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Bridges Can be Protected from Ship Collisions – An Expert on Structures in Disasters Explains How

Apr 02, 2024

The MV Dali, a 984-foot, 100,000-ton cargo ship, rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge when leaving Baltimore harbor on March 26, 2024, causing a portion of the bridge to collapse.In an interview, University of Michigan civil engineer Sherif El-Tawil explained how often ships collide with bridges, what can be done to protect bridges from collisions, and how a similar disaster in Florida in 1980 – just three years after the Key bridge opened – changed the way bridges are built…

Houthi Rockets Wreak Havoc on Middle East Container Shipping

Jan 17, 2024

As the Houthis recklessly launch drone and missile attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, carriers and shippers will pay as some marine traffic reroutes around South Africa. Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, discusses with Maritime Reporter…

The Case Grows for Propane as Fuel in Ports, on Vessels

Dec 14, 2023

As vessel owners and port terminal operators search for the tools and the fuels to achieve decarbonization goals, Jim Bunsey, Director of Commercial Business Development, PERC, makes the case for propane premised on its availability, logistics infrastructure and ease of transition with machinery.

Container Shipping Quagmire Continues

Dec 11, 2023

Calling bottlenecks at the Panama Canal chokepoint a ‘slow burning disaster’, with one vessel operator reportedly paying nearly $4 million to ‘jump the line’, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, examines the key market trends that will drive the container shipping sector in 2024.

Qpinch: From Residual Heat to CO2-free Energy

Sep 26, 2023

In the chemical industry, steam is indispensable for production processes. 'But you always end up with residual heat, up to 100 degrees hot. Companies often can’t do anything with it, so they end up discharging it into the air or water,' Wouter Ducheyne explains…

Meet BIMCO's New President Niko Schües

Aug 24, 2023

'The world has to know that there is so much more to shipping than transporting Nike shoes.'Three months ago, Niko Schües took over as President of BIMCO and he believes the shipping industry is at a turning point. Nevertheless, he does not only focus on the big solutions of the future…

Tech Feature: Software Solutions for Efficient Liquid Bulk Ops

Aug 08, 2023

In the business of providing cutting edge software solutions to improve liquid bulk operations, Hans Bobeldijk, CEO, discusses how UAB-Online is a part of the efficiency and decarbonization discussion.

Trade Shifts: US Overtakes China as Top Spot for South Korean Goods

Jun 29, 2023

Tumult in the container shipping sector continues, as geo-political conflict, the climate and labor issues continue to define the major trade routes. In this edition of Container Shipping Outlook, Xeneta’s Chief Analyst Peter Sand discusses…

PNCT Selects MAFI on Propane-fueled Port Tractor Fleet

Apr 20, 2023

As maritime and port assets globally are pressed to reduce emissions, the search is on for the “fuel of the future” to replace diesel. But the future is now at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT), which is opting to use propane-fueled equipment…

Interview: Harry Stewart, President & CEO, The Dutra Group

Mar 09, 2023

Harry Stewart recently took the helm as President and CEO of The Dutra Group, succeeding Bill T. Dutra, the man who founded the company at the age of 26 and led it for the last 50 years. With a renewed vigor for national infrastructure, there…

Interview: Five Minutes with Robert Ekse, President, EBDG

Feb 28, 2023

Late last year we caught up with Robert Ekse, President, Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), for his take on how the Future Fuels debate is effectively shaping maritime technology development and vessel investment.Most reading these pages know the EBDG name…

Marine Power - CEO in Focus: Chris-Marine’s Jens Groth

Feb 24, 2023

Malmö, Sweden-based Chris-Marine is long-tenured in the business of keeping engines running smoothly, efficiently. Led by its energetic young CEO Jens Groth, this 60-year-old- company finds itself in transition: firmly rooted in its traditional…

Name & Shame: The Story Behind Xeneta’s Carbon Emission Index Tool

Feb 23, 2023

As maritime carriers are increasingly pressed to prove their environmental performance, Xeneta recently unveiled its new Carbon Emission Index tool, using it to assess the best – and worst – container carrier performers. Peter Sand, Chief Analyst…

Maritime’s Future Fuel Ammonia to the Fore

Jan 27, 2023

With ammonia projected to take a leading role in the maritime sector by 2035 as the industry is forced to reduce emissions, we speak with Jonathan Flynn, Director of Clean Energy Solutions at CF Industries. CF Industries recently joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping…

Container Shipping Turmoil Spills Over Into 2023, says Xeneta's Sand

Jan 12, 2023

As container shipping demand continues to fall into the New Year, Xeneta Chief Analyst Peter Sand weigh in with his insights on the pace and direction of spot and contract rates; the likelihood of ship lay-ups and scrapping in 2023; plus the…

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