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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Magufuli Bans Registration of Foreign Ships in Tanzania

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity. The ban came after at least five foreign-owned ships flying Tanzania's flag were seized in various parts of the world carrying illegal consignments of weapons and narcotics. The maritime authority in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar has in previous years been…

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up

Japanese shipyards in May received foreign ship orders for 16 vessels, or 669,000 grt, up 371.8 percent from May 1998, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. The level, however, was down 43.9 percent from May 1997, it said. Orders in May consisted of nine bulk carriers and seven oil tankers. In April, foreign ship orders fell 40.1 percent year-on-year.

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Increase

Japanese shipyards received in October foreign orders for 44 vessels totaling 1,583,880 gt, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. The tonnage jumped 728.4 percent compared to orders received a year earlier. Thirty-five orders were for bulk carriers, seven for freighters and two for oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 gt or more. In September, foreign ship orders rose 175 percent year on year.

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up Sharply

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 38 vessels totaling 1,350,650 grt in September, up 175 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said last week. A breakdown of September showed 35 orders were for bulk carriers, and three orders for oil tankers, it said. In August, foreign ship orders totaled 1,063,280 grt, up 110.3 percent year on year. The statistics account for orders association members received for steel vessels of 500 grt or more.

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Increase

Japanese shipyards received in October foreign orders for 44 vessels totaling 1,583,880 gt, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. The tonnage jumped 728.4 percent compared to orders received a year earlier, a spokesperson said. Thirty-five orders were for bulk carriers, seven for freighters and two for oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 gt or more. In September, foreign ship orders rose 175 percent year on year.

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up Sharply

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 38 vessels totaling 1,350,650 grt in September, up 175 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said last week. A breakdown of September showed 35 orders were for bulk carriers, and three orders for oil tankers, it said. In August, foreign ship orders totaled 1,063,280 grt, up 110.3 percent year on year. The statistics account for orders association members received for steel vessels of 500 grt or more.

Hyundai Heavy Foreign Ship Orders At $440M

Hyundai Heavy Foreign Ship Orders At $440M South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. won $440 million in foreign shipbuilding orders for 11 vessels so far this month. The details are as follows: -Taiwan's Yangming Marine Transport Corp. ordered two 5,500 teu container carriers -A Greek shipping firm ordered two 172,000 dwt bulk carriers -An Indian shipping firm ordered one 75,000 dwt bulk carrier -South Africa's Safbulk ordered four 172,000 dwt bulk carriers -Turkey's Besiktas ordered one 165,000 dwt crude carrier -Liberia's Countess Shipping ordered one 73,000 dwt oil product carrier

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Plummet Nearly 25%

Japanese shipyards in June received foreign ship orders for 20 vessels, or 667,500 grt, down 24.4 percent from a year earlier, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. All of June's orders were bulk carriers. The most recent figure represented an increase of 17.8 percent compared to June 1997, it said. Last month, May orders marked a year-on-year increase of 371.8 percent.

MCA Detained 18 foreign Ships in July

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a Press Release

Denmark Updates Insurance Claims Requirements

Danish ships with a gross tonnage of or above 300 without a Certificate of Entry in a P&I Club from the international group of P&I clubs must inform the Danish Maritime Authority about alternative insurance for maritime claims before March 31, 2014. Danish ships with a gross tonnage of or above 300 must carry a certificate confirming that insurance has been taken out to cover maritime claims. The certificates are issued by the insurance companies and are subject to the general control of ships and certificates. Most ships have a recognized Certificate of Entry. In case the ship does not have a Certificate of Entry, the Danish Maritime Authority must be informed about the insurance taken out before 31 March 2014. What is a recognized Certificate of Entry?

Samsung Heavy Bags USD 197 Mln LNG Carrier Order

Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has bagged a KRW 210 billion (USD 195 million) deal, for construction of an liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. A report in Business Korea said that SHI will ink the contract with a foreign shipping company by the end of the year, Samsung Heavy Industries officials said. The name of the company, however, remained undisclosed. SHI reportedly said it is a “foreign company”. The ship will have capacity of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of LNG and she will be probably delivered in 2020, according to local media.

Transport Firms To Gain From U.S.-China WTO Pact

The accord between China and the U.S. on Beijing's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will boost trade and benefit transport companies in both countries, industry officials said. "We believe that China's entry to the WTO will stimulate growth in the volume of trade flowing in and out of China," said Eddy Chan, mid-Pacific region vice-president for Federal Express, which provides air service to three Chinese cities five times a week. "As such, FedEx would be well-positioned to handle any increase in import and export transportation volumes," Chan said. Total U.S. trade with China grew to more than $85 billion in 1998, making China the fourth largest trading partner of the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Nigerian Ship Chandlers Losing Rightful Business

Nigeria currently loses about N80 billion (US$500-million) annually to foreign shipping operators due to Federal Government not enforcing ship chandlery laws. Citing Head of government and international matters of Nigerian Customs Licensed Ship Chandlers Association (NCLSCA), Dr. Martins Enebeli, 'The Vanguard' reported that this has resulted in foreign shipping operators refusing to make use of the indegenious ship chandlers, which is in contravention of the recent Local Content Act promulgated by the Federal Government. According to Enebeli who is also the Trustee/Secretary General, Marine Oil Traders Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Ship chandlers are entitled to 95 percent of ship chandling services to ships that call at the nation’s ports.

UK Detains 10 Ships in February

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that 10 foreign ships were under detention in UK ports during February2004 after failing Port State Control safety inspection. Latest monthly figures show that 4 foreign ships were detained in UK ports during February 2004 along with 6 other ships still under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months is 6.0% which is a decrease of 0.4% on the detention rate to January. Three of the four vessels detained during the month were targeted by the Paris MOU for priority inspection.

Pilots Push to Avert Ships of Shame

A leading maritime company has launched a push to prevent hundreds of dangerous, unseaworthy ships from being detained at Australian ports. Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) has started providing ship safety audits at overseas ports to assess whether foreign ships bound for Australia are up to standard. ARP General Manager Alan Maffina said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) aimed to randomly inspect about 80% of vessels calling at Australian ports and would not hesitate to delay any that were not up to scratch. “195 foreign ships were detained in the year to May,” Maffina said. “Most were held for a few days but several were tied up for more than a week and one was kept idle for 47 days while its faults were fixed.

K&L's Gorton Stresses Critical Role of Jones Act

A former member of the 9-11 Commission recently wrote in The Hill that an “often overlooked” benefit of the Jones Act is its role in homeland security and border protection. Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and former state attorney general and homeland security expert from the Commission, said he finds border security the Jones Act’s “most vital benefit” in addition to its economic benefits of supporting more than 500,000 American jobs and the nearly $100 billion it fuels into the U.S. economy every year. The complete article written by Mr. As homeland security and border control remain a top priority among presidential candidates, one important provider of that security is often overlooked—the principal role the domestic maritime industry plays in securing America’s borders.

Marine Claims Insurance Reminder by Danish Authority

Need to take insurance to cover maritime claims

If you own a ship with a gross tonnage (GT) of or above 300, you must inform the Danish Maritime Authority about your insurance for maritime claims by 31 March 2015. The requirement does not apply to foreign ships. It is about time to check your insurance for maritime claims. By 31 March 2015, at the latest, all Danish shipowners with ships of or above 300 GT must inform the Danish Maritime Authority about the insurance taken out to cover maritime claims. The requirement to forward information applies only if your insurances have not already been approved by the Danish Maritime Authority.

FMC Issues Annual Report

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued its Annual Report for FY 2002. The report reviews the previous year's activities, monitoring and enforcement, developments in major U.S. foreign trades, and foreign shipping practices.

Renewal Time for CLC, Bunker, Athens and WRC Certificates

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

Time has come for most shipowners to apply for renewal of their CLC, Bunker, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates from the Danish Maritime Authority. Certificates must be renewed when the underlying insurance expires. Ships subject to a requirement for a certificate are not allowed to operate without the certificate. All CLC, Bunker, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates based on P&I insurance typically expire on 20 February 2017. Some CLC, Bunker, Athens and WRC Certificates will expire on a date other than 20 February 2017.

U.K. Detains 11 Foreign Ships in June

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that 11 foreign ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2003 after failing port state control safety inspection. Latest monthly figures show that 6 foreign ships were detained in UK ports during June 2003 along with 5 other ships still under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months is 7.2% which is a decrease of 0.3% on the detention rate to May. A St Vincent and Grenadine Bulk Carrier of 3961 GT in Grimsby,„h still under detention, 28 deficiencies recorded before inspection suspended. Among detainable deficiencies were no valid statutory certificates…

Seven Foreign Ships Detained in U.K. in April

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that seven foreign ships were under detention in U.K. ports during April 2002 after failing port state control safety inspection. Latest monthly figures show that four foreign ships were detained in UK ports during April 2002 along with 3 other ships still under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months is 6.4 percent which is a decrease of 0.2 percent on the 12-month rate to March. All the vessels detained in April were registered with flags targeted by the Paris MOU. In addition to those vessels detained…

MCA Detains 14 Foreign Ships in June

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that 14 foreign ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2002 after failing port state control safety inspection. Latest monthly figures show that nine foreign ships were detained in UK ports during June 2002 along with five other ships still under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months is 6.3 which is a decrease of 0.1% on the 12 month rate to May. The ships detained included a Norwegian flagged general cargo vessel detained at Seaham. While the crew had just completed a drill the Surveyor noticed when he arrived that the embarkation ladder was some 4 meters short.

U.K. Detains 15 Foreign Ships in August

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) detained 15 foreign ships in U.K. ports during August 2002 after failing port state control safety inspections. The latest monthly figures show that eight foreign ships were detained in U.K. ports during August 2002 along with 7 other ships still under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last 12 months in 6.3 percent, an increase of .1 percent on the 12-month rate to July. August was the second month of the Paris MOU concentrated inspection campaign on ISM, and one of the eight vesels detained half were found to have ISM related deficiencies. The vessels detained included an Antigua and Barbuda flagged general cargo vessel detained in Teeside with 22 deficiencies.

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