Finland and Sweden are working jointly to support the development of a new generation of icebreakers. The goal of the project is to select the design of a new vessel that will meet the challenges of the shipping industry while also responding to environmental concerns. The design project, which is v
BIDEN ALMOST THERE; TRUMP CRIES FOUL Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won Michigan and Wisconsin Wednesday, putting him on the brink of taking the White House from President Donald Trump, hours after the president's team opened legal fights to stop vote counting in at least tw
Despite the downturn in many segments that have led to increases in the numbers of ships sold for demolition, BIMCO reports, the VLCC crude oil tanker segment is in the midst of its second-longest streak without the sale of a single vessel for scrap.
Seafarers continue to face a bleak future in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers.
Italian authorities have given the green light for an LNG receiving vessel moored off Tuscany to begin ship-to-ship transfers to smaller LNG vessels, including purpose-built bunkering vessels and barges. The development will make it easier for LNG bunkering operations to expand in the Central Medite
Norway’s HySHIP project aims to lower the development and operational cost supporting a move to liquid green hydrogen (LH2) propulsion throughout Europe. The project will develop a series of unique prototype vessels starting with a ro-ro ferry along with seeking to establish a viable LH2 suppl
A dramatic rescue effort is underway to save 62 seafarers from a remote South Atlantic island after their vessel stuck rocks and sunk on October 15. The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) is confirming the sinking of what they are calling a fishing research vessel, the Geo Searcher, which was
With the end of the Brexit transition period looming, the UK Government announced it has taken steps to ensure that critical freight will continue to flow in 2021 regardless of the outcome of the current negotiations with the European Union. Four of Europe’s leading ferry companies have been g
Ports around the United States, and many parts of the world, have been reporting a rebound in volumes as economies began to recover from the shock of the pandemic and governments took steps to support restroe activity.
The annual International WorkBoat Show has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, joining the ranks of other leading maritime conventions to move online or suspend events.