Over the last couple of weeks Philippines government officials have been seeking to reassure the country that it will pass the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) latest audit on its maritime training.

It is not something you hear every day but Paul Stanley, ceo of GNS, actually wants to help customers by less of the company’s electronic charts and navigational data.

As the deadline for 2020 sulphur cap fast approaches compatibility and availability of compliant fuels are top concerns for shipowners and managers and ExxonMobil is keen to assure customers on both counts as it released details of its 2020 compliant fuels range this week.

An improvement in the shipping market resulting a revival of newbuilding orders would see a dramatic increase in the adoption of LNG propulsion, according to SEA\LNG chairman Peter Keller.

The IMO's 0.5% sulphur cap that comes into force on 1 January 2020 and how to comply with it are the hottest topics in the shipping industry today.

There are any number of technologies that claim to provide substantial fuel savings for ships, but how well verified or real these are is often harder to quantify. Silverstream Technologies specialises solely in installing air lubrication technology on vessels and ceo Noah Silberschmidt is able to point to an impressive record of verification of savings by well reputed third parties.

Bernhard Schulte is eyeing acquisitions in the maritime services sector in Singapore, as well as major growth of its ship management fleet in the Lion City.

The global sulphur cap is starting to look like an opportunity for the shipping market to finally push through some reasonable freight rate increases, judging from the undercurrents at the Ince & Co business briefing on IMO regulation that kicks in on 1 January 2020.

The need for speed and efficient handling is critical in the reefer trade and digitisation is set to play an increasingly important role.

The nearby spot rates for chartering large LNG carriers have been soaring at a time when future US export projects, fueling forward activity, continue to be given the “green-light”.

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