1. Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol obtains the Authorised Economic Operator Certification
EUROGATE Container Terminal Limassol announced that it has obtained from the Cyprus Customs & Excise Department the Authorised Economic Operator – Full (AEOF) Certification at the highest level of the Institution “Customs Simplifications, Security & Protection”.
2. Thome Group launches new Navigation Bridge Simulator
The Thome Group recognises the importance of its seafarers keeping pace with the rapidly changing technology onboard today’s modern vessels which is why it has recently invested in the installation of a new Full Mission Navigation Bridge Simulator with a 320⁰ view. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/22/thome-group-launches-new-navigation-bridge-simulator/
3. New law in California, USA, affecting shipowners’ liability for oil pollution
Members are advised that amendments to the so-called Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990 in the State of California on criminal fines for oil spill violations in state waters entered into force on 1 January 2021. BIMCO takes the opportunity to remind members about the importance of strict compliance with this and other environmental laws. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/22/new-law-in-california-usa-affecting-shipowners-liability-for-oil-pollution/
4. RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO”
RightShip and INTERCARGO have today announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.
5. Storm-hit Maersk Essen reroutes to Mexico
The 13,100 teu Maersk Essen boxship has rerouted to Mexico instead of its intended destination of Los Angeles.
The ship became the latest boxship to suffer a container spill on the Pacific, losing up to 750 boxes on January 16 in a storm. The Maersk accident was the fourth box spill in the Pacific in the space of just 47 days with nearly 3,000 containers lost in the world’s largest ocean since November 30. https://splash247.com/storm-hit-maersk-essen-reroutes-to-mexico/
6. Bjoern Sprotte joins V.Group as CEO of shipmanagement
Bjoern Sprotte, who recently left his role of CEO at OSM, has been appointed chief executive officer, shipmanagement at V.Group. Sprotte will be based in Hamburg, reporting to recently appointed group CEO René Kofod-Olsen.
Franck Kayser, who was in charge of shipmanagement at V.Group, will be assuming leadership of the group’s activities in Denmark. https://splash247.com/bjoern-sprotte-joins-v-group-as-ceo-of-ship-management/
7. New entrant on the Asia-Europe tradelane
There’s set to be a new entrant on the booming Asia – Europe container tradelane. China United Lines (CU Lines), which was founded in 2005 initially as a domestic then intra-Asia operator, is going it alone, entering the east-west tradelane at a time when rates are in record terriritory. https://splash247.com/new-entrant-on-the-asia-europe-tradelane/
8. World Bank targets maritime digitalisation
A new report by the World Bank and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) shows that better digital collaboration between private and public entities across the maritime supply chain will result in significant efficiency gains, safer and more resilient supply chains, and lower emissions.
9. AP Govt Fires A Shot Across Centre’s Bow Over Draft Ports Bill
P Manoj The Centre’s bid to extend its jurisdiction over ports owned by State governments with the Indian Ports Bill has come under fire from Andhra Pradesh. The State, with the second longest coastline of 974 km, termed the draft Bill “discriminatory” and “ultra vires the Constitution” because ports are in the Concurrent List. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/AP+govt+fires+a+shot+across+Centre’s+bow+over+draft+Ports+Bill
10. After Brexit, Ireland and France Cut Out the Middleman – Britain
From his office overlooking Cherbourg docks, general manager Yannick Millet points to trailers destined for Ireland that belong to Amazon and FedEx, new customers and a signal of a potential big shift in post-Brexit trade. Confronted by red tape and delays after Britain’s messy exit from the European Union, Irish traders are shipping goods directly to and from European ports, shunning the once-speedier route through Britain. https://gcaptain.com/after-brexit-ireland-and-france-cut-out-the-middleman-britain/