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  • Abu Dhabi boat show features 43% UAE brands

    The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the first event for boating held in the region since the pandemic, got off to an impressive start on Wednesday.

     

  • Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2021 hosts championships and activities during its third day amid...

    The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2021 continued its activities, championships for the third day in a row, amid a large audience of visitors interested in yachts, boats, marine sports and fishing equipment.

     

  • Exalto Emirates successfully participates in ADIBS 2021

    Home to some of the world’s most reputed marine equipment brands, Exalto Emirates showcased its new product offerings at the third edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the event kickstarted on 13 October 2021 at the ADNEC marina.

     

  • Gulf Craft launches a new series of boats at Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

    Gulf Craft has unveiled a new range of products which include sleek sporty styling and sustainable technologies at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, which was inaugurated yesterday by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the Frontline Heroes Office.

     

  • ARIES Launches exclusive Facility for Underwater Solutions using Diving & Remote Operated...

    ARIES GROUP expanded their survey and Inspections portfolio to Underwater by launching an exclusive facility in UAE for Diving services and ROV Surveys. Mr. Sultan Saif Sultan Al Samahi, Member of Board of Directors Fujairah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Fujairah National Council Member, Advisor to Government & Ministry did the Official Launch of the Aries Underwater Solutions LLC, UAE in the presence of H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman – Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries & Dr. Sohan Roy, Founder Chairman, Aries Group of Companies.

     

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  • Northern Lights JV Awards Contracts for Building...

    The vessels are designed to transport liquid CO2 with purpose-built pressurised cargo tanks. The primary fuel for the ships will be LNG, keeping emissions low. Other innovative technologies, such as a wind assisted propulsion system and air lubrication will be installed to reduce carbon intensity by around 34% compared to conventional systems. The ships are the first of its kind and will potentially set a new standard for CO2 shipping on coastal trading routes.

     

  • NYK Appoints Its First Indonesian Captain on LNG...

    Japan’s NYK Shipmanagement company appointed its first Indonesian seafarer as a captain of one of the company’s LNG carriers. The appointment is part of a program that NYK has been running since 2008 designed to develop Indonesian seafarers and a broader training program in operation since 2007 to develop deck and engine officers for NYK’s vessels.

     

  • U.S. Retail Imports Remain High Despite Shipping...

    Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should remain at near-record levels this month but could see a slight dip from last year’s unusually high numbers as congestion slows the movement of backed-up cargo, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

     

  • Mexico joins the World Logistics Passport

    The Mexican Secretariat of the Economy (SE) has signed a Memorandum of Understand with the World Logistics Passport (WLP), establishing the SE as a co-ordinating partner in the country which became a WLP Hub earlier this year.

     

  • Korea Looks at Options to Speed KSOE-DSME Merger

    For the fifth time since announcing the plans to merge two of South Korea’s leading shipbuilders, Korean officials confirmed today that they have yet again agreed to delay the scheduled closing of the merger between Korea Shipbuilding Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) and Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. (DSME). The Korea Development Bank which would sell its shares in DSME to Hyundai Heavy Industries agreed to an extension for the deadline to the end of 2021, while reports in Korea suggest efforts are underway to find alternatives to speed the completion of the transaction first announced in February 2019.

     

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  • WFW on sustainability-focussed US$25m dry bulk carrier financing

    Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised a leading financial services company regarding a US$25m financing to companies controlled by Union Maritime Limited secured on three dry bulk carriers with a focus on sustainability and, more specifically, the IMO’s aim to reduce international shipping’s carbon footprint through the recent adoption a new operational carbon intensity indicator.

     

  • Florida Seeks to Void Order Permitting Cruises to Require Vaccinations

    Florida’s battle with the cruise industry over limiting cruises to only passengers vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus is heating up again. Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration is seeking to vacate a preliminary injunction granted to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) in August that permitted it to require proof of vaccination from passengers.

     

  • Ince Promotes Two Maritime Solicitors to Partner In Dubai and Hong Kong

    We are pleased to announce two new Partner promotions at Ince, which we believe will be of interest to you and your readers: Natalie Jensen in Dubai and Richard Oakley in Hong Kong.

     

Environment

  • Shipping decarbonization weekly insights

    September ends with an important milestone of the Panama Canal towards decarbonization. The Panama Canal and more than 150 other organizations across the maritime value chain signed an industry-led call for world leaders to commit to decarbonizing international shipping by 2050. The leaders are going to support industrial scale zero emission shipping projects through national action and deliver the policy measures that will make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030.

     

  • Shipping’s route to decarbonisation

    The shipping industry is under pressure to decrease its carbon missions as part of the broader drive by global governments to address the risks posed by climate change.

     

  • Hydrogen Fuels Could Enable Up to 80% Cut in Ship Emission by 2050

    A rapid replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen along with advanced biofuels could enable to cut up to 80 percent of CO2 emissions by mid-century attributed to the international maritime sector. That is the assessment of a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental agency focused on supporting countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. By 2050, 

     

Education

  • PRRD gives nod to limited face-to-face class in...

    After more than a year, maritime institutions have been given the go signal by President Duterte along with other schools to conduct limited face-to-face classes for qualified students of BS Marine Transportation (BSMT) and BS Marine Engineering (BSMarE) programs.

     

  • Abu Dhabi’s ASPIRE Launches Over US$3 Million...

    The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) will be held in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, in June 2023, where tech innovators will participate to seek marine safety and security solutions to take home more than US$3 million in prize money.

     

  • In-person academic year starts at the Arab...

    The first semester of the academic year 2021/2022 has started at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS) in Khorfakkan. This supports the Academy’s strategy to empower the Arab maritime sector with academically-and-professionally qualified personnel.

     

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    In line with its ongoing efforts to empower young Emiratis to work in the maritime sector, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS) has signed a cooperation agreement with Zakher Marine International to train the Academy’s students on board its fleet. Zakher Marine is a leading marine services company based in Abu Dhabi and specialises in providing offshore support services. It has one of the biggest and most diverse fleets of marine support vessels in the UAE.

     

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    In line with its ongoing efforts to empower young Emiratis in the maritime sector, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Branch in Sharjah (AASTS) has adopted the world's best simulation systems from Kongsberg, a prestigious international company that specialises in building and developing simulators. The state-of-the-art equipment will be used to train the Academy’s students to operate different marine vessels and ships, also giving them the experience of sailing in different weather conditions similar to ones encountered in real life.

     

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