Sunday Sep 20, 2020
 
A large fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the port of Ancona, Italy. The blaze originated in a warehouse and spread, and firefighters worked on containment for 30 hours before finally extinguishing it on the 17th.
An undocking accident at Spain’s Valencia port caused one of the terminal’s cranes to collapse injuring one port worker and briefly disrupting port operations.
How can IMO Member State audits be conducted remotely? This was one item on the table for discussion during a virtual meeting of all auditors under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Director General of Ports and Maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan: The 6th Vessel Carrying a share of the 75 thousand cargo of Indian Wheat Aid to Afghanistan berthed at Chabahar Port and the unloading operation began immediately.
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar-powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, was lifted into the waters off the coast of Plymouth, England.
Progress requires action, and the pathway to decarbonization requires action now. Waiting for utopian solutions does not solve existing problems that only get worse with time.
PMO Managing Director: Iran possesses the most developed and comprehensive monitoring network for marine parameters in the region
An undocking accident at Spain’s Valencia port caused one of the terminal’s cranes to collapse injuring one port worker and briefly disrupting port operations.
The video conference meeting on the development of port and maritime transport cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan, attended by Khosrow Saraee; Director General of Transit, Logistics and Agreements of the Ports and Maritime Organization and Vamik Rahimov; The head of the National Maritime Agency of Azerbaijan, was held.
The contract for the construction of storage tanks for edible oil worth 126 billion Rls. was signed between Amirabad port and a private investor.
The Asia – Pacific region plays a vital role in the global shipping industry. With so much depending on this region and so many businesses involved, there is a clear need for a gathering that will allow all stakeholders to get critical updates, share best practices and evaluate available services and technologies
Canada’s Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reported mid-year 2020 results and while impacted like all ports by COVID-19, Vancouver also reported mid-year records.
The Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Chabahar Port announced a 330% increase in the import of basic commodities as well as a 157-fold increase in the transit of goods through Chabahar Port.
The Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Chabahar Port announced a 330% increase in the import of basic commodities as well as a 157-fold increase in the transit of goods through Chabahar Port.
Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization: Collectively, the private sector has invested 161,235 billion Rls. in the country's ports.
Water supply issues have plagued the Panama Canal for years. When rainfall is limited and nearby lakes begin to get low, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has to implement draft restrictions in order to keep the canal running, limiting the amount of cargo vessels may carry across the canal.
Virtually every port in Sub-Saharan Africa has embarked on elaborate initiatives to boost relatively low capacity, as demand for cargo handling is expected to soar in the coming years with the growth of their economies.
Several studies undertaken internationally into the effects of changing world climate have focused on the warming Arctic region along with melting northern glaciers located across Northern Canada, Northern Russia and Greenland.
According to DHL's in-house supply chain analysis consultancy, Resilience360, the effects of two back-to-back typhoons are adding to congestion at the South Korean ports of Busan and Gwangyang.
With the increasing focusing on environmental impact and all forms of emissions, the practice known as degassing is coming under scrutiny.
Global energy trading house Trafigura has made the first step towards a planned oil terminal investment at the port of Berbera, Somaliland, the self-governing region in the northeastern corner of Somalia
Activities from the environmental group Greenpeace are blocking the entrance to the port of Brofjorden located in western Sweden on the North Sea to call attention to an on-going dispute over the proposed expansion of one of Sweden’s oil refineries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance aimed at protecting the health of seafarers working on cargo ships and fishing vessels amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hapag-Lloyd AG is the latest entity to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project.
Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization: In order to support exporters and importers of raw materials, tariff discounts have been considered by Ports and Maritime Organization.
Researchers in the field of marine and oceanic sciences will have presentation in four online workshops on the second International Conference on Oceanography in West Asia from September 13 to 17 to share the latest marine scientific findings in the region.
Director General of Ports and Maritime Amirabad: as the only port connected to the national railway network in the north of the country, plays an effective role in freight traffic in the region.
The Deputy of Engineering and Infrastructure Development of the Ports and Maritime Organization, referring to the construction, installation and commissioning of the "Ship Quick Release System" using Domestic Potentials in Anzali port, said: "construction of this system has resulted in a 60% foreign exchange savings for the country compared to using the similar foreign system".
Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime announced the provision of incentive packages and unique discounts for the largest ocean port in the country (Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar) for the owners of goods and shipping lines.
Graduating during a world pandemic is no ordinary event, but this is what the students of the class of 2019-2020 of the International Law Institute (IMLI) did during a virtual ceremony (3 September) addressed by the IMO Secretary-General.
The maritime industry’s first movers stand steadfast to take the steps needed to develop, test and scale the technologies required to decarbonize international shipping according to the Getting to Zero Coalition, an industry-led forum.
Water supply issues have plagued the Panama Canal for years. When rainfall is limited and nearby lakes begin to get low, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has to implement draft restrictions in order to keep the canal running, limiting the amount of cargo vessels may carry across the canal.
Danish Port Esbjerg has formed a partnership with technology company Honeywell as part of its efforts to become climate neutral.
China’s Huarun Dadong yard has started retrofitting Hapag-Lloyd’s ultra-large containership Sajir to use LNG as fuel, in a move claimed to be the world’s first such conversion.
Following its successful conversion, ferry Tõll has become the first hybrid passenger vessel in Estonia.
Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime announced the provision of incentive packages and unique discounts for the largest ocean port in the country (Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar) for the owners of goods and shipping lines.
The Deputy of Ports and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization announced an 80% discount on tolls and costs of "Ro-Ro vessels" in the northern ports of the country for one year.
General Manager of Ports and Maritime of Gilan: Unloading and loading of goods in Gilan ports has increased by 68%.
The Director General of Ports and Maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan announced the berthing of the eighth transit ship carrying wheat donated by India to Afghanistan in the port of Chabahar
An R&D project is being launched to develop the world’s first ammonia-fueled commercial tugboat.
A new design concept is being proposed for VLCC tankers that according to the designers will reduce potential damage and operational risk by featuring a simpler structural arrangement, loading patterns, and piping arrangements.
Canada’s Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reported mid-year 2020 results and while impacted like all ports by COVID-19, Vancouver also reported mid-year records. The port also sees increasing trade and a rebound in demand.
The Director General of Ports and Maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan announced the berthing of the eighth transit ship carrying wheat donated by India to Afghanistan in the port of Chabahar
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) continued its strict enforcement of rules seeking to ensure the welfare of seafarers announcing that it has banned to additional vessels.
Citing that less than a decade remains for the shipping industry to develop commercially viable fuels and technology to meet its decarbonization targets, The Getting to Zero Coalition, compiled a comprehensive map of all the projects currently underway.
A new Norwegian initiative is joining the efforts to develop next-generation autonomous shipping vessels.
The chairman of the Guilan Provincial Assembly and the representative of Anzali Port people in the parliament during a 6-hour visit to Anzali Port Complex, referring to the plan to use the full capacity of Anzali Port Complex, said: "creating a ship repair center, building boats, tugs and Caspian and Black Sea type ships are on the agenda of Anzali Port Complex.
Speaker of the Parliament of Iran: with negotiations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iraq agrees to participate in the dredging of the Arvand River
Director General of Ports and Maritime of Hormozgan: since the beginning of this year to the end of August, 498 ships carrying petroleum products were unloaded and loaded under the supervision of the Persian Gulf oil port located in Shahid Rajaei port.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is taking new steps to once again aid in crew changes while also ensuring safe port operations.