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Shipping Groups Warn of 'Serious Shortage' of Seafarers by 2026

Shipping Groups Warn of 'Serious Shortage' of Seafarers by 2026

Industry groups BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping made the warning in their new Seafarer Workforce Report.
  1. 29Jul
    The company has agreed an addendum to its 2018 icebreaker cooperation agreement with Rosatom. Read in Full
  2. 29Jul
    The British government has eased some of its COVID-19 travel restrictions, allowing fully vaccinated cruise passengers from the European Union and US to travel to England without having to quarantine, as of August 2. Read in Full
  3. 29Jul
    The double-ended ferry HYDRA, designed by engineering firm LMG Marin, has now been delivered and is ready to enter service. Read in Full
  4. 28Jul
    However, U.S. refiners are missing out on the boom. Read in Full
  5. 28Jul
    The firm is rumoured to be taking on the 13,100 TEU ships from Greece's Capital Ship Management and Chartworld. Read in Full
  6. 28Jul
    The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read in Full
  7. 28Jul
    The new hire joined the firm earlier this month. Read in Full
  8. 28Jul
    The company is looking for candidates with fluent English and Italian, a relevant degree and preferably some experience of the shipping industry. Read in Full
  9. 28Jul
    As of July 26 Techfast Holdings will operate under the name Fast Energy Holdings. Read in Full
  10. 27Jul
    Global demand seems resilient to Covid infection rises. Read in Full

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Top Stories

  1. Hapag-Lloyd to Take on Ten Scrubber-Fitted Boxships: Alphaliner
    Jul 28
    The firm is rumoured to be taking on the 13,100 TEU ships from Greece's Capital Ship Management and Chartworld.
  2. United Bunkers Hires Director From Trefoil
    Jul 28
    The new hire joined the firm earlier this month.
  3. Bunker Supplier Trefoil Trading Launches Carbon Offset Service
    Jul 21
    Trefoil's bunkering customers will be able to buy carbon offsets to cover the well-to-wake emissions from their fuel choice.
  4. MOL Seeks to Boost Methanol Bunkers With Waterfront Shipping Stake
    Jul 16
    MOL is set to take a 40% stake in Waterfront for $145 million, with parent company Methanex Corporation retaining the remaining 60%.
  5. Maersk to Order 12 Methanol-Fuelled 15,000 TEU Boxships: Report
    Jul 15
    Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering is expected to win the order.
  6. European Commission Proposes Including Shipping in Emissions Trading System
    Jul 14
    Under the proposal the emissions from all voyages between EU ports and 50% of those from voyages between the EU and elsewhere would be covered by the ETS.
  7. S&B ANALYSIS: Singapore June Bunker Sales Gain 1% on Month
    Jul 13
    The city-state's total demand reached 4.1 million mt in June, up by 1% from the previous month and by 7.4% from June 2020.
  8. INTERVIEW: Bunker One CEO Bullish on Prospects for Year Ahead
    Jul 12
    Bunker One CEO Peter Zachariassen discusses his expectations for the company this year, its supply expansion in the US and plans for biofuel sales in Europe.
  9. Maersk 'Very Confident' on Securing Green Methanol Supply by 2023
    Jul 08
    The company is already in discussions with suppliers.
  10. Alfa Laval Reports Success in Using Scrubber for Carbon Capture
    Jul 05
    The project successfully carried out carbon capture testing using a hybrid scrubber installed on a Japanese newbuild ship.

Insights & Analysis More

  1. VPS Talks: Decarbonisation
    Jul 27
    VPS Yxney CCO Sindre Bornstein discusses how digital solutions can help shipping companies bear down on their carbon footprint.
  2. VPS Talks: Detection
    Jul 20
    Abdul Ghani, senior sales manager for VPS in Singapore, discusses ways mass flow meters can be tampered with.
  3. IBIA: IMO Fails to Improve Clarity of 0.50% Sulfur Limit Enforcement
    Jul 20
    IBIA Director Unni Einemo sets out recent developments at the IMO on how the 0.50% sulfur limit is enforced.
  4. S&B ANALYSIS: Singapore June Bunker Sales Gain 1% on Month
    Jul 13
    The city-state's total demand reached 4.1 million mt in June, up by 1% from the previous month and by 7.4% from June 2020.
  5. IBIA: New IMO Submission Calls for Clarity on Enforcement of 0.50% Sulfur Limit
    Jul 08
    IBIA Director Unni Einemo discusses the bunker industry body's ongoing work at the IMO to clarify the rules on the global sulfur limit.
  6. VPS Talks: Damage Prevention
    Jul 01
    Josephine Goh, sales manager for testing company VPS in Singapore, discusses how fuel management can prevent engine damage.
  7. A Carbon Tax for Shipping: The Hard Path Of Good Intentions
    Jun 29
    If recent estimates are accurate, a carbon tax for shipping could mean companies simply may not be able to afford to buy fuel oil any more, writes Delta Energy's Chris Morgan.
  8. S&B MARKET SURVEY: Global Q1 Bunker Demand Loses 4.7% From IMO 2020 Peak
    Jun 22
    But demand climbed from the levels seen at the end of 2020, according to a market survey of bunker sales volumes in 17 leading global locations.
  9. VPS Talks: Prevention
    Jun 21
    In the second of a series of articles from testing company VPS, AMEA managing director Rahul Choudhuri discusses ways of preventing bunker losses.
  10. VPS Talks: Protection
    Jun 16
    In the first of a series of articles from testing company VPS, Germany area manager Wolf Rehder discusses the importance of time in preventing fuel problems.

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