top oil exporter to markets in Europe and the United States. "In the interest of the safety of ships and their crews and to avoid the risk of oil spill, Saudi Aramco has temporarily halted all oil shipments through Bab
El-Mandeb with immediate effect. The company is carefully assessing the situation and will take further action as prudence demands," Aramco said in a statement.
in June last year and has been working to get approvals from various authorities around the world in the past year. Earlier this month, Cosco received approval from the Anti-Monoply Bureau of China for the takeover of
OOIL, fulfilling all the preconditions of the $6.3bn deal. It also secured security clearance from the US government by divesting the Long Beach container terminal business.
as a precautionary measure, we have to emphasise that ships are not islands, they are not self-contained units. This is a mistaken belief. Shore- and ship-operations are cyber-connected. If shore-based and ship-based IT
systems are linked, it could open a gateway to the COSCO ships, leaving them highly susceptible to an attack. Vessels do not need to be attacked directly but an attack can arrive via the companys shore-based IT systems.
Evaluating and documenting the competency of seafarers and enabling them to perform at the peak of their abilities are of critical importance to ship operators. Based around the established maritime concept of taskbooks, this
new feature allows seafarers to prepare for, and be evaluated against, any competency that should be demonstrated during their time onboard ship.
ships bow and propeller room earlier this week, the Swedish Coast Guard has found more damage including a hole in the bow thruster, water ingress in a couple of tanks and heavy metal damage to the bulbous bow. Additionally, the coast guard said there might
be damage to the bottom of the ships hull which cannot be inspected for now. The coast guard is now in talks with all relevant parties.
with scrubbers installed or planned totaled 983. The survey noted that the number adoption of scrubbers seams to be rapidly accelerating ahead of the IMOs 2020 low sulphur fuel rules entry into force. The
impending regulation will require ships to burn fuel with a sulphur content no greater than .5%, compared to the 3.5% currently, or install scrubbers that remove sulfur as the fuel is burned.
stage of the game, it would be foolish to ignore the very real possibility of no deal for the UK, said Christopher Croft, LIIBA ceo. In a statement accompanying the trade groups mid-year report, Croft said: That’s why
we’re encouraging our members to address this scenario now". LIIBA will be pursuing a more in-depth exploration of whether Athens or Piraeus could prove a viable alternative location."
of people driven into rough seas by the massive forest fires raging behind them. As rescue teams mid-week continued to search the seaside areas northeast of Athens to locate further victims Greek ferry crews were being hailed
as heroes after seafarers dived from their vessels into the water to help drag people onboard, who had been swept out to sea by tides and currents. https://bit.ly/2JZfK1h
Authority, rose by 5.9% (in tonnes, 6.2% in TEU) by comparison with the first six months of 2017, including a new throughput record in May. The market share of Rotterdam by comparison with the other ports in the Hamburg-Le
Havre range increased from 30.9% (Q1 2017) to 31.2% (Q1 2018)¹
States in late June, would promote the Coast Guards awareness of technologies that could help improve service mission performance, and reduce marine debris. As approved in the House by voice vote on July 25, the Save
Our Seas Act (S. 756) combines several pieces of bipartisan legislation recently approved by the Committee.
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