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  • Abu Dhabi inaugurates new port to boost trade

    Abu Dhabi Ports Company, the master developer of ports and industrial zones, has announced the inauguration of Delma Port, located about 40km off the coast of the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports Officially Inaugurates the 170 million Dirham New Delma Port

    Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.    

  • Damen successfully organises Dredging Seminar in Bangladesh

    Damen successfully hosted a dredging seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was attended by over 100 enthusiastic representatives from the Dutch Embassy in Bangladesh, experts from the Bangladesh Government, the Bangladesh Navy, local financing institutions, various customers of Damen and other industry stakeholders.

     

  • Maritime industry experts to discuss cyber security

    WannaCry cyberattack and other huge IT outages prompt warnings on vulnerability of shipping industry, as cost of average attack rises to US$4 million per incident

  • Azimut Yachts Worldwide Premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

    Azimut Yachts Worldwide Premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017  

Classification

  • Digitalizing class services

    The digital transformation of assets and information flows is currently one of the greatest changes in shipping, spurring automation of existing processes and functions and positively impacting upon safety and environmental performance. Ships are becoming sophisticated sensor hubs and data generators, and advances in satellite communications are improving ship connectivity, allowing for a massive increase in the volumes of data transferred at ever-lower cost.

  • Digitalizing class services

    The digital transformation of assets and information flows is currently one of the greatest changes in shipping, spurring automation of existing processes and functions and positively impacting upon safety and environmental performance. Ships are becoming sophisticated sensor hubs and data generators, and advances in satellite communications are improving ship connectivity, allowing for a massive increase in the volumes of data transferred at ever-lower cost.

  • APL reduces CO2 emissions by 48% since 2009

    Container line APL has reduced its CO2 emissions by 48% since 2009.

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Shipping

  • Greece As A Shipping Cluster Needs More Work To...

    Over the last decades, the global shipping industry has been one of the major factors of the globalization process. At the same time, the shipping industry is itself being transformed by growing international trade, market integration and the shifting balance of economic power from developed economies to rapidly growing lower wage economies. As shipping-related economic activities are also becoming more globalized, cities and states have to compete to attract international maritime companies.

  • OPEC, Non-OPEC Global Oil Supply

    The 13 OPEC countries produced about 36.4 MMbbl/d of crude oil and condensate in 2016, the highest in the past several years. Threatened by the U.S. shale boom, the group led by Saudi Arabia decided to fight for market share in 2014, resulting in an industry downturn as oil prices completely collapsed.

  • More VLCCs tankers use for crude oil storage

    Yet another time in recent months, oil tankers are being used for oil storage. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Charles R.

  • Ethiopia eyes role in DP World-managed...

    Country is in talks to acquire a 19% stake in joint venture administering Berbera port

     

  • Saudi energy minister says no immediate need to...

    There is no evidence a pact by global oil producers to curb output needs to be adjusted, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Saturday, describing the recent weakness in crude prices as an overreaction to statistical glitches.

Legal & Regulations

  • EU MRV Regulations

    The European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport regulation entered into force in July 2015. The regulation contains three parts 

  • Ballast water saga: regulation requiring chlorination causes confusion

    A number of indications suggest that shipping compliance in Argentina can be stressful. The requirements for operators regarding inward clearance are usually unclear and patience is required to understand how regulations are likely to apply.

  • Port Klang used as dumping ground

    Millions of ringgit in storage and disposal costs are lost due to irresponsible parties making Malaysia their dumping ground for unwanted waste.

Environment

Education

  • Oil response course accredited

    Danish oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, allowing it to claim to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for its customers around the world.

  • Effective onboard training on the Ballast Water...

    Following the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention in September 2016, Seagull Maritime has worked towards releasing a revised onboard course, as well as a completely redesigned e-learning module. Using the latest technologies and a combination of different media, these ensure your crew are fully prepared for compliance with the requirements.

  • WISTA International and Institute of Chartered...

    Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) are partnering to increase the professional competence and enhance educational opportunities for women in the maritime industry.

  • Fremont Maritime merges with MITAGS-PMI

    Seattle-based Fremont Maritime Services has merged its wide range of Coast Guard-approved basic training and safety programs, including its India Tango Marine Firefighting Training Program, into the larger MITAGS-PMI educational organization.

  • USA officials talk future

    Utica Shale Academy officials are looking at ways to enhance the shale program so students can benefit even more — both in the classroom and eventually the workplace.

Women in Maritime

  • E.U. Ministers Agree Maritime Transport Policy

    E.U. Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers this week and adopted their priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. 

  • Tototheo Maritime’s CEO included in the 10 Women to Watch in the shipping industry List

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of Tototheo Maritime has been included in the 10 Women to Watch in the shipping industry, during the NorShipping Exhibition, one of the leading shipping events globally, that is held in Oslo from 01-04 June 2017. The list was compiled by Nor-Shipping and Youngship International and includes 10 women under 40 years old who have shown commitment to the industry and its development, are engaging and sharing knowledge and showing leadership skills.

  • Hingham Maritime Center announces new president

    Hingham Maritime Center’s Board of Trustees recently announced that long time board member Nancy Clapp Kerber has been chosen to serve as President of the Board. Kerber succeeds Rick Pedone, who joins Peter Dolphin as co-chair of HMC’s Capital Campaign.

Techonology

Lifestyle

Dredging

  • Oil edges above $49 on U.S. drilling slowdown

    Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Monday as a slowdown in the growth of rigs drilling in the United States eased concern that surging shale supplies will undermine OPEC-led cuts.
    U.S. drillers added two oil rigs in the week to July 14, bringing the total to 765, Baker Hughes said on Friday. Rig additions over the past four weeks averaged five, the lowest since November.

  • ‘Reach’ reviews dredging of river Jhelum

    ‘Reach Dredging Ltd’ which is busy in dredging the river Jhelum from Srinagar to Baramulla, Tuesday held meetings to review the progress of the work of dredging at various places.
    Managing Director ‘Reach’ Sunil Patwari convened the meetings at Srinagar and Baramulla, a statement said.

  • Dredging of Kankra khadi in Udhna, Athwa zone to...

    Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) plans to undertake dredging of Kankra creek in two phases. The dredging of the 4.5 km creek area would be done at the cost of Rs 10.5 crore for increasing its water carrying capacity. The sand and muck from the creek will be used for filling up land on both sides of the creek to make land usable.

  • USPA, Novadeal LTD to sign contract for...

    The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) will sign the agreement with Novadeal LTD (subsidiary of the DEME Group, Belgium) to conduct operational dredging of the internal water area and the internal approach channel of Yuzhny port.

  • USPA, Novadeal LTD to sign contract for...

    The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) will sign the agreement with Novadeal LTD (subsidiary of the DEME Group, Belgium) to conduct operational dredging of the internal water area and the internal approach channel of Yuzhny port.

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