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Panama Canal Introduces Freshwater Surcharge

18-01-2020

Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the main source of water for the waterway, the Panama Canal has announced a new freshwater surcharge beginning February 15.

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU (Dec 2019)

14-01-2020

As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance.

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How Cargo Ships Can Go Green

07-01-2020

Shipping is the lifeblood of global commerce — more than 80 percent of world trade goes by water. But the industry is also an environmental menace, producing as much carbon dioxide annually as Germany.

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Drewry: Ship Operating Costs Rise On Higher R&M And Insurance Spend

04-01-2020

Underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend, while looking ahead costs are expected to continue rising at a similar pace in 2020 on a hardening insurance market before receding in subsequent years, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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How a Ship is Berthed Using An Anchor?

28-12-2019

Mariners consider anchoring a ship to be an art. In fact, it’s also a form of science for it involves a sense of pivot, around which, a ship turns and imparts the stalling force to the ship.

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Wärtsilä Systems for Spliethoff OSV

27-12-2019

Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art DP2 B-Type vessels being built for the Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff. Image copyright: Spliethoff.

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