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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ministry Of Transport And Communications News

Algirdas Šakalys (left) and Thomas Erlandson. Photo: Port of Hamburg Marketing: Project EMMA

Call for Development of Holistic Corridor in Baltic

Development of transport corridors ensures smart and innovative cross-border transport and logistics services on the core transport network of the Baltic Sea Region. The ways to develop the smart North Sea–Baltic, Baltic–Adriatic and Scandinavian–Mediterranean Core Network Corridors in the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 were discussed in Tallinn earlier this week. The seminar “Delivering Smart and Innovative Strategic Transport Projects: post-2020 perspective” was organized as a part of the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

Photo: Norwegian Coastal Administration

Kongsberg Norcontrol Pact with Norwegian Coastal Administration

Kongsberg Norcontrol has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration for delivery, operations and maintenance of radars to the maritime traffic service. The agreement has a potential total value of up to NOK 250 million and a duration of up to eleven years. This is amongst the largest framework agreements the Norwegian Coastal Administration has entered into with a single supplier. "The Ministry of Transport and Communications has assigned us to expand the service area for our maritime traffic service…

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New Radar Agreement Strengthens Safe Sailing

Kongsberg Norcontrol has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration for delivery, operations and maintenance of radars to the maritime traffic service.The agreement has a potential total value of up to NOK 250 million ($31 million) and a duration of up to eleven years.This is amongst the largest framework agreements the Norwegian Coastal Administration has entered into with a single supplier."The Ministry of Transport and Communications has assigned us to expand the service area for our maritime traffic service…

Maritime and port administrations from across all regions at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP). Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

MPA Trains Global Maritime Leaders

The MPA Academy – the training arm of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) – in partnership with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Human Capital Leadership Institute, has officially launched its 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP). Taking place from 20 to 25 April 2017, the six-day programme will gather 19 senior maritime and port officials from all regions including, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.

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Oman Signs Pacts with Ship Classification Bodies

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has signed agreements with three ship classification societies for small ships that do not abide by international treaties, said a report in Times of Oman. The agreements were signed with the British (Lloyds Register of Shipping), Italian (Rina) and Emirati (Tasneef) ship classification societies. Saeed bin Hamdoon bin Saif Al Harthy, undersecretary of Ports and Maritime Affairs, signed the agreements on behalf of the ministry and the chief executive officers and regional directors represented the classification societies.

Photo: SOHAR Port and Freezone

First Iranian Ship Docks at Oman's Sohar Port

The first cargo ship delivering Iranian goods docked at the Omani port of Sohar,  a few weeks after Tehran and Muscat opened a new shipping route. The vessel, titled Genaveh 12,  container with a capacity of 96 TEUs, is the first ship put into operation in the new Iran-Oman shipping line, which was opened some two weeks ago. Iran and Oman have recently established a direct shipping line between the two countries to enhance maritime trade. The line will have two sailings per month. According to officials, more vessels will join the line to increase the cycle of maritime transportation.

KR Authorized to Deliver Statutory Services to Oman

Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, announced today that it has been fully authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the Sultanate of Oman to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Oman government. The Oman authorities have also authorized LR and BV alongside KR, allowing each society to perform statutory services on the government’s behalf. Within Oman, KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys, audits and issue certificates to Oman flagged ships for SOLAS, MARPOL, ITC, ILL, ISM Code, ISPS Code, and MLC.

KR Authorized for Oman

IACS member classification society, Korean Register (KR) has been authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the Sultanate of Oman to deliver “statutory services” on behalf of the Oman government. The Oman authorities have also authorized LR and BV, alongside KR, allowing each society to perform statutory services on the government’s behalf. Within Oman, KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys and audits, as well as issue certificates to Oman flagged ships for SOLAS, MARPOL, ITC, ILL, ISM Code, ISPS Code, and MLC. Mr.