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BUSINESS OF SHIPPING: MARITIME INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATORS

06 MAY 2019 The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to force feed promising start-up firms that offer the promise of highly-sought, cutting-edge, industry-specific software and hardware. Ironically, some of this technology …

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GREEK SHIPPING COMPANIES TO PAY $4 MILLION FINE FOR ILLEGAL DISCHARGES IN TEXAS

04 may 2019 Both the vessel Master and operator company previously admitted to lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Two Greek shipping companies have been sentenced to pay a $4 million and serve probations related to charges stemming from multiple illegal discharges of oil into Texas waters by the oil tanker Nicos …

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SURVEY REVEALS WIDESPREAD CONCERN OVER ENCLOSED SPACE DEATHS

03 MAY 2019 Seafarers and dock workers are still dying while working in enclosed spaces onboard vessels because there is not enough understanding throughout the shipping industry of the risks faced by today’s seafarers, says to the shipmanagement trade association InterManager in releasing a broad survey on the issue of enclosed spaces. …

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IMO URGED TO CONSIDER MANDATORY SPEED LIMITS FOR SHIPS

01 MAY 2019 An open letter signed by more than 100 shipping companies and environmental organizations is urging the International Maritime Organization to impose mandatory speed limits for ships as a way to reduce harmful emissions from shipping. The letter states that effectively addressing climate change is quite possibly the greatest challenge …

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NORWAY’S NEW EMISSION FREE CRUISE SHIP CONCEPT

02 MAY 2019 The cruise industry is facing more stringent requirements and regulations to emissions. In partnership with leading cruise lines, Norwegian technology suppliers have now developed a concept for zero-emission cruising. The concept has been developed in cooperation with Eker Design, cruise giants Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, technology suppliers in the …

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