Saturday Sep 22, 2018
5.5 million tons of Petroleum products Export from Hormozgan Ports
Director General of Ports and Maritime of Hormozgan: during the first 5 months of this year, 40 million tons of goods were unloaded and loaded at the ports of Hormozgan province.
Passenger Lines Transportation to the Neighboring countries
PMO Deputy of maritime affairs: We are looking to increase the number of cruise ships for transportation at night.
Maersk to Spend $2 Bln to Meet 2020 Sulphur Cap
Maersk Line said it will introduce a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge designed to recover costs of compliance with the global 0.5 percent sulphur cap set to enter into force on January 1, 2020
Global Marine Premiums Up By Two Percent
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market highlighting that global marine premiums were $28.5 billion in 2017
ICS Releases Guide to Sulfur Rule Compliance
The IMO sulfur cap is fast approaching, and to help shipowners prepare, the International Chamber of Shipping has produced a guide to compliance using low sulfur fuels
Strategic significance of Chabahar Port for Iran, India and Afghanistan
Indian ambassador in Iran: Chabahar port's importance in the area of connectivity, particularly providing connectivity to Afghanistan remains and this is important for that country's long-term peace and development
Why developing the Chabahar port in Iran is important for India
Chabahar is turning out to be a success story in the India-Iran relationship
Port Authorities Join Forces in Climate Action Program
The port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam are joining forces to fight global warming
Venta Maersk Starts Historic Arctic Voyage Using Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel
Maersk’s ice-class ship Venta Maersk departed Vladivostok earlier heading for the Northern Sea Route, becoming the world’s first containership to venture through the route.
Boost in non-oil goods Exports from Lengeh Port
Port and Maritime manager at Lengeh Port: Non-oil exports have increased by 36% over the past five months from Lengeh Port.
Star Bulk to Equip Entire Fleet with Scrubbers
Star Bulk Carriers unveiled its intentions to equip its entire fleet with exhaust gas cleaning systems before the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the new IMO sulfur emission cap regulation.
World’s 1st Ocean Cleanup System Launched
The Dutch non-profit organization, The Ocean Cleanup, launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay on September 8.
Panama Canal Modifies Reservation System
The Panama Canal will implement, from October 1, changes in the transit reservation system in order to optimize the use of the interoceanic route.
FM Zarif meets with IMO secretary general in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Kitack Lim in a meeting in Tehran
IMO Secretary-General Keynote speech
Keynote Speech by Mr. Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General on Ceremony of IMO’s 70th Anniversary in Tehran
Iran an influential member of IMO: Secretary General
Iran is one of the most influential members of the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and is always supporting this organizations’ activities, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim said on World Maritime Day Ceremony in Tehran
Secretary General of IMO visited the National Museum of Iran and The Golestan Palace
The secretary general of the International Maritime Organization, accompanied by the managing director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, visited the National Museum of Iran and the Golestan Palace.
The second version of PMODynamics software is now available on site
Over 100 People Evacuated from Burning Ferry in Philippines
A fire broke out on board a passenger ferry MV Lite Ferry 28 on Sunday, September 2, while the ship was in the vicinity of Taloot Port Argao, Cebu, the Philippine Coast Guard informed.
SMM, the world’s leading maritime trade fair
This year’s SMM motto, "Trends in SMMart Shipping”
IMO Secretary-General to visit Tehran
Mr. Kitack Lim will visit Tehran on Sept. 7 for the International Maritime Day
Azerbaijan, Iran to improve ports affairs collaborations
The Azerbaijani delegation comes to Iran to investigate the potential and capacity of the northern ports of the country. Within 4 days, the ports of Gilan and Mazandaran province and Amirabad port will be visited.
Iran's Marine Industry Development Plan
By introducing the country's maritime industry development plan, the process of the production of domestic produced boats and vessels will speed up
Inauguration of container terminal at Khorramshahr port
Director General of Khorramshahr Port and Maritime: Khorramshahr Container Terminal Project to be inaugurated by the end of this year with a capacity of 300,000 TEU.
Panama Canal Gets A Rating from Fitch for 3rd Year in a Row
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) ‘A’ investment grade rating for the third consecutive year.
NYK to Combine Port and Harbor Transportation Businesses
Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation (MLC) agreed to form a joint holding company
World Maritime Day 2018
In 2018, IMO celebrates 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organization was adopted.
The World Maritime Day theme for the year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future".
Australia to Ban Transhipment in Great Barrier Reef
Australia's Queensland State government is preparing to ban transhipping in the Great Barrier Reef.
Putin, Niinisto Want HFO-Free Arctic
There is a need to curb black carbon emissions in the Arctic and one of the steps to do that is to introduce mandatory use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Finnish Counterpart Sauli Niinistö agreed during a meeting in Sochi.
Qatar, Iran Looking to Boost Shipping Ties
Qatar is interested in boosting trade relations with Iran and increasing shipping between the ports of Bushehr and Hamad, Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) informed.
Inauguration of 5 warehouses in Bandar Anzali
Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Gilan province: “In order to properly utilize the market capacity of the Caspian Sea, five warehouses were opened in Anzali Port today”
Bangladesh’s 1st LNG Import Terminal Inaugurated
Bangladesh’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, Moheshkhali Floating LNG (MLNG) terminal, located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal, has officially commenced operations, Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited said.
World’s 1st Ethane Fuel Conversion Completed on Board Navigator Aurora
The world’s first conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel has been completed on board the vessel Navigator Aurora, classification society ABS said.
Maersk Container Ship Sets New Load Record: 19,038 TEU
The ULCV Mumbai Maersk has broken the 19,000 TEU load mark, setting a new world record at 19,038 TEU. She achieved the new milestone at Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, then got under way for Europe. She is expected in Rotterdam on September 5.
increase in container loading and unloading operations at Chabahar Port
The volume of container loading and unloading operations at Chabahar port have increased by 103 percent compared to the same period last year.
Chabahar Port's strong and effective presence at the 21st IOMOU meeting
21st meeting of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Undrestanding (IOMoU), with strong and effective presence of the Control and Inspection of Chabahar port, was held in the Australian city of Fermantle.
Lengeh Port Exports First Reefer Container Consignment to UAESpecial Yard Dedicated for Exports to Persian Gulf States
With the use of two landing crafts, a 200-ton non-oil consignment of fruits and vegetables was exported to Dubai Port.
First Ship Carrying Petrochemical Unit Construction Equipment Berthed in Shahid Beheshti Port
MV Rushmore, carrying the first equipment consignment to construct petrochemical units, was berthed in Chabahar Port.
Operational Indices Flourish in Largest Iranian Container Port
The Director of Shahid Rajaee Port Special Economic Zone (SEZ) announced the 8-percent increase in cargo loading and discharge, and significant flourish of transit, exports and transshipment in the largest Iranian commercial port in the past year.
First Indian Ship Carrying Grains Cargo Berthed at Chabahar Port
In Accordance with World Customary RegulationsPMO to Make Iranian Port Contracts Transparent
The Deputy Managing Director for Engineering and Development of Infrastructures of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) spoke with the PMO's News Portal about making contracts and payments transparent: "This is a project-centered organization and needs to perform under customary regulations and trends in the world.
Shahid Rajaee Port Preparing to Berth Largest Ships،Three 17.5-Meter Berths to Be Constructed
In an interview with the News Portal of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), Mr. Mahdi Abbaspur Azar, the Project Manager for Phases II & III of Shahid Rajaee Port Development Plan described the latest conditions of the first and second stages of Phase III operations: "The development plan for this port has been prepared in three phases, and we have submitted the proposal for the first stage of Phase III to the Ports and Maritime Directorate General of Hormozgan Province for consideration, and corrections if needed."
Caspian Sea Maritime Safety Meeting Considered:Standard Design and Maritime Index Unification to Achieve Cleaner & Safer
The Director General for Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) heralded the conclusion of an agreement on maritime safety in the Caspian Sea in the near future, which would render that body of water safer and cleaner.
PMO's Deputy Managing Director for Economic & Port Affairs:Special Discounts for Foreign Liners
The Deputy Managing Director for Economic and Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) mentioned the revised port charges and due by his organization in the current year: "Such rethinking of the port charges and due has turned Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar into the most economical port in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman."
Maritime Transactions Officially Identified only if Entitled "Persian Gulf"Preparing ENCs for Global Fleet under "Persian Gulf"
The Deputy Managing Director for the Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) stated: "As the sovereign maritime administration of this country, PMO will recognize any maritime transaction if conducted under the name "Persian Gulf", and will take legal and judicial action otherwise."
Chabahar Port Conducted Oil Contamination Control Maneuvers/ Operation Time Reduced to 30 Minutes
The marine deputy of the Sistan and Baluchistan province department of ports and maritime in an interview with the Chabahar port News Agency said that by conducting regular and continous maneuvers, developing relevant infrustructures and preparing the equipment , the response speed to control oil contamination and crisis management in the port of Chabahar has been increased to a desirable level.
MEPC Welcomes Iranian Proposals
The Permanent Representative of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that the Iranian proposals were welcome by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and international marine environmental regulations were agreed to be amended.
PMO's Incentive Package to Flourish Iranian Only Ocean Port:Non-Tariff Incentives to Supplement Tariff Discounts
The Iranian port and maritime authority seeks the economic flourish of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, relying on the law for facilitating ship loading and discharge in ports, and through revising and optimizing the level of port and maritime charges.
No Port Operators SanctionedMilitary Entities not Operating in Iranian Ports
The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced that no problems existed for operators and contractors active in Iranian ports that would constrain or disrupt their operation.
Chabahar Port Witnesses %41 Growth in Container Loading and Unloading/ %100 Growth in Transshipment of Non-oil Goods
The director general of Sistan and Baluchistan province department of ports and maritime reported a growth of 41 percent in loading and unloading of containarized goods in the port of Chabahar from the beginning of the Iranian present year compared to the same period last year.