The first private naval high school (lyceum) is to inaugurate in Greece within September, at the North Aegean island of Chios. The “Tsakos Hellenic Schools of Naval Training” was officially unveiled at the Maria Tsakos Foundation, on 7 August.
The Panama Canal announced changes to the Transit Reservation System for neopanamax vessels, from 1st October 2018. Among the main issues addressed were the need to increase the number of LNG vessels per day, and adjustment of the booking periods based on the needs of the LNG industry.
Comprising the Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt, the One Belt One Road concept, introduced in 2013 by the Chinese government, focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries on all fronts, infrastructure, trade, and joint investments.
As part of its efforts to continue building and further reinforcing its presence in the key German market, Japanese classification society ClassNK announced the return of a ClassNK executive, who played a major part in the fourfold increase in the society’s German market share, to the Hamburg survey office as General Manager.
The world’s largest container ship, ‘COSCO Libra’, began its maiden voyage as it departed the Port of Tianjin on on July 20, heading to Europe. The vessel is 400 meters long and 58.6 meters wide with a maximum draft of 16 meters, with a maximum sailing speed of up to 22.5 nautical miles per hour.
With a load of 19,038 TEU, the Mumbai Maersk set a new world record for the highest-ever load. It overpassed the 19,000-mark for the very first time, not only for a Maersk vessel, but for any vessel in the world. The Mumbai Maersk is a 2nd generation Triple-E class vessel with a capacity of 20,568 TEU.
More Australians than ever are choosing cruises for a holiday, with Cruise Lines International Association Australasia revealing that in 2017 the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4%, equating to almost 6% of the Australian population taking a cruise last year.
Intelligence provider CargoSmart analyzed the schedule reliability of 22 ocean carriers across 13 trade lanes, reporting that overall, on-time schedule reliability increased by 6.6% to 69.3% in June 2018, from 62.7% in May 2018. The Europe-Oceania trade had the largest improvement in reliability.
The US Government Accountability Office released a report on the challenges that the US flag deep sea fleet is facing. This includes increasing operating costs and a declining number of qualified American mariners. According to the report, the US government supports the US-registered fleet, helping it meet national defense needs. However, it has had a negative effect on some non-defense government programs.
International Transport Intermediaries Club has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo.
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UK MCA: How to limit risk of CO2 release incidents18/09/2018
IUMI: Risk profile, trading conditions better despite reduced premiums18/09/2018
Solent University leads project to examine best manning strategies18/09/2018
Copenhagen Malmö Port denies reports about rejecting shore power facility18/09/2018
USCG NAVCEN to publish GPS problems reports18/09/2018
ABS to class Singapore's first LNG bunker barge18/09/2018
What German insurers should focus on ahead Brexit18/09/2018
IBIA: IMO to consider legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel18/09/2018
Pilot Services in Hong Kong resume after Typhoon Mangkhut18/09/2018