UAB-Online and Systems Navigator’s Dropboard announce collaboration to streamline maritime liquid bulk operations

Two maritime innovators, UAB-Online and Systems Navigator, announce a collaboration to optimise and streamline operations in the liquid bulk industry. UAB-Online offers a software solution that enables stakeholders in sea and inland shipping to digitise their handling operations, while Systems Navigator’s Dropboard offers a planning and scheduling system for ports and liquid bulk terminals. By […]

P&O Ferries strengthens North Sea presence with new London – Rotterdam freight route

P&O Ferries is delighted to announce the opening of a new RoRo freight route in the North Sea, between London (Tilbury 2) and Rotterdam (Europoort), starting in March 2024. This service will complement P&O Ferries’ existing Zeebrugge to London route together with strengthening its rail-connected hub in Rotterdam. Peter Hebblethwaite, P&O Ferries’ CEO, said: “The […]

IMO Secretary-General announces new senior team

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced his leadership team, one week after taking up his new position. Mr. Arsenio Dominguez, who took up office as the 10th elected Secretary-General of IMO on 1 January, this week named the Senior Management Committee members as follows: • Director of Administrative Division – Azara […]

IACS launches new recommendation to promote shipbuilding quality of machinery piping systems

The International Association of Classification Services (IACS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new recommendation, Rec.177, to enhance the quality of machinery piping systems in shipbuilding. The purpose of machinery piping systems is to convey different fluids at various temperatures and pressures to all parts of the ship, including to nearly every enclosed […]

China shipbuilding industry’s first methanol-fuelled ultramax bulk carrier receives ABS approval

Lemissoler Navigation Ltd. and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) have received ABS approval in principle (AIP) for their design of a 65K DWT methanol-fuelled ultramax bulk carrier, the first such methanol vessel for China’s shipbuilding industry. “ABS understands and is deeply involved in supporting clients with decarbonization solutions,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, […]

Impact of Red Sea unrest on Rotterdam throughput expected to be slight

The recent disruptions at the Red Sea entrance are anticipated to exert additional strain on its container terminals in January 2024, Port or Rotterdam announced last week. However, the overall impact on the port’s throughput is projected to be minimal. The Port of Rotterdam Authority foresees a decrease of approximately 1.25 million tonnes in the […]

Drewry warns on Red Sea crisis impact assessment for global shippers

Drewry Shipping Consultants says the next 4-5 weeks will be critical for global shipping and container traffic from Asia to Europe and Mediterranean to Asia. Any disruption ahead of Chinese New Year is always a concern for shippers, it notes, and while the current situation is already causing bottlenecks in global supply chains, for the […]

Institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management enter into two offshore wind farm CSOV newbuild contracts with Ulstein Verft

The two new Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) contracted at Ulstein Verft will be equipped with hybrid battery propulsion system and be prepared for green methanol fuel to enable carbon-neutral operations. The contracts have been entered into on behalf of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and include two additional options. In 2023, […]

INTERCARGO New Year message by Chairman Dimitris Fafalios

As we steer into a New Year in 2024 foremost in our thoughts is safety – the safety of our seafarers, of our ships, and of our world. The dry bulk sector faces challenges across the globe due to geopolitical conflicts and INTERCARGO joins the international shipping industry in condemning attacks on merchant ships. Our […]