• Cyber security for shipping needs unique approach

    Specialist cyber-security product manufacturer LightCyber has told IHS Maritime that shipping needs a new approach to cyber security. LightCybers' technology provides "visibility into security incidents and cyber breaches by monitoring and profiling user behaviour, and accurately detecting

  • Merchant shipping rejects formal role in migrant rescues

    The head of the Danish Shipowners' Association has warned Europe's politicians that merchant shipping must not be seen as central to the rescuing of refugees in the Mediterranean. "We will always do our part -- it is in our DNA -- but it should not be part of long-term solution," said Anne H

  • Maritime sector should be proactive on environment, says IMO

    All stakeholders in the maritime sector should take a proactive stance to the subject of environment, said Arsenio Dominguez, chairman of the IMO's marine environment protection committee, in a speech in Copenhagen today. He added that stakeholders also need to help the sector to reach stated

  • Lifesaving gear abundant on missing El Faro

    The 33 crew members on board missing container ship El Faro had access to ample lifesaving equipment when the vessel went missing, the ship's owners have confirmed. The ABS-classed, 1974-built ro-ro vessel was last heard from at 07.20 EST on 1 October after it began taking on water while in the

  • Deficient SMS blamed for enclosed space deaths

    A casualty report into the enclosed space multiple deaths on board the bulk carrier Sally Ann C in March this year has been released. It points to an incomplete safety management system (SMS), absence of warning notices in the danger spot, and "impulsive actions" as among the causes of the

  • US sees LNG bunkering failures

    American regulators recommend vessel operators review safety procedures based on recent 'near misses' that have occurred during bunkering operations. The US Coast Guard's Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (NCOE) in Port Arthur, Texas, which issued the notice on 25 September,


  • Djibouti seeks bigger Suez role

    Djibouti invests in port development to address a regional infrastructure deficit, reports Carolina Eslava D’isidoro, East Africa

    Photo: Main gate of Djibouti Container Terminal. Credit: Djibouti Container Terminal

  • Crewless ships and legal risks

    By Richard Clayton, chief maritime analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade

    Image: A design for an unmanned ship. Credit: Rolls-Royce

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  • MOL and NYK Line secure loan for four new LNG carriers

    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and NYK Line have received about JPY126.7billion (USD1 billion) to finance four Moss-type LNG carriers currently being built by MI LNG and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI). The Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC), the country's export credit agency, will provide
  • CMA CGM claims first for 'connected' box ship

    France's CMA CGM has claimed that its new 18,000 teu vessel, CMA CGM Bougainville, is the first container ship in the world to be equipped with new technology turning its payload of containers into "smart connected objects". The group said that the system it had installed on board the vessel
  • IKEA to make Incheon port its gateway to South Korea

    Swedish furniture maker IKEA will export most of its goods to South Korea via Incheon port. IKEA, which opened its first store in South Korea in December 2014, made this decision after it began testing out Incheon New Port Phase 1-1 container pier (Terminal B) in July. Impressed with the
  • BSM to manage six Maersk Line ships

    Maersk Line has decided to hand over the management of six vessels to Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). "Currently managed in-house by Maersk, the six vessels ranging in size from 2,500 to 11,000 teu will be managed over the next five years from BSM's Ship Management Centre in Hamburg,
  • Tokyo court approves Daiichi Chuo rehabilitation

    Struggling Japanese bulker operator Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha was given the green light by the Tokyo District Court to start civil rehabilitation on 5 October. The company applied for civil rehabilitation on 29 September after four consecutive annual losses. Unlike restructuring that is led by the
  • 'Don't jeopardise recycling capacity', ECSA warns EU

    The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) has said that Europe should trust class society judgements on ship recycling yards or risk putting off big players from signing up to international standards. ECSA was commenting on the latest certifications of compliance issued by ClassNK to
  • National heroes

    16 Sep 2015

    China’s policy of promoting ‘champions’ in key strategic industries lies at the heart of its economic development, writes David Yang, principal analyst, IHS Economics & Country Risk Since becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member in 2001, China has enjoyed a period of spectacular economic growth to become the second-largest economy in the world. In … more

  • Borrowers and lenders

    12 Sep 2015

    Shipping needs to choose its financing solutions carefully, reports IHS Maritime & Trade’s Richard Clayton Monaco, Rio, Singapore, New York, Dubai, Shanghai, London. The list of maritime finance conference venues gets longer every year. Dozens of look-at-me sponsors support the generation of capital in the form of public and private equity, master limited partnerships (MLPs), bonds, … more

  • Measurement measures up

    02 Sep 2015

    Monitoring fuel use aboard a vessel is a complex, careful, and vital process, both aboard and ashore. Engineering crews must know how much and what type of fuel is in the tanks (full, empty, or in between). In An introduction to fuel measurement, author Nigel Draffin successfully sets out to logically and clearly present reliable existing … more

  • Crewless ships and legal risks

    01 Sep 2015

    By Richard Clayton, chief maritime analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade Are unmanned ships safer or less safe than fully crewed vessels? Can human navigators on the bridges of dredgers perform their tasks more accurately than remote operation of dedicated dynamic positioning-dynamic tracking systems? How close are we to the fully hands-off ship? There has been … more