CSC condemns seizure of MSC Aries and demands release of hostage seafarers

Joining voices of complaint raised by other international and regional shipping organisations, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber demands the immediate release of the 25 innocent seafarers aboard the Portuguese flagged containership MSC Aries, that was seized on 13 April 2024, by Iranian forces in the waters off Fujairah, UAE. The Chamber condemns the seizure of the […]

ICS statement on the seizure of containership MSC Aries

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) condemns utterly the seizure of the MSC Aries earlier today by Iranian forces. The welfare of the 25 innocent seafarers that are now being held hostage are the highest priority and ICS calls for the immediate release of the seafarers and the ship. The vessel was seized at 06.37 UTC today […]

Latest update on M/V Dali and Baltimore bridge wreckage clearance

The Unified Command responsible for handling the aftermath of the late-March Francis Scott Key Bridge vessel strike and collapse continues to remove containers onboard M/V Dali and clear bridge wreckage at the incident site, it was reported yesterday. Salvors continue to remove containers from the M/V Dali as part of the effort to gain access […]

Shipping markets running 35% above 10-year trend with fundamentals remaining strong: Clarksons

Clarkson Research’s six-monthly outlook for the global shipping markets, Shipping Review & Outlook, has been released this week and is available in full on Clarksons’ ‘Shipping Intelligence Network’. Summarising the review, Steve Gordon, Managing Director of Clarksons Research commented: “Shipping markets are experiencing an extended period of positive market conditions, with our cross-sector ClarkSea Index averaging $24,000/day in the first quarter, up 35% on the […]

Maritime industry leaders to explore ammonia as a marine fuel on the US West Coast

ABS, CALAMCO, Fleet Management Limited, Sumitomo Corporation and TOTE Services have announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly conduct a feasibility study with the aim to be one of the pioneers in establishing a comprehensive and competitive supply chain for the provision of clean ammonia ship-to-ship bunkering on the US West […]

Ocean Network Express announces redesigned Transpacific service for 2025

  Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced its reconfigured Transpacific service starting from February 2025, in order to give customers with long-term contracts advance visibility of the changes.  The redesign is intended to ensure optimum customer service after Hapag-Lloyd leaves The Alliance (THEA) next year to team with Maersk in a new Geminin alliance. Jeremy […]

Ocean Infinity signs Global Framework Agreement with Shell for subsea data capture services

Robotic and uncrewed vessel technology specialist Ocean Infinity  is pleased to announce the signing of a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Shell, marking a significant milestone in the provision of lean-crewed and robotic seabed geomatics, spanning geophysical and geotechnical services, within the offshore energy sector. The GFA spans a 5-year period, encompassing all countries where […]

ClassNK statement on its classed containership DALI

Japanese classification society ClassNK has today issued the following statement on its website: “In light of the recent incident of the container ship “DALI” colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, we at ClassNK extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragic event. “As the classification society, ClassNK […]

Britannia statement on the Baltimore bridge incident

Britannia P&I Club has today issued a statement confirming that the DALI (IMO 9697428) containership involved in the Baltimore bridge collapse is entered with the Club. Britannia says it is working closely with the vessel’s owner and manager and the relevant US authorities as part of the investigation into the casualty. A Unified Command and […]

Synergy Group statement on Baltimore incident

As Owners Grace Ocean Pte Ltd & Ship manager of the Singapore-flagged ‘DALI’, Synergy Marine Group today issued an update from its Incident Response Team on the Baltimore collision and bridge collapse as follows: We confirm the safety of all crew members and two pilots aboard DALI, with one minor injury reported. The injured crew […]

ISU pollution prevention survey shows environmental benefit of salvage industry

Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 173 services to vessels carrying 1.9 million tonnes of potentially polluting cargo and fuel during operations in 2023. It again demonstrates the vital role of professional salvors in protecting the marine environment. The data come from the ISU’s Annual Pollution Prevention Survey for operations in 2023. President […]