IRANIMEX 2018: Iran International Maritime & Offshore technologies Exhibition
“IRANIMEX 2018 will be held in Kish Island from December 17 to December 19, with participation of 230 private and public companies, including 18 international companies.” Said the head of the Secretariat for the coordination of marine organizations.
Flex LNG Claims the Throne as Largest Owner of 5th Generation LNG Carriers
Having raised USD 300 million via a private placement of shares, Oslo-listed owner of LNG carriers Flex LNG finalized the acquisition of five LNG newbuildings currently being built in South Korea.
Yemen: Shipments at Hodeidah Port Down 50 Pct
Around 50 percent of the shipment of food to Yemen has been cut as many ships are refusing to dock at the country’s port of Hodeidah due to the escalation of fighting, UN said.
Thailand Launches Its First All-Electric Passenger Ferry
Thailand’s first all-electric commuter ferry was recently placed into service by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), powered by Torqeedo.
Norden Trials Biofuel as Alternative to LSFO
Danish shipping company Norden has tested out the potential of biofuel on one of its Handysize product tankers as part of the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
World’s 1st LNG-Powered Cutter Suction Dredger Hits the Water
The world’s first LNG-powered cutter suction dredger has been launched at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands.
Port of Singapore to Ban Discharge of Scrubber Wash Water
The Port of Singapore plans to prohibit the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in its waters when the 2020 fuel oil sulphur limit enters into force, Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said.
Iran-Indonesia to Develop Port Cooperation
‘We will inform Indonesian Investors about the investment capacities of Abadan ports” said Indonesia ambassador to Iran.
Tehran to Host the 4th meeting on the Caspian Sea Marine Safety
The 4th meeting on consideration of cooperation in the field of maritime safety in Caspian Sea will be held in Tehran on December 10 -11.
Ponant Starts Testing Solid Sail System on Its Vessel
French cruise company Ponant and Saint-Nazaire-based shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique have joined forces to test out the Solid Sail system on the company’s vessel, Le Ponant.
Port of Marseille Fos Reveals LNG Bunkering Master Plan
The Port of Marseille Fos, a major cruise ship port in the heart of the Mediterranean, has set sights on developing LNG bunkering infrastructure as part of its plans on cutting ship pollution and in line with the overall decarbonization strategy of the maritime sector.
Denmark Adds Offshore Shipping to International Register
The Danish Parliament has approved new regulation following extension of the rules on tax free net wages for seafarers to also include certain specialized vessels.
MSC 100: Iran to Collaborate with France and Sweden on Revision of SOLAS
The 100th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held with the attendance of the Iranian delegation represented by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member states of the IMO in London in.
Construction of LPG Storage Tanks at Chabahar Port
The operationalizing of three investment projects will begin in Shahid Beheshti port of Chabahar this week.
South Korea Unveils Financial Boost for Smaller Shipbuilders
South Korea has prepared another financial boost for its shipbuilding industry with an aim to help small and mid-sized shipbuilders.
Kitack Lim Wins Second Term at the Helm of IMO
Kitack Lim has been given a second four-year term as Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
QTerminals Gets Green Light to Develop 2nd Phase of Hamad Port
Terminal operating company QTerminals has received an approval to design, develop and operate Phase II of Hamad Port, the company said in a tweet.
63% increase in exports of commodities from Abadan ports
The director of ports and maritime affairs of Abadan reported an increase of 63 percent in exports of commodities from the ports of Abadan.
An Overview of Indian’s Operations in Chabahar
“All activities and operations related to investments in Chabahar port are being carried out by the Iran’s port and maritime Organization and the Indian side.” Said Saurabh Kumar, India’s ambassador in Tehran.
Report: Myanmar, China Ink Framework Deal on Kyauk Pyu Port
Myanmar has signed an agreement with China’s state owned CITIC Group to start work on the deep-sea port in Kyauk Pyu, Reuters informed.
Port of Hamburg Welcomes ONE’s Magenta Boxship
Ocean Network Express’ (ONE) magenta-color containership has made its first call at the Port of Hamburg.
Review: ICOPMAS 2018
60 foreign participants from 30 countries attended the 13th International Conference on Ports, Coasts and Marine Structures.
IMO Secretary-General Message on ICOPMAS 2018
“The overall aim for ICOPMAS fits perfectly with our own theme, acknowledging as it does the trends, developments and challenges that the maritime community can expect to meet in the coming decade.” – Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General
PMO Managing Director: Iran is Advanced in Marine Engineering and Construction
“Iran is among the most self-sufficient and advanced countries in the field of engineering and construction of offshore structures” said Managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization
Finnlines to Build More Green Ships
Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, revealed plans to order more environmentally-friendly ships.
Cologne to Get LNG Shore-to-Ship Bunkering Station
PitPoint.LNG has been granted the official permit for the construction of a shore-to-ship bunkering station for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Port of Cologne.
CMA CGM Introduces Low Sulphur Surcharge in China
French container shipping company CMA CGM is implementing low sulphur surcharge from/to the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in China.
PMODynamics software training course Introduction to Persian Model for Ocean Dynamics (PMODynamics II)
Iran Attended the 121st Session of IMO Council
“No distinction should be made to countries for commercial maritime shipping activities”, Said Mohammad Rastad, the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization at IMO Council meeting.
ICOPMAS 20018 to be held in Tehran
The international Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures will be held in Tehran on November 26th – 28th
Statement of the Ports and Maritime Organization Regarding the Technical and Safety Status of the Iranian National Fleet
The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), the competent maritime administration and port authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran, would like to clarify the status and stance of the Iranian maritime sector in guaranteeing maritime safety and security, and protecting the marine environment
World’s Largest Battery-Hybrid Ship Undergoes Finishing Touches
The hull of the Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, owned by Color Line, has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway for completion.
Norwegian Maritime Authority Pushes for Stricter Environmental Regulations in Fjords
he Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has proposed even stricter regulations to reduce the environmental strain in the world heritage fjords.
Qatar to Start 2nd Phase of Hamad Port Project in Early 2019
The second phase of Hamad Port development is expected to be announced before the end of 2018 and launched by early 2019, Qatar media cited the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications.
The Tallest Marine Control Tower in Iran to be constructed at Chabahar Port
The process to construct the tallest marine control tower and State Marine Authority Building will commence.
Establishing LNG Terminals at the Ports of the Country
“The focus of the Ports and Maritime Organization is on the construction of LNG terminals at Shahid Rajaee and Shahid Beheshti ports.” Said Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization.
Iran cooperates with the international maritime organization
Top European commission official , Maja Bakran Marcich said on Monday that Iran is actively involved with international cooperation within maritime sector.
Expansion of Port and Maritime Cooperation with EU Countries
“I hope with the proper relations with the EU, cooperation in ports and maritime sector grows day by day”, Said Managing director of PMO at Logistics workshop attended by 16 representatives of the European Union.
Development of Port-Based Cooperation with Republic of Korea
Three investment agreements were signed with the Korean investor delegation visiting Bushehr Port.
PMO Hosts the Workshop on Ports, Maritime and Logistics
The Workshop on Ports, Maritime and Logistics will be held in Tehran with the attendance of 16 senior EU transport division officials on November 12th and 13th.
DP World on Track to Meet Market Expectations
Port and terminal operator DP World witnessed a rise in volumes, as gross container numbers grew by 2.6% in the first nine months of 2018.
30,000 Billion Rs. Worth of Investment by Private Sector at Shahid Rajaee Port
Deputy Director of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Marine Organization announced the signing of an investment contract at Shahid Rajaee Port worth 30,000 billion Rial as one of the largest contracts with the private sector over the coming weeks.
HMM Introducing Fuel Surcharge as of January 2019
South Korean liner company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is joining the club of liner giants that are planning to add fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.
Yilport to Upgrade Puerto Bolívar with 24 New Cranes
Ecuador’s first deep sea terminal, Yilport Puerto Bolívar, has placed an order for 6 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry (E-RTG) cranes with an aim to boost the terminal’s capabilities.
BW Green Carriers Takes World Fuel Services to Court over Contaminated Fuels
Norway’s gas transportation company BW Green Carriers AS, part of BW Group, is taking Miami-based bunker supplier World Fuel Services Inc to court over contaminated bunkers.
21% growth in non-oil exports in the ports of western Hormozgan
The export of agricultural products and livestock in the ports of western Hormozgan has reached 186,924 tons, which represents a 21% increase in this region.
"Logistics and Transportation Chain" Seminar to be Held at PMO
The training Seminar of "Logistics and Transport Chain" will be held at the Ports and Maritime Organization for two days with the participation of EU transport department senior representatives.
IMO Releases Ship and Port Emission Toolkits
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports.
World’s Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Heads for the Baltic Sea
The world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos departed from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on October 17, heading for the ship’s primary area of operation in Northwest Europe.
IMO MEPC 73 Approves Follow-Up Actions for GHG Strategy
The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) approved on Monday, October 22 the follow-up program for IMO’s strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.