The Norwegian Maritime Authority makes it possible as of July 1 to perform so-called bareboat registration in ship registers NIS and NOR. An important step towards remaining a competitive and attractive flag state, director says.
The new test center, which has Bo Cerup-Simonsen at the helm, sets out to find new solutions for shipping's climate challenge and aims to bring in more than 50 new partners. The center's results will be shared with the entire industry, emphasizes Simonsen.
Shipping industry majors such as Maersk, Cargill, NYK Line and MAN support new test center aimed at finding solutions to make shipping CO2-neutral. Maersk CEO Søren Skou will be on the center's board of directors.
Two organizations say that the shipping industry is not ambitious enough in terms of reducing emissions in the short term. In a new report, they conclude that the industry's efforts are "critically insufficient" in terms of global warming.
The World Trade Organization thinks governments around the world were quick to react at the beginning of the corona pandemic, which has helped reduce the global decline in trade. Now, the organization no longer believes in the most pessimistic scenario it presented in April.
Danish Pernille Weiss is fighting German Jutta Paulus, who is looking to tighten carbon emission requirements for the shipping sector. They will now face off in the EU's environmental committee in a battle that could impact the final outcome. ShippingWatch sets the stage. Updated.
Upwards of 35 percent of the seafarers currently deployed on Maersk's ships have been at sea for longer than required by their contracts, the shipping line tells CNN. This is because of the coronavirus crisis, which has made it difficult to change crews around the world.
Conservative EU parliamentarian Pernille Weiss is accused by a think tank of having too close ties to association Danish Shipping, while negotiations on shipping's carbon footprint enters decisive phase. She denies the accusations.
The price difference between new technologies and current fuels is the biggest barrier to lowering shipping's greenhouse gas emissions, believes Alexander Saverys, CEO of Belgian CMB. "Either we find something to bridge that gap or we find a customer that pays for it."
Margrethe Vestager has now presented her bid on how to safeguard companies in the EU, including the maritime sector, against unfair competition and state-aided companies from Asia in particular. Read about the proposal here.
A record number of tanker vessels made their way through the Suez Canal in May. This development is likely due to an increase in fleet activity as a result of higher tanker rates, writes Bimco. Meanwhile, a growing number of container liners currently opt for the route south of Africa instead.
International Transport Workers' Federation, ITF, will not extend several contracts for stranded seafarers. The most recent contract expires today, Monday. "This could mean disruption for some shipping lines and some countries," ITF's maritime coordinator tells ShippingWatch.
There is an urgent need for a solution for the many seafarers stranded on board ships due to travel restrictions. The UN secretary-general and shipping company Euronav once more call on nations around the globe.
MEP Jutta Paulus is not opposed to the shipping industry, but she would like it "to become more efficient, to use proper fuels, to use clean fuel and to stop pretending that they should not do anything." When it comes to CO2 quotas, Paulus plays a key role.
A new alliance between UN institutions and the private sector is to stop the spread of invasive species occurring as ships sail around the world. Other significant environmental impacts are also to be reduced.
DSV Panalpina CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen expects semi-trucks to be first in line for testing fuel from a new hydrogen plant backed by several well-known companies, while shipping must wait a little longer.