SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • coast

    EU Agencies cooperate for enhanced maritime security

    Frontex, EMSA and EFCA signed a Tripartite Working Arrangement in an effort to strengthen their cooperation on coast guard functions. The agreement sets out the framework for the synergy between the European agencies which will enable them to support in “an effective and cost-efficient way” the activities of more than 300 civilian and military authorities in the EU member states. ...

  • soya

    How to transport soya beans carriage safely

    UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports. ...

  • shipping

    Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry, political pressures

    Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, Moore Stephens' latest Shipping Confidence Survey shows. Specifically, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10.0, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating since August 2015. ...

  • imo

    IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems & Equipment: What’s on the agenda

    The first set of international requirements for onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be finalized during the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment which is meeting from 20 through 24 March 2017. ...

  • blue

    Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

    In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships. ...


Recent Posts

brexit

UK heads towards China to boost maritime ties ahead of Brexit

As the UK is about to trigger the Article 50, Maritime UK and the Department of International Trade have announced that they will lead a unique three-day trade mission to Shanghai at the end of March to promote the UK as The World’s Maritime Centre, providing a complete package for global maritime business.

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cargo

Why warranty surveyors are essential for deck cargo loads

In the past year many deck cargoes were shifted in heavy weather. Invariably, after further investigation, it has been discovered that the stowage and securing of these cargoes did not comply with the ship’s Cargo Securing Manual or the practices laid down within the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing or other applicable codes of safe practice, Paul Walton, a director with international marine consultant LOC, writes in an article in the London P&I Club’s latest StopLoss Bulletin.

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maersk

Maersk tanker robbed off Indonesia

In its weekly report for 7-13 March 2017, RECAAP ISC informed that robbers boarded a product tanker, owned by Danish Maersk, and stole ship equipment, while the vessel was at Inner Anchorage, Dumai, Indonesia, in early hours of March 12.

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alliance

Panama Canal Authority, Palm Beach expand strategic alliance

The Port of Palm Beach announced that extended the term of Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority, by five additional years. The alliance between the parties was initially created in order to promote joint marketing initiatives, boost the exchange of information and insights, and drive business development.

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blue

Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships.

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