Maritime Roundup: 15 January 2019

PortXL Maritime Roundup

Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community.

MARITIME NEWS

Port of Rotterdam uses AI to predict vessel arrival times

The Port of Rotterdam has embarked on an initiative to harness data by partnering with Pronto, an application for standardised data exchange on port calls.

China bans open loop scrubbers

Following a similar ban by Singapore, China has officially enacted a ban on open loop scrubbers in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). According to BIMCO, this ban could possibly extend to a full ban in China’s waters.

New platform launched to optimise freight exchange

maruFreight is designed to facilitate communication between stakeholders in every phase of freight exchange.

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry, which can carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with ice up to 25cm deep.

Tariffs affect 27.4 million tonnes of US imports

According to a report from BIMCO, the impact of the trade war between US and China is beginning to show its colours.