The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has in late August banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Unison Jasper from Australian ports for six months.
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Singapore is committed to reducing the environmental impact of shipping by strictly enforcing the IMO 2020 regulation.
Singapore authorities confirmed that there is no serious impact on oil trading and bunkering sectors and the banking system remains sound.
The proposed IMO ban would allow exemptions and waivers resulting in 84% of Arctic shipping continuing to burn HFO in the Arctic, and permitting 70% of vessels to still carry HFO as fuel.
The projects concentrate either on ship technologies development or sustainable fuel production.
The system harnesses AI, including NLP capabilities and machine learning, to analyze documentation and alert operations personnel.
Ship-source pollution is endangering vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.
IMO has deployed an expert who is advising on the mitigation of the impacts on the environment and coastal communities.
There is a clear need to raise awareness of seafarersʹ vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.
Two more ships, Conti Stockholm and Ben Rinnes in Western Australia and Victoria, refused to keep sailing in bids for repatriation.
Seafarers are expected to work harder than ever and there is a pressure to keep hygiene standards at almost hospital levels.
Seafarers say ‘enough is enough’ and stand up to enforce their rights to get off during the mounting crew change crisis.
The results of the Seafarers Happiness Index in Q2 2020 show the happiness levels of seafarers at 6.18/10, down from 6.30 in Q1.
The International Chamber of Shipping has warned that failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated.
The development of autonomous vehicles could make the urban environment greener, more livable and help support sustainable transportation systems.