Megaware Launches PontoonGuard
Megaware KeelGuard, Inc., a worldwide supplier of products designed to protect the smallest fishing boats to the largest Coast Guard fleets since 1992, announced today the launch of its newest boat protection product – PontoonGuard. Constructed of a super-strong polymer composite, the patent-pending PontoonGuard is a do-it yourself, reflective product that provides protection to the most vulnerable and exposed portion of the boat – the aluminum pontoon.
Long Beach Port Leads Way to Clear Backlog of Containers Due to Hanjin Bankruptcy
The Port of Long Beach is helping to clear a significant backlog of empty cargo containers from Southern California and free up the chassis they sit on, as part of an agreement with terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI) to bring in a container ship to remove up to 4,300 empty containers. The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping declared on Aug. 31 resulted in a significant buildup of empty containers across Southern California, tying up the chassis they rest on.
Shoreham Port Ensures Night Navigational Safety
Shoreham Port has been working closely with the local angling community and the Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) to improve navigational safety for vessels entering the Port at night. vessels entering the Port. The change follows feedback from vessel Masters, highlighting that bright lights are blinding their vision as they approach the harbour entrance. Using a blue light significantly reduces this issue and helps vessel Masters identify anglers as they approach the harbour.
India: Sops for Coastal Shipping of Fertilizers
The policy for reimbursement of freight for movement of phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilizers under the Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy and for urea has been extended to movement by coastal shipping and inland water transportation. The subsidy that was earlier only applicable to the movement of fertilizer by rail from the plant or the port to various rake points in various districts, will now also apply to the movement of fertilizers through coastal shipping and inland waterways.
Seychelles Boosts National Maritime Transport Policy
A three-day National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) workshop has concluded in Victoria, Seychelles (4 November). The event provided valuable knowledge and skills to those involved in the development, adoption and review of a NMTP in the country. The exercise is part of a series of workshops and seminars being delivered in various regions of the world to test a maritime transport policy training package developed by IMO and the World Maritime University (WMU).
Shipping Takes Centre Stage
The official World Maritime Day Parallel Event has opened in Istanbul, Turkey (4-6 November) with keynote addresses from International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. Lim spoke on the World Maritime Day theme of Shipping: Indispensable to the World, emphasizing that almost everyone on the planet is dependent on shipping, but relatively few are aware of it.
CMA CGM Improves FEMEX Service
CMA CGM announced the extension of its port coverage and its competiveness in the Mediterranean, CMA CGM will consolidate its own FEMEX service jointly with SEAGO and Hamburg Süd. This improvement increases the service offering for customers on the important link between North Europe and the Marmara Region in Turkey. For CMA CGM, the new ports of Felixstowe, Valencia and Piraeus will be added to the former existing rotation.
CMA CGM Debuts EUROSAL XL
CMA CGM debuts its new service EUROSAL XL there by offering the best service offer which directly connects the West Coast of South America and Northern Europe. The new EUROSAL XL is a result of the fusion of the Group’s services EUROSAL1 and EUROSAL2. It is the best offer on the market thanks to its vast coverage of ports on the West Coast of South America and the shortest transit times on the market to Northern Europe.