Countries Must Do More to help Greece with Migrant Crisis - U.N. chief
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Saturday for countries to do more to help cope with Europe's migrant crisis, saying Greece could not manage on its own. Speaking in Athens before heading to the Greek island of Lesbos, the gateway into Europe for nearly a million people last year, Ban said Greece had shown "remarkable solidarity and compassion" in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing war, despite its economic hardship.
Viking Sea's Maiden Call at Lerwick Port
Members of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad warmly welcomed Viking Sea passengers ashore during her maiden call to Lerwick. The brand new 47,842 tonne Viking Sea arrived for the first time at Lerwick on Wednesday 15 June, carrying almost 900 passengers onboard as part of a 15-day cruise visiting 3 countries and 12 ports. The ship will make a return call to Lerwick on 23 June, as part of an ‘Into the Midnight Sun’ cruise from London to Norway.
DP World Chairman Meets President of Kazakhstan
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this week to enhance the co-operation between DP World and Kazakhstan. The meeting was focused on opportunities to expand on DP World's exciting participation in the development of the Khorgos Eastern Gate Special Economic Zone and the Port of Aktau.
Severe Weather Forecast for Port Kembla, Australia
The Harbour Master at Port Kembla has issued a notification of potential severe weather forecast for the next 72 hours (18-21 June). The port remains open and conditions will be monitored closely. It is likely that the Harbour Master will order the anchorage to be cleared this evening as a precaution. A low pressure system is expected to develop over southern Queensland or the northern inland of New South Wales during Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
IMO Secretary-General Goes to Romania
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the crucial work of maritime training institutes to train and equip new generations of seafarers and other shipping personnel, during a visit (16 June) to the Romanian Maritime Training Centre CERONAV, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. During the formal festivities, Mr Lim congratulated CERONAV for its work…
SOLAS: What Does it Mean for Customers?
Vincent Clerc, the Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Line takes a look on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Effective July 1, 2016, SOLAS will require that shippers of a packed container provide its verified gross mass (VGM). The customer benefits of a properly implemented and enforced regulation are important to have in mind, especially these last hectic days before go-live. We are committed to making the process as easy as possible – but we also anticipate the next six months to be bumpy.
Call for EU Levy on NOX Emissions from Ships
A new study says revenues generated by levy on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions for shippingcould be used to fund the uptake of NOx abatement measures. Transport & Environment (T&E) study said the results of a new study show that the revenues would be used to fund adoption of NOx abatement measures - is the "most promising tool" for the European Union (EU) and could cut NOx emissions by as much as 70 percent.
Cyprus Launches New Shipping Strategy
Cyprus is carrying out a new shipping strategy as the country aims to further develop its shipping sector, according to Cyprus News Agency. The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Marios Demetriades says that Cyprus’ government is putting in place a new Shipping Strategy to expand the horizons of the island’s industry and create new opportunities in other markets. Cyprus has established itself as a leading international shipping centre…
BIMCO President Comments On Standard Term Sheet
BIMCO President and Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus opened the Armateurs de France and BIMCO event in Paris on 14 June 2016. The purpose of the event was to provide an overview of BIMCO’s main activities and explain the ongoing work on some high profile BIMCO contracts like the BIMCO Standard Term Sheet and the recent Bunker Terms 2015. In his opening remarks Mr Louis-Dreyfus…
India Invites Comments on Shipbreaking Code Changes
The proposals being considered for modifying the Shipbreaking Code, 2013 include allowing ports to define the location and permitting breaking of larger passenger liners. In pursuance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in CWP 657 of 1995, in the matter of Research Foundation for Science Vs Union of India and another, Government of India in the Ministry of Steel had formulated and notified the comprehensive code for ship breaking and ship recycling…