Container ships – Sea Tow CT http://seatowct.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:09:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://seatowct.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Container ships – Sea Tow CT http://seatowct.com/ 32 32 Armach Robotics launches Hull Service Robot – Digital Ship https://seatowct.com/armach-robotics-launches-hull-service-robot-digital-ship/ Tue, 17 May 2022 10:33:48 +0000 https://seatowct.com/armach-robotics-launches-hull-service-robot-digital-ship/ Armach Robotics, a spin-off from marine software company Greensea Systems, has unveiled its first post-prototype Hull Service Robot (HSR). The HSR is a proactive, subscription-based robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion. The robot weighs less than 66 lbs (30 kg) and is approximately 34 inches (86 cm) long, making it easily […]]]>

Armach Robotics, a spin-off from marine software company Greensea Systems, has unveiled its first post-prototype Hull Service Robot (HSR).

The HSR is a proactive, subscription-based robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion.

The robot weighs less than 66 lbs (30 kg) and is approximately 34 inches (86 cm) long, making it easily portable and significantly reducing deployment costs.

The robot recently launched for its first in-water trials in Plymouth, Massachusetts, marking an important step in proactively transforming water cleaning into a viable solution to save fuel and optimize vessel performance.

“My favorite job in this industry is working on next-gen systems. The team learns so much in developing and testing a product for a new application, but once a vehicle is functional enough, the pace design evolution slows significantly. Designing the next generation, once you have a good understanding of the requirements and have developed proven key components, is an incredible opportunity,” said James Truman, vice president of engineering at Armach.

The original prototypes consisted of off-the-shelf navigation systems, a custom tracked skid and a separate ROV, all bolted together, but as Truman explains, there were more efficient ways to integrate this equipment into the vehicle. finalized.

“It worked well in prototypes, but it was expensive and clumsy,” he said. “For the purpose-built Armach HSR, we removed much of the structural and electrical overhead from the prototypes. This gave us a smaller, lighter and more streamlined vehicle that can operate in faster water currents and on low friction surfaces. We have performed extensive testing to minimize the impact of the hull coating and will continue accelerated life testing and design iteration to ensure long-term reliability.”

For the HSR vehicle, Armach designed and produced the electromechanical drive and cleaning components in-house, as it required not only high power density and unique packaging, but also precision control and feedback.

Greensea has considerable experience in intelligent control systems for underwater robots. The vehicle is specially designed around state-of-the-art miniaturized navigation sensors. Greensea’s Opensea merges a navigation solution from a myriad of sensors and provides rock-solid vehicle control.

For the HSR vehicle, Armach designed and produced the electromechanical drive and cleaning components in-house, as it required not only high power density and unique packaging, but also precision control and feedback. This approach pays off in terms of usability and control in the water, as well as the quality of the hull data returned: “The resulting driving performance on a hull as well as the stability in free flight is incredible. The networked architecture and SAFEC2 functionality means we can monitor or control vehicles from anywhere in the world,” said Truman.

The robot offers shipping companies a proactive and autonomous robotic in-water cleaning solution. The technology is non-coating specific and is based on a state-of-the-art system, powered by Greensea’s autonomy, intelligence and data fusion technologies. Armach’s business model provides cleaning robots to ships, ports, harbors and established service providers on a monthly subscription basis.

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MPC Container Ships ASA (OTCMKTS:MPZZF) sees a significant increase in short-term interest https://seatowct.com/mpc-container-ships-asa-otcmktsmpzzf-sees-a-significant-increase-in-short-term-interest/ Sun, 15 May 2022 16:14:35 +0000 https://seatowct.com/mpc-container-ships-asa-otcmktsmpzzf-sees-a-significant-increase-in-short-term-interest/ Container ship MPC ASA (OTCMKTS: MPZZF – Get a rating) saw strong growth in short-term interest during the month of April. As of April 30, there were short interests totaling 71,600 shares, a growth of 40.9% from the total of 50,800 shares as of April 15. Based on an average trading volume of 9,800 shares, […]]]>

Container ship MPC ASA (OTCMKTS: MPZZFGet a rating) saw strong growth in short-term interest during the month of April. As of April 30, there were short interests totaling 71,600 shares, a growth of 40.9% from the total of 50,800 shares as of April 15. Based on an average trading volume of 9,800 shares, the short-term interest rate ratio is currently 7.3 days.

Shares of MPC Container ship Stock ASA traded down $0.07 on Friday, hitting $2.77. 1,000 shares of the company have been traded, with an average volume of 10,200. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $3.08 and its two-hundred-day moving average price is $2.89 . MPC Container Ships ASA has a one-year minimum of $1.50 and a one-year maximum of $3.76.

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MPC Container Ships ASA owns and operates a portfolio of container ships. The company focuses on supply vessels between 1,000 and 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). It operates a fleet of 75 vessels with a total capacity of 158,000 TEUs. The company charters its vessels to liner shipping companies and regional carriers.

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Port of Baltimore welcomes e-commerce-focused shipping line ZIM – CBS Baltimore https://seatowct.com/port-of-baltimore-welcomes-e-commerce-focused-shipping-line-zim-cbs-baltimore/ Thu, 12 May 2022 02:50:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/port-of-baltimore-welcomes-e-commerce-focused-shipping-line-zim-cbs-baltimore/ BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Local and state officials gathered at the Port of Baltimore on Wednesday to welcome ZIM Shipping Line, an e-commerce-focused ocean carrier, to the port. The Israel-based company will begin service from China and Southeast Asia to the US East Coast with stops at Baltimore’s Helen Delich Bentley Port every two weeks, according […]]]>

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Local and state officials gathered at the Port of Baltimore on Wednesday to welcome ZIM Shipping Line, an e-commerce-focused ocean carrier, to the port.

The Israel-based company will begin service from China and Southeast Asia to the US East Coast with stops at Baltimore’s Helen Delich Bentley Port every two weeks, according to the Maryland Port Authority. Department of Transportation. Eventually, officials hope the service will run weekly.

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The service is known as Zim e-Commerce Baltimore Express. Bayard Hogans, vice president of operations for Ports America Chesapeake, said the service will have the fastest transit time between Asia and Baltimore. Products will go directly from the port to warehouses and other states.

Governor Larry Hogan met with ZIM President and CEO Eli Glickman last December to encourage him to bring the company to Baltimore.

“Significant and export demand for containerized cargo has grown significantly over the past year and the Port of Baltimore continues to lead the way in responding to the supply chain crisis by bringing in more and more vessels and more and more goods into the country,” Hogan said. . “And the addition of the Zims business is another sign of Baltimore’s unprecedented growth.”

To accommodate even more massive container ships, the port makes more space to put them down. After dredging a second 50ft berth at the port, Hogan said they were pursuing a third 50ft berth, which is used for mooring ships.

“This is a continuation of our ongoing and concerted efforts to make the Port of Baltimore significantly more competitive against other ports for this highly sought after containerized cargo market,” Hogan said. “And all that hard work and investment is definitely paying off here today.”

The new service comes after the arrival of four new cranes, which became operational last week, and the inauguration of the Howard Street Tunnel expansion project to allow double-stacked freight on trains traveling to and from the port.

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This year the port also added a new Maersk line to Southeast Asia, Vietnam and China and a Mediterranean Shipping Co. line with calls in the Indian subcontinent and the Mediterranean.

The new shipping service comes at a time when Americans are facing supply chain issues. When consumers order items online, products can take longer to arrive and in cases when they go to stores, they find that some shelves are empty.

Ports of America Chesapeake has provided additional cranes to the Port of Baltimore that will be able to unload up to 30 containers per crane.

Bayard Hogans said this new agreement between the Port of Baltimore and ZIM Shipping Line will help alleviate product scarcity.

“I know we’ve struggled for the past two years,” he said. “There are times when we arrive in stores and certain things are not on the shelves. It really helps to bring them to these fulfillment centers. »

The new shipping line will make Baltimore the first stop on the route, then New York and Boston and back to China. Officials say the line will serve as a critical pit stop in a world still struggling to make deliveries.

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“We don’t have a problem like the rest of the country on the supply chain. We have the least congested port in the United States of America,” said William Doyle, Port of Baltimore Executive Director.

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Import containers pile up at port Ctg https://seatowct.com/import-containers-pile-up-at-port-ctg/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/import-containers-pile-up-at-port-ctg/ Import cargo containers piled up at the Port of Chattogram as importers failed to secure their shipments due to the Eid holiday when factories were closed and vehicle traffic was low. Consequently, both the port authorities and the users fear that traffic jams will develop inside the port yards if the daily delivery of goods […]]]>

Import cargo containers piled up at the Port of Chattogram as importers failed to secure their shipments due to the Eid holiday when factories were closed and vehicle traffic was low.

Consequently, both the port authorities and the users fear that traffic jams will develop inside the port yards if the daily delivery of goods does not return to the pre-festival level within a few days, since many ships with incoming containers are already waiting at the seaport.

Shipping agents say that if the situation does not improve quickly, it could slow the unloading of containers from ships.

In a bid to avoid any acute container congestion, the Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) wrote to importers and trade bodies yesterday, urging them to expedite the procurement of goods.

The letters were sent to leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Chittagong Customs Clearing and Forwarding Agents Association and Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The APC said that if delivery does not resume immediately, there will be congestion inside the port yards, which will hamper the operational activities of the country’s largest seaport, which handles more than 90% of the maritime trade of the country. Bangladesh.

The release of import containers began to slow days before Eid Day, which was celebrated on Tuesday.

A total of 5,156 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of import containers were released to importers on April 28.

On April 29, cargo delivery dropped to 3,305 TEUs. It was 2,972 TEUs on April 30, 1,068 TEUs on May 1 and 227 TEUs on May 2.

Not a single container was released from the port on Eid day.

The port delivered 705 TEUs of containers on May 4, some 1,092 TEUs on May 5 and 1,512 TEUs on May 6. A total of 2,591 TEUs were released within 24 hours as of 8am yesterday.

Due to poor customs clearance of goods from the port, containers are piling up inside the yards.

Port data showed 36,497 TEUs of import cargo containers were at the port on May 1 and it rose to 43,997 TEUs yesterday morning.

Ready-to-wear factories are the main users of the port as they import raw materials and ship finished garments.

BGMEA First Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam admitted they had not received deliveries in recent days as factories remained closed for seven to eight days due to Eid.

The commercial section of the factories was also closed and the C&F agent companies went on holiday for Eid.

“Daily delivery has started to improve since Saturday. As factories reopen, delivery will pick up speed soon,” Islam said.

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Shipping Intelligence – Markets – Business Recorder https://seatowct.com/shipping-intelligence-markets-business-recorder/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:46:37 +0000 https://seatowct.com/shipping-intelligence-markets-business-recorder/ KARACHI: Report by Karachi Shipping Intelligence incorporating changes up to 7am Friday (06 May 2022). ============================================================================= Alongside East Wharf ============================================================================= Berth Ship Working Agent Berthing No. Date ============================================================================= OP-1 M.T Disc Crude Pakistan Nation 05-05-2022 Lahore Oil Shipping OP-2 M.T Disc Alpine Marine 04-05-2022 Bolan Mogas Services OP-3 Delfine Disc Alpine Marine 04-05-2022 Chemical Services […]]]>

KARACHI: Report by Karachi Shipping Intelligence incorporating changes up to 7am Friday (06 May 2022).

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Alongside East Wharf
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Berth             Ship           Working        Agent                Berthing
No.                                                                      Date
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OP-1              M.T            Disc Crude     Pakistan Nation    05-05-2022
                  Lahore         Oil            Shipping
OP-2              M.T            Disc           Alpine Marine      04-05-2022
                  Bolan          Mogas          Services
OP-3              Delfine        Disc           Alpine Marine      04-05-2022
                                 Chemical       Services
OP-3              Bamba          Load           Trans Maritime     05-05-2022
                                 Naphtha        (Pvt) Ltd
B-8/B-9           Independent    Disc Load      Riazeda            06-05-2022
                  Spirit         Container      (Pvt) Ltd
B-11/B-12         Wei            Disc Soya      Indus Shipping     29-04-2022
                  He             Bean Seeds     (Pvt) Ltd
B-14/B-15         Forli          Disc General   Legnd Shipping &
                                  Cargo         Logistics          29-04-2022
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Alongside WEST Wharf
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B-20              Friend-3       Load           Bulk Shipping      05-05-2022
                                 Rice           Agencies
B-21/B-20         Lila 10        Load           Pak Liner Agencies
                                 v              (pvt) Ltd          05-05-2022
B-25              Delfine        Disc Base      Alpine Marine      04-05-2022
                                 Oil            Services
B-26/B-27         Clemens        Disc Load      Ocean Network
                  Schulte        Container      Express Pakista    06-05-2022
B-28/B-29         Msc            Disc Load      Msc Agency
                  Iris           Container      Pakistan (Pvt)     05-05-2022
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Alongside SOUTH Wharf
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Sapt-3            Hyundai        Disc Load      United Marine      04-05-2022
                  Busan           Container     Agencies
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Expected Sailing
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Name of           Expected       Expected Arrival                       Agent
Vessel            Date           Cargo
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MSC Iris          06-05-2022     Disc. Load                        Msc Agency
                                 Container                  Pakistan (Pvt)Ltd
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Expected Arrivals
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Clearocean Apollon06-05-2022     D/50000 Mogas                 Trans Maritime
                                                                    (Pvt) Ltd
Solar Roma        06-05-2022     D/4000 Base Oil                 Gac Pakistan
                                                                (Pvt) Limited
Northern Dedicatio06-05-2022     D/L Container                    Hapag-Lloyd
                                                           Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
Msc Malin         06-05-2022     D/L Container                     Msc Agency
                                                           Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
An Hai Star       06-05-2022     L/11000 Rice                     Ocean World
                                                                    (Pvt) Ltd
M.T.Quetta        07-05-2022     D/70000 Crude              Pakistan National
                                  Oil                                Shipping
Xin Wu Han        07-05-2022     D/L Container                 Cosco Shipping
                                                               Lines Pakistan
                                                                        (Pvt)
Cosco Thailand    07-05-2022     D/L Container                 Cosco Shipping
                                                                        Lines
                                                               Pakistan (Pvt)
Budapest Express  07-05-2022     D/L Container                    Hapag-Lloyd
                                                            Pakistan (Pvt)Ltd
KMTC Colombo      07-05-2022     D/L Container                  United Marine
                                                           Agencies (Pvt) Ltd
X-Press Anglesey  07-05-2022     D/L Container                X-Press Feeders
                                                              Shipping Agency
Tarlan            07-05-2022     D/L Container               Feeder Logistics
Xin Pu Dong       07-05-2022     D/L Container                 Cosco Shipping
                                                          LinesPakistan (Pvt)
Jannes            07-05-2022     D/1 Rotor-se                   Gulf Maritime
                                                              ServicesPak Ltd
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Ship Sailed
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Name of           Departure      Ships Departures                       Agent
Vessel            Date           Cargo
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Diyala            06-05-2022     Tanker                                     -
Kmtc
Mundra            06-05-2022     Container Ship                             -
Bay Spirit        06-05-2022     Container Ship                             -
Talassa           06-05-2022     Container Ship                             -
Gfs
Prestige          06-05-2022     Container Ship                             -
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Port Qasim Intelligence
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Berth             Vessel         Working        Agent                Berthing
                                                                         Date
=============================================================================
MULTI PURPOSE TERMINAL
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MW-1              Sun Master     Steel Coil     GAC              May 05, 2022
MW-2              Nil
MW-4              Nil
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PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL BULK TERMINAL
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PIBT              Pictor         Coal           Ocean           May. 04, 2022
                                                 World
PIBT              Nil
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
PORT QASIM ELECTRIC POWER TERMINAL
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PQEPT             FU Quan        Coal           Singotrans      May. 04, 2022
                  Shan
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QASIM INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL
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QICT              Diyala         Containers     Express         May. 05, 2022
                                                Fider
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
2ND CONTAINER TERMINAL
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QICT              Mol            Containers     O.N.E            May 05, 2022
                  Courage
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
GRAIN & FERTILIZER TERMINAL
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FAP               Phaedra        Soyabean       Ocean           Apr. 25, 2022
                                                Service
FAP               An Hai         Rice           East            May. 04, 2022
                   Ori                          Wind
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DEPARTURE
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Vessel            Commodity      Ship Agent                    Departure Date
=============================================================================
EM Astoria        Containers     Maersk Line                    May. 06, 2022
Seaways Reyes     Furnace oil    PNSC                                       -
Ocean Pioneer     Palm oil       Alpine                                     -
=============================================================================
EXPECTED Departures
=============================================================================
Diyala            Containers     Express Fider                  May. 06, 2022
Mol Courage       Containers     O.N.E                                      -
Pictor            Coal           Ocean World                                -
Sun Master        Steel Coil     GAC                                        -
Glory Harvest     LPG            Pak Liner                                  -
=============================================================================
OUTER ANCHORAGE
=============================================================================
Able Sailor       Palm oil       Alpine                         May. 06, 2022
Irakils           Corn           East Wind                                  -
Al-Salam          Gas oil        GAC                                        -
Tail Winds        Soyabean       Ocean Services                             -
Yangze            Soyabean       Alpine                     Waiting for barth
La Boheme         Gas oil        GAC                                        -
Theo-T            Chemicals      Alpine                                     -
Sereno            Gas oil        Alpine                                     -
DhanLaxmi         Furnace oil    Transmarine                                -
MT Oaka           Furnace oil    Transmarine                                -
LIL Stella        Bitumen        Transtrade                                 -
Jishun            Palm oil       Alpine                                     -
Delta Gas         Chemicals      Alpine                                     -
MSC
Chiara            Containers     MSC Pak                                    -
=============================================================================
EXPECTED ARRIVAL
=============================================================================
MSC
Ermenia           Containers     MSC Pak                        May. 06, 2022
Southern
Xantis            Chemicals      -                                          -
Trabzon           Coal           -                                          -
=============================================================================

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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Marine insurance industry prepares for more risk https://seatowct.com/marine-insurance-industry-prepares-for-more-risk/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:06:14 +0000 https://seatowct.com/marine-insurance-industry-prepares-for-more-risk/ By Ira Breskin (gCaptain) – The marine insurance industry is preparing for an expected increase in multi-dimensional risk across all product lines. This is the consensus of many panelists speaking on Tuesday at the Americas Marine Insurance conference in New York. Rising inflation is one of the most important emerging risks. This increases the cost […]]]>

By Ira Breskin (gCaptain) –

The marine insurance industry is preparing for an expected increase in multi-dimensional risk across all product lines.

This is the consensus of many panelists speaking on Tuesday at the Americas Marine Insurance conference in New York.

Rising inflation is one of the most important emerging risks. This increases the cost of settling valid claims for maritime accidents and damaged cargo.

“Fundamentally, the cost of losses is going up,” said Sean Dalton, executive vice president, head of marine insurance at Munich Re. “The goal is to catch up, not follow,” he said.

“Undervaluation is a problem,” added Patrick O’Neil, general manager of Aon’s U.S. marine practice.

Specifically, speakers lamented that the industry faces new challenges as it no longer benefits from the low interest rate environment that began in 2008.

“The money has been free since 2008. It’s changing,” Munich Re’s Dalton said.

In fact, both the cost and frequency of claims for total payable construction losses and cargo damage are increasing, panelists said. This is due, in part, to unpredictable weather-related events.

Marine insurers offering worker injury protection to carriers have recently been “on the hook” for several “nuclear” and “thermonuclear” claims, said Molly McCafferty, claims director for the Americas at the American Club. It is a mutual protection and compensation.

Underwriters offering this coverage “face a different world over the last three or four years,” said Peter Cridland, vice president of Trans Re.

Mitigating the impact are increasingly successful efforts by insurers to convince appeals courts to reverse or reduce what carrier defendants claim are excessive indemnities.

Separately, more frequent late shipments are a growing but generally uninsured risk. Increased caution, exercised by merchant mariners who more frequently rely on third-party weather optimization services, is to blame for the delay, said Michael Venturella, practice leader for the marine group at Envista Forensics, a company forensic engineering.

And larger ships calling at congested major container ports, essentially “a single point of failure,” are also adding to those delays, said Charlie McCammon, senior vice president of risk consulting at Willis Towers Watson.

Ira Breskin is a senior lecturer at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition, 2018)an introduction that explains maritime economics, operations and regulations.

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Man pleads guilty to murdering crew member on ship bound for Los Angeles https://seatowct.com/man-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-crew-member-on-ship-bound-for-los-angeles/ Tue, 03 May 2022 02:12:26 +0000 https://seatowct.com/man-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-crew-member-on-ship-bound-for-los-angeles/ LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crew member who stabbed his supervisor to death on a container ship bound for Los Angeles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge that could carry a life sentence, prosecutors said . Michael Dequito Monegro, 43, of the Philippines, pleaded to committing an act of violence against someone on board […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crew member who stabbed his supervisor to death on a container ship bound for Los Angeles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge that could carry a life sentence, prosecutors said .

Michael Dequito Monegro, 43, of the Philippines, pleaded to committing an act of violence against someone on board a ship that could endanger the safe navigation of the ship, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He is expected to be sentenced in September.

Monegro was working on the MSC Ravenna on a two-week run from Shanghai to Los Angeles in September 2020 when he stabbed the man while the ship was about 92 miles (148 kilometers) off the south coast of the California, according to his plea agreement.

Monegro attacked his supervisor in a hallway outside a locker room, prosecutors said.

Both men struggled and fell. Monegro climbed on top of his victim, stabbed him, pulled out a second knife from his supervisor’s suit and attacked him with both knives as other crew members tried to stop him, including him throwing a trash can, prosecutors said.

“Monegro admitted that he only stopped stabbing the victim when he became too tired to continue,” a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The ship’s captain, mate and chief engineer arrived and the captain eventually convinced Monegro to take down the victim, who died on the ship, the statement said.

He did not indicate the reason for the attack or the name of the victim.

Monegro was arrested a week later when the ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Suez Canal records highest monthly revenue ever in April https://seatowct.com/suez-canal-records-highest-monthly-revenue-ever-in-april/ Sun, 01 May 2022 08:46:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/suez-canal-records-highest-monthly-revenue-ever-in-april/ Egypt’s Suez Canal recorded its highest monthly revenue to date in April, raking in $629 million in vessel transit fees, the waterway’s managing authority said on Sunday, as traffic rebounded following the impact of the pandemic. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or through the app. Monthly revenue in April was […]]]>

Egypt’s Suez Canal recorded its highest monthly revenue to date in April, raking in $629 million in vessel transit fees, the waterway’s managing authority said on Sunday, as traffic rebounded following the impact of the pandemic.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or through the app.

Monthly revenue in April was 13.6% higher than a year ago, channel authority chairman Oussama Rabie said in a statement.

The total number of vessels that crossed the 193 km (120 mile) waterway that connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea rose 6.3% from a year ago to 1,929 vessels.

They carried cargo weighing a total of 114.5 million tonnes, the highest monthly net cumulative payload to transit the waterway, he said.

The number of tankers, liquefied natural gas carriers and container ships rose 25.8%, 12% and 9% respectively in April from a year ago, he added.

In addition to the impact of the pandemic, last year’s flows were disrupted after a container ship ran aground in the channel in late March.

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The autonomous ship Mayflower begins its second attempt to cross the Atlantic https://seatowct.com/the-autonomous-ship-mayflower-begins-its-second-attempt-to-cross-the-atlantic/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 20:23:14 +0000 https://seatowct.com/the-autonomous-ship-mayflower-begins-its-second-attempt-to-cross-the-atlantic/ Mayflower on its attempt to cross the Atlantic in 2021 (photo by Oliver Dickson courtesy of IBM/ProMare) Posted on April 29, 2022 at 4:12 p.m. by The Maritime Executive The autonomous ship Mayflower set off on its second attempt to cross the North Atlantic from […]]]>

Mayflower on its attempt to cross the Atlantic in 2021 (photo by Oliver Dickson courtesy of IBM/ProMare)

Posted on April 29, 2022 at 4:12 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive







The autonomous ship Mayflower set off on its second attempt to cross the North Atlantic from the UK to the US using only its AI systems to navigate the more than 3,000 nautical mile journey. Originally planned to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s voyage to the new world, the ship was delayed by the pandemic and then mechanical failure on its first attempt in June 2021. If successful, MAS400 will become the largest ship autonomous forever crossed the Atlantic.


Measuring 50 feet long and weighing five tons, the craft was developed at a cost of more than $1 million through a research partnership involving the University of Plymouth, IBM, autonomous ship specialists MSubs and the charity Promare, which promotes marine research. Taking more than four years to develop, the project’s goal is to collect ocean research data during the crossing and demonstrate emerging AI capabilities to steer ships.


The MAS400 is equipped with six AI-powered cameras that provide images to computers that have been educated on land, ships, and other potential obstacles by studying over one million images. The vessel also has 30 onboard sensors and 15 state-of-the-art devices. It transmits trip data to the shore crew via satellite connections which also allow the public to track progress with an online dashboard.






The vessel is currently traveling at speeds of between 5 and 6 knots, reporting that it has covered more than 350 nautical miles since leaving Plymouth on April 27. He provides hourly updates on his automated Twitter account. If all goes according to plan, he should arrive in Virginia in about three weeks. Unlike its namesake, project organizers believe the AI ​​computer will be able to prevent it from veering off course hundreds of miles and arriving in Massachusetts like the Mayflower in 1620.


The team explains that they programmed the system with the planned course and the computers analyze progress by determining how to reach the objective, taking into account weather, currents and other variables, as well as navigating to avoid collisions. The MAS can see approximately 2.5 nautical miles ahead of it and it will identify ships and other hazards in its path. It uses a hybrid wind and solar power system with a diesel backup generator to power the vessel and its propulsion.


First attempt to cross the Atlantic started on June 15, 2021however, the vessel suffered a mechanical failure after completing just over 11% of its journey, the team decided to abort the mission and dispatched a rescue craft to find and recover the MAS400. They reported that a coupling failed on the generator forcing the ship to rely solely on solar power. The team determined that she would run out of energy if allowed to continue the journey.


During the time back at base in England they also used it to improve the craft’s systems. Along with improvements to the mechanical systems to make the craft more robust during traversal, they also improved the computer vision software.


The AI ​​captain reports that all systems are working normally when the Mayflower Autonomous Craft entered international waters. Views were posted of a dolphin swimming alongside as it headed into the English Channel and now the camera shows a gray Atlantic with a long horizon ahead.





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Port of Gothenburg ready for STS methanol bunkering operations | Rigzone https://seatowct.com/port-of-gothenburg-ready-for-sts-methanol-bunkering-operations-rigzone/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:37:13 +0000 https://seatowct.com/port-of-gothenburg-ready-for-sts-methanol-bunkering-operations-rigzone/ Gothenburg Port Authority has published general methanol operating regulations for ship-to-ship bunkering with the ambition to become the leading renewable methanol bunkering hub in Northern Europe. By 2030, the Port of Gothenburg has set an ambitious target to reduce shipping emissions by 70% in the port area. A key step to achieving this goal is […]]]>

Gothenburg Port Authority has published general methanol operating regulations for ship-to-ship bunkering with the ambition to become the leading renewable methanol bunkering hub in Northern Europe.

By 2030, the Port of Gothenburg has set an ambitious target to reduce shipping emissions by 70% in the port area. A key step to achieving this goal is to provide a variety of shipping fuels that help reduce emissions – in port as well as globally. Many initiatives are being taken around the world with net zero vessels now in the order books.

“From the port of Gothenburg, we want to support this by allowing these ships to take bunker at their convenience. Therefore, we are happy to share that we have received acceptance from the Swedish Transport Agency for the general operating regulations for methanol for ship-to-ship bunkering. This work was finalized thanks to the great support of Saeed Mohebbi from the Swedish Transport Agency. His knowledge and support have been invaluable,” said Christoffer Lillhage, Senior Director of Energy Business Development at Gothenburg Port Authority.

As this is a general approval for the port, each terminal will carry out an additional risk assessment, but this is more of a formality when the general guidelines are now in place. For example, the port of Gothenburg has already handled methanol in the port since 2015, when Stena Line started supplying Stena Germanica between trucks and ships.

“We now hope to see Maersk, X-press Feeders and many other shipping companies bring their new methanol vessels to northern Europe and would love to welcome them with open arms to Scandinavia’s largest port,” said said Elvir Dzanic. , CEO of the Gothenburg Port Authority.

X-Press Feeders is the world’s largest independent feed carrier and a leading player dedicated to introducing methanol as a shipping fuel on a larger scale as early as 2023. With the introduction of eight container ships of 1,170 TEUs capable of being operated on carbon neutral methanol, X-Press Feeders is soon approaching its goal of having net zero emissions by 2050.

“I am happy to see that the Port of Gothenburg is working proactively to facilitate methanol bunkering. This is encouraging as we need ports to be ready when we have to decide where to get our first line of methanol-powered ships” , said Sven Siemsen Senior Manager Marketing Europe at X-Press Feeders.

The shipping industry needs a variety of fuels in the future, and renewable products like eMethanol are an important fuel for achieving net zero goals. Therefore, the port of Gothenburg also plans to set up a value chain with the determination to supply eMethanol in the port by 2024.

“Together with industry leaders in e-fuels such as Liquid Wind and their partner Ørsted, we are working to make this a reality. We are also planning large-scale methanol storage with storage operators in the port when demand is in place. We encourage methanol producers and industry stakeholders to reach out and engage in dialogue with the Port of Gothenburg as we have set ourselves the goal of becoming a bunker and storage center for methanol and fuel. ‘eMethanol,’ said Christoffer Lillhage.

“We are excited to see that methanol bunkering and ship-to-ship infrastructure will become a reality in the Port of Gothenburg. This is a huge advantage for hauliers considering purchasing our green electrofuel, eMethanol. It enables Liquid Wind and our value chain collaborators to establish multiple production facilities in Sweden and other Nordic countries.

“A strong and leading eMethanol hub in Gothenburg accelerates our ability to market and distribute our carbon-neutral marine fuel globally. It also puts Sweden in the global fuel export market,” said Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder of Liquid Wind.

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