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Looking for the wins in 2021

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Looking for the wins in 2021

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As we enter 2021, let’s focus on the lessons from 2020 and the outlook for 2021.  While we all mourn the deaths due to COVID and the restrictions placed on our lives in order to prevent the spread, not to mention the financial turmoil, it wasn’t ALL bad.  COVID forced us to accelerate change in our work lives, and the way we operate.  We learned to work remotely—and that remote working WORKS!!!  We also learned how to maximize our utilization of emerging technology, particularly digital technology.

We realized that the public is paying close attention to our actions—or inaction.  Regrettably, the COVID story masked the tremendous success of IMO2020 and its corresponding reduction in sulphur emissions.  Even more regrettably was the Wakashio shipwreck off Mauritius leaving 1000 tonnes of fuel oil on pristine coral reefs.  We also witnessed the IMO being picketed on climate issues—we will be learning more about their strategy in 2021!

As we look to the pundits predicting that 2021 will be a turnaround year for shipping—and we are already seeing that in the container sector—we are hopeful that the bulk industries will be equally fortunate, and that the cruise sector realizes the expectation it will re-enter their market with strength and “pent up demand”.

Welcome 2021 as we bridge the decade and take a leap of faith!

Keep optimizing,

Carleen Lyden Walker
Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador

News of the Week
January 1, 2021
click on topic to jump to that sectionDeep Dive: Energy AlternativesDecade of DecarbonizationDeep Dive: Safety on the High SeasDecade of DisruptionSHIPPINGInsight updates
Deep Dive: Energy AlternativesGlobal: Carnival Takes Delivery of LNG-Powered Mardi Gras2020-12-21- Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku has delivered the LNG-powered cruise ship Mardi Gras to Carnival Cruise Line. . . READ MORE
 A.P. Moller Holding Among Investors in Danish Green Hydrogen Startup’s $34 Million Fund Raise2020-12-18- Danish electrolyzer startup Green Hydrogen Systems A/S raised 28 million euros ($34.3 million) to scale up production of the technology. . . READ MORE
Decade of DecarbonizationYear in Review: Smart achievements of 2020 arising from a pandemic2020-12-30- 2020 was a long-waited year with the industry focusing on the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap. Yet, what all of us did not. . . READ MORE

 IMO Plan to Curb Shipping’s Carbon Emissions Triggers Criticism2020-11-18- The organization responsible for setting global environmental standards for shipping approved rules designed to curb. . . READ MORE
Deep Dive: Safety on the High SeasLarge Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius2020-07-27 – A large bulk carrier has run aground on an Indian Ocean reef off Mauritius. The Panama-flagged. . . READ MORE

 For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine2020-12-16 – As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain. . . READ MORE
Decade of DisruptionsShipping’s Switch to Cleaner Fuel Gets COVID Boost2020-12-17 – It was meant to be one of the greatest transformations in the history of oil and shipping. Instead, a sweeping regulatory change this year to clean. . . READ MORE

 U.S. CDC Recommends Against All Cruise Ship Travel2020-12-21 – IThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday it recommended that all people avoid cruise ship travel. . . READ MORE
SHIPPINGInsight Updates

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2021 Partner Spotlight

SHIPPINGInsight is pleased to be welcoming Total Marine Solutions as a partner. They will be joining us as we bridge the decade with fleet management and maritime technology. 

For partnership and exhibiting information, please contact  
Stella Ludovicy (s.ludovicy@shippinginsight.com)OPTIMIZED FORMAT  –  INNOVATIVE IDEAS  –  PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITIES

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