Targeted container ship inspection campaign launched by AMSA

Due to a number of recent events AMSA is launching a targeted container ship inspection campaign
Due to a number of recent events AMSA is launching a targeted container ship inspection campaign

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is launching a focused container ship inspection campaign targeting cargo securing arrangements on container ships visiting Australian ports. This inspection campaign is being initiated in response to several serious incidents involving shipping containers lost overboard recently.

Incidents like the losses of 81 containers off Newcastle by the YM Efficiency in 2018, 50 containers off Wollongong by the APL England in May and three containers from the Navios Unite off Cape Leeuwin in June have caused significant environmental damage to Australia’s iconic marine and coastal environment have made this container ships inspection campaign necessary. These events affect the livelihoods Continue reading “Targeted container ship inspection campaign launched by AMSA”

Clean Cargo report shows reduction in CO2 emissions for container shipping

Clean Cargo report shows reduction in CO2 emissions
Clean Cargo report shows reduction in CO2 emissions

According to a new report by Clean Cargo, carbon dioxide emissions from 17 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers, representing approximately 85 percent of global containerized shipping, continued to fall in 2019. Global industry averages for CO2 emissions per container per kilometer decreased by 5.6 percent and 2.5 percent for Dry and Reefer (refrigerated) indexes, respectively. The annual report indicates that container shipping continues to improve its fleet-wide environmental efficiency whilst ensuring the smooth functioning of global trade.

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Make your views on red diesel known to the UK Government by 1 October 2020

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is urging users of diesel propelled craft, particularly private pleasure craft, to have their say on the future of red diesel. It’s not about the colour, tax status or price, says the RYA, it’s about existing supply needs.

A consultation has been launched by HMRC about the proposed changes to the rules and you have until 1 October 2020 to read the proposals and make your views known.

At this year’s Spring Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak shared plans for the intended removal of entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022, except for the agriculture sector (including forestry, horticulture and fish farming), railways, and where red diesel is used to power Continue reading “Make your views on red diesel known to the UK Government by 1 October 2020”

Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2020 published

The 2020 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review shows a decrease in shipping losses last year
The 2020 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review shows a decrease in shipping losses last year

The 2020 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review has been published and reveals an improving picture. Given the global shipping industry is responsible for transporting as much as 90% of world trade, the safety of its vessels is critical. The sector saw the number of reported total shipping losses of over 100GT decline again during 2019 to 41 – the lowest total this century and a close to 70% fall over 10 years. Improved ship design and technology, stepped-up regulation and risk management advances such as more robust safety management systems and procedures on vessels are some of the factors behind the long-term improvement in losses.

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