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First SAFETY4SEA Conference in Singapore focuses on key strategies for sustainable future

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.

US blacklisted Russian freighter stuck in Busan

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.

Second CAREER4SEA Conference to highlight maritime career opportunities

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.

Food shipments in Yemen reduced by 50%

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.

Panama Canal discusses waterways operations

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.

New research centre for shipping and logistics launched

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.

PDVSA considers second STS operation off Venezuela

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.

Kitack Lim wins another four years as IMO Sec-Gen

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.

Watch: World’s largest cruise ship christening in Miami

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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