Unprecedented Seizure of Massive Cargo Ship After Finding Almost 20 Tons of Cocaine on Board

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that, on July 4, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) executed a seizure warrant obtained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and seized the cargo vessel MSC Gayane as being subject to possible forfeiture to the …

Wärtsilä achieves new marine benchmark with hybrid solution for bulk carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä has achieved a new technology benchmark with the introduction of the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. This innovative system will be installed on the M/V ‘Paolo Topic’, a bulk carrier built at Onomichi Dockyard in Japan and managed by Marfin Management S.A.M. The project agreement …

NGO: 146 Ships Sent to South Asian Beaches

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #19There were a total of 193 ships broken in the second quarter of 2019. Of these, 146 ships were sold to the infamous scrapping beaches of South Asia, where working conditions are known to be dire and breaking practices cause irreparable damage to the coastal environment [1]. Between …

Quay crane waiting times reduced by 90% at APM

The implementation of new standard operational procedures for container lashing at APM Terminals Gothenburg has reduced quay crane waiting times by 90% and provides an enhanced customer experience.  Using ‘Lean’ methodology, which is being adopted across all of the company’s terminals around the world, a Transformation Team at APM Terminals …