Maritime Roundup: 17 June 2019

PortXL SG Maritime Roundup

Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community.

MARITIME NEWS

Infographic on IMO 2020
The new emissions regulations taking effect in 2020 will have a big impact on the world’s massive fleet of marine shipping vessels. Find out how.

Argentina ready to meet Asian LNG demand
Rising natural gas production in Argentina, coupled with competitive global LNG transportation costs, is expected to position the country as an emerging source of gas supply to Asia during peak demand periods.

Ammonia under study as possible marine fuel
Ammonia can be used as an alternative marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions from ships, according to new research.

Taking the lead on hydrogen safety
Lloyd’s Register is in the process of developing guidance flagging up hazards and helping to inform the industry about the challenges of working with hydrogen. 

China’s swine flu has changed dry bulk patterns for years to come
The outbreak of African swine fever in the world’s most populous nation and largest soybean buyer is reducing soybean imports massively.

Shipping industry condemns tanker attacks, warns of global economic threat
Shipping industry organisations have condemned the attacks on two tankers on the Gulf of Oman and expressed concern over the global economic impact of a threat to maritime traffic in the Straits of Hormuz.

One Sea Autonomous Shipping Alliance welcomes three new members
Three more players in the international maritime sector have joined One Sea, the industry alliance that promotes a common goal of self-guiding shipping.

Automated mooring system chosen for autonomous container ship
MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into an agreement whereby MacGregor will deliver an automated mooring system for the world’s first autonomous container ship, Yara Birkeland.