maritime news

APEC: highest commitment to economic integration

With several trade agreements moving forward, e.g. the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance, prospects for regional economic integration remain positive.

Rotterdam uses IoT to save 1 hour of berthing time

For the Port of Rotterdam, it is about using technology to help customers.  Lee Kok Leong reports on how the port is leveraging on the IoT to save one hour in berthing time which can amount to US$80,000 US dollars in savings for shipping companies.

MSC using 30% biofuel blends

MSC has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to reduce an estimated 15-20% in CO2 emissions.

Pirates increase kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

On 15 December 2019, around six heavily armed pirates boarded a product tanker underway approximately 118 nm of Cotonou, Benin, kidnapping 20 seafarers and destroying some equipment on board.