Alle partijen in de maritieme sector gaan nog meer samenwerken om innovatiever te worden en sneller over te schakelen naar schonere brandstoffen. Hiervoor tekenden minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructuur en Waterstaat) en vertegenwoordigers uit de sector vandaag het Werkprogramma Maritieme Strategie. Deze strategie vormt de blauwdruk waarmee rederijen, zee- en binnenvaartschippers, havens, en betrokken overheden de komende drie jaar de uitdagingen voor verduurzaming, innovatie en cybersecurity gaan oppakken.
The volume of LNG bunkered in Rotterdam in 2017 rose to 1,500 tonnes, from 100 tonnes in 2016.
Rotterdam Port Authority reported that much of the increase is due to the 1,000 TEU Wes Amelie, the first container ship to be converted to LNG propulsion. The vessel regularly bunkers at the City Terminal in the port’s Prins Willem Alexanderhaven.
The Nautical Institute has called for navigators to provide their views on the latest concept for S-Mode. The concept calls for an “always on” standardization of key features to be adopted by the leading manufacturers of navigation systems.
By Svetlana Modeva, Tue 20, 2018 / Cruise
Whether holidaymakers enjoy relaxing on poolside deck chairs or exploring tropical islands, luxury getaways on ocean cruises are growing in popularity. Over the last 10 years, demand for cruises has risen by 68%, and it was estimated that in 2016, over 220 cruise liners carried 24 million passengers on voyages crossing the world.
Cruising may be popular, but it’s not good for the environment. To take those 24 million vacationers across the oceans these boats have to be enormous. Some are even larger than aircraft carriers and can burn through tonnes of diesel every hour. On average, a typical ocean liner uses 225 tonnes of fuel each day, which results in a huge amount of carbon emissions being released.
A newly released video by SMIT Salvage (above) has shown how it removed the ‘TS Taipei’ containership which ran aground and became a shipwreck in the north of Taiwan.
The vessel, once owned by TS Lines, got into difficulty after severe weather conditions led to an engine failure on March 10, 2016, which caused the ship to break in two and sink.
For the project, SMIT Salvage deployed its 1,000-ton floating sheerleg Cyclone, a floating water vessel with a crane, and the semi-submersible pontoon Giant 6.
The renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort is officially taken into operation. As well as upgrading the existing berth, the terminal was expanded with a second berth to handle roll-on/roll-off vessels. The expansion means that Stena Line is prepared for the anticipated further increase in freight volumes between Rotterdam and the United Kingdom.
Intercargo, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, has issued a joint industry alert in response to the increasing threat of hijack and kidnap in and around Nigerian waters. The joint urged vessels operating in the area to report to the FR/UK operated Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) which is a secure and trusted agency. In addition, Intercargo recommends Masters of vessels operating in the area to plan according to the following:
“Arrive at the Pilot Station, Port, Anchorage or STS Area just in Time. Time transit with consideration to safe speed and maintaining distance offshore or use an offshore waiting area. Consider higher transit speeds where risk/threat assessment is high.
The new hybrid-powered cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen, being built for Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten, was launched at Kleven Yards on February 17.
Following its delivery in the summer of 2018, the ship will deploy on expedition voyages to Antarctica and the Chilean fjords in its 2018/2019 inaugural season.
FEBRUARY 19, 2018 — Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MOU, says that while the overall results of a recent concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation are encouraging, “continued monitoring of ECDIS compliance will be necessary.”
That may not come as much of a surprise in light of various incidents involving “ECDIS assisted groundings” that have led the U.K. and Danish maritime accident investigation authority to conducting a safety study, designed to more fully understand why operators are not using ECDIS as envisaged by regulators and the system manufacturers (see earlier story).