Entries by Joanne Golding

Suez Canal bans open loop scrubbers

Despite the recent introduction of  low-sulphur regulations, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) will continue to allow ships transiting the waterway to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) without the need for scrubbers. Adding to the confusion for ship managers is a ban by the SCA on the discharge of wash water – used in the open-loop […]

Key details still remain unclear despite the US-China trade agreement

After the U.S. and China announced the “phase-one” trade agreement, a critical point remains in question: agricultural purchases. Bilateral trade is a significant part of the dispute between the world’s two largest economies, especially after both sides decided to break the negotiations into phases, rather than tackling a slew of American concerns, which range from […]

Christmas Freight Rates

***CHRISTMAS FREIGHT RATES*** Our competitive rates for this month include IMO – please contact us now to ship before Christmas & to avoid the CNY rush at the end of January If you have any urgent airfreight shipments needed before Christmas please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Guidelines Published to help reduce Container fire risk

A container shipping group, set up to increase safety levels in the industry following a string of sometimes fatal box ship fires, has produced its first set of guidelines to help operators prevent further incidents. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) today published Safety Considerations for Ship Operators Related to Risk-Based Stowage of Dangerous Goods […]

IMO have a lack of urgency to clear up shipping

The IMO has decided on a goal-setting approach by member states to decarbonise shipping, rather than progress the proposals put forward by some members for a mandatory speed reduction on vessels. The strategy, decided last week in London, not to opt for speed restrictions has angered the members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) who […]

Supreme Charity Work – Maths Textbooks Arrive Safely

The maths textbooks which we sent to our charity Ghana Outlook have arrived safely! The books will be going to a school in the community of Abordahi, near Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is a very deprived community where GO has spent time and effort in raising the aspiration of the community […]

Supreme in the Solent 250

We are very proud to announce that we are again featured in the Solent 250 – and this year we are in the top 50! The Solent 250 is the annual ranking compiled by The Business Magazine, and as a Solent 250 company we have been invited to Christmas Drinks and Canapes at the Harbour […]

Decarbonisation and greener fuel an important issue

Decarbonisation is now the second most important issue for the shipping industry, according to a report released today by the Global Maritime Forum. The Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2019, which surveyed respondents from 46 countries, ranked only the “global economic crisis” ahead of “decarbonisation of shipping” as the issue to have the greatest impact on […]