Safety & Regulation

Eems Cobalt
The wedged cargo ships have been separated and brought under control, according to Havariekommando.

MPC’s AS Laetitia
MPC has placed firm orders for five units from an unnamed supplier for installation prior to the implementation of the global 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuels on 1 January 2020.

Artist’s impression of an eco-ship. Credit NYK Line
Vessel designed to run on hydrogen and solar power will not produce carbon emissions.

The design for autonomous vessel Yara Birkeland
New code of practice, which has been prepared by the UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG), supersedes the first version published in November 2017.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, and tech company NTT DATA said the trial has been completed and will dramatically reduce the time for claims to be paid.

A stock photo of a warehouse worker moving cargo on a pallet
The report found that violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally, while food and beverage cargoes are the biggest current targets at 27%.

Smoke from a ship's funnel

Legal implications for shipowners and charterers are now set to dominate the IMO 2020 sulphur cap agenda.


The club’s Asian operating company, Standard Asia, has entered a co-operation agreement with China’s biggest general insurer, Ping An.


The venture will manufacture and install scrubbers in China and deliver them to a range of maritime industry customers for both newbuildings and retrofitted vessels.


Iran's LPG exports peaked at about 580,000 tonnes in August, the highest monthly volume since 2016, when the previous round of international sanctions were eased.