Pacific Basin Using Carbon Offsets for Shore Operations and Customers

Pacific Logger one of the Pacific Basin’s Handrysize dry bulk vessels – courtesy Pacific BasinBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 12-04-2020 07:29:09   Hong Kong’s Pacific Basin Shipping company announced that it will be joining the increasing number of shipping lines using carbon offset credits and offering the customers the opportunity to go carbon neutral for its operations. The […]

Order for Largest Marine Robotic Vessels with Green Fuel Capabilities

Marine robotic vessels, remotely controlled and prepared for green fuelsBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11-23-2020 02:58:30   As part of the industry’s move to the next generation of autonomously operated vessels, the ocean research and survey company Ocean Infinity announced the order for a new generation of larger vessels able to operate remotely controlled or crewed and prepared […]

Report Highlights Improvements in Low-Sulfur Fuels While HSFO Varies

(file photo)BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11-18-2020 06:22:31   One of the key concerns related to the introduction of the IMO’s low sulfur fuel regulations in 2020 related the quality and consistency of compliant fuels. Bunker fuel producers worked to develop VLSFO blends while shippers made plans for the switch from HSFO to VLSFO while carefully monitoring vessel […]

BIMCO Prepares Contract Template for Autonomous Shipping Deals

The autonomous boxship Yara Birkeland YARA Birkeland will be managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Kongsberg on behalf of fertilizer manufacturer Yara (Wilhelmsen)BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11-09-2020 07:44:32   Shipping association BIMCO is adapting one of its standard contracts for use with future autonomous vessels. Though no autonomous cargo ships are currently in operation, BIMCO seeks to […]

With COVID-19 Back on the Rise, SMM Goes All-Digital for 2021

File image courtesy HMCBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11-04-2020 09:16:02   Amidst a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Germany, trade show organizer Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC) has announced the cancellation of the in-person portion of its biannual SMM conference – one of the industry’s top international gatherings. Instead, the program will be held fully online. “After close […]

INTERCARGO Calls for All Charterers to Allow Crew Changes

(file photo)BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11-03-2020 03:53:28   Charterers in some instances have been preventing crew changes from occurring, according to INTERCARGO. The trade organization representing the dry bulk sector is seeking to highlight the practice as a means of bringing it to an end. INTERCARGO has also been an outspoken voice in recent months in calling for […]

Report: Seafarers’ Welfare Remains in Jeopardy

(file photo)BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-27-2020 06:33:50   Seafarers continue to face a bleak future in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers. The survey, undertaken with the support of the Shipowners’ Club and Wallem Group, reports on the experiences of seafarers between July […]

First Dual-Fuel LPG Conversion Completed for Very Large Gas Carrier

BW Gemini departing on sea trials after conversion – courtesy of BW LPGBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-21-2020 06:09:38   The first conversion of a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) dual-fuel propulsion has been completed with the ship, the BW Gemini, starting weeklong sea and gas trials. The conversion is part of a […]

Port of Trois-Rivières to Expand by 50 Percent

Image courtesy Port of Trois-RivièresBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-15-2020 07:00:59   The Canadian government is investing $25 million in new terminal infrastructure at the Port of Trois-Rivières, a small bulk and breakbulk port midway between Montreal and Quebec City on the St. Lawrence Seaway. The investment will support the construction of a 25-acre multipurpose terminal to the […]

Concept Design for World’s First Compressed Hydrogen Carrier Ship

Rendering of GEV’s CNG Optimum ship that it is seeking to commercialize – courtesy Global Energy VenturesBY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-14-2020 12:42:28   With global attention on hydrogen as a source of clean, renewable energy, a growing list of companies is seeking to become early movers in the future energy market. An Australian company named Global Energy […]