• 2020 January 15 14:33

    ForSea is the first shipping company in Sweden and Denmark to be MSC and ASC certified

    ForSea says it is the first shipping company in Sweden and Denmark to be MSC and ASC certified and the first shipping company in the world to serve only MSC and ASC labelled fish and seafood.

    For just over a year ForSea has been operating the world’s first battery-powered vessels to serve
    a high-intensity ferry route. The company’s environmental goals have always been ambitious and continue to be so. Now the time has come to achieve the next target – to ensure that all the fish and seafood served on board is MSC- and ASC-labelled.

    ForSea’s transition to battery-powered vessels has led to huge environmental benefits for the marine and air environment in the region. It has also made headlines worldwide. Work to maintain and develop the future operation of the ferries is taking place at the same time as clear goals are being set for other functions within ForSea. These relate to issues such as how best to reduce energy consumption and, not least, how to offer restaurant guests a menu that is both climate smart and sustainable. One clear milestone in this journey has been the ambition to become MSC/ASC certified and to ensure that all the fish and seafood served on board is MSC- and ASC-labelled. This ambition has now been realised. ForSea has been certified in accordance with MSC/ASC traceability standards, and from January 2020 ForSea will be the first shipping company in the world to serve only certified fish and seafood from sustainable sources. In practice this means that it is possible to trace the fish all the way back to the sea in a process that includes, for example, checks on suppliers, special routines on board, staff training, etc. All in order to be able to comply fully with certification criteria while also acting as good ambassadors for sustainable fishing.

    “We are proud to be able to confirm that we have achieved yet another of our goals. We have consistently been working with multiple goals on our journey towards sustainability. To now become the first shipping company in Sweden and Denmark to be MSC/ASC certified is incredibly motivating. We’re also proud to be the first shipping company in the world to be able to say that all the fish we serve on board is – without exception – MSC- and ASC-labelled. It warms our seaman’s heart to see the progress we are making towards fully realising our ambition of leaving the smallest possible impact on the environment for future generations,” says Johan Röstin, CEO for ForSea.

    Surveys clearly show that consumers in Sweden and Denmark consider marine pollution and over-fishing to be the two greatest threats to our planet’s oceans. Linnéa Engström, MSC Programme Director for Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region says:

    “MSC applauds ForSea’s decision to make a difference by certifying its restaurants. We hope that others will now follow the good example that ForSea has set. It is important that companies take their share of responsibility and play their part in preserving marine life for the generations yet to come.”




2020 January 17

18:06 Safe Bulkers refinances $105.2 mln of existing loan facilities with respect to eight vessels
17:52 Construction of Borssele 1+2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast begins
17:31 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 263,500 tonnes of cargo in 2019, down 20.4% Y-o-Y
17:06 Wärtsilä solutions support environmentally sustainable performance for two new MSC Cruises's ships
16:50 BIMCO expands ice information service
16:27 A record year for cruise expected at Port of Southampton
16:02 Qatargas delivers first Q-Flex LNG cargo to Summit LNG FSRU in Bangladesh
15:49 Tallink Grupp sets group-wide CSR strategy and sustainable operations goals
15:23 RUB 127.57 billion of federal budget allocations approved for construction of Leader-class icebreaker
15:02 Dublin Port unitised trade up 3.6% in 2019
14:48 Seaspan Shipyards hosts ceremonial keel laying for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship
14:30 RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet minesweeper makes planned transition from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
14:14 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Astarte with Aquavita
13:51 Turnover of DeloPorts terminals in 2019 decreased by 5% YoY to 8.3 mln tonnes
13:32 SAAM agrees to acquire 70% of Intertug, a towage operator in Colombia, Mexico and Central America
13:03 Flex LNG announces extension of the time-charter agreement for Flex Enterprise
12:37 Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers bulk carrier FJ VIOLA
12:27 Hapag-Lloyd signs space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC on the Asia-North Europe trade
12:20 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reports it key 2019 results
12:03 Pyxis Tankers announces completion of sale of Pyxis Delta
11:38 KHI delivers LPG carrier PHOENIX GAIA
11:29 Throughput of Vostochny Port grew by 5.2% to 25.51 million tonnes in 2019
11:03 Eagle Bulk Shipping joins Getting to Zero Coalition
10:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 17
10:28 NYK agrees to MoU with Northern Offshore Group on partnership for crew transfer vessel business for offshore wind power generation systems
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $64.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $58.5
09:33 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 768 points
07:18 NYK and Van Oord sign MoU to own and operate offshore wind installation vessels in Japan

2020 January 16

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from India and Sri Lanka to North Europe and the Mediterranean
18:06 CMA CGM introduces NETWORKING INTERMEDIATION SERVICES
17:52 Mikhail Mishustin appointed as the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
17:31 ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statement of Compliance to Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh
17:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Middle East to Mediterranean and North Europe
16:39 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia following the recent growth (graph)
16:03 Vessels offered free shore power during Parkkade trial in Rotterdam
15:22 The CMA CGM Group is strengthening the organization of CEVA Logistics to begin the second phase of its development
15:03 New Stena Line ferry completes maiden voyage on Irish Sea
14:02 PIL launches new transpacific pendulum service, America Asia Service (AAS)
13:33 Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row
13:02 THE Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020
12:30 MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
12:01 CMA CGM SSL Intra Europe will update its BAF for Algeria Morocco Tunisia Roro services
11:28 ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress
11:26 Rosmorport summarizes results of its sailing ships's 2019 navigation season
11:01 Dmitry Stepanov appointed as General Director of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association
10:37 IMO continues its work to review GMDSS requirements
10:18 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 16
09:50 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for 2019
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.69% to $64.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.73% to $58.23
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,260 points

2020 January 15

18:35 Aker Solutions involved in international brownfield services contract award
18:06 The Convention between Carriers and Ports for OCEAN Alliance held in Boao
17:52 Intermodal unveils fresh new branding
17:46 Eagle Bulk joins Getting to Zero Coalition
17:23 Registration opens for 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London
17:05 Keppel delivers first rig of 2020
16:37 NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on the East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain
16:21 USPA concludes agreements with new members of its Supervisory Board
16:05 Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational