In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has set out a no coal cargo policy in its 2022 ESG policy document ... the shipping company said in its ESG policy ... EPS in charter deal with Rio Tinto for LNG-powered bulkers.
Giddings has also turned to charter vessels to move fruit for the first time ...It’s not in a container--it’s just in a room on the ship, and the reason we’re doing that is that there’s a shortage of the controlled atmosphere containers,” she says. “Charters are more expensive, but ...
In addition, over the course of 2021, LNG-fueled ships accounted for nearly 30 percent of the newbuild gross tonnage ordered worldwide, hitting a new record ... Over the course of the year, CMA CGM ordered 10 LNG-fueled ships, Zim chartered 10, Hapag-Lloyd took six and MSC switched some of its existing newbuilding orders over to LNG fuel.
Panelists will discuss how charterers can leverage dual-fuel vessels and optimization of smart technology to provide transparent and measurable data, generating the reports and insights needed to contribute towards smarter and sustainable shipping for charterers.
The six to 12 month charter rate assessment for a 4,400 teu ship rose 2% week-on-week to set a new record of $109,000 a day, while Clarkson’s ContainershipCharter Rate Index also rose 2% week-on-week to stand at 388 points, the highest level since the start of November 2021.
Freight revenue and containership charter day rates attained new records last year in spite of disruption on major trade lanes including port congestion and equipment imbalances, according to analysis by Clarkson Research ... Asda charters containership to beat Christmas supply chain crunch.
PortLog, the world’s first port time management platform, and a subsidiary of Marcura, has announced a landmark deal to provide its solution to the entire fleet of Pacific Basin, one of the world's leading owners and operators of modern Handysize and Supramax dry bulk ships.
Some of the elements that drew immediate attention were proposed changes to the definitions of a shipping company to include time charter and more responsibility for those that choose the route, speed, and fuel employed by the ships ... It’s obvious, frankly, that one cannot decarbonize shipping without addressing the ship itself.
For the next 12 years, it would sit with other retired ships in Puget Sound, Wash ... Veterans of the massive ship tried in vain to have it converted into a museum ... a Brownsville, Texas ship breaker ... GordonShaw, a San Diego veteran of the ship, told the Union-Tribune he’s considering chartering a boat to escort the ship past San Diego.
An image, taken by an unknown photographer, showing the wreckage of the BritishF-35B that ditched in the Mediterranean Sea and was recovered by a chartered salvage ship, was leaked and started circulating online on January 21, 2022.