alternative. Adrian Tolson from Blue Insights observed, “Barring a refinery around the corner” smaller-to-mid sized …

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Vessel strikes construction crane caused by engine failure

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Phuc Khanh slammed into a construction crane in Vietnam after losing power According to the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC), vessel Phuc Khanh’s power loss resulted in her grazing a barge before hitting a construction crane adjacent to a bridge pillar. The crane subsequently fell onto the Phuc Khanh’s …

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Elaborate clean-up operations commence on Wakashio’s mishap


Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering commences dismantling of Wakashio’s 75m bow Clean-up operations have commenced in Pointe d’Esny in Mauritius after the massive collision involving MV Wakashio last July. Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering is engaged to dismantle the 75m vessel bow. The parts will be transported on a special barge to …

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Digitalisation – one of the keys for ports’ integration into reinvented maritime industry


Digitalisation, risk management plus a focused approach to sustainability are imperative for ports’ smooth transition to the exponential maritime landscape In a recent webinar organised by International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the Indian Ports Association for South Asia, various issues were identified as keys to facilitate business …

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Teespot seeks to enhance port efficiency and operations through digitalisation

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PD Ports to collaborate with Port of Rotterdam to enhance port efficiency and greater data exchange between Europe and the UK A Port Community System (PCS) will be implemented utilising technology used by Port of Rotterdam under a first-phase partnership between PD Ports and Port of Rotterdam International. This system …

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New biofuel trial successfully completed with Atlantic crossings


Netherlands-based biofuel powered MOL’s merchant vessel’s successful trial voyage from Europe to USA Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) in collaboration with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines successfully completed a trial voyage after bunkering at the port of Rotterdam in Netherlands. Using GoodFuels’ biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels, this initiative is part …

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