The shipping industry is making efforts to boost women presence in the male-dominant industry, backed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that selected “Empowering women in the Maritime Community” as the theme for 2019.
APM Terminals Poti, in west coast of Georgia, revealed plans for the creation of a deep-water port to the country. The plans require an investment of over 250 million USD of private capital for phase 1 and a substantial amount for phase 2 in an extensive development of the port infrastructure.
The Government of Georgia decided to cancel its contract with the Anaklia Development Consortium and to launch appropriate legal procedures. The issue was the first to be discussed at Thursday’s governmental meeting.
In fact, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal has handled nearly 2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units during the first five months of Fiscal Year 2020. It is said that from July to November, the Georgia Ports Authority has handled nearly 2 million TEUs, an increase of 109,000 TEUs, or 5.8%.
Last Wednesday, November 20, the U.S. Coast Guard told local leaders that the wreck of the capsized PCTC Golden Ray may take more than a year to remove from St. Simons Sound, Georgia. In fact, during a meeting of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Cmdr. Matt Baer (USCG), who works with the Unified Command responsible for overseeing the salvage operation, said that the vessel’s position on a soft sandbank will make the effort lengthy and challenging.
According to The Brunswick News report, the car carrier Golden Ray was grounded after the pilot aboard, Captain Jonathan Tennant, deliberately took it out of the channel and contributed to the best possible outcome for the incident.
During a National Seminar on Facilitation of Maritime Traffic, September 24-26, shipping stakeholders from Georgia had the chance to discuss and get a better insight into the maritime single window and electronic data exchange.
The European Commission accepted Georgia’s request to join the EU LRIT Cooperative Data Centre. Georgia’s application was made in November 2017 and was accepted in March 2019, as the country meets all the criteria needed.
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