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Inland container ship breached in collision in Netherlands, water ingress
Inland container ship MSC MAAS collided with inland tanker LAZIO in the evening Nov 5 on river Noord near Alblasserdam, western Netherlands, and was breached in the collision, with ensuing water ingress. The ship was taken to berth and offloaded, so that the breach surfaced, and water ingress stopped. Tanker was in ballast and understood, sustained slight damages. As of morning Nov 6, MSC MAAS remained in the same position.
Maersk to Pilot Battery System on 4,500 TEU Boxship
Danish shipping giant Maersk will install a containerized 600 kWh marine battery system on board the 4,500 TEU Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions.
"This trial will provide a greater understanding of energy storage that will support Maersk in moving towards further electrification of its fleet and port terminals. Maersk will continue to facilitate, test, and develop low-carbon solutions on our journey to become carbon neutral by 2050," Soren Toft, Maersk COO, said.
Stena Line to Fit Five More Ships with AI Technology
Swedish ferry company Stena Line has proven that its pilot project using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel is saving fuel on the company s ships.
Stena Line started the AI technology pilot project onboard the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg - Kiel route in 2018. The results show that the project enabled the captain and crew to save 2-3% fuel per trip with AI assistance.
EPIK Selects Financial Adviser for Newcastle FSRU Project
LNG project development company EPIK has chosen Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to serve as financial adviser for its Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal.
ANZ will provide debt and equity advisory services for EPIK s flagship FSRU project at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales (NSW) in the lead up to a Final Investment Decision (FID), anticipated in mid-2020.
Cargo ship and tanker collided in Jeju Strait
General cargo ship TENG SHENG collided with Chinese 3,000-ton tanker at around 2000 Seoul time Nov 4 in Jeju Strait, Korea, some 4 nm SE of Soan-do island. According to Korean officials, it was more a contact than collision, both ships sustaining minor damages, and resuming their voyages after Maritime Police inspection.
Report: A Combination of Approaches Needed for Carbon-Free Maritime Sector
With heavy fuel oil covering 82 percent of the shipping sector s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds.
Entitled "Navigating the way to a renewable future: Solutions to decarbonise shipping", the report explores the impact of maritime shipping on CO2 emissions, the structure of shipping and key areas that need to be addressed to reduce the sector s carbon footprint.
Diana Loses Charter Deal for Post-Panamax
Greek shipowner Diana Shipping revealed that a time charter contract for one of its Post-Panamax bulkers has been canceled.
Last month, Diana entered into the time charter deal for its ship Polymnia with Dubai-based Al Ghurair Resources International.
Italian port sector s excellence on display at Silk Road Exhibition
Silk Road Exhibition & One Belt, One Road Conference, which opened yesterday in Doha, is hosting an Italian Pavilion of about 84 square meters, organised by the Italian Trade Agency in Doha in collaboration with Invitalia, the Italian national agency for inward investment and economic development.
Oman s Sohar Port sees potential for 3.5GW of solar capacity
As many as five initiatives are currently under way in support of solar photovoltaic based power generation at Sohar Port and Freezone part of a push to reduce the hubs dependence on natural gas for energy.
Equally ambitious is a drive to embrace hydrogen as a zero-carbon alternative to natural gas for use as fuel and feedstock by industries operating at the port, according to CEO Mark Geilenkirchen.
ICTSI efforts to end human trafficking recognized
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) s initiative supporting the global fight against modern slavery has been cited as one of the outstanding corporate sustainability efforts in the Philippines during the recent 2019 Sustainable Business Awards.