Statement of the ASA SPC 34th Interim Meeting 2022

The 34th Interim Meeting of ASA SPC was held online on 18 April 2022 due to precautionary measures against COVID-19. The meeting was chaired by Mr Keiji Tomoda, Vice President of the Japanese Shipowners’ Association and participated in by 24 delegates from ASA member associations of ASEAN, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, as […]

IACS adopts new requirements on cyber safety

Recognizing that cyber incidents on vessels can have a direct and detrimental impact on life, property, and the environment, IACS has steadily increased its focus on the reliability and functional effectiveness of onboard, safety-critical, computer-based systems. IACS identified at an early stage that, for ships to be resilient against cyber incidents, all parts of the […]

Misrepresenting status of methane slip risks delaying shipping’s decarbonisation

Methane slip from LNG-fuelled vessels is a recognised problem that the maritime industry has been actively addressing for well over a decade. SEA-LNG is disappointed to see the ongoing campaign of misinformation that misrepresents the progress the industry has made, and is continuing to make, to reduce slip. Sensationalist claims lacking scientific evidence are a […]

Damen builds three hybrid Fast Crew Supply vessels on stock

Sustainable vessels operate in electric mode at wind farms and in harbours In response to positive feedback from offshore suppliers, Damen Shipyards Group decided to build three new vessels of the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid type on stock at the Damen Antalya yard in Turkey. The vessels will be available for fast delivery […]

Long-term container rates plummet on key US to Far East routes

April has delivered a shock to the system for long-term ocean freight rates from the US to the Far East, with significant falls on both East Coast and West Coast routes. The surprise development, revealed by Oslo-based Xeneta’s weekly market update, shows long-term rates abruptly falling into line with spot rates, after months of gaping […]