1. MUSAN – Ayia Napa’s underwater museum ready to roll!
MUSAN is a landmark for the tourist product of Cyprus, as it is a unique experience that combines nature and art in a way that impresses. The creation of MUSAN is the result of the intense efforts of the Municipality of Ayia Napa, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, who are happy to see the implementation of the idea to upgrade the area of Ayia Napa, in a way that simultaneously strengthens the sea area.
2. OneLearn Global can help plug seafarer shortage
Ship managers and operators facing a potential seafarer shortage because of Covid-19 can increase their talent pipeline by outsourcing digital maritime training to a specialist. Nigel Cleave, Senior Advisor at OneLearn Global, the digital eLearning maritime training provider, said his company was available to help shipping companies train existing and develop new mariners amid the crew change crisis. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/08/05/onelearn-global-can-help-plug-seafarer-shortage/
3. University of Gibraltar Maritime Academy runs its first Basic Safety Training course
The University of Gibraltar’s Maritime Academy has delivered its first Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Refresher Basic Safety Training Course. This five-day Basic Safety Training course, approved by the UK’s prestigious Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), blends theoretical elements with practical activities such as firefighting and personal survival techniques. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/08/05/university-of-gibraltar-maritime-academy-runs-its-first-basic-safety-training-course/
4. Peel Ports London Medway welcomes new unaccompanied freight service from DFDS
Peel Ports London Medway has welcomed a new freight-only ferry service this month connecting Sheerness and Calais from award-winning operator, DFDS. It offers one daily sailing in each direction between the two ports on ship Maxine, which can carry up to 165 unaccompanied freight units – which are trailers or containers without drivers. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/08/05/peel-ports-london-medway-welcomes-new-unaccompanied-freight-service-from-dfds/
5. Port delays expected in Canada as border employees begin strike action on Friday
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) served strike notice to the Canadian federal government on Tuesday after voting last weekfor strike action. They announced yesterday that work-to-rule strike activity will start on Friday at 6:00 am EDT at all Canadian airports, land borders and commercial shipping ports. They warned that commercial traffic entering Canada should expect long lineups and lengthy delays. https://splash247.com/port-delays-expected-in-canada-as-border-employees-begin-strike-action-on-friday/
6. Scottish floater project eyes green hydrogen route
The 200 MW Salamander floating wind project, developed by Simply Blue Energy in partnership with Subsea 7, has signed a memorandum of understanding with ERM for the potential use of the ERM Dolphyn hydrogen technology. The project is also working closely with Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) to potentially integrate with and connect into future 100% hydrogen infrastructure or as a blend with existing gas infrastructure, which SGN are aiming to develop through their decarbonisation roadmap. https://splash247.com/scottish-floater-project-eyes-green-hydrogen-route/
7. US FMC probes eight container lines over congestion surcharges
While the wheels spin slowly in Washington, DC, it is not so in this case underscoring the mounting pressure from US shippers over record high container freight rates, surcharges, and delayed shipments. The eight carriers, all identified as having recently announced or actually implemented congestion or congestion-related charges, are: CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, Matson, MSC, OOCL, SM Line; and ZIM. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/us-fmc-probes-eight-container-lines-over-congestion-surcharges
8. Royal Caribbean Sees Entire Fleet Sailing by Spring 2022
Royal Caribbean International, which operates the biggest cruise ships in the world including “Symphony of the Seas”, said on Tuesday its complete fleet of ships would resume sailing by spring 2022. The division of Royal Caribbean Group said its next group of returning ships would restart sailing in September. https://www.marinelink.com/news/royal-caribbean-sees-entire-fleet-sailing-489651
9. Give Reasons For Delay In Projects Under Sagarmala Programme: Panel
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture has asked the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to provide reasons for the delay in the completion of 632 projects under the Sagarmala programme. The report of the panel on “Promotion of Infrastructure in India’s Maritime Sector”, tabled in both the Houses on Wednesday, said only 172 projects out of the 802 sanctioned projects under the Sagarmala Programme have been completed and the remaining 632 projects are under the implementation stage, which is far from being satisfactory. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Give+reasons+for+delay+in+projects+under+Sagarmala+programme%3A+Panel
10. Incident With Multiple Tankers In Gulf Of Oman Raises Concerns In Oil Market
U.S. officials say they are still trying to determine exactly what’s happening, but numerous reports say there’s potentially one hijacked ship in the Gulf of Oman and the status of several others is unclear. The situation occurred as tensions between the West and Iran have been rising, and as the U.S. and other world powers have been trying to reach a new deal with Iran over its nuclear program.