The inaugural SAFETY4SEA Conference in Singapore successfully concluded on Thursday 29th of November, at the Peony Main Ballroom, Level 4, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore, attracting 230 delegates from a total of 132 organizations. The pro bono event brought together global experts who held a wide-ranging discussion on key shipping challenges.
The Russian freighter ‘Sevastopol’, is stranded in the South Korean port of Busan for over a month. The ships has been blacklisted by the US, as its owner has allegedly violated the sanctions. According to reports, local oil companies are reluctant to supply the ship with fuel.
SAFETY4SEA is happy to announce that the second CAREER4SEA Conference will be held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, at the Eugenides Foundation, Athens. Greece, from 10:30 to 17:30, a pro bono event which aims to highlight industry dynamics and career opportunities in shipping industry for the young generation.
Commenting on the latest development on the Port of Hodeidah, UN informed that it remains open and operational. However, the World Food Program said that 50% of the shipment of food to Yemen has been cut, because many ships are refusing to dock in Hodeidah port due to the fighting.
The Board of Directors and the Administration of the Panama Canal met to provide guidance and recommendations for the interoceanic route. The agenda discussed industry trends, water security plan, the construction of the Atlantic Bridge and the new Gatun landfill.
Kühne Logistics University and Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics. The centre, focusing on maritime logistics, aims to promote the discourse between international research and the shipping industry.
Venezuelan oil firm PDVSA is negotiating with shipping firms to establish a second ship-to-ship operation off Venezuela’s eastern coast. This aims to increase struggling crude exports. The STS will be placed near La Borracha island, approximately 16 km off Puerto La Cruz.
Every year, as part of the Jeanne-d’Arc mission, third-year students of the Naval School collect humanitarian cargo, sportswear, school materials, medicines, toys and books, which will be given during a journey around the world.
The IMO Council announced it has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning from 1 January 2020. The decision is subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly in December 2019. Throughout his first four-year tenure as IMO secretary-general, the IMO produced a strategic plan for the six-year period of 2018 to 2023, with a focus on smart and eco-friendly shipping.
The world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, was officially named at the new Terminal A in Miami, on November 15. Symphony of the Seas will sail in the Caribbean, while it will also visit the Bahamas. The ship measures 362 m in length and she will be able to accommodate 5,518 passengers
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DSME and HHI surpass 2018's order target17/12/2018
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- Energy Efficiency
Partners test new technology for monitoring emissions17/12/2018
Watch: Smart ships using air lubrication to save fuel17/12/2018
New regulations to apply in Chinese ECAs from January 201917/12/2018
MSC 100: New guidelines for goal-based ship construction standards17/12/2018
Overview of amendments adopted and approved at MSC 10017/12/2018
Watch: World’s fastest RoPax named in Chinese shipyard17/12/2018
MSC 100 considers revisions to Polar Code17/12/2018
- Maritime Knowledge
Dangers of using cell phones on bridge
Watch: Insufficient maintenance caused fire on the passenger vessel off Florida
Maritime industry publishes updated guidelines for cyber security on ships
Cyber attack hits Saipem's servers in Middle East
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda