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Japan Parliament Approves Two Maritime Conventions

The Japanese Diet has approved ratification of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (BC: Bunker Convention) and the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (WRC: Wreck Removal Convention). It has...

Denmark Tests Digital Certificates for Seafarers on Mumbai Maersk

The Danish Maritime Authority launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers, according to a notice released on May 29. The project is being undertaken aboard the 2018-built containership Mumbai Maersk, that is scheduled to sail from Denmark’s Port...

Ghanaian Navy to Host Over 10 Chiefs of Navies and 250 International Senior Officials...

A 2018 report by the International Maritime Bureau, issued about piracy and armed robbery against ships revealed that total of 201 incidents were reported in 2018. The report stated some other alarming figures, as the violence against crew from...

Are GA, Insurance Rates and Assessed Risk Right for Mega-Containerships?

The growing risks associated with fires on mega-containerships was looked at in a recent seminar of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU). It noted that the past 18 months had seen a number of major containership casualties, including...

Two Crew Dead after Vessel Collision, Sinking off Japan

Two crew members have been confirmed deceased following a collision of two Japan-flagged cargo ships in the morning hours of May 26. he vessel Sensho Maru sank after colliding with Sumiho Maru some 12 kilometers off Cape Inubosaki in Japan’s...

Dubai Maritime City Authority to Launch Maritime Safety Campaign Ahead of Eid Al-Fitr 2019

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced that it has completed preparations in connection with the launch of the Maritime Safety campaign in preparation for Eid Al-Fitr. The initiative forms part of a series of successful campaigns by DMCA,...

Khalifa Port Receives World’s Largest Mega-Vessels

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port has received two of the world’s largest mega-vessels within less than a month - cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as a global maritime hub. The ships – MV. COSCO SHIPPING SOLAR and PISCES –...

First Female Open Pilot Licence Holder Thrives at Port of Cape Town

Gender diversity and female empowerment in the workplace are cornerstones in Transnet National Port Authority’s drive to transform the previously male dominated maritime industry and, with this strategy, more women are making their mark in various operational roles. The...

ABEF2019 Urges African Businesses to Dive into The Blue Economy

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) comes to Tunis on June 25-26 Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of...

Catching Cruise Off-Guard: Norway’s Zero-Emissions Fjord Cruises

Norway on Jan. 1, 2026, will begin a ban on cruise ships powering through the Unesco-listed heritage fjords on anything but zero-emissions propulsion. For now, that means battery power, but few of the 190 cruise ship calls to these...
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New Site Identified for Saudi Aramco-ADNOC Refinery in India

The new site in Maharashtra would be about 100km south of Mumbai, in Raigad district The Indian government has identified a new site for the...

Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products Trading formed

Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution to form Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products Trading, which will report to the Supreme Council of Energy Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed...

Dubai Maritime City Authority’s Concluded ‘Safety Campaign For Abra Drivers’

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently concluded a safety awareness workshop for abra drivers in Dubai. Titled ‘Safety campaign for Abra Drivers,’ the...