Containers Tumble into Sea as Vessel Burns for 6 Days
X-Press Pearl, the feeder containership which continues to burn in Sri Lankan waters for the sixth day, has listed starboard causing some of the containers to tumble into the sea and sink. According to an update from the Sri Lanka Navy, the listing has been caused by rough seas... Read more
Green Port Project Wins €25 million EU Grant
Close to €25 million in European Union (EU) funding has been awarded as a research grant to the 45-member consortium headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority to promote smarter, zero-emission transport in ports. The consortium project comes out of a collaboration between the port authorities of Rotterdam, DeltaPort... Read more
World’s Largest Hospital Ship, Completes Test, Visits Africa In 2022
Mercy Ships’ civilian hospital ship Global Mercy has completed deep water sea trials and it is about to head to Belgium for equipping before it starts its mission in Africa in early 2022. The tests, which have lasted for several days, covered engine performance and fuel consumption, navigation and... Read more
Egyptian Court Rejects Appeal for Ever Given’s Release
• As Suez Canal Insists on Payment of $916m Cost A court in Egypt has rejected the appeal made by Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the owner of Ever Given, for the release of the containership and return to its country of origin. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is persistent in... Read more
COVID 19:   Shipping Charities Out with $1m Relief Fund for Seafarers
Seafarer welfare charities and shipping industry players have launched an emergency relief fund in order to support seafarers and their families devastated by the rampant COVID-19 pandemic in India and other countries. Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19, with hundreds of thousands marooned on vessels for months... Read more
3 More Ever Given Crew Members Allowed to go Home
… As French CMA CGM Orders $2.3bn Ships from China Three crew members of the Ever Given containership, who are due to be relieved following the expiration of their contracts, have been granted permission to leave the vessel, which remains arrested in Egypt. The ship has been anchored in... Read more
204 Ships Broken In Q1 Globally as 76% End up In South Asia-  Report
Of the 204 ships broken in the first quarter of 2021, 155 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia, notorious for poor work safety and environmental practices, according to the latest report from NGO Shipbreaking  . The report shows that Greek ship owners sold the most ships... Read more
Senate Probes Institute over  Sale of N31m SUVs for N1.5m
The Senate has begun to investigate officials of Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, for the sale of two Prado Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) valued at N31 million for a paltry N1.5 million without due process. Its Committee on Public Accounts which is carriyng out the probe said it discovered... Read more
Crew Airlifted from Troubled Cargo Vessel off Norway
  All 12 crew members of the heavy-lift vessel Eemslift Hendrika were evacuated yesterday by the Norwegian coast guard after their ship started listing west of Ålesund, Norway. The Dutch-flagged ship, built in 2015, is managed by Amasus Support BV. The cargo vessel’s crew sent a distress signal on... Read more
New IMO Study Shows Global Shipping Emissions Growth
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released the Fourth IMO GHG Study which is the first iteration since the adoption of the initial GHG strategy. Back in 2018, the IMO adopted the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships under which IMO Member States... Read more