South Korea Unveils Support for Struggling Shipping Firms
South Korea’s state-run company Korea Ocean Business Corp (KOBC) has revealed its intentions to support financially troubled shipping firms and fund eco-friendly projects.
Panama Canal Sets Record Cargo Volume for FY 2018
The Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), representing a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year.
Diego Aponte: More Transparency Needed in Cargo Declaration
There should be more accuracy and transparency in declaration of cargo to shipping companies, Diego Aponte, President and CEO of Switzerland-based MSC Group said.
Iran Hosts 25th Meeting of PRIMAR Advisory Committee
The twenty-fifth meeting of PRIMAR Advisory Committee with the participation of 15 member states began in Tehran this morning. This meeting will be held in Tehran for two days, 16th -17th of October 2018.
Shahid Rajaee Port and Port of Trieste Joint Cooperation
Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization met the Director of the Free Zone and Port of Trieste, Italy, with the aim of developing port and maritime cooperation.
Shahid Rajaee Turns into a "Green Port"
After the finalization of the memorandum with an international company, the Mechanized Mining-Rail Terminal in Shahid Rajaee Port will be constructed within three years and it will turns into a green port.
Stolt-Nielsen: Customers Should Bear Sulphur Cap Costs to Save the Industry from Going Bust
Stolt-Nielsen’s CEO, Niels Stolt-Nielsen, believes the costs stemming from the industry’s switch to compliant fuels as of January 2020, should be met by customers.
Port of Rotterdam Tests Autonomous Navigation
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has started testing autonomous navigation with a floating lab in preparation for the next step in autonomy.
Iran Remains a Member of Advisory Committee at IMSO
Iran Remains a Member of Advisory Committee at the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
Expansion of Port and Maritime Cooperation between Iran and India
A joint meeting was held with the Deputy Minister of Shipping and India’s main ports managers in order to develop specialized port and maritime cooperation with India.
Organizing the 2nd YPCom Technical Visit of PIANC-Iran- Sistan and Balouchestan Province
The 2nd YPCOM Technical Visit of PIANC-Iran has been held with participation of members and Port authorities on 9-11 September 2018 in Chabahar, Sistan and Balouchestan.
Ship collision in the Mediterranean causes a 4km oil slick
Two merchant ships collided north of the French island of Corsica today, causing a four-kilometre fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea that French and Italian authorities are working to contain.
SEA\LNG Coalition Welcomes MPA Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cooperation to Increase Operations of Chabahar Port
Assistant Secretary of Foreign Minister and Director General of the West Asian states department: Chabahar is a low-cost and efficient route for the transfer of commodities to neighboring countries.
Panama Canal to Welcome 234 Cruise Ships in Upcoming Season
The Panama Canal expects to receive approximately 234 cruise ships through the Panamax and Neopanamax locks during the upcoming 2018-2019 cruise season.
Shipping Must Rise to the Biggest Technology Challenge in 100 Years
The shipping industry must rise to the biggest technology challenge in 100 years in order to meet its decarbonization ambitions, a group of 34 maritime CEOs and industry leaders stressed in a call for action towards a new decarbonized future.
Amirabad Port; a Transit Hub from Turkmenistan to India
Director of Amirabad Port: The first shipment of chemical fertilizer from Turkmenistan reached Amirabad port.
PMO Six-Month Report on Maritime Affairs
Deputy Director of Maritime Affairs in the Ports and Maritime Organization: Over the past six months, the investment and capacity of passenger terminals have increased.
17% growth in exports of commodities from Khorramshahr port
"The export of commodities from Khorramshahr port complex increased by 17%," said the deputy director of the port and maritime administration of Khorramshahr
Beris, a gate to the Oman Sea
PMO to develop railroad links at Ports
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization plans to Increase the share of rail transportation in ports up to 30 percent in next 5 years.
EIB Approves USD 224 Mn for Port Projects in Italy
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved the financing of EUR 195 million (USD 224 million) for the expansion of the port of Civitavecchia and the construction of a new terminal at the port of Fiumicino.
Ocean Cleanup Cleared to Head for Great Pacific Garbage Patch
After two weeks of final tests in the Pacific, the Ocean Cleanup has received the green light to proceed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and start cleaning plastics.
Increased Transit of Commodities to Neighboring Countries from Amirabad Port
Amir Abad port and maritime manager: The volume of exports from Amir Abad to neighboring countries has increased by 12 percent to 279 thousand and 39 tons.
13th ICOPMAS Conference in Tehran
The 13th International Conference on Coastal, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2018) will be held in Tehran, November 26-28.
CentrePort Sees Record Cargo Volumes, Higher Profit
Strong cargo volumes have helped drive up New Zealand’s CentrePort’s underlying profit for the 2017/18 financial year.
Exports from Abadan Port Amplified up to 115 Percent, Mostly to Kuwait and Iraq
Abadan Ports and Maritime Manager: Exports of goods from Abadan port rose by 115%. Iraq and Kuwait have been the destination for most of the exports.
Vinalines to Build Two Container Terminals at Lach Huyen
Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is looking to build two container terminals at Lach Huyen Port in northern Hai Phong City.
Environmental Organizations Appeal against Elbe Deepening Plan
German environmental organizations BUND, NABU and WWF have lodged a legal appeal against the Elbe deepening plan, shortly after all lawsuits against the project were completed.
105% increase in container operations at Chabahar port
Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Sistan and Baluchestan province: Container operations in this port have increased by 105%. Oil and non-oil operations have also increased by 50%.
Iranimex 2018 to be held in December
Director General of Seafarers’ affairs and specialized international organizations: The international maritime exhibition will be held on the 26th to 28th of December in the Kish Island with the participation of all shipping companies, shipping services, port services and offshore industries.
Faster Clearance and Lower Rate of Deposition of Goods at Ports
The Director General of Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization announced that the speed of clearance process has increased and the rate of deposition of goods has decreased in ports over the past 15 days.
"K" Line Adopts All-of-the-Above Strategy for Sulfur Compliance
In an annual social responsibility report released Friday, "K" Line president Eizo Murakami said that the Japanese shipping company will take an all-of-the-above strategy to comply with the IMO 2020 fuel sulfur content regulation.
Poland Builds Canal to Bypass Russian Waters
On Monday, Polish leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski promised to move forward with a plan to build a canal between the Baltic and the Vistula Lagoon, circumventing the current access route through Russian waters.
“Sunny” Ocean liner First voyage to Sharjah
The Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Hormozgan: Sunny Ocean liner has made her first voyage from Port of Shahid Bahonar in Bandar Abbas to Sharjah port, UAE
India Builds National Maritime Heritage Complex
Indian Ministry of Shipping, is closely working with Government of Gujarat state to showcase India's maritime heritage through development of a World Class Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC)
Strong Support for Copenhagen Shipping Summit
Denmark's new major international maritime event Copenhagen Shipping Summit can already now present three strong partners who all support the event and present each of their conference programs.
When Boxes Fly
Will the paradigm of moving containers change?
SAT-AIS system launch at Anzali Port
The SAT-AIS system (satellite tracker system and satellite locator for ships and vessels) was launched at Anzali Port.
PMO to create new container capacities in ports of Iran
Managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization: We are looking for a larger share of the container shipping market in the region.
Ocean Cleanup Puts Its System to Final Tests
Following the launch from the San Francisco Bay on September 8, the Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 traveled 350 nautical miles to commence the Pacific Trials.
China Moves Forward with Tariffs on USD 60 Bn of US Goods
China has added tariffs on USD 60 billion of imported US products as a counter-attack to the latest levies related to USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods
5.5 million tons of Petroleum products Export from Hormozgan Ports
Director General of Ports and Maritime of Hormozgan: during the first 5 months of this year, 40 million tons of goods were unloaded and loaded at the ports of Hormozgan province.
Passenger Lines Transportation to the Neighboring countries
PMO Deputy of maritime affairs: We are looking to increase the number of cruise ships for transportation at night.
Maersk to Spend $2 Bln to Meet 2020 Sulphur Cap
Maersk Line said it will introduce a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge designed to recover costs of compliance with the global 0.5 percent sulphur cap set to enter into force on January 1, 2020
Global Marine Premiums Up By Two Percent
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market highlighting that global marine premiums were $28.5 billion in 2017
ICS Releases Guide to Sulfur Rule Compliance
The IMO sulfur cap is fast approaching, and to help shipowners prepare, the International Chamber of Shipping has produced a guide to compliance using low sulfur fuels
Strategic significance of Chabahar Port for Iran, India and Afghanistan
Indian ambassador in Iran: Chabahar port's importance in the area of connectivity, particularly providing connectivity to Afghanistan remains and this is important for that country's long-term peace and development
Why developing the Chabahar port in Iran is important for India
Chabahar is turning out to be a success story in the India-Iran relationship
Port Authorities Join Forces in Climate Action Program
The port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam are joining forces to fight global warming