ABB Sets Out Electric, Digital, Connected Approach For Shipping

With this new approach, ABB focuses on harnessing the full potential of its power, control and automation solutions through a program of digital integration that will bring about a step change in vessel and fleet management. “We are living through one of the most exciting periods in the history of the maritime industry,” says Juha […]

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ICS: Shipping Must Be Economically Sustainable To Deliver Environmental Sustainability

Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding, at a workshop on ‘green growth’ in Paris today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. ‘The perennial challenge facing shipowners is overcapacity, aided and abetted by government subsidies […]

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EU NAVFOR’s Italian Ship ‘Virginio Fasan’ Chases & Captures Suspected Pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as mother ship, and a skiff have been detained following attacks on a 52,000 tonne container ship and a fishing vessel. These events reportedly took place over a 24 […]

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Port Canaveral Posts Record Cruise Numbers With Over 4.5 Million Passengers

Port Canaveral today announced a new record for the Port’s cruise operations. More than 4.5 million cruise passenger movements were logged at the Port in 2017, outpacing numbers set in 2016. “Port Canaveral is proving to be the Port of choice for more cruise travelers year after year,” said Captain John Murray, Port CEO. “Our […]

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MSC Cruises Names Its First Meraviglia-Plus Ship “MSC Grandiosa”

MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, celebrated today a further acceleration in its industry-unprecedented ten-year investment plan. Under the €9 billion plan, six of a total of 11 new ships will have come into service between June 2017 and November 2020, resulting in a […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

73 Foss Maritime Vessels Honored For Environmental Excellence

  With a combined 877 years without an incident, 73 Foss Maritime and subsidiary companies’ tugs and tank barges have been recognized by The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for their environmental records. CSA announced the 2017 Environmental Achievement Awards on Nov. 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Foss and its sister companies have 39 […]

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