• 2018 May 23


    Building the momentum for LNG as a marine fuel

    As the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap draws nearer and the regulation’s trajectory becomes clearer, ship owners and lines are increasingly seeing LNG as a long-term, compliant solution for their operations...

  • 2018 May 21


    Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrates 287th anniversary

    Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrated its 287th anniversary...

  • 2018 May 21


    Russia’s floating nuclear plant arrives in Murmansk

    The Akademik Lomonsov, Russia’s floating nuclear power plant – dubbed the “nuclear Titanic” by some environmentalists – arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend...

  • 2018 May 14


    DSV upbeat on market outlook as customer sentiment remains positive

    Soft ocean freight market set to continue, but air capacity likely to remain tight, with no signs of any trade war dampening demand

  • 2018 May 13


    Top container shipping lines reviewing Iran operations

    The world's top two container shipping groups Maersk Line and MSC are reviewing their Iran operations after the United States withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement with Tehran.

  • 2018 May 10


    Practical contributions to the development of autonomous sailing

    A great deal of debate and speculation surrounds autonomous sailing. While MARIN does not pretend to know all the answers, it is taking practical steps to assist in its development.

  • 2018 May 8


    Scrapping risks

    Traditionally, when a ship reached the end of its economic life, the owner sold it, often to a cash buyer, for scrapping with little consideration of the next step. Many ships ended up on a beach in south Asia (India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh) where they were cut apart and the metal was sold for scrap. The working conditions were sometimes dangerous and hazardous to the workers' health. In addition, little was sometimes done to protect the environment. For many ship owners these days, scrapping is (or should be) a matter requiring business considerations beyond the offered cash price.

  • 2018 May 4


    Zeebrugge Starts Simultaneous Yamal LNG Transhipments

    The Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium has facilitated its first simultaneous transhipment of Yamal liquefied natural gas...

  • 2018 May 4


    Floating nuclear reactor to power Russia’s Arctic expansion

    A 500’ floating nuclear reactor will power a port town and oil rigs in Russia’s far northeast...

  • 2018 May 4


    New port connecting China and Russia opens

    The port is located in Fuyuan City in Heilongjiang Province. It will be mainly used to export China's vegetable, fruits, agricultural products and engineering machinery to Russia, and import Russia's wood, soybeans and flour to China...

  • 2018 April 27


    Grand strategy: all along the polar silk road

    The release of China’s Arctic Policy white paper in January coincides with what the US National Snow and Ice Data Center describes as ‘the second lowest Arctic maximum [extent of Arctic sea ice] in the 39-year satellite record...

  • 2018 April 27


    Egypt, Russia to sign industrial zone agreement in May

    Egypt and Russia are planning to sign an intergovernmental agreement by the end of May to set up an industrial zone East the Port Said region and in the Suez Canal Economic Zone...