‘Next generation’ tankers to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new tanker vessels. The ships will run on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel, and are being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands for Sweden based Erik Thun. The order with Wärtsilä […]

AEO status a necessity to ensure frictionless borders, says CILT

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is encouraging all companies involved in the supply chain to become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), in order to ensure the UK operates frictionless borders post-Brexit. Following the EU Referendum last summer, CILT has been working to present issues, solutions and advice regarding the practical implementation of […]

Record-breaking figures from Ocean Business

After review and analysis of attendance figures, the 10th anniversary Ocean Business, held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK in April, once again exceeded all expectations with 4,350 attendees through the door from 61 countries. Versha Carter, Group Director of Diversified Communications, said: “Visitor numbers were up by three per cent with an […]

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates

The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems. “If this pragmatic proposal is agreed, […]

IRClass goes green and boosts environmental sustainability with two initiatives

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has adopted two green initiatives – an in-house solar rooftop plant as well as a reed bed system – to continuously improve the environmental sustainability of operations at its head office in Mumbai, India. Some of the unique features of the 72.6 kWp in-house solar rooftop plant include […]