Cargo container throughput from export and import transactions in the Subic Bay Freeport unexpectedly increased in the first quarter of this year, although fewer ships called here due to trade slowdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
All ships arriving or entering ports from India are not required to undergo a 14-day quarantine at sea, says the Marine Department of Malaysia (JLM).
The shipping industry is responsible for more than 2.5% of the world’s emissions. If the shipping sector were a country, it would be the sixth largest polluter in the world.
The European Commission is calling for a new approach in developing a sustainable blue economy, telling all member states that they need to develop plans in 2021 addressing the maritime sector. The EC said that a sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic. They are calling for developing offshore renewable energy, decarbonizing maritime transport, and greening ports, while the Commission said it will increase its efforts on pollution including possibly further tightening the restrictions on ship recycling and plastics entering the maritime environment.
InterContinental Energy, the developer of the Australian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) megaproject, has announced a new combined wind and solar plant in Oman. With the backing of Kuwaiti and Omani state-owned energy companies, InterContinental plans to build a 25 gigawatt renewable power-to-hydrogen plant that will leverage the intense sun and regular winds of central Oman to manufacture valuable, transportable H2 and ammonia. The announcement has potential implications for shipping, as it significantly increases the confirmed supply volume for one of the industry's most-anticipated future fuels.
French oil firm Total has awarded a commissioning services contract for its Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish North Sea to a consortium comprised of Actemium Oil & Gas Commissioning and Semco Maritime.