Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era

Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era
Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era

Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era.

It has been a year of disruption for shipping. With COVID-19 altering supply chains and exerting unexpected pressures on our operations, the industry now finds itself at a turning point, caught between mitigating current challenges and thinking about how to build back better in the new normal we face.

In terms of the digital domain, there has been a significant acceleration over the past year in how various segments within shipping are using data and new technologies. Many are arguably seeing these innovative solutions as miraculously Continue reading “Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era”

Poor oversight and regulatory requirements led to the fatal Conception dive boat fire says NTSB

Following an investigation into the California dive boat fire that killed 34 people in 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board has called for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels, including interconnected smoke detectors and a USCG inspection program.

The 75-foot recreational diving vessel, Conception, with 33 passengers and six crew aboard, was anchored in Platts Harbor, off Santa Cruz Island, when it caught fire in the early morning of 2 September 2019.

All 33 passengers and one crewmember died of smoke inhalation after they were trapped in the berthing area while a fire raged on the Continue reading “Poor oversight and regulatory requirements led to the fatal Conception dive boat fire says NTSB”

Cause of Maersk Honam fire is inconclusive reveals report

Maersk Honam fire - cause is inconclusive
Maersk Honam fire – cause is inconclusive

The Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore has published its report on the fatal Maersk Honam fire which occurred in March 2018. The report concludes that the actual cause of the fire was not conclusive.

On 6 March 2018, during fine weather, the Singapore registered container ship Maersk Honam, which was carrying 7860 containers, while en route from Singapore to Suez Canal, experienced a severe fire that started from no.3 cargo hold when the ship was in the Arabian Sea, about 900 nautical miles west of the coast of India.

All the 27 crew responded to fight the fire by conducting boundary cooling and subsequent release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the cargo Continue reading “Cause of Maersk Honam fire is inconclusive reveals report”

LBV35: World’s most sustainable boat to date set to arrive in 2021

LBV35: World's most sustainable boat to date set to arrive in 2021
LBV35: World’s most sustainable boat to date set to arrive in 2021

Next year La Belle Verde (LBV) and Innovation Yachts are launching the ‘LBV35’, said to be the world’s most sustainable boat. LBV is a pioneer of the green boating movement, having designed, developed and introduced a fleet of solar powered, emission free vessels since launching in Ibiza 2014.

Maarten Bernhart, one of the founders of LBV said it was time for change. “There are currently around 20 million recreational vessels in the EU and USA, all built with highly toxic and nonrecyclable materials. All of these boats will end up on landfills or on the bottom of the sea within the next ten to 20 years,” he said.

Having previously focused on reducing emissions by implementing solar-electric propulsion Continue reading “LBV35: World’s most sustainable boat to date set to arrive in 2021”

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