You are the boatswain of a large containership, operating in long-haul routes. You are contracted to a nine-month tour of duty, from which you know there can be no relief. Your fellow ratings are similarly contracted, although the ship’s officers will be relieved every four months.
The debate currently raging over the use of open-loop scrubbers to meet the requirements of the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel represents a massive own goal by the industry - from both a PR and global regulatory perspective.
Maersk has set out a vision to achieve zero carbon dioxide emission by 2050, with an intermediate goal of having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030.
Satellite communications provider Iridium Communications is tying up with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM) to develop autonomous vessels.
The issue of cybersecurity has gained prominence as the increasingly technology-dependent global maritime industry comes to grips with the costly, growing attacks targeting major international shipping companies.
DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application for yards and owners, allowing them to see the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of hull efficiency at their desktops.
ExxonMobil has launched a new global service named Mobil Serv to provide end-to-end lubrication solutions for the marine industry.
Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International (PSA) and IBM Singapore (IBM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to explore and trial proof of concept blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.
Marine logistics services provider Inchape Shipping Services (ISS) has advised that all ships from international waters will be required to provide a ballast water sample and report when calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals starting 16 August.