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Pilot Program Test Blockchain Technology to Improve Container Handling

(file photo) BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 07-10-2020 05:57:17 A new trial program being launched at the Port of Rotterdam and involved some of the world’s leading shipping companies is the latest example of the ports and the container shipping industry working together to realize the potential to use digital technology to improve the safety and efficiency of […]

Efforts Continue to Repatriate Filipino Seafarers and Overseas Workers

Cruise ships in Manila Bay – photo by Budiyono Fnu courtesy Singapore Cruise Society BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 06-29-2020 06:55:48 The repatriation of seafarers and the return of foreign overseas workers continues unabated in the Philippines. In total, it is estimated that more than 200,000 Filipinos were seeking to return from overseas with only a fraction […]

Carriers Turn Down Waste Cargoes as China Tightens Import Rules

File image BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 06-26-2020 06:46:24 In late April, the Chinese government amended its law on the control of solid waste, including measures that clamp down even further on the importation of recycled materials from Western nations. China was once the world’s biggest destination for exports of industrial and consumer wastes, including recycled paper, […]

Singapore Observes Day of the Seafarer Completing 13,000 Crew Changes

sSingapore facilitating a crew change – courtesy of the MPA BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 06-25-2020 02:58:27 Marking the Day of the Seafarer, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) undertook several initiatives designed to assist seafarers in the port as well as highlighting its on-going efforts to facilitate crew changes and provide support to the […]

Low Carbon Shipping Options After Successful Biofuel Trial

Stena Immortal recently completed a voyage fueled 100% by biofuel BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 06-22-2020 02:26:24 Following a successful biofuel trial, Stena Bulk announced that it is introducing a new low-carbon shipping option for customers. According to the company, offering low-carbon shipping options is an ambitious initiative, but provides an immediate opportunity to reduce the environmental […]