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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. ...


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vts

MCA informs of UK Vessel Traffic Services

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, concerning the Vessel Traffic Services and identifying the UK VTS centres, ahead of the requiring compliance by shipping with regulations 6 and 7 of the Merchant Shipping Regulations 2004.

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WELFARE

UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer 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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cruise

New Zealand’s cruise ship accreditation expanded

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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test

First official test bed for autonomous ships

An entire Norwegian fjord was recently designated as an official test bed for autonomous shipping by the Norwegian Coastal Authority. It is the first coastal area in the world officially dedicated to the development of technology for autonomous ships.

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cyber

IUMI supports industry efforts on cyber security

The International Unit of Marine Insurance announced that it supports the efforts of the IMO, classification societies and shipowner associations to understand, assess and mitigate the risk of cyber threats, in order to make them more transparent and understandable to operators.

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bulk

Changes in dry bulk carrier inspection triggers announced

Effective 01 January 2018 RightShip's age trigger for a bulk carrier inspection for vessels over 8,000 dwt will change from 18 years to 14 years, after which an annual acceptable RightShip inspection will be required, according to the company. The observations of Inspectors feeds back into the vetting process, providing critical control to improve safety.

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digital

Ship station license becomes digital in Denmark

In line with its plans to enhance digitalization in shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority announced that the Ship Station License has now become digital, reducing the number of administrative burdens imposed on the industry. The DMA has recently digitized other ship certificates too.

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