SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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2017
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Liquefaction testing is inadequate, ABTO says

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The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for raw ores and less common cargoes, such as nickel ore, fine wet coal and bauxite, pointing out that the current methods for danger identification are inadequate, specially in ports where conditions are inclement.

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Evergreen unveils sea freight services for Alibaba.com members

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Evergreen Line has teamed up with Alibaba.com, a wholesale marketplace for global trade under Alibaba Group, to provide site members with the option of booking sea freight services online with guaranteed space and prices. The Taiwanese company has also appointed Evergreen Logistics Corporation, as a provider of logistics solutions for Alibaba.com members opting for its sea freight services.

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Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana

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The Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company, Metro Ports, will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1st, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port tenants and outside companies shipping bulk cargoes.

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Abu Dhabi inks concession agreement to operate Fujairah port

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Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah signed a 35 year concession agreement, for the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports. The agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure and itt further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business.

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UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer welfare

WELFARE

The UK P&I Club extended its support of Sailors’ Society’s Emotional Wellness module for a further year. One of five sections in the global charity’s "Wellness at Sea" programme, the Emotional Wellness training aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and to enable seafarers to handle challenging situations at sea.

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New Zealand’s cruise ship accreditation expanded

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A trial accreditation programme, which has boosted biosecurity for international cruise ships, is going to be expanded for future seasons, said the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand. The scheme involves collecting background information about vessel stores and pest management practices to determine biosecurity risk.

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