VesselsValue released a fact sheet looking at the top Middle Eastern countries by owners, fleet, countries and value. Currently, the major Middle Eastern Countries by value are Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Oman, while tankers are the key ship category forming the Middle East fleet by Gross Tonnage.
According to EMSA data, the last seven years, 3,236 Ro-Ro accidents were reported out of which 25% are fire related, 19% collisions and 16% are attributed to loss of control. Assessing risks before starting an operation is a critical step, EMSA notes, highlighting lessons learned from Ro-Ro analysis.
Maritime New Zealand issued its Ipsos 2018 Recreational Boating Survey, revealing that recreational boaties seem to behaving more safely, with a steady lifejacket wearing behaviour, more weather checking, taking two ways to call for help, and avoiding alcohol when going out on the water.
The British Ports Association produced a series of infographics highlighting the importance of ports to the UK’s economy.The figures show that collectively the industry employs 101,000 people, handles almost 500m tonnes of freight and contributes £7.6bn to the economy.
USCG 8th District announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, outlining a long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the US. The 8th District was chosen for being at the center of USCG operations in the Western Rivers, which are critical maritime arteries.
Vesselsvalue noted that value investors still have plenty of opportunities to acquire prime aged assets at a significant discount to their expected future market value. Tankers offer the most promising investment overall, as most large crude tankers still have significant upside remaining.
In its 2018 Maritime Transport Review, UNCTAD informed that in 2017, total newbuilding delivery amounted to 65 million gt, equivalent to 5.2% of the start-of-year fleet in 2017. Meanwhile in 2017, 23 million gt were scrapped leading to a net growth in world fleet of 42 million gt, equivalent to a growth rate of 3.3%.
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), entered into force globally on 8 September 2017. In this infographic, IMO presents ways to comply with the BWM Convention.
In 2017, about a total of 800,000 volunteers in more that 100 countries gathered and collectively removed more than 20 million pieces of trash from beaches and waterways worldwide. The weight of the total trash collected was equal to 812 cruise ship anchors.
October has been recognized as a Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US since 2003, as well as the EU, aiming to raise awareness on cyber threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.
Northern Bering sea and Bering Strait threatened by increasing ship waste18/11/2018
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Sea level rise threatens Mediterranean UNESCO heritage sites18/11/2018
How climate change threats Antarctic and the world18/11/2018
Whale populations are recovering according to IUCN17/11/2018
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Investing in Coral Reefs is an urgent action to save them17/11/2018
Seychelles issues world’s first sovereign blue bond17/11/2018
US to grant Puerto Rico $28.9 million to prevent risk from natural disasters17/11/2018
EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 201716/11/2018
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 201816/11/2018
Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany16/11/2018