Terna seeks green light for Tyrrhenian Link from Ministry of Ecological Transition

Italian transmission system operator (TSO) Terna has submitted a request for authorization to Italy’s Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTE) to construct and operate the West Section of the Tyrrhenian Link, which will connect Sicily and Sardinia. Following the submission of … Read More

Antwerp-Zeebrugge port merger gets green light in Belgium

The Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority (BMA) has approved the merger between the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Zeebrugge. Photo: Port of Antwerp Once the merger process is finalized, the two ports will operate as an … Read More

ESB applies for offshore wind site investigation permit in Ireland

ESB Wind Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Irish utility company ESB, has applied for a licence to carry out site investigations for its Sea Stacks Offshore Wind project, one of the projects on which the company was joined … Read More

Now is a great time to invest in maritime workforce of the future

There is a burning need for maritime professionals to receive training in environmentally friendly skills and technologies, second engineer Allan Dickson told the Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) Green Skills Forum at COP26 in Glasgow. “We need to look at how … Read More

NYK commits to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has set a long-term target to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the group’s oceangoing businesses. The company has been making efforts to reduce GHG emissions from ships, … Read More

Industry groups warn of “serious shortage” of seafarers by 2026

The growing demand for standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping (STCW) certified officers could mean further 89,510 officers required by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet, a new report showed. The new Seafarer Workforce Report launched by the International … Read More

MSC Cruises bullish on cutting CO2 emissions by 40 pct

MSC Cruises will “remain on track to meet, or likely exceed, the target for 40% improvement in emissions intensity by 2030 compared to 2008,” the company’s new sustainability report showed. On 22 July 2021, the cruise line published its Sustainability … Read More

Ever Given to drop Hamburg port call due to “safety concerns”

The containership Ever Given, which left Egyptian waters on 13 July, will not make its usual Hamburg port call “because of concerns surrounding navigation safety,” ship’s operator Evergreen revealed in a statement. As informed, the cargo planned to be discharged in … Read More

Shell and Iberdrola bid for large-scale floating wind farms offshore Scotland

Shell and Scottish Power Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iberdrola, have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind farms in the north-east of Scotland. The partnership has submitted multiple proposals for new large-scale floating … Read More

Penfield Marine boasts first carbon-neutral voyage

Connecticut-based tanker manager and pools operator Penfield Marine has partnered up with financial group Macquarie to carry out Penfield’s first carbon-neutral voyage. The carbon-neutral voyage was performed by the M/T Seaways Hatteras, a vessel owned by International Seaways through carbon … Read More