Saturday Apr 4, 2020
 
The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Fund to launch the BlueInvest Fund in an effort to support innovations in the maritime sector.
A total of 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrapyards in 2019, according to new data released by NGO Shipbreaking Platform.
As the United Kingdom stopped being a member of the European Union on January 31, 2020, European shipowners have called on both UK and EU regulators to continue their close alignment when it comes to shipping issues.
The European Commission has approved the formation of a new joint venture between French shipping major CMA CGM and Chinese logistics company China International Marine Containers Neocontainer (CIMC Neocontainer), part of CIMC Group.
In cooperation with the Railway Company and the Port Authority, it was possible to unload grain ships directly to the train wagon and to the destination city.
Increasing the nominal capacity of Shahid Rajaei port from 114 to 120 million tons and increasing the investment attraction of the non-governmental sector by concluding container and non-container contracts are the most important prospects for Hormozgan ports.
Although liquefied natural gas (LNG) contains 25 pct less carbon per unit of energy than conventional marine fuels, its use might not reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a life-cycle basis, according to a study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).
Workload stress caused by changes in regulations has been one of the three main factors impacting the seafarers’ happiness level in the fourth quarter of 2019, just months before the IMO 2020 sulphur cap entered into force.
Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Director General: Reducing the number of processes and facilitating exports is an important step towards realizing the new year plans.
The Clean Arctic Alliance, a coalition of non-governmental organisations working for a ban on heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping, is calling for action on discovering how did new blended low sulphur shipping fuels that have high black carbon emissions end up on the market.
Athens-based shipowner Performance Shipping reported revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2019, which was mainly driven by earnings of the first two tankers in the company’s fleet.
In the staples sector, we experienced a 27% increase in the unloading and loading compared to the previous year, said the Director General of Khuzestan Ports and maritime office.
Germany’s Port of Hamburg said it is not expecting a reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk.
A consortium co-ordinated by the Norwegian cluster organization NCE Maritime CleanTech which wants to install an ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel has won EUR 10 million funding from the European Union.
Strengthening trade between Iran, India and Afghanistan was one of the most important steps in expanding transit through Shahid Beheshti Port as well as the dredging of 800 thousand cubic meters during last year.
Unloading and loading of cargo at in Amirabad port Special Economic Zone reached more than 5 million tons this year.
International maritime unions have urged the Australian government to reverse the decline of the domestic shipping industry.
Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku Oy reported combined turnover related to the production of the yard and its direct supplier companies of EUR 1.9 billion, a growth of 46 percent compared to the results from 2016.
Port Managers need to provide protective measures against Coronavirus for ports operations , including maritime and port activities, as well as port guard with grater care and attention, said the PMO managing director.
Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line is partnering with Portrix Logistic Software GmbH (PLS), part of Hamburg-based IT solutions provider Portrix Group, to integrate spot pricing into PLS’ Global Price Management (GPM) software solution.
Russia’s federal autonomous institution Glavgosexpertiza has reviewed and approved the design documentation and engineering survey results for the construction of an LNG transshipment terminal in the Kamchatka Territory.
According to the plan, more than 2300 passengers were transferred from Sharjah to Bandar Abbas and all precautionary measures were taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in the port of Bandar Abbas, said the Manager of Shahid Bahonar Ports and Maritime
The end-of-year meeting of the Board of Directors of the Port and Maritime Organization began with video conference, attended by the Managing director and members of the Board.
Singapore-based owner and operator of LPG vessels BW LPG has strengthened its commitment to adopting LPG as fuel having lifted an option for the delivery of four additional LPG dual-fuel engines
In line with the growth and development of port operations in next year, the Ports and Maritime Organization is considering a series of measures to facilitate the process, said the Deputy of Port and Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is disappointed with the slow growth of the South African Ship Registry, ascribed partly to lack of common vision and understanding among state entities.
The Eurasia Agreement is an agreement on development plans for the country's northern ports, which could include the southern ports of Iran and the member states as well., said the Gilan Chamber of Commerce Advisor on Russian Affairs
it appears the shipping industry is coping better than expected following the entry into force of the highly dreaded sulphur cap, according to Poten Tanker Opinion.
Managing Director of PMO: In order to transport Iranian passengers from the ports of the Persian Gulf countries to Iran, the first step was taken as a 550-seater passenger ship headed to the port of Sharjah.
A full-scale prototype of DeltaSea, a new marine debris collection system, has been successfully tested at a shipyard in Vancouver, Canada.
Working on trade and economic exchanges between Iranian and Iraqi ports and improving maritime transport to enhance trade between the two countries can be very effective, said the General Manager of Khorramshahr Port
The Port of Singapore’s container throughput in 2019 hit an all-time high of 37.2 million TEUs, amidst challenging global economic conditions driven by geopolitical tensions and trade wars.
sentiments have been expressed by the IMO which has sent a Circular Letter advising Member States and others on implementation and enforcement of relevant IMO Instruments.
IALA Diplomatic Conference began this morning with a delegation from the Ports and Maritime Organization in Malaysia.
In a meeting with the Director of the Special Economic Zone of the Port of Aktau, Director General of Guilan Ports and Maritime Authority with an emphasize on the use of the capacities of foreign investors, importers and exporters, said strengthening commercial and economic interactions with the Port of Aktau is on the agenda.
The Suez Canal Authority has advised shipowners that discharging wash water from open-loop scrubbers during transit in the waterway is strictly forbidden.
Exports of non-petroleum cargo through Jask Port have increased by 98% in the eleven months of this year, said the Manager of the Shahid Bahonar Ports and Maritime office
China’s Shanghai port has retained its rank as the world’s busiest container port, having handled 43.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units last year, Xinhua reports citing Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong.
Dry bulk carrier operators don’t seem to have a lot of reasons to be jolly as they enter 2020 with higher fuel costs, weaker demand, and a supply-side influx swirl into a perfect storm.
Dry bulk carrier operators don’t seem to have a lot of reasons to be jolly as they enter 2020 with higher fuel costs, weaker demand, and a supply-side influx swirl into a perfect storm.
With the construction of access road of Chabahar Port, standard connecting conditions of Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan Terminals were provided to the traffic route, said Behrouz Aghaei, Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan ports and maritime.
With the construction of access road of Chabahar Port, standard connecting conditions of Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan Terminals were provided to the traffic route, said Behrouz Aghaei, Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan ports and maritime.
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has allocated 36 trillion rials (about $857.2 million) of its budget resources for a program to develop the country’s maritime industry
The final quarter of 2019 marked a massive decline of high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) sales as the industry transitioned into compliance with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, according to international shipping association BIMCO.
At least USD 1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a new study shows.
The 27th Conference on Coordination of Iranian Maritime Organizations was held under the slogan "Balanced Development of the Maritime Industry ensures Sustainable Development" and was attended by a group of senior managers of maritime organizations and maritime activists.
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over four project companies with concessions to build or operate port terminals in West Africa by Denmark’s A.P. Møller Capital (APMC)
By mid-February, 130 million tonnes of goods were unloaded and unloaded at commercial ports across the country, which shows up to 7.5 percent increase in year-on-year comparison. Said the Managing director of PMO
Bangladesh Ambassador to Iran: Bangladesh is interested to establish maritime trade by launching a direct and continuous shipping line to Chabahar port.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is planning a new wave of industrial action across Australian terminals as tensions between the union workers and stevedoring company DP World Australia heat up.