Skip to content

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week July 3, 2018

Changing of the Guard. . . Headlines the Week- July 03, 2018          View this email in your browser


Changing of the Guard

Two weeks ago saw the passing of CMA CGM’s Jacques Saade- a man who believed passionately in the transport of merchandise through containerization and built a company which now ranks third in the containerline sector. It was my pleasure to meet him about 10 years ago in Geneva where I was addressing a meeting of The Box Club. I watched how flexible his thinking was to well-reasoned arguments:  unbeknownst to me, he was adamant against my position on the image of shipping.  By the end of our discussion he was asking me how I could do more.  Given the changes and advancements demonstrated by the company in recent months, this flexibility continues in the next generation.

While I was at Posidonia, some of the lions of our industry argued that shipping didn’t need to change as it was the most efficient mode of transportation.  While I agree with their assessment, shipping cannot be complacent in that position but must continually strive to improve our efficiency.  This means looking at EVERY aspect of our industry, from the commercial arrangements on carrying cargo, to the operational efficiency of fleet engines, to routing, manning, cargo operations and more.

We aren’t talking about change for change’s sake, but for the betterment of our industry because it is a) the right thing to do, b) will improve our overall fleet management, and c) if we don’t manage the process it will be imposed upon us by entities that don’t know our industry as well as we do.  We risk losing control of our industry and ceding it to others who espouse efficiency as their credo.

The changing of the guard is bittersweet, but we have the opportunity to take the best of what has been, and embrace the benefits of what is coming.  This is what you will find at SHIPPINGInsight 2018.  Be a part of industry’s future!

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”  
― Albert Einstein

Keep optimizing,


     Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
+1 203 255 4686 (o)
+1 203 260 0480 (m)
News of the Week
July 03, 2018 
click on topic to jump to that section


Study: IMO does not need new treaty to reach climate target

2018-06-29 – IMO already has the legal authority to implement and enforce policies to achieve its new climate target by simply amending its existing regulations, according to new analysis published by Environmental Defense Fund and Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. . . READ MORE

Cargill to bankroll shipping’s decarbonisation

2018-06-29 – One of the largest charterers in shipping, agribusiness giant Cargill, has launched a global hunt for innovative technologies to help decarbonise the sector.  The CO2 Challenge aims to find and scale new technologies capable of reducing a ship’s gross CO2 emissions by 10%. . . READ MORE

IMO considers ‘Just In Time’ operation to cut ships emissions

2018-06-29 – When arriving at a destination port, ships can remain at anchor for many hours or days until getting a berth. During this time, fuel is still being used. This has a significant impact on port air quality. Just In Time (JIT) ship operation could be part of the solution to reducing ship emissions. . . READ MORE

Swedish Club: Low-Speed Diesels Save on Claims

2018-06-26 – In a study released Tuesday, the Swedish Club warns that vessels propelled by medium or high speed diesel engines have a claims frequency two and a half times higher than slow speed engines, with an average claims cost of about $650,000. . . READ MORE

For global warming, LNG is worse than conventional liquid fuels

2018-06-29 – The GHG footprint of LNG is worse than this of the current conventional fuels, argues Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management. With this respect, LNG should be viewed only as a SOx and NOx compliant fuel and those that invest in it ‘should proceed on these grounds’, he noted. . . READ MORE


ExxonMobil: Best Practices for Low-Sulfur Fuel

2018-06-28 – The fuels landscape is set to dramatically change when the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 per cent sulfur cap comes into force on 1 January, 2020. Ahead of this, ExxonMobil has developed a set of tips to help the marine industry switch to low sulfur fuels while maintaining a vessel’s safe and reliable operation. . . READ MORE

Ballast Water

Computer-based training for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will help secure crew competence – and ballast water treatment compliance

2018-07-02 – Lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance in ballast water treatment. This is clear from statements made by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and is also suggested by the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention guidelines. To help customers manage the challenge of keeping crews updated and trained, Alfa Laval is introducing Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT). . . READ MORE


Diamond Offshore Deploys “Blockchain Drilling”

2018-06-27 – Diamond Offshore Drilling has launched a “Blockchain Drilling” service, and it believes that it is the first application of blockchain technology in the offshore drilling industry. The Blockchain Drilling service will be implemented fleet-wide on all Diamond Offshore drilling rigs, creating the industry’s first “Blockchain Ready” fleet. . . READ MORE


Second Man Dies After Longview Mooring Incident

2018-06-30 – A second man has died from following Thursday’ mooring incident at the Port of Longview, in the U.S. Chief Mate Pingshan Li, 41, died at Southwest Washington Medical Center on Thursday evening. . . READ MORE


New Resources on Security and Mooring Safety Released

2018-06-30 – International shipping industry organizations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. The new website provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources. . . READ MORE

SHIPPINGInsight Awards

Online Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2018 SHIPPINGInsight Awards

SHIPPINGInsight annually recognizes the partnership between shipowners and solution providers to improve industry operations.  The nominating period is now opened!  The 2018 SHIPPINGInsight Award will be presented at an Awards luncheon on the second day of the seventh SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 16-18, in Stamford, Connecticut . . READ MORE

For information on submitting a nomination, CLICK HERE

SHIPPINGInsight Updates

Platinum Partner -Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)

We are pleased to be welcoming Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) as aPlatinum Partner.

They will be joining us as we provide cutting edge
and topical insights for the marine industry in October!

SHIPPINGInsight 2018


The 7th Annual Fleet Optimization & Innovation
Conference & ExhibitionOctober 16-18, 2018

Stamford Hilton
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Register Today- Early Bird Pricing

For sponsorship and exhibiting information, please contact
Dave Weidner (
For more information on the conference, please contact
Carleen Lyden Walker (
or call +1 203 255 4686

Our Partners




Copyright © 2018 SHIPPINGInsight, All rights reserved.

Three Days Not to be Missed!

Sign-Up for Updates

We’ll send you periodic updates about the conference.


Give us a call or email us for more information…

Back To Top