SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement Inc. has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
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SAFETY4SEA announced the winners of the 2019 SAFETYT4SEA Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference. SAFETY4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative, Personality and Leadership.
It has been almost 5 years since the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier ‘Bulk Jupiter’ sank off Vietnam taking the lives of 18 crew members. Although the accident could not be officially attributed to cargo liquefaction, it opened discussions on the hazards associated with the carriage of bauxite.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, held its 6th session on 9-13 September, focused on launching new initiatives to enable the use of methanol and ethanol as fuel, as well as the use of fuel cells, to meet IMO’s climate strategy.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers is meeting for its sixth session this week (CCC 6), on 9-13 September, where it is expected to validate a new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes.
Marsden Point, in north New Zealand, came out as the highest-rated bulk terminal in BIMCO’s Terminal Vetting Scheme. Just under 95% of the reports were rated average or better in the BIMCO report, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five), suggesting positive trends for the future.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Rob Grool, CEO, Zeaborn Ship Management refers to the three basic principles that the company has established to ensure safety at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management has been nominated for the Dry Bulk Operator award.
Amid an ongoing trade war between China and the US, as well as major geopolitical tensions globally, it is likely that total ordering activity will be softer near term, representing a downside risk to the positive development of newbuilding prices, according to VesselsValue.
Sharing figures for the first half of 2019, Finland’s Port of Helsinki informed that its passenger numbers have bounced back to last year’s level, but the amount of cargo transported via the Port during the first half of the year did not reach last year’s level.
China’s pork output decreased by less than expected during this year’s first half, with the country facing a devastating disease outbreak. However, official data show conflicting figures regarding the size of the decline in the hog herd. This fact has also affected dry bulk shipping, with Chinese soybean imports expected to reduce to 84m tons in marketing year 2018-2019 and 83m tonnes in 2019-2020.
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