1. Educating the next generation of seafarers
As we look for the next generation of leaders in maritime, we look for innovators, creative thinkers, and a diverse set of skills to take the industry into the future. International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) support educational opportunities around the globe that introduce students and young people to careers in maritime. With 28 offices worldwide, our team interacts with students from diverse backgrounds and areas, building connections, and helping to develop the next generation of maritime professionals. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/16/educating-the-next-generation-of-seafarers/
2. IMO signs a partnership agreement with the United Nations Economic and ESCAP
The International Maritime Organization has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The agreement will help promote sustainable maritime transport through a range of capacity-building and knowledge partnership activities in the Asia-Pacific region, according to IMO’s release. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/16/imo-signs-a-partnership-agreement-with-the-united-nations-economic-and-escap/
3. VIKAND sponsors US Coast guard’s AMVER Awards during SMM 2022
Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND co-sponsored the annual Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System awards during last week’s SMM event in Hamburg. Developed by the US Coast Guard with support from commercial shipping representatives, AMVER is an online voluntary global ship reporting system used by Search and Rescue authorities to arrange assistance for anyone in distress at sea. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/16/vikand-sponsors-us-coast-guards-amver-awards-during-smm-2022/
4. MSC renews support for third Maritime Transport efficiency Conference in Geneva
MSC’s speakers Claudio Abbate, Vice President Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, & MSC Group and Prabhat Jha, CEO, MSC Shipmanagement Cyprus.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to renew our support as lead sponsor for the third edition of the Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 26-27 September 2022, and highlight sustainability in the maritime sector. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/16/msc-renews-support-for-third-maritime-transport-efficiency-conference-in-geneva/
5. ‘Connecting Ports’ the Talk Show hits the airwaves
Aimed at bringing together port and transport stakeholders around the world to share initiatives in tackling the challenges of the modern industry, Hamburg Port Consulting, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, launched the first in its regular series of ‘talk shows’ entitled Connecting Ports. The port and logistics consultancy wants to stimulate both debate and cooperation on critical issues. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/16/connecting-ports-the-talk-show-hits-the-airwaves/
6. Concordia Maritime sells its three oldest product tankers in strong market
Sweden’s Concordia Maritime has sold three sixteen-year-old product tankers to an undisclosed European buyer at a price said to be significantly above the market valuations made in mid-2022. The trio Stena Primorsk, Stena Performanceand Stena Provence, estimated by VesselsValue as worth around $51m in total, were the oldest in the company’s fleet, following the disposal of the 2005-built Stena Paris in July. https://splash247.com/concordia-maritime-sells-its-three-oldest-product-tankers-in-strong-market/
7. Dutch debut clean, automated ship recycling solution
Circular Maritime Technologies International (CMT) from the Netherlands has debuted a brand new way of breaking up ships, where humans are not placed in danger. At CMT’s proposed yard, no human lives will be put at risk as the ships will be taken out of the water and dismantled by a fully mechanised and automated system (pictured). https://splash247.com/dutch-debut-clean-automated-ship-recycling-solution/
8. Russia Conducts Military Drills In Arctic Sea
Russian nuclear-powered submarines fired cruise missiles in the Arctic on Friday as part of military drills designed to test Moscow’s readiness for a possible conflict in its icy northern waters, the defense ministry said. The drills, named Umka-2022, took place in the Chukchi Sea, an eastern stretch of the Arctic Ocean that separates Russia from the U.S. state of Alaska. https://gcaptain.com/russia-conducts-military-drills-in-arctic-sea/
9. U.N. Ship Leaves Ukraine With Wheat For Ethiopia
The third vessel charted by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), left Ukraine’s Chornomorsk Black Sea port with around 30,000 tonnes of wheat on board, Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry said on Saturday.
“The vessel is headed for Ethiopia. According to UN estimates, Ethiopia is on the verge of a food crisis,” the ministry said in a statement. https://gcaptain.com/u-n-ship-leaves-ukraine-with-wheat-for-ethiopia/
10. Adani Ports to enhance capacity of Bengal’s Haldia dock
HDC Bulk Terminal Ltd (HBTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest integrated transport utility and part of the Adani Group, has signed the Concession Agreement with Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata for mechanization of Berth no. 2 at Haldia Port. This is in continuation to the selection of APSEZ as a successful bidder by SMPK earlier in February.