Safety & Regulation

US lawmaker claims conflict in vessel emissions regulations could detract from Savannah port expansion project


The NotPetya and WannaCry ransomware attacks struck businesses, including shipping lines, port operators, and logistics companies as well as public service organisations in Europe, the United States, and South America.

AIS data showing several vessels off the Houthi-controlled Port of Hodeidah

Reports that 19 vessels have been hijacked by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen are false, according to two owners of the ships concerned.

Computer screen cyber attack

The time is coming when both insurers and lawyers will be more prescriptive when it comes to knowing just what owners had in place should they suffer an attack.

Wärtsilä LNG ships

Wärtsilä believes the industry must get behind the IMO following its decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half of the 2008 levels, by 2050. Reporting a 31% increase in newbuilding orders, the Finnish company believes that the industry may have turned a corner in terms of its economic performance, although it does advise caution in this regard.

The blaze on Maersk Honam

Stricken vessel Maersk Honam still has hot spots reported on board more than a month after the fire broke out, but the ship will arrive for assessment and repair at Jebel Ali on 24 April.

Armed lookout on board a naval ship

The International Maritime Bureau has warned of a surge in armed attacks against ships off the coast of west Africa, accounting for more than 40% of global piracy levels in the first quarter of the year.

Ship emissions seen in a port in Southern France.

Think tank the International Transport Forum says about one-third of the world’s 100 leading cargo ports currently operate emissions reduction financial incentive schemes, but that very little is known about the effects they have on shipping emissions.

LPG tanker Crystal Sunrise

Two tankers collided off the coast of Singapore on 17 April, resulting in butane gas leak, although no casualties have been reported. 

Salvage operations

UK law firm has warned hull insurers that the entire focus of salvage activity has changed, with environmental damage and pollution now taking priority over property salvage.