According to Reuters, the US Department of State identified seven companies that has blacklisted, due to their involvement in Iranian petrochemincals’ transport, marketing and sale. In fact, three of the seven companies are Chinese-based, while another three are in Hong Kong and one in South Africa.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are collaborating with the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission, in order to give a boost to the region’s ocean economy, by establishing new regulations and legislation.
South Africa’s National Council of SPCAs has launched an urgent application to the High Court aiming to interdict an impending shipping export of live sheep to Kuwait. This comes in light of another live export in October 2019, where sheep were transported to the Middle East in horrendous conditions.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) expressed its disappointment concerning the slow development of the South African Ship Registry, commenting that it is due to partly lack of common vision and understanding among state entities.
South Africa’s Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, during his stay in Colombia for this year’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019, highlighted the high potential for job creation in the country’s maritime sector. In South Africa, part of the reason for the country’s delegation’s attendance of the IMO event is because next year, South Africa will for the first time be the host of the conference.
As a livestock carrier will be sailing from South Africa, local media investigated the nation’s live export trade with Kuwait, noting that there is the possibility for a difficult journey for the 65,000 sheep that are being prepared to sail.
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), one of the continents free trade area, enlisted UNCTAD to enable its goods transportation in the region, as less borders mean that African businesses and consumers could save billions.
Drewry reported that due to the latest disaster at the Brazilian mine, Córrego de Feijão, it is possible that the Capesize demand will be decreased by approximately 35-40 vessels in 2019. In a timeframe of one year, one Capesize vessel transfers two million tonnes of iron ore from Hedland to Qingdao, while the same vessel ships just 0.7 million tonnes in a year from Itaqui to Qingdao.
Watch: RightShip launches 2020 GHG rating29/05/2020
Risk Watch: What key changes will DBMS bring in dry bulk sector?29/05/2020
- Maritime Software
Montrose Port retrofits to digital from manual operations29/05/2020
Port of Antwerp introduces solution for releasing containers29/05/2020
PortXchange reduces idle times on departure29/05/2020
INTERCARGO's Self-Assessment Scheme under development29/05/2020
NTSB investigation: Contact of tow with bridge cell linked to pilot's restricted visibility29/05/2020
Lubrizol Corporation enters Getting to Zero Coalition29/05/2020
- PSC Focus
AMSA detains vessel over inadequate lashing arrangement of cargo29/05/2020
- Loss Prevention
What makes risk assessments more meaningful29/05/2020