2023 March 23


China surged its coal imports in January-February 2023

Coal production is also on the rise


Peel Ports acquires HES Humber Bulk Terminal

The UK ports group has acquired the business from specialist bulk terminals operator, HES International


US-led alliance launches drone patrols to monitor Gulf energy shipping lanes - S&P Global Commodity Insights

Other countries in the unmanned surface vessel project, dubbed Task Force 59, are the UK, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, with Jordan soon to join


China’s crude oil imports in January-February 2023 fell by 1.3% YoY

The volumes of oil refining increased by 3.3%


CMA CGM commences the only direct Japan-U.S. East Coast Service

Outbound cargoes from Yokohama will head directly to Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston and Miami in 22, 26, 28 and 30 days


Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard held the first start of the main engine on Mekhanik Sizov trawler of Project СТ-192

It is the third ship in the series being built for RFC under investment quotas programme


IMO Secretary-General updated on Black Sea Grain initiative

The seconded IMO experts are providing ongoing technical maritime, legal and operational advice to the UN Group of Experts at JCC


BV-classed hybrid ferries with battery and solar power to be deployed in Hong Kong

Each vessel will be fitted with four IMO tier III diesel generators


Finland lifts arrest of Russian fertilizers in the port of Kotka

An exception was made for cargo supplied to a third country to ensure food security


Port of Cork accelerates digitalisation with new AI-powered port system

Under the agreement, Innovez One will provide its flagship software, marineM, to fully digitise and optimise crucial marine services for vessels arriving and departing Ireland’s second-largest port


“K” Line to install automated kite system on the coal carrier Corona Citrus

The newly installed “Seawing” is expected to reduce CO2 emissions from the ship by at least 20%


Return of railway ferry Baltiysk to Ust-Luga-Baltiysk line postponed to April 2023

Initially, the return of railway ferry Baltiysk was planned for February 2023


Samskip starts a new innovative project that will reduce CO2 emissions for its vessels

Samskip’s carbon capture and utilization system is a clever and sustainable application that in real-time captures 30% of the CO2 emissions generated by combustion engines and stores it in portable batteries


European Council and the European Parliament announces new agreement to decarbonise the maritime sector

More renewable and low-carbon fuels will reduce the carbon footprint of the maritime sector in the EU following provisional political agreement between the Council and the European Parliament


Global decrease of investments in oil and gas sector to result in shortage of facilities in 3-5 years

Global changes in the energy market destroyed the world’s stable system of oil transportation


Ports of Stockholm explores safety aspects of autonomous shipping in innovative research project

Ports of Stockholm, in collaboration with several partners, has been awarded research funding from the Swedish Transport Agency for research into autonomous shipping in an urban city environment


Six сompanies team up to build, operate Japan's 1st methanol-fueled coastal tanker

The vessel will be jointly owned by MOL Coastal Shipping, Tabuchi Kaiun, and Niihama Kaiun


Port of Oakland joins clean energy trade mission

Port of Oakland officials joined a delegation of California policymakers, decisionmakers and business executives on a trade mission to Japan


Russian ship carrying a cargo of fertilizers detained in the Finnish port of Kotka

The vessel is presently outside the port and is waiting for permission to continue its voyage


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik revenue up by 7.7 percent to € 1,578.4 million in 2022

Group-wide container throughput decreased by 7.9 percent to 6,396 thousand TEU


Russian Railways increased volume of Pacific seafood shipments from Primorye by 6% in January-February 2023

The transportation volumes of seafood shipped in containers amounted to 77,700 tons


Hyundai Heavy achieves world's first 200 million BHP milestone

Hyundai Heavy Industries celebrated its achievement of becoming the world's first company to produce two-stroke ship engines with an aggregate output of 200 million brake horsepower


Agency for Strategic Initiatives to support production of high-speed hydrofoils

The project is aimed at import substitution in the segment of small-size vessels