Preventing Oil Pollution on Ships

Oil pollution in the ocean comes in many forms. From oil spills to everyday transportation on the high seas, the shipping industry has become synonymous with ocean pollutants. But newer ships and shipping companies are reshaping the industry with cutting-edge technology that focuses on safety and environmental health. Combined ... Read More

Environmental Expertise

Oil and chemical spills resulting from accidental marine incidents have the potential to do significant damage to the environment and can result in significant costs and other liabilities. WQIS provides environmental expertise through their Spill Management Team (SMT) at responses when necessary. Early involvement of the necessary environmental expertise ... Read More

Response Cost Documentation

Pollution incident costs can quickly run into the millions of dollars. WQIS provides Cost and documentation review expertise through their Spill Management Team (SMT) at each response. Knowing in real-time the projected costs of a discharge response protects the Assured from going into a protracted operation blind on costs ... Read More

Top Risks Facing the Cargo Shipping Industry

Responsible for shipping 90 percent of the world’s trade, cargo ships are part of the global economy’s backbone. The international cargo shipping industry transports goods with an estimated value of $4.5 trillion on an annual basis and is projected to increase by about 4.7 percent in the coming years. ... Read More

A Closer Look at the Container Security Initiative

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in September 2001, the U.S. Customs Service, now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, began developing certain programs to curb terrorism and help secure the United States. After the attacks against the U.S. in 2001, U.S. Customs Service created the Container ... Read More

The Maritime Industry & It’s Responsibility to the Ocean

Around the globe, shipping companies are having to change the way they operate their daily business, adhering to stricter guidelines around pollution and carbon offsetting. The updated guidelines, known as IMO 2020, have shed a new light on Marine pollution and the role that shipping companies and the maritime ... Read More

Electrification and Energy Storage: Future Fossil Fuel Alternatives

Reducing fossil fuel consumption and cutting down on marine pollution are points of interest for the maritime industry as a whole. With the implementation of the updated shipping regulations known as IMO 2020, shipping companies are looking for ways to oblige to new rules through alternative methods of energy. ... Read More

Zero Emission Global Shipping: What it Means For Maritime Transport

The global shipping industry is not only massive and far-reaching, but it’s also continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Thousands of ships around the world carry billions of dollars of goods, such as food, autos, and electronics across every ocean. Those ships run mostly on fuel known as ... Read More