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India: How is Cochin Port attracting more shipping lines?
Post-pandemic, the Cochin Port in India has seen a significant increase in its port liner shipping connectivity index, according to data released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The index, which measures a country’s position within global liner shipping networks, shows a 21.8% growth in the second quarter... -Crew Mirror
What Do IMO’s New Climate Targets Mean for Shipping?
The world’s largest shipping companies are starting to update their fleets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Maersk, the largest shipping company, received the world’s first dual-fuel methanol container ship in July 2023, and several more container ships that can run on alternative fuels are currently on order... -Crew Mirror
EU Completes Process to Enact FuelEU Maritime Legislation
The European Council has approved the FuelEU maritime initiative, a comprehensive package aimed at reducing emissions from shipping by promoting the use of alternative fuels. The initiative comes as a response to the lack of action by the International Maritime Organization and other regulatory bodies... -Crew Mirror
Salvors unable to board burning vessel Fremantle Highway
Emergency teams are continuing to cool the hull of burning car carrier Freemantle Highway as salvors and Dutch authorities work on an action plan. The Fremantle Highway, owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha and chartered by K Line, was enroute from Germany to Singapore when a fire erupted onboard in the late evening on 25 July off the coast of the Netherlands... -Seatrade Maritime News
Shipowners urged to do more for the psychological wellbeing of seafarers
Maritime medical experts have urged shipowners to do more to care for the psychological wellbeing of crew members after a study found that more than one-third of seafarers have experienced traumatic incidents onboard their ships. Research conducted among 115 Polish seafarers found that 36% had witnessed a traumatic event during their career... -Nautilus International
IMB 2023 report highlights rise in maritime piracy
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has expressed concern over the growth of reported piracy incidents within the Gulf of Guinea waters in its 2023 mid-year report. The survey also found an increase in events in the Singapore Strait, with a substantial 25% rise in recorded incidents in the waters compared to the same period from the previous year... -Ship Technology
Indian Coast Guard rescues research ship with 36 scientists, crew on board
Averting a major environmental disaster, the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued a research ship of CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), with 36 people, including eight eminent scientists, on board, after suffering an engine failure off Karwar coast in Karnataka. It also safely recovered valuable scientific equipment and research data... -MyIndMakers
Taiwan Detains Officers of Sunken Containership as Cleanup Proceeds
Taiwan has orders that three of the officers from the containership Angel that went down last week off the port of Kaohsiung should be barred from leaving the country while the investigation and environmental cleanup is underway. Officials are citing the cost of retrieving the hundreds of containers scattered in the ocean as well as the oil leaking from the vessel... -The Maritime Executive
Labuan Bajo Maritime Festival expected to benefit local residents
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy expects the Labuan Bajo Maritime Festival to benefit local residents in West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara. "This festival should not be merely a ceremonial event. It should provide benefits to the local residents in terms of the economy, society, culture, and the environment," said Vinsensius Jemadu,.. -ANTARA English
All hands on deck for industry's maritime decarbonisation drive
An exclusive industry briefing, themed Fuel for Thought: The move to Methanol, at ING’s Singapore offices, jointly organised by ING Bank and Lloyd’s Register in partnership with Riviera Maritime Media and held at the Singapore offices of ING, gathered more than 80 VIP attendees to discuss the vital roles financiers, charterers, owners... -Riviera Maritime Media
In the vast and dynamic maritime industry, marine seals and bearings play a vital role in both ensuring mechanical efficiency and safeguarding the environment – not only in individual equipment applications and the systems in which they’re installed but also at much larger scale in ships and the wider marine industry... -The Maritime Executive
Why Ammonia Is the Fuel of the Future for Maritime Shipping?
Commercial maritime shipping has a fuel problem. While the industry has cemented its position as the essential piece of the global supply chain—moving more than 80% of all international goods by volume—its dependence on carbon-emitting fuel has come with a high cost. Maritime shipping is responsible for roughly 3% of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Maritime Organization... -MarineLink
More Than 20 Dead As Boat Capsizes Near Philippine
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is engaged in a race against time to rescue more passengers from a vessel that capsized near Manila due to strong winds on Thursday, resulting in the loss of at least 25 lives, according to officials. The exact number of people on board remains unknown, but Neil Ferrer, a disaster official, revealed that 40 individuals have been saved so far,.. -Crew Mirror
10,000 TEU COSCO container ship going wild in Koper
COSCO container ship XIN BEIJING broke off her moorings at Slovenia’s Koper container temrinal in the afternoon Jul 26, in strong gusty wind. The ship drifted across basin towards opposite berths, and was stopped by 2 tugs just in time to avoid collision with berthed ships. Operation took some 20 minutes, no damages reported... -FleetMon