Thursday Nov 22, 2018
Iran Attended the 121st Session of IMO Council
“No distinction should be made to countries for commercial maritime shipping activities”, Said Mohammad Rastad, the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization at IMO Council meeting.
ICOPMAS 20018 to be held in Tehran
The international Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures will be held in Tehran on November 26th – 28th
Statement of the Ports and Maritime Organization Regarding the Technical and Safety Status of the Iranian National Fleet
The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), the competent maritime administration and port authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran, would like to clarify the status and stance of the Iranian maritime sector in guaranteeing maritime safety and security, and protecting the marine environment
World’s Largest Battery-Hybrid Ship Undergoes Finishing Touches
The hull of the Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, owned by Color Line, has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway for completion.
Norwegian Maritime Authority Pushes for Stricter Environmental Regulations in Fjords
he Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has proposed even stricter regulations to reduce the environmental strain in the world heritage fjords.
Qatar to Start 2nd Phase of Hamad Port Project in Early 2019
The second phase of Hamad Port development is expected to be announced before the end of 2018 and launched by early 2019, Qatar media cited the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications.
The Tallest Marine Control Tower in Iran to be constructed at Chabahar Port
The process to construct the tallest marine control tower and State Marine Authority Building will commence.
Establishing LNG Terminals at the Ports of the Country
“The focus of the Ports and Maritime Organization is on the construction of LNG terminals at Shahid Rajaee and Shahid Beheshti ports.” Said Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization.
Iran cooperates with the international maritime organization
Top European commission official , Maja Bakran Marcich said on Monday that Iran is actively involved with international cooperation within maritime sector.
Expansion of Port and Maritime Cooperation with EU Countries
“I hope with the proper relations with the EU, cooperation in ports and maritime sector grows day by day”, Said Managing director of PMO at Logistics workshop attended by 16 representatives of the European Union.
Development of Port-Based Cooperation with Republic of Korea
Three investment agreements were signed with the Korean investor delegation visiting Bushehr Port.
PMO Hosts the Workshop on Ports, Maritime and Logistics
The Workshop on Ports, Maritime and Logistics will be held in Tehran with the attendance of 16 senior EU transport division officials on November 12th and 13th.
DP World on Track to Meet Market Expectations
Port and terminal operator DP World witnessed a rise in volumes, as gross container numbers grew by 2.6% in the first nine months of 2018.
30,000 Billion Rs. Worth of Investment by Private Sector at Shahid Rajaee Port
Deputy Director of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Marine Organization announced the signing of an investment contract at Shahid Rajaee Port worth 30,000 billion Rial as one of the largest contracts with the private sector over the coming weeks.
HMM Introducing Fuel Surcharge as of January 2019
South Korean liner company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is joining the club of liner giants that are planning to add fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.
Yilport to Upgrade Puerto Bolívar with 24 New Cranes
Ecuador’s first deep sea terminal, Yilport Puerto Bolívar, has placed an order for 6 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry (E-RTG) cranes with an aim to boost the terminal’s capabilities.
BW Green Carriers Takes World Fuel Services to Court over Contaminated Fuels
Norway’s gas transportation company BW Green Carriers AS, part of BW Group, is taking Miami-based bunker supplier World Fuel Services Inc to court over contaminated bunkers.
21% growth in non-oil exports in the ports of western Hormozgan
The export of agricultural products and livestock in the ports of western Hormozgan has reached 186,924 tons, which represents a 21% increase in this region.
"Logistics and Transportation Chain" Seminar to be Held at PMO
The training Seminar of "Logistics and Transport Chain" will be held at the Ports and Maritime Organization for two days with the participation of EU transport department senior representatives.
IMO Releases Ship and Port Emission Toolkits
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports.
World’s Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Heads for the Baltic Sea
The world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos departed from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on October 17, heading for the ship’s primary area of operation in Northwest Europe.
IMO MEPC 73 Approves Follow-Up Actions for GHG Strategy
The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) approved on Monday, October 22 the follow-up program for IMO’s strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
Chabahar; a Special Port for Central Asian Countries
The main objective of the development and investment on the first phase of Chabahar Port is to create transit freight capacities through the port to Afghanistan and Central Asia countries.
Providing Maritime and Shipping Services to Neighboring Countries
Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization: The most important objective of Chabahar transit agreement is to provide transportation services to neighboring countries for development of transit in the region.
Private Sector has Invested 120,000 Billion Rial in Ports of Iran
So far, the private sector has invested 120,000 billion Rial in the ports of the country. The Ports and Maritime Organization is prepared to hold continuous meetings with the representatives of the Iran’s Chamber of commerce and representatives of the coastal provinces.
Signing of Chabahar Agreement Implementation Document
The document on the coordination and implementation of the Chabahar agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan was signed during the first meeting on the International Transport and Transit Corridor Agreement Among the three Governments.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of India: India is committed to Chabahar Agreement
“The Chabahar port is located on the Indian-Central Asia route, and we can utilize this port as the center of our transit business. We are eagerly looking for the inauguration of the Chabahar-Zahedan and Khaf-Herat railroads” said Mr. Tirumurti
The Indian Contractor Initiates the Operation in Chabahar port within 2 weeks
The managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization announced the start of Indian operations in Chabahar port within the next two weeks.
Shell’s Cardissa Carries Out Its 1st LNG Ship-to-Ship Bunkering
Royal Dutch Shell recently delivered its first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG fuel from its specialized LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa.
MOL’s New VLCC to Test Ship Ops Support System Using AR
Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is to launch the experimental use of a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality (AR) technology aboard a new very large crude carrier (VLCC).
Boost in Amirabad Port Operational Capability
Amirabad Ports and Maritime Director: A Chinese investment delegation visited port of Amirabad.
An Italian Company to Invest in Iran’s Ports
Cooperation and participation of an Italian company for investment and development of Iranian ports was discussed during the Iranian delegation visit to Italy
South Korea Unveils Support for Struggling Shipping Firms
South Korea’s state-run company Korea Ocean Business Corp (KOBC) has revealed its intentions to support financially troubled shipping firms and fund eco-friendly projects.
Panama Canal Sets Record Cargo Volume for FY 2018
The Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), representing a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year.
Diego Aponte: More Transparency Needed in Cargo Declaration
There should be more accuracy and transparency in declaration of cargo to shipping companies, Diego Aponte, President and CEO of Switzerland-based MSC Group said.
Iran Hosts 25th Meeting of PRIMAR Advisory Committee
The twenty-fifth meeting of PRIMAR Advisory Committee with the participation of 15 member states began in Tehran this morning. This meeting will be held in Tehran for two days, 16th -17th of October 2018.
Shahid Rajaee Port and Port of Trieste Joint Cooperation
Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization met the Director of the Free Zone and Port of Trieste, Italy, with the aim of developing port and maritime cooperation.
Shahid Rajaee Turns into a "Green Port"
After the finalization of the memorandum with an international company, the Mechanized Mining-Rail Terminal in Shahid Rajaee Port will be constructed within three years and it will turns into a green port.
Stolt-Nielsen: Customers Should Bear Sulphur Cap Costs to Save the Industry from Going Bust
Stolt-Nielsen’s CEO, Niels Stolt-Nielsen, believes the costs stemming from the industry’s switch to compliant fuels as of January 2020, should be met by customers.
Port of Rotterdam Tests Autonomous Navigation
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has started testing autonomous navigation with a floating lab in preparation for the next step in autonomy.
Iran Remains a Member of Advisory Committee at IMSO
Iran Remains a Member of Advisory Committee at the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
Expansion of Port and Maritime Cooperation between Iran and India
A joint meeting was held with the Deputy Minister of Shipping and India’s main ports managers in order to develop specialized port and maritime cooperation with India.
Organizing the 2nd YPCom Technical Visit of PIANC-Iran- Sistan and Balouchestan Province
The 2nd YPCOM Technical Visit of PIANC-Iran has been held with participation of members and Port authorities on 9-11 September 2018 in Chabahar, Sistan and Balouchestan.
Ship collision in the Mediterranean causes a 4km oil slick
Two merchant ships collided north of the French island of Corsica today, causing a four-kilometre fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea that French and Italian authorities are working to contain.
SEA\LNG Coalition Welcomes MPA Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cooperation to Increase Operations of Chabahar Port
Assistant Secretary of Foreign Minister and Director General of the West Asian states department: Chabahar is a low-cost and efficient route for the transfer of commodities to neighboring countries.
Panama Canal to Welcome 234 Cruise Ships in Upcoming Season
The Panama Canal expects to receive approximately 234 cruise ships through the Panamax and Neopanamax locks during the upcoming 2018-2019 cruise season.
Shipping Must Rise to the Biggest Technology Challenge in 100 Years
The shipping industry must rise to the biggest technology challenge in 100 years in order to meet its decarbonization ambitions, a group of 34 maritime CEOs and industry leaders stressed in a call for action towards a new decarbonized future.
Amirabad Port; a Transit Hub from Turkmenistan to India
Director of Amirabad Port: The first shipment of chemical fertilizer from Turkmenistan reached Amirabad port.
PMO Six-Month Report on Maritime Affairs
Deputy Director of Maritime Affairs in the Ports and Maritime Organization: Over the past six months, the investment and capacity of passenger terminals have increased.