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Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week September 26, 2018

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World Maritime Day- Our heritage:  Better Shipping for a Better Future

Happy World Maritime Day!  I’m in London for the celebrations and for our annual Ambassador’s meeting where we discuss ways in which we can communicate the value proposition of the maritime industry to the public and recruit new participants into our industry.  It is a day of celebrating our industry and the work that we do.

We are all part of a noble and ancient industry- I frequently say that while we may be the second oldest business, we are the first global industry.  This is an industry that has survived through the millennium not only because of its value to global society, but through its ingenuity.  It has overcome tremendous losses (think typhoons and wars) and rebuilt.  It has incorporated change and growth- think converting from sail to steam and the birth of the container.

Many have asked why I took on SHIPPINGInsight?  Because never in our history have we been asked to make such profound changes in such a short time- and industry needs every opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, challenge misconceptions, develop partnerships, and identify a strategy to get to the next level.  It needs a forum where shipping executives can speak directly to their needs—and solution providers can articulate how they are meeting those needs.  It is where new ideas, new applications, and a new vision for moving forward is developed.

I took this on because I wanted SHIPPINGInsight to be the best platform for achieving these goals- so that we can have “Better Shipping for a better future”.  Plan to be at SHIPPINGInsight—in the room where it happens!

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
September 26, 2018 
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IMO Celebrates 70 Years on World Maritime Day

2018-09-26 – On Thursday, the International Maritime Organization will celebrate the 70th annual World Maritime Day. The day’s theme for this year is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future.”. . . READ MORE


IMO Sub-Committee takes steps for use of methanol as ship fuel

2018-09-18 – The 5th session of the IMO’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) last week has completed draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using methanol as fuel, setting them on course for formal approval by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in 2020. . . READ MORE

ISO to develop standard for methanol as a marine fuel

2018-06-26 – The IMO invited ISO to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol as a marine fuel and a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol fuel couplings. ISO will work on these standards and provide them as soon as possible, but noted that there was limited experience with such fuels in practice. . . READ MORE

Case made for biofuels as shipping’s transition fuel

2018-09-21 – The shipping industry still needs plenty of persuading to see the merits of biofuels, despite the news carried on Splash this week of a landmark container voyage in Europe with used cooking oil as the fuel. . . READ MORE


World’s first bunker delivery with blockchain technology completed

2018-09-20 – GoodFuels Marine and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), have successfully completed the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology. . . READ MORE

A New Future for Blockchain, Robots, Jobs and Sustainability

2018-09-19 – Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years, according to a recently-released World Economic Forum white paper Trade Tech – A New Age for Trade and Supply Chain Finance. . . READ MORE

UK’s Leading Port Operator to Test Blockchain Logistics Software

2018-09-20 – The UK’s leading port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create one of Europe’s first detailed pilot programs to examine the implementation of blockchain technology to improve port connectivity. . . READ MORE

Global Blockchain Technology Market in Logistics to Grow 82.86% by 2022

2018-09-23 – Blockchain technology is a cryptographically managed, distributed ledger system offered by vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Tata Consultancy Services. . . READ MORE


ING to focus portfolio in green financing

2018-09-19 – ING informed that from its €500 billion lending portfolio, it will begin steering towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s well-below two-degree goal. ING will do this by creating the Terra approach, using science-based scenarios to steer its business strategy. . . READ MORE


Open-loop scrubbers face China ban

2018-09-20 – Adding another wrinkle into the 2020 sulphur cap compliancepicture, China is contemplating banning open-loop scrubbers from operating in the republic’s waters. . . READ MORE

Frank Coles- Unplugged

Wallem:  A first interview with Frank Coles

2018-09-20 – In unveiling Frank Coles as his next CEO yesterday, Wallem chairman Nigel Hill commented: “The shipping services sector is grappling with a wide range of challenges and opportunities at present.  We are confident that we have found the right person to ensure that Wallem stays in the forefront of delivering first class maritime solutions to its customers, as it has done throughout its long history.”. . . READ MORE

Cyber Security

HudsonAnalytix’s cyber risk solution included in DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform

2018-09-17 – HudsonAnalytix and its cyber risk management subsidiary, HudsonCyber, announced the inclusion of its HACyberLogix cyber risk management decision-support software solution with DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform. . . READ MORE

Ballast Water

Final rule eases 2018 BWMS reporting for some

2018-09-20 – The U.S. Coast Guard has published a Final Rule eliminating the requirement for certain vessels that operate on voyages exclusively within a single Captain of the Port Zone to submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report for calendar year 2018. The Coast Guard views the current reporting requirement as unnecessary in order to analyze and understand ballast water management practices. This final rule will reduce the administrative burden on this regulated population of U.S. non-recreational vessels equipped with ballast tanks. . . READ MORE

Sulphur 2020

Shipping Groups Propose Phased Start to 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

2018-09-21 – The shipping industry is pressing for a phased start when tough new rules governing vessel fuel get under way in fewer than 16 months’ time.  Three trade groups and four countries where thousands of ships are registered made a joint proposal to the International Maritime Organization on Aug. 31 for what they called an “experience building phase,” according to a copy of the document obtained by Bloomberg. The suggestion, if adopted, would avoid individual ships being “unduly penalized” if they can’t get the right fuel. . . READ MORE

VIDEO: CMA CGM puts cost of sulfur cap compliance at $160/TEU

2018-09-24 – Marseille headquartered container shipping giant CMA CGM is taking an “all of the above” approach to achieving compliance with the IMO sulfur cap when it takes effect on January 1, 2020. . . READ MORE


Autonomous Navigation along Inland Waterways

2018-09-22 – Advances in autonomous and computer assisted navigation could be applied along selected navigable inland waterways and sections of such waterways to improve future cost effectiveness and competitiveness of waterway transportation. The greatest benefit would occur along sections of comparatively narrow waterways where wave heights are minimal and navigation locks absent. . . READ MORE

SHIPPINGInsight Updates

Platinum Partner – Moran Shipping

We are pleased to be welcoming Moran Shipping Agencies as a Platinum Partner.

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

SHIPPINGInsight 2018


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