As part of a series of initiatives aimed at bringing greater transparency to fuel costs resulting from the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, Drewry has announced the publication of its first low-sulphur reference bunker index tracker. According to Drewry, both shippers and forwarders have expressed confusion and concern ..
Piracy is a scourge that just will not go away, with the Gulf of Guinea now replacing the coast of Somalia as a “hotspot” that is frightening seafarers tasked with voyages to West Africa. It is a different sort of piracy, but no less nasty, with the criminals seizing crewmembers for ransom, rather than capturing the ..
You get the impression, talking to contemporary seafarers, that their voyages never actually end. I’m not suggesting that they are like the Flying Dutchman, doomed to circumnavigate the world for ever, but rather that they get on and off their ships at the conclusion of their tours of duty, wherever the ship might be, ..
Recently there seem to have been more and more cases of ships hitting jetties, often damaging expensive shoreside infrastructure and always hurting themselves in the process. But is this really true? Accidents in port might receive more coverage simply because there is almost always somebody nearby with a mobile telephone. ..
The fundamental balance in the dry bulk shipping market has worsened in 2019 with supply growth outstripping demand, according to BIMCO, which expects that this will continue into 2020. Demand drivers and freight rates After peaking in September, the fundamentals of the market have begun to drag on freight rates – ..
One winter’s night in 1889 the sleek new P&O mail steamer, Britannia was making her way up the east coast of Australia at a very respectable 15 knots when the mate on the night watch called the Captain to the bridge. “We’re being overtaken by a sailing ship, sir. I can make out her running lights but I can’t ..
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Rever Offshore has been awarded a three-year extension to the existing charter for the dive support vessel (DSV) Rever Topaz. The vessel will continue to support Volstad ..
The Dutch National Police Corps has taken delivery of the first of six patrol boats in a series from Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. The first vessel has been named P41. It ..