Steel prices are on the rise in China and this will eventually feed into newbuilding prices. Other factors pushing the growth in prices for large tankers include a surge in demand for large containerships. Is this a new peak in the cycle, or a short-term issue?
IMO’s decision to defer key ballast water items from the MEPC 76 virtual meeting agenda to the next MEPC meeting and to refer others to the status of correspondence, suggests a downgrading of ballast water matters by regulators.
4G/LTE technology can never be a replacement for satellite but it has been overlooked as a complementary service that can in certain circumstances deliver real benefits to hip operators and their crews. Therefore, we have sought within this paper to highlight why ship operators should perhaps pause and reconsider their connectivity strategy on board to lean more heavily on 4G/LTE services
To reduce shipping’s carbon footprint, LNG is the cleanest available marine fuel, with a maturing bunkering infrastructure and supply chain and a pathway to lower carbon and zero-carbon fuels. That pathway shouldn’t be abandoned as suggested by a recent World Bank report.
The accidental blockade of the Suez Canal by the 400 m-long Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS) Ever Given highlights how tanker trades are reliant on traditional chokepoints, but other forms of chokepoints also exist
Riviera’s Maritime Air Pollution Virtual Forum is a mix of roundtable discussions and spotlight presentations. Our sessions focus on regulations, ports and the owner/operator perspective. This event is part of Riviera’s series of Maritime Air Pollution virtual and live conferences and webinars.
Riviera’s Tanker Shipping & Trade Webinar Week will focus on wind technology, crewing, mooring, and multi-scope drydocking. Each free, 45-minute webinar features a panel of maritime professionals expert in their chosen fields.
Riviera’s Marine Propulsion Webinar Week will focus on engineroom design and safety, remote maintenance, frequency converters and noise and vibration. Each free 45-minute webinar features a panel of maritime professionals expert in their chosen fields.