Post ImageDrought Leads To Restrictions On The Panama Canal

21st June 2023

As America experiences its worst drought for 70 years, the operators of the Panama Canal have imposed severe draught restrictions due to very low water levels.

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Post ImageShipping Company Orders Hybrid RoRo Vessels

14th June 2023

Two new hybrid ships that are powered by two different fuel systems, namely methanol and diesel fuel, have been ordered by Stena Line on behalf of Stena RoRo.

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Post ImageUnexploded Mines Cleared From Baltic Shipping Lanes

31st May 2023

Royal Navy divers are taking part in an international NATO security mission to clear the Baltic Sea shipping lanes from unexploded WWII mines and torpedoes.

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Post ImageSeafarers Celebrate International Day For Women In Maritime

21st May 2023

The United Nations celebrates International Day for Women in Maritime on 18 May. This is intended to help address the marked gender imbalance in the sector.

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Post ImageNew Container Port Could Be Built On East Coast

11th May 2023

A new container terminal could be created at The Wash in East Anglia as part of an ambitious tidal power scheme. Extra road transport links would also be built.

Post ImageAre Crewless Container Ships The Future Of Sea Freight?

30th April 2023

Crewless container ships may be in operation within two years. Leading the way towards fully autonomous vessels is the Yara Birkeland, a small Norwegian ship.

Post ImageFunding Awarded For Innovative Shipping Technologies

18th April 2023

A funding programme has been set up to support research and development into decarbonising the UK freight sector. The winners include three maritime companies.

Post ImageThe Seafarers’ Wages Act Comes Into Law

1st April 2023

A new law has come into force to ensure that workers on vessels in UK waters are not paid less than the minimum wage, as part of the 9-point plan for seafarers.

Post ImageSuper Size Vessel Visits Port of Immingham

31st March 2023

The Port of Immingham on Humberside has welcomed its largest ever vessel. The Maran Lupus is a crude oil tanker measuring 333 m in length and 60 m in width.

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Post ImageCall For More Investment And Training In UK Maritime Sector

30th March 2023

A new Transport Committee report has recommended that the government puts more investment into maritime technology, workforce development, and greener fuels.

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