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World’s largest construction vessel gets first-ever drone delivery

May 26, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The Pioneering Spirit is currently moored at Alexiahaven in preparation of upcoming offshore activities. The vessel is 382 meters long and 124 meters wide and hosts an international crew of 570. The Port of Rotterdam said last Friday that this […]


Shipping

ICS: Non-conformity incidents dropped by 25% over the past year

May 22, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The information was collected via the users of the Chamber’s ISF Watchkeeper software, which tracks over 25 million hours of work on board ships undertaken each month by seafarers. The statistics are drawn from the online version of the software […]


Shipping

Bibby WaveMasters chart zero-emissions course

May 22, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The project will be supported by a grant from MarRI-UK, a collaborative innovation vehicle for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. Helen Samuels, Bibby Marine Ltd’s CEO, said: “We are at a clear juncture in […]


Shipping

Port of Helsinki to temporarily lay off its entire personnel

May 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“Because of this, we have been forced to start extensive cost reductions. As a part of the reduction plan, the Port of Helsinki Ltd and its employees have agreed that the Port’s personnel will be temporarily dismissed,” the port said […]


Shipping

COVID-19 could be driving force to decarbonise shipping before 2050

May 15, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“The coronavirus could be the driving force enabling us to achieve the decarbonisation goals even before 2050,” Aleixendri pointed out, explaining that one possible way to cut emissions today is wind propulsion. Her Catalan start-up does its share to make […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

Port of Long Beach bags $500 million loan

May 6, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“This $500 million federal investment reflects the President’s continued emphasis on infrastructure that will reduce traffic congestion while enhancing the Port of Long Beach’s ability to handle large container ships to support economic growth in the region and the country,” […]


Shipping

CDB Leasing splashes $417.6 million on eight bulkers

May 5, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

As disclosed in a stock exchange filing, two ships from the batch would be built by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, while Yangzhou COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding would build three bulkers each. CDB said that the […]


Shipping

European ports hit the hardest by blanking of sailings

May 4, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The impact of the trend has been relatively limited in the first quarter of the year, however, concerns have already been raised that the situation is likely to worsen in the second quarter of the year with much higher economic […]


Shipping

U.S. Xpress Reports Net Loss, Increased Revenue

May 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises reported an increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, but its bottom line swung from a profit to a loss. The company on April 30 reported a Q1 net loss attributable to controlling interest of […]


Shipping

ITF: COVID-19 is no excuse to cut seafarers’ wages

April 29, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

Seafarers are vital employees because they keep the global supply chains moving. Seafarers, including those on ferries, transport around 90 per cent of the world’s goods, including necessary medical supplies, equipment, products and passengers. Amid the ongoing pandemic, seafarers continue […]