ICS calls for IMO revised GHG strategy to target net zero emissions by 2050

Ahead of the start of the COP26 climate talks later this month, the International Chamber of Shipping has submitted a formal proposal to IMO that governments should target net zero carbon emissions from shipping by 2050. At the same time, it has outlined the measures it deems necessary to achieve that goal, namely a $5bn […]

FSO conversion project launches at Drydocks World

Drydocks World Dubai, part of DP World, has begun work converting an Aframax tanker capable of carrying 700,000 barrels of oil to a Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO). The extensive modification and life extension work will include the provision of a new hull coating, designed to make the FSO’s performance reliable for uninterrupted service […]

Berg propels direct-drive concept with The Switch technology on energy efficiency

At a time when collaboration between OEMs and suppliers is critical to providing greener power solutions, Yaskawa Environmental Energy and The Switch’s cooperation with the system integrator Berg Propulsion on its Twin Fin diesel-electric direct-drive solution is growing, in the quest to reduce emissions in the shipping industry. Jonas Nyberg, Berg Propulsion’s MD said, “Developing […]

HFW hires leading London white collar crime team

Global law firm HFW has hired two of the UK’s leading top white-collar criminal defence and investigations experts, Barry Vitou and Anne-Marie Ottaway. They join HFW from Greenberg Traurig, where Barry was global co-chair of the US firm’s white-collar defence and special investigations practice and headed its team in London. Anne-Marie previously spent 13 years […]

Harbour tug developed by Keppel O&M first to receive ABS REMOTE-CON notation

A remotely operated harbour tug developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is the first in the world to receive the ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation. A trial of the 65-metre tug, controlled from a remote location at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Lab, was successfully performed in April 2021. […]

Electric car batteries pose huge fire risks to shipping crew

Vessel fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in electric cars are ferocious and extremely difficult to control – something that few shipping companies or their crew know about, according to a leading fuels expert. Tony In’t Hout, Director at Stream Marine Training (SMT), believes crew members on container ships carrying electric cars face serious injury or […]