1. Island Oil (Holdings) makes Cyprus Shipping proud
The established award ceremony of the Cyprus Export Award took place on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Presidential Palace, which this year concerned the export of products and services that took place in 2019.
The Awards, co-organised by the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), were presented by the President of the Republic Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, thus rewarding the excellent effort of the Cypriot companies to increase their exports. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/12/island-oil-holdings-makes-cyprus-shipping-proud/
2. Strategic partnership to empower port women
More women are joining the maritime ranks in a variety of professions within the industry. To encourage this trend and with a view to continuing the momentum to empower women in the maritime community, IMO supported two virtual training courses aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/12/strategic-partnership-to-empower-port-women/
3. Maritime security – unsafe seas, insecure crew
Gard’s Loss Prevention webinar, featuring guest speakers from security consultancy AMBREY, focused on trends in piracy and war risks with key recommendations for minimizing security threats to crew and property. We share some of the highlights. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/12/maritime-security-unsafe-seas-insecure-crew/
4. Associated British Ports welcomes new £1 million state-of-the-art pilot launch vessel to the Humber
Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed the first of five new pilot launch vessels to the UK’s busiest trading estuary, the Humber. Earlier this year ABP announced an investment of around £9 million to build nine new pilot launch vessels. ABP Humber will be receiving five vessels in total. Three vessels will be heading to ABP Southampton in 2022 and one to ABP South Wales in 2023. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/12/associated-british-ports-welcomes-new-1-million-state-of-the-art-pilot-launch-vessel-to-the-humber/
5. SEACOR Power Section Raised
The bow of the sunken lift boat SEACOR Power has been raised and recovered in the Gulf of Mexico. A salvage team from Donjon-SMIT raised the section to the surface on Saturday and transported it by barge to the Modern American Recycling Services, Inc. facility in Houma. https://gcaptain.com/seacor-power-section-raised/
6. Oil Spill After Containership and Bulk Carrier Collide in Strait of Malacca
A containership and a bulk carrier collided early Sunday in the Strait of Malacca, causing major damage and resulting in an oil spill. The Malaysian Coast guard reports that the containership MV Zephyr Lumos and bulk carrier MV Galapagos collided at 14.1 nautical miles southwest of Kuala Sungai just after midnight. The agency said the Galapagos reportedly suffered a rudder failure that resulted in the ship crossing in from of the Zephyr Lumos. https://gcaptain.com/oil-spill-after-containership-and-bulk-carrier-collide-in-strait-of-malacca/
7. UAE acts on vessel abandonment with new resolution
Resolution no. 71, which will enter force within two months of the date of enactment, “will create the premises for speeding up the process of solving the issues of wrecks and abandoned ships”, according to a news update from Dubai-based law firm, Fichte & Co Legal. The Resolution applies to all seagoing vessels of any type or size, except for military vessels and state-owned or operated ships. It also applies to fixed and floating platforms.
8. New IMO submission calls for clarity on enforcement of 0.50% sulphur limit
The industry has coped remarkably well with the implementation of IMO 2020, but variable approaches to enforcement of the 0.50% sulphur limit continues to cause a lot of problems and uncertainty for the shipping and fuel oil supply industries.
9. No Letup Yet In Dry Bulk Shipping’s ‘Remarkable Rally’
Container shipping dominates the headlines, but in its shadow, dry bulk shipping is posting its best first half in a decade. Dry bulk, which is notorious for abruptly losing momentum, is still going strong. “This year’s remarkable rally is yet to run out of steam,” said Maritime Strategies International in its latest outlook. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/No+letup+yet+in+dry+bulk+shipping’s+‘remarkable+rally’
10. BIMCO Covid 19 Weekly Report
The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/BIMCO+Covid+19+Weekly+Report