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Ports & Logistics

Colombo container congestion crisis eases

Severe box backlogs at key South Asian transhipment port appear to be improving, following several weeks of difficulties that have led to service cancellations, cargo rollovers and disruption to supply chains

Asia Pacific Sri Lanka

Plea to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season

Officers’ union Nautilus International says the plight of seafarers should not be forgotten as the crew change crisis drags on. A survey has shown the toll on Nautilus’ members, with half of the 350 respondents considering leaving the industry

International Asia Pacific

Container shortages exacerbated by slow turnaround times

Shippers seeking exports from Asia are finding it difficult to secure equipment, pushing up freight rates. But elsewhere, port congestion is meaning empties sit idle for up to two months

Asia Pacific North America

Owners’ primary drivers of digitalisation revealed in new survey

All attendees to the webinar will receive full access to the Digitalisation Uncovered publication, which includes interviews with ABB, Bureau Veritas, G2Ocean, Hempel, Nautilus Labs, Tomini Group, Vikand, and Waterfront Maritime Services

International Containers
Environment

Countries commit to completely sustainable management of their ocean waters by 2025

Canada, Japan, Norway and 11 other countries that account for almost 40% of the world's coastline and 30% of the world's Exclusive Economic Zones have pledged to develop individual sustainable management plans targeting sustainable use of the ocean and economic growth

Environment Technology and Innovation

Outlook forum looks forward to decarbonisation progress in 2021

Industry collaboration will be key to achieving shipping's goals in the coming year. Working more closely with the aviation and rail sectors, and learning lessons on safety and emissions reduction will feature strongly

Environment Finance

Yemen rebels hold the key to avoiding a maritime disaster

Yemen’s Houthis would gain more by helping to avert a looming maritime disaster on a stricken tanker in the Red Sea than by blocking such efforts

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Dissent in European shipping circles over EU’s green rules

Greek shipowners are still against an EU emissions measure. However, if it has to happen, they believe it should be a mandatory levy payed by charterers. Danish shipowners suggest that initially there could be a domestic Emissions Trading System, which could potentially expand to international level in 10 years

EU Regulation
Shipbuilding

Yangzijiang secures $226m in new shipbuilding orders

An increase in the demand for smaller containerships has been seen as the shipping industry adapts to emerging trends and seeks to meet the heightened demand for intra-regional shipping and more flexible services

China Containers

Samsung Heavy picks up tanker and LNG carrier orders worth $241m

A late surge in newbuilding orders has brought Samsung Heavy’s order backlog up to $4bn, meeting 48% of its annual order target. Some $2.9bn of these were netted in November alone as the pace of orders picked up slightly from a slow coronavirus-ridden year of cautious sentiment

Singapore Tankers and Gas

Owners’ primary drivers of digitalisation revealed in new survey

All attendees to the webinar will receive full access to the Digitalisation Uncovered publication, which includes interviews with ABB, Bureau Veritas, G2Ocean, Hempel, Nautilus Labs, Tomini Group, Vikand, and Waterfront Maritime Services

International Containers

Cosco leasing unit to finance 16 newcastlemaxes for sister company

Vessels were originally ordered by Cosco Shipping Bulk, and will now be sold to Cosco Shipping Development under an operating lease arrangement for 10 years. Deal comes after the state conglomerate has this year turned to its own leasing platform to finance its newbuilding projects

Dry Bulk Finance
Technology & Innovation

Countries commit to completely sustainable management of their ocean waters by 2025

Canada, Japan, Norway and 11 other countries that account for almost 40% of the world's coastline and 30% of the world's Exclusive Economic Zones have pledged to develop individual sustainable management plans targeting sustainable use of the ocean and economic growth

Environment Technology and Innovation

Outlook forum looks forward to decarbonisation progress in 2021

Industry collaboration will be key to achieving shipping's goals in the coming year. Working more closely with the aviation and rail sectors, and learning lessons on safety and emissions reduction will feature strongly

Environment Finance

Owners’ primary drivers of digitalisation revealed in new survey

All attendees to the webinar will receive full access to the Digitalisation Uncovered publication, which includes interviews with ABB, Bureau Veritas, G2Ocean, Hempel, Nautilus Labs, Tomini Group, Vikand, and Waterfront Maritime Services

International Containers

Shipping’s cyber readiness mixed ahead of IMO deadline

High-profile cyber attacks and the impending IMO 2021 requirement for shipping to get its digital house in order have sent shipowners searching for off-the-shelf solutions. But meeting the challenge is more complex, according to a recent industry discussion

International Insurance
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