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Amsterdam Sea Lock May Add Special Passage Regime

Jul 20, 2018

The National Water Distribution Committee has issued a request for measure scenarios to be formulated, with the aim of limiting saltwater intrusion via the locks at IJmuiden as a result of the drought in the Netherlands.These scenarios are currently being developed…

IMO Supports Spill Preparedness in Northwest Pacific

Jul 19, 2018

International Maritime Organization (IMO) is supporting regional cooperation on oil and hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) spills in the Northwest Pacific region.IMO’s Roel Hoenders is taking part in meetings of the Marine Environmental…

Shipping Losses Continue to Fall

Jul 18, 2018

Large shipping losses have declined by 38 percent overall in the past decade, according to the Safety & Shipping Review 2018 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).Further, the number of total losses declined by 4 percent to 94 last year…

Jamaica Passes Bill to Manage Ballast Water Carried By Ships

Jul 12, 2018

The House of Representatives passed the Ballast Water Management Bill, which is aimed at protecting Jamaica’s marine environment, said Jamaica Information Service, a government agency. The legislation seeks to implement measures to prevent…

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

Jul 10, 2018

'Empowering Women in the Maritime Community' has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019.  This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

THE Alliance Updates Asia-North America West Coast Service

Jul 06, 2018

Members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming have announced a services update regarding their Trans Pacific - West Coast products in response of schedule integrity improvement, extensive product enhancement and better cost efficiency…

Bangladesh Ship Recycling Project: Second Phase Begins

Jul 03, 2018

The second phase of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) -implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been launched with the first Project Executive Committee meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2 July)…

India's ‘Sagarmala’ Receives Gold Award

Jun 27, 2018

Indian Ministry of Shipping’s flagship program for port-led-prosperity ‘Sagarmala’ received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector in the recently concluded 52nd Skoch Summit 2018 in New Delhi, recognizing the programmes’s contribution to…

UN Spotlights International Day of the Seafarer 2018

Jun 25, 2018

Seafarers are the unsung heroes of shipping, the industry on which everyone, everywhere relies for the goods and commodities we all need and want.  But it’s a tough and demanding job which sometimes can put pressure on mental health. This is why…

World Shipping Council Says SAR is Shared Responsibility

Jun 25, 2018

The containership Alexander Maersk picked up 113 migrants after a request by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Rome to change the vessel’s course and assist in a Search andRescue operation in international waters on last Friday. The…

Shippers Push to Undermine EU Ship Recycling Regulation

Jun 20, 2018

The EU member states’ experts on ship recycling met in Brussels to discuss the latest developments, six months ahead of the application of the 2013 Ship Recycling Regulation.  With the recent decision by the Chinese government to stop the import of end-of-life ships for scrapping…

ICHCA, IAPH Joins for World Ports Sustainability Program

Jun 18, 2018

ICHCA International, the global NGO and membership association for cargo handling operations, technical, HSSE and risk professionals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) to pursue cooperative projects of mutual interest…

The Bellona Foundation, Carnival Partner in Sustainable Cruising

Jun 18, 2018

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc have signed an agreement to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact. The newly formed cooperation is based on the two parties’ shared vision of an even…

Jeddah Mulls Safe and Secure Regional Waters

May 11, 2018

Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps…

Study Calls to Reduce Ship Speed for Arctic

May 07, 2018

In the Arctic, marine mammals such as belugas and bowhead whales rely on a quiet environment to communicate and forage.  But as Arctic sea ice shrinks and shipping traffic increases, vessel disturbance could very likely impact their social behaviours…

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Dredging of Suape’s Outer Channel Completed

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