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  • 26 June 2020
    Environment

    The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended the UK government to deliver plans to decarbonise the power system to reach an emissions intensity of 50 gCO₂/kWh by 2030, including at least 40 GW of offshore wind, with a clear timetable of regular auctions. In its Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Human Capital, IT & Software, Technology

    The shipping industry has been fairly slow in adopting digitalization, due to its conservative nature. Nevertheless, over the past few years, the pace of digitalization has sped up considerably and especially following the coronavirus pandemic. As the potential of digitalization is being unlocked, there are numerous issues that should be addressed. A crucial factor in […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Human Capital, Infrastructure, Vessels

    Several crew members on board a containership owned and operated by a US subsidiary of Danish shipping giant Maersk have tested positive for coronavirus.

  • 25 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Outlook & strategy, Vision

    German transmission system operator Amprion has presented a concept for connecting offshore wind farms across Europe. The Eurobar (European Offshore Busbar) concept aims to integrate offshore wind power into the European power grid so that it makes the best possible contribution to climate objectives in Germany and Europe. The nations bordering the North Sea are […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Human Capital, Outlook & strategy

    On the Day of the Seafarer 2020, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling upon EU institutions and member states to start acting to resolve the current crew change crisis.

  • 25 June 2020
    Vessels

    More than 40% of vessels were suffering from over 10% hard fouling coverage on the hull even before the idling of fleets due to COVID-19, analysis of hull fouling collection data in a new research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech AB shows. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Equipment, Rules & Regulation

    Japanese chemical manufacturing company Kurray has won type approval from the US Coast Guard for its ballast water management system.  Kuraray MICROFADE II Ballast Water Treatment System consists of filtration with chemical injection treatment at uptake and neutralization during discharge. This approval covers six models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m 3 /h and 2,000 […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Human Capital, Outlook & strategy

    The 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic: the seafarers who continue to carry essential goods despite facing tremendous challenges, including being stranded on board.

  • 25 June 2020
    Innovation, Research & Development

    Industry majors led by shipping giant A.P. Møller – Mærsk have teamed up in an effort to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Aside to Maersk, the founding members include ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy. The […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Innovation, Research & Development, Vessels, Vision

    The path toward decarbonization of the shipping industry in line with the IMO 2050 target – a reduction of 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, which still fails to deliver fully on the Paris Agreement objectives, is filled with uncertainty, which might be the main obstacle to the very vision this journey promises to accomplish. […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Japan has issued a call for developers interested in building and operating a floating offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The invitation for developers to participate in the auction opened on 24 June and will close on 24 December, 2020. Two of Japan’s ministries, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and the […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy

    The maritime sector is not only subject to rapid technological developments and digitization, but also to new legislation and strict environmental requirements. The sector is continuously in search for competitive advantages and sustainable solutions. On a daily basis, organizations have to deal with defects, a shortage of (suitable) work force, liability and financial issues. Over […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Research & Development, Technology

    During the 2-month Covid-19 shutdown, Verdant Power made progress on the necessary steps to install its tidal power system in early autumn. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US-based company assembled turbines in New Jersey, with remaining components ready for final assembly. Verdant resumed its work for the final assembly of its tidal power turbines […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Belgian electricity and gas supplier Lampiris and Otary have approved a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for all of the electricity generated at the 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm. The agreement must still be submitted for approval to the Electricity and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG). If approved, the PPA will start on 1 October […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Environment, Project & Tenders, Regulation & policy

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has applied for a rehearing and reconsideration of Ohio Power Sitting Board’s ”fatal May 21 ruling” on the Icebreaker Wind project, arguing that the ”board stepped outside its statutory authority and violated Ohio law.” Back in May, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved the construction of the […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Keppel has started an arbitration process to resolve a dispute with Awilco Drilling related to a termination of a rig construction contract.

  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Safety, Vessels

    Several 40-foot containers fell overboard from a barge near Hilo, Hawaii, on 22 June 2020, the US Coast Guard (USCG) said.

  • 23 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    Equinor has awarded two contracts and issued a letter of intent to TechnipFMC for pipelaying and subsea installation for three projects in Norway.

  • 22 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Operations & Maintenance

    GasLog has sold 14,400,000 common shares for total gross proceeds of $36.0 million through a private placement shares.

  • 22 June 2020
    Vessels

    The Singapore-flagged containership APL England, which lost around 50 containers in heavy weather last month off Sydney, has been allowed to set sail from Australia after the ship’s insurer committed to pay $22.5 million needed to cover for fines and response costs incurred by the incident. Prior to allowing the ship to sail, Australian Maritime […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Project & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has issued a contract notice seeking providers of geotechnical and geophysical services offshore the UK and Ireland. The offshore wind developer intends to sign a number of framework agreements that cover a range of geotechnical and geophysical services. The overall value of the framework agreements is €78 million. The framework agreements will cover […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, said that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from US ports until 15 September 2020.

  • 22 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Ramboll will provide geological modelling and reporting for N-3 and O-1 offshore wind areas in the German sectors of the North and Baltic Seas, respectively.  The total value of the contracts for the two areas is around EUR 514,000. The work will be done as part of the geological preliminary investigation, with and overarching goal […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Environment, Infrastructure, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy, Transition

    Denmark has given a go-ahead for the development of the energy islands, and the second of the three 1 GW offshore wind farms proposed in the Energy Agreement 2018. The 1 GW offshore wind project will be developed at the Hesselø zone in the Baltic Sea and is expected to be commissioned by 2027. The […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Oslo-listed feeder owner and operator MPC Container Ships is looking to amend the terms of its $200 million bond issue and collect fresh cash in order to mitigate the negative impact from COVID-19 on the company’s liquidity. To that end, MPC Container Ships Invest B.V., the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, has requested Nordic Trustee AS as […]