The Port of Rotterdam has made €5 million available via its Climate-Friendly Shipping scheme to fund maritime projects using low- and zero-carbon fuel. Shipping companies, fuel and engine manufacturers and suppliers and shipping service providers operating out of the Port of Rotterdam will be able to access the funding if their project relies on green fuel options. The scheme, which will run until 2022, will focus on fuel projects which will reduce CO2 emissions by more than
The ULCV Mumbai Maersk has broken the 19,000 TEU load mark, setting a new world record at 19,038 TEU. She achieved the new milestone at Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, then got under way for Europe. She is expected in Rotterdam on September 5. The 2018-built Mumbai Maersk is the firm's latest Triple-E class vessel, and has a nameplate capacity of 20,600 TEU. UASC (now part of Hapag-Lloyd) set a previous record in 2015 when its ULCV Al Muraykh loaded 18,601 containers. Maersk Line'
A complete transformation of how ports operate is on the horizon, according to Bret Greenstein, Vice President of Watson Internet of Things (IoT), Consumer Offerings, IBM. Over the past few years, IBM has partnered up with industry majors such as Maersk Group and CMA CGM in order to digitize their ways of doing business. World Maritime News spoke with Mr. Greenstein on the digital transformation of the maritime industry and IBM’s role in the process on the back of the company
For centuries, a harsh climate and ice-choked seas dashed the dreams of sailors attempting to cross the Canadian Northwest Passage between Asia and Europe. Now, thanks to climate change and reduced ice cover, the trip isn’t nearly so daunting. Last weekend, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, carried a record thousand-plus passengers and crew through the passage. Next year, it’ll do the same. Does this mean that the age-old vision of a time-saving, money-making Arctic
Increasing complexity and shrinking margins are forcing the maritime industry to focus on cost awareness. But with the fuel prices at an all-time low, it has become increasingly hard to save expenses in this area. In order to continue realizing cost reductions, the industry is now turning to other methods of staying cost-conscious. Asset expenses, preventive maintenance and shore based management are the current topics that have the industry’s attention. As a result, the dema
Pioneering Spirit, Allseas’ single-lift platform installation, decommissioning and pipelay vessel, departed Rotterdam on August 6, 2016, and is now ready for offshore trials. Pioneering Spirit was moored in Rotterdam since January 2015 for installation, commissioning and testing of the topside system. The vessel will now head to the Southern North Sea to perform offshore trials throughout August, which will include a series of test platform topsides installation and removal e