Overcoming the odds, coming from behind, and winning!. . . May 18, 2022
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SHIPPINGInsight News 
May 18, 2022

Overcoming the odds, coming from behind, and winning!

Last week we noted that the tide seems to be turning on industry’s adoption of decarbonization tools and fuels with 63 newbuildings being ordered to accommodate future fuel use—whatever that might be.  While our industry is coming from behind compared to other sectors, it has the opportunity to lead the field at the finish line of 2050!

It will not be without its perils and challenges as we work to change nearly EVERYTHING.  Our quest to use digitalization tools for exploring autonomous shipping is giving us valuable information when we contemplate UNMANNED voyages.  The experience of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship which encountered mechanical failures in its second attempt to cross the Atlantic is case in point.  The complexity of shipping in its operations, challenging weather conditions, and multiple variables points to the need for personnel to be on board to address these issues.

Fully autonomous operations have performed will on land with the ability for human intervention when needed.  The same cannot be said for the risks associated with being in the middle of an ocean.  While this seems obvious, we need to draw the distinction between autonomous and unmanned- the first being a practical approach to dealing with the vagaries of shipping, and the second only applicable to coastwise or short sea transits.

Like RICH STRIKE, the chestnut colt that came from behind to win the Kentucky Derby, shipping has the chance to defy the odds and cross the finish line ahead of the field making our industry, our customers, and our planet all winners!!

Keep Optimizing,
   Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
     IMO Maritime Ambassador
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SHIPPINGInsight is thrilled to welcome ABS as a Platinum Partner!

ABS is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading classification organizations.

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Demand for Decarbonization 


2022-05-17- A report commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping says that if the industry is to meet its 2050 net zero goal. . . READ MORE

Demand for Safety at Sea

Simplifying saving lives: automating AMVER

2022-05-12- NAVTOR has teamed up with the US Coast Guard to integrate AMVER into its innovative digital chart table software NavStation. . . READ MORE

Updated: Mayflower Autonomous Ship to Resume Trip After Brief Problem

2022-05-12- At nearly the halfway point on its second attempt to become the largest unmanned vessel to navigate across the Atlantic, the Mayflower. . . READ MORE

New Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention Draw on Pandemic Lessons

2022-05-16- Stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted new amendments to Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) aimed at. . . READ MORE

Demand for Compliance 

Global shipping companies reduced speeds off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies

2022-05-14- The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2021 “Protecting Blue Whales &. . . READ MORE

Scrubber premium widens to cover opex

2022-05-16- In the year to date, scrubber-fitted VLCCs have earned about $11,000 more per day on the spot market compared with vessels using very. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News
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