Industry News

Day of the Seafarer 2020

July 25th is International Seafarer day.  Never in the recent decades was this day more important as this year's commemoration of the Seafarer Day.  This is due to the fact that the Shipping industry, and more importantly the Seafarers, have been on the front line...

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Coronavirus brings turbulence to Shipping Industry

The shipping industry is on high alert amid a rising death toll in China following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan.  Due to the close living quarters of both passengers and crew, ships are considered particularly at risk from outbreaks, especially since researchers are still...

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Shipping Agent

Another First for Nippon Yusen Kaisha – NYK

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is fitting that at a time when NYK is celebrating its 139th anniversary, the company has broken new (maritime) ground by conducting the world`s first autonomous ship trial. Autonomous manning is very much on the agenda of ship...

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The Next Shipping Revolution – Zero Emission Ships

The shipping world has been marked by significant milestones over the centuries. It is enough to recall the change from wood to iron, from sail to steam, from coal to oil, and, in our lifetime, from break bulk to containerisation. Each of these milestones was...

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Valletta Cruise Port

Valletta Cruise Port registers Record Passenger visits

With 3 months to spare in 2019, the Valletta Cruise Port is already registering a record year with the highest number of passengers entering Malta on board of cruise liners.  Almost 800,000 passengers have visited the Valletta Cruise Port so far, and according to the...

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Cruise Ships Go Green

Like other international shipping service providers, any Maltese Shipping Agent will welcome the increase in the number of cruise ships that will be powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). Some relief from carbon emissions will already be noted from January 2020 when the IMO low...

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Zero Emission Vessels: A Revolution in the Making

Two years after IMO2016 established the 2020 sulphur cap for ships` bunkers to 0.3% - 0.5% from the previous high of 3.5%, the organisation set an even more ambitious target for 2050: to halve vessels` carbon emissions to meet the deadlines of the Paris Agreement. ...

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Jean Nicoli Corsica Lines set installation of scrubbers at Ship repair yard at Palumbo

Scrubber Windfall for Ship Repair Yards

The impending entry into force of IMO`s MARPOL ANNEX VI regulations in January 2020 has proved to be a windfall for ship repair yards. In 2016, IMO, the International Maritime Organisation established an emission cap for ships burning HFO - heavy fuel oil, to mitigate...

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