SAFETY4SEA Awards
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2017
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  • 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. ...

  • australia

    Australia discusses dangerous gaps in maritime security

    Australia will resume the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience Shipping. The inquiry comes in the wake of double murder findings by the NSW Coroner, investigating the deaths of two foreign seafarers aboard MV Sage Sagittarius in Australia, in 2012. ...


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mpa

MPA Singapore’s Certificate of Competency programmes

The video informs on the Certificate of Competency Class 4 programme, introduced by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, that aims to improve skills of seafarers and upgrade their positions on board ships and onshore, and, therefore, give them another career path in the maritime sector.

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buoy

Buoy shot and sunk off Block Island

The US Coast Guard informed that the Clay Head buoy number 7 off Block Island was discovered to be sunk. Upon retrieval by the USCG buoy tender Ida Lewis, the buoy was found to have 20 bullet holes and had to be taken out of service for repairs. This is the second aid discovered with bullet holes within a week.

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bridge

USCG adds approval process for BNWAS

The US Coast Guard revised its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular entitled ‘Approval of Navigation Equipment for Ships, by adding an approval process (series) for the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System and updating various approval series to reflect the most applicable standards, resolutions, and processes.

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police

Crane collapse causes death of 5 at SHI shipyard

Five people were killed and 20 others were injured following the collapse of a crane onto a ship, during construction operations, at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, in Geoje. The police officially confirmed five people dead, six seriously injured and 14 with minor injuries.

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fire

UK Club offers checklist to avoid container damage

The UK P&I Club issued a loss prevention guide, containing a quick reference breaking down of types of incidents that occur to containerised cargo, listing the incidents, the cause of incidents, identifying any documentation needed, and identifying any loss preventative steps that can be taken.

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sanitation

Britannia Club offers simple steps to better health onboard

The Britannia P&I Club released its ‘Health Watch’ publication including illustrations with the aim to raise awareness about seafarers’ health. The Club deals with serious medical conditions and provides basic facts regarding the symptoms and causes of these, stressing that relatively small changes in lifestyle can have a significant positive impact on health.

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