1. IMO World Maritime Day amplifies seafarer voices
Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO’s World Maritime Day, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year’s theme of ‘Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future’. The event saw port captain Ayse Basak, ordinary seamen Yrhen Balins, and ship captains Marwa El Selehdar and Thomas Madsen share their views on topics that they see as important to the future of the industry and their careers.
2. Campbell Johnston Clark joins the UK Chamber of Shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce that Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has joined the UK Chamber of Shipping. CJC is an international law firm specialising in shipping and international trade with offices in London, Newcastle, Singapore and Miami. CJC’s distinction is that its team offer expert, practical and commercially sound advice based on what they know best – shipping. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/03/campbell-johnston-clark-joins-the-uk-chamber-of-shipping/
3. Data quality goes under the spotlight for the 28th issue of The Navigator
Data quality, data sources and the difference between data and information are all closely examined in the latest edition of The Navigator. The free magazine, published by The Nautical Institute and aimed at maritime navigators around the world, rolls off the presses this month https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/03/data-quality-goes-under-the-spotlight-for-the-28th-issue-of-the-navigator/
4. IMO and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign new partnerships
IMO has signed three partnership agreements with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the preparation of a new global project that targets ship-based emissions. Further funding goes to existing projects focused on biofouling and marine plastic litter. The agreements, signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Mr. Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (28 September), will see US$509,000 going to the three environmental initiatives. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/03/imo-and-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-sign-new-partnerships/
5. It’s the real thing: Coke sources handy bulkers as container choices run dry
Coca-Cola becomes the latest global mega brand to decide to switch from regular liner choices for crucial deliveries, instead opting to move just over 60,000 tonnes of material on three handysize bulk carriers to keep its production lines running across the world. The decision to go for bulk carriers rather than containerships was revealed via Coca-Cola’s procurement director, Alan Smith, on LinkedIn on Friday. https://splash247.com/its-the-real-thing-coke-sources-handy-bulkers-as-container-choices-run-dry/
6. Diana Shipping seals cape charter with Olam
NYSE-listed Greek bulker owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Olam International for 2005-built capesize Baltimore.
The charter commenced on September 28, and is for a duration of around 90 days at a rate of $56,000 per day. The ship was previously on charter to Koch Shipping at just $13,000 per day. https://splash247.com/diana-shipping-seals-cape-charter-with-olam/
7. Everything We Know About the Southern California Oil Spill Right Now
A unified command consisting of Beta Offshore, the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR) is responding to the oil spill first reported Saturday approximately 3 miles off the coast of Newport Beach, California, near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Here’s what we know so far. The Coast Guard received an initial reportof an oil sheen off the coast of Newport Beach Saturday at approximately 9:10 a.m. The size of the spill was initially reported to be 13 square miles. https://gcaptain.com/everything-we-know-about-the-southern-california-oil-spill-right-now/
8. Port Sudan Blockade Causes Shortage of Essential Goods
Sudan is about to run out of essential medicine, fuel and wheat after political protests forced the closure of Port Sudan, the main port in the east of the country, the cabinet said on Sunday.
Members of eastern Sudan’s Beja tribes have blocked roads and forced Red Sea ports to close in recent weeks in protest at what they say is the region’s lack of political power and poor economic conditions there. https://gcaptain.com/port-sudan-blockade-shortage-essential-goods/
9. Nalsar University & Suveeksha Eduskills Collaborate To Launch Certificate Course In Maritime Law
Nalsar University of Law has collaborated with Suveeksha Eduskills Limited , the 21 st century online education content , to launch a 12 weeks exhaustive Certificate Course in Maritime Law with the topmost Admiralty firms of the country. The 60 hours course is not going to be a mundane academic exercise driven by textbooks and unilateral lectures but will be an exciting journey for maritime professionals and law students with debates, group discussions , mooting sessions and expert talks from the bigwigs of the Maritime industry . https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Nalsar+University+%26++Suveeksha+Eduskills+Collaborate+To+Launch+Certificate+Course+in+Maritime+Law
10. India’s Bid To Bring Chinese Expansion To An End
When Sri Lanka found it difficult to repay Chinese debt, they gave away their lands to China. After the Hambantota port, China wanted to take control of the Colombo port. This was surely undesirable to both Sri Lanka and India. But now, Adani Ports has entered into a staggering $700 million deal with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority(SLPA). Billionaire Gautam Adani-led group’s Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd signed an agreement with Sri Lanka’s state-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to develop and run the strategic Colombo port’s Western Container Terminal. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/India’s+bid+to+bring+Chinese+expansion+to+an+end