IMO is taking a significant step forward in banning the use of fuel that exceeds the .5% sulphur limit as of 2020 unless an operational scrubber is in place. This helps level the playing field in discouraging those endeavoring to benefit by not using compliant fuel. Also necessary will be enforcement of this amendment.
Commodities and chartering giant Cargill is teaming up with four NGOs to boost shipping sustainability. The idea is to back initiatives and increase accountability across the sector.
The Maritime Global Technologies Innovation Center (MGTIC) will be hosting a “Reverse Pitch” at SUNY Maritime College on Thursday, March 15th from 10:30-1:30. The format will be representatives from the Maritime, Port, Logistics, and land-based industries will present challenges to those with the talent, desire and passion to dream and conceive possible solutions (innovators). This type of presentation helps expose real needs, inefficiencies and pain points ripe for an innovation, creativity, and solution. Also in the room will be investors looking for incubator companies.
Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in the annual calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). The theme of this year’s contest aligns with that of IMO’s World Maritime Day, “Better Shipping for a Better Future.” Submissions will be accepted from youth across the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean).
NAMEPA is teaming up with local high schools to spread knowledge and share opportunities with students interested in careers in the maritime industry and environmental conservation. NAMEPA’s mission is unique as it bridges the gap between commerce and preservation, making NAMEPA a quintessential example of the dynamic positions available in the field of marine science and maritime industries.
Never before in recorded history has so much change and disruption in the shipping industry been occurring at such an accelerated pace. The advancements in digitalization, automation, and more are prompting risks as well as rewards, requiring intentional expertise. This intentionality will help mitigate risks and will help protect the marine environment from accidents and damage. -Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, NAMEPA
Key appointments in organization’s digital class strategy build solid foundation for the future of classification
The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new 104 metres long exploration cruise vessel.
ABS Chairman, President and CEO defines maritime industry’s transformation through digital innovation
(Houston, ABS Media Relations) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been selected by Dorian LPG to provide an in-depth techno-economic analysis, laying out compliance options for impending global sulfur cap requirements. Dorian LPG owns and operates a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), transporting liquefied petroleum gas around the world.
Niels Aalund, West Gulf Marine Association's Vice President of Maritime Affairs, was unanimously elected by the Harris County Commissioners court as the at-large director to the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) Board of Directors.