Maritime transportation, goods, services and regulation news
China’s first batch of imported washed feather and down, pilot goods successfully cleared customs in Guangxi

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | International Trade | Maritime | Bulk

"The goods were shipped from overseas to Guigang and cleared customs in just eight days. This new model is 17 days faster than the traditional customs clearance via Hong Kong, significantly reducing time and economic costs!," said Yang Chaodong, General Manager of Jialu Feather Products Co., Ltd. in Guigang.
Drewry World Container Index - 11 Apr

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Drewry’s World Container Index decreased by 1% to $2,795 per 40ft container this week.

Brookes Bell further expands Asia-Pacific team with addition of new managing marine engineer

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | Energy | Maritime | People | Appointments
Due diligence needed for maritime tech adoption to minimize risk with digital transformation, says OrbitMI

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | Maritime | Technology

Rapid technological change, complex regulation and competitive pressures are driving digital transformation in the shipping industry. But navigating a confusing software landscape can be difficult and sound decision-making is essential to minimize innovation risk, according to OrbitMI.
ZeroNorth to launch new service enabling seamless integration of eBDN data between suppliers and buyers

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | Energy | Maritime | Technology

Technology company ZeroNorth has today announced it is launching a new service to enhance data integration between bunker suppliers and buyers using its eBDN (Electronic Bunker Delivery Note) solution.
Mission to Seafarers joins sustainable shipping initiative and highlights need for seafarers to be front and centre in shipping transition

AJOT | April 11, 2024 | Green Shipping | Maritime

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative today announces The Mission to Seafarers as its newest member, further highlighting the importance of seafarers and seafarers’ rights and welfare in building a sustainable maritime industry.
[Freightos Weekly Update] Few signs of congestion from Baltimore rerouting as rates continue to ease

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Air Cargo | Freighters | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Recovery efforts continue in Baltimore: in addition to three active temporary, shallow, channels, a 35-foot deep channel that will handle some Ro-Ro vessels as well as limited container traffic by barge is expected by the end of April and full access to the port could return by the end of May.
Sealenic’s virtual AI assistant makes accessing information in shipping simple and efficient

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Maritime | Technology | Shipping Technology

• Flagship Founders, a venture studio that builds technology ventures for the global maritime industry, has spun off its fifth startup, named Sealenic. • Sealenic is developing an information retrieval and management platform that will serve as a virtual AI assistant for shipping companies. • The solution will help teams on board vessels and at shore to find and interpret information from numerous sources, which will increase efficiency and accelerate and simplify complex work processes. • The companies Reederei F. Laeisz, Fairplay Towage Group and Harren Ship Management are cooperating with Flagship Founders and Sealenic on developing and further improving the solution.
KONGSBERG to provide maritime surveillance services to Norway

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Maritime | Technology

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (‘KONGSBERG’) has been awarded a contract from the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) on behalf of the Norwegian government to provide satellite maritime surveillance data to cover Norwegian Areas of Interest.
Singapore’s EU ETS liabilities of €330m can accelerate green shipping initiatives, says OceanScore

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Green Shipping | Maritime

Singapore-registered vessels will be required to contribute a significant €330m share of Asian shipping’s total emissions liabilities under the EU ETS, underlining the importance of the Lion City as a key maritime hub for both global trade and decarbonization, according to OceanScore.
Nesec contributes to the funding of maritime battery developer EST-Floattech

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Energy | Alternative | Green Shipping | Maritime | Technology

Rotterdam-based Nesec Financiering has announced its contribution to an investment program increasing maritime sustainability. By providing a strategic loan, Nesec plays a pivotal role in the total capital attracted by EST-Floattech from Energietransitiefonds Rotterdam, Rotterdam Port Fund, PDENH, Ponooc, and Yard Energy.

CMA CGM PSS - From all origins to Gambia

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Maritime | Liner Shipping
Finnlines has set sail from Malmö on its new route to Świnoujście

AJOT | April 10, 2024 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

The shipping company Finnlines newly announced the launch of a new service between Malmö, Sweden and Świnoujście, Poland with first departure this morning on April 10. Finnlines thus expands its network and now connects to over 20 ports across Europe.
PetroChina to build up its LNG fleet and expand global trade

Bloomberg | April 10, 2024 | Energy | Maritime | Bulk

China National Petroleum Corp., the country’s biggest natural gas supplier, will build more ships to carry the fuel as it looks to enhance its role as a global gas trader.

MSC recognized for whale protection efforts

AJOT | April 09, 2024 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

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