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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU (Dec 2019)


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


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


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?


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


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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