Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology using analysis of ship-related big data to estimate fuel efficiency, speed and other performance in actual sea conditions, helping to cut fuel consumption by 5%.

The Panama Canal said it began accepting transit reservations for neo-Panamax vessels for commercial transits through the expanded canal starting on 27 June 2016.

The Hong Kong shipping community is not only well informed about the challenges of the upcoming implementation of new Solas regulations for VGM (verified gross mass), but is also taking a refreshingly positive approach to the challenges ahead, according to INTTRA president and coo Inna Kuznetsova.

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a ‘circular to shipping’ establishing certain temporary restrictions on vessel draught for all agents, owners and operators of the waterway.

You might sometimes wonder why seafaring, in this 21st technology-infested century, clings, after fishing, to its title as the world’s second riskiest occupation. Ships mostly know where they are, sailors no longer have to reef the mizzen topsails in a gale off Cape Horn, so why do death and injury remain such a significant accompaniment to modern seafaring?

Commodities trader Vitol has announced that it will support its partner PPPFM in launching a new bunkering operation in Nigerian waters.

New Zealand’s maritime authority has shared on Thursday that a review of coastal navigation safety found that there is a “sound framework in place” to manage the movement of ships around the country’s coastline.

Bunker fuel prices have gotten off to a soft start in 2016, offering continued relief for shipowners to substantially save on vessels’ operating cost in a sluggish shipping market.

Bunker trading firm Dan-Bunkering has formed a joint venture with Australian Bunkers for physical supplies in Buenaventura, Colombia, to develop and strengthen its physical presence in Latin America.

As the rest of us prepare to enjoy the festive season, within a somewhat surreal NASA hangar in the US, a group of experienced and would-be astronauts are now well into a strange experiment designed to examine the fitness of human beings for a year-long flight to Mars.

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