When CMA CGM contracted to build the world’s largest LNG-powered containerships,
it chose the technical and classification expertise of Bureau Veritas to help
make it happen. As other trailblazers embrace LNG fuel, the class society is
helping lead the way.
Policymakers double down on tax incentives and other measures that will leave
Hong Kong well placed to maintain position as international shipping centre
despite fierce social, economic and geopolitical headwinds.
With international trade down by almost 2% in real terms over the past year and
weakness spilling over from manufacturing to services, a rebound in the global
economy is still some way off. Only a resolutely positive turn in trade disputes
and synchronised fiscal stimulus are likely to remove the threat of a global
The Explorer is a lot like Tinder for shipping, energy and seafood businesses.
While some users are seeking casual encounters, others are leveraging the
platform to establish lasting partnerships—at home and abroad.
Equinor, Norsk Hydro and Shell are doubling down on investments in battery
power. As the shipping and offshore industries look to the future, it’s critical
that banks support similar innovations, DNB says.
Continued advances in containment and propulsion technology are enabling owners
to capture efficiencies and adapt to the changing needs of charterers but
choosing the right combination of systems and equipment–including
re-liquefaction–isn’t always easy.
Published 30 August 2019 0:55 GMT
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