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2017
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  • liquefaction

    Liquefaction testing is inadequate, ABTO says

    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. ...

  • evergreen

    Evergreen unveils sea freight services for Alibaba.com members

    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. ...

  • bulk

    Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana

    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. ...

  • abu

    Abu Dhabi inks concession agreement to operate Fujairah port

    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. ...

  • data

    Shipping industry needs better data sharing and collaboration

    The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies, due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report released by the Business Performance Innovation Network, in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. ...


Recent Posts

classes

Europort 2017 masterclasses theme announced

Europort 2017 announced that will feature a series of classes with maritime and offshore professionals and experts to share knowledge on the hot topics of the shipping industry. For each masterclass, there will be a plenary session with four invited speakers, so that attendants can ask questions to a panel of experts and to network afterwards.

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charts

AMSA: How to identify official nautical charts

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a marine notice, in order to draw attention to the importance of using only official nautical charts to comply with flag State requirements, under Chapter V of the amended International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.

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security

Nigeria enhances maritime security

Speaking in Lagos, NIMASA Director General informed that the government approved the procurement of three helicopters and twelve fast intervention vessels, to ensure coastal and aerial surveillance and patrol of the Nigerian maritime environment.

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rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam welcomes three largest containerships

On May 19th, the port of Rotterdam welcomed the MOL Triumph, one of the three container vessels of the world with a capacity of over 20,000 TEU. The ship will be calling on Rotterdam over the next few weeks. Over the next two months, the world’s top three ultra large container carriers will also be entering the port.

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shipping

Danish Shipowners’ Association becomes Danish Shipping

The Danish Shipowners’ Association announced that updates its visual identity and changes its name to Danish Shipping. The organization, along with the Shipowners’ Association of 2010 and The Danish Car Ferry Association, that together represent all areas of the shipping industry in Denmark, already share a joint secretariat and a shared visual identity.

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cyprus

Cyprus makes plans for shipping upgrade

At the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, in Lemesos, the President of the Republic talked about the important role that Shipping Chamber plays for the development of the country, since the beginning of its establishment in 1989. He also highlighted the government's plans to preserve the country's role in international shipping.

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traffic

Project improving marine traffic launched in Singapore

In cooperation with Maritime and Port Authority in Singapore, Kongsberg demonstrated its SESAME Straits project, at Singapore Maritime Technology Conference. The project utilizes e-Navigation concepts to reduce maritime traffic congestion and hot spots, as well as improve traffic safety and efficiency.

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