The cooperation between ZIM and the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC is being expanded to the Asia – Med and Asia – Pacific Northwest trades covering four services.

As with many other industries, key players in maritime are increasingly spurred on to accelerate innovation and adopt new technologies in a bid to stay ahead of the curve.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is continuing to boost innovations in shipping and port operations as its ongoing initiatives seek out new start-ups to develop new talent and ventures for the maritime sector.

MacGregor and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a letter of intent on strategic cooperation that will see MacGregor strengthen its presence in China.

CMA CGM and its 33% owned CEVA Logistics have widened their cooperation by entering into a reinforced industrial project.

Bimco and the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA), the two leading associations representing shipowners globally and in Europe respectively, are looking at ways they can tighten their cooperation.

Handysize bulker owner Pioneer Marine is placing an unspecified portion of its fleet for commercial operation with Denmark’s BaltNav.

Rolls-Royce and Google have made a pact to develop further its intelligent awareness systems, which are believed to be essential to making autonomous ships a reality.

Clean technology engineering firm Genoil has teamed up with two Russian institutions to design a low-cost desulphurisation project aimed at meeting the IMO 0.5% global sulphur cap regulation in 2020.

UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has signed a $300m investment cooperation agreement with China’s Jiangsu Province to strengthen economic ties in the free trade zone (FTZ) area in Khalifa port, as part of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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