Maritime Roundup: 15 March 2019

PortXL Maritime Roundup

Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community. MARITIME NEWS BP Marine Unveils New Very Low Sulphur Marine Fuel The VLSFO, with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content, meets new MARPOL regulations and is being introduced into the market following controlled sea trials in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) and Singapore hubs. Shell Readies Low Sulphur Offering Following the BP roll-out of …

Maritime Roundup: 15 February 2019

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Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community. MARITIME NEWS Shell and Google owner enter offshore energy kite venture Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to accelerate access to new offshore wind areas. Inchcape and V.Group inks mutual acquisitions in travel and agency Port agency and marine …

Maritime Roundup: 31 January 2019

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Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community. MARITIME NEWS World’s 1st digital survey carried out on containership Classification society DNV GL and Klaveness Ship Management (KSM) performed a digital survey — claimed to be the world’s first — on board the containership MV Badru. Steps to achieving zero emission vessels outlined in new study The new ‘Zero-Emission Vessels …

Maritime Roundup: 15 January 2019

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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 …

Maritime Roundup: 14 December 2018

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Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community. MARITIME NEWS CMA CGM Joins Freightos CMA CGM took a giant leap in inking a pilot agreement with Freightos, becoming the first ocean carrier listed on the freight marketplace. This is despite the fact that CMA CGM has been working on its own e-commerce platform called Freddie, which has not been …

Maritime Roundup: 30 November 2018

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Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community. MARITIME NEWS How Maersk’s Bad Business Model is Breaking its BlockChain Maersk and IBM may be left high and dry after sinking good money into the development of TradeLens, a blockchain platform built to unite and transform the shipping industry. The reason why not everyone is getting on board? Ownership of …

Maritime Roundup: 15 November 2018

PortXL Maritime Roundup

Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community.   MARITIME NEWS Exhaust Gas Scrubber Washwater – Is it Safe? Newly published analysis seem to show that increased speed for ships with scrubbers installed will save the ship more cost, although it will increase the CO2 footprint of the ship, prompting the industry to wonder if the option of scrubbing …