Category archives for: Africa

Port of Damietta Attracts More Container Ships

Port of Damietta Attracts More Container Ships

Egypt’s Damietta Port has achieved an increase of up to 41% in the number of container ships received during the month of June this year compared to last year’s figures for the same month.   The monthly statement issued by the Central Administration of the Traffic indicated that the Damietta Port received 230 ships during […]

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL […]

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick starting the LNG bunker chain.   Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas said: “We really believe that LNG has great potential as a […]

Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster

Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster

The shipping industry has been sailing on some rough tides and is still facing challenging times ahead as the industry players gear up for ever stringent regulations. Having that in mind, it seems that the time has come for a stronger unity between the relevant stakeholders. As a result, it may be the time to […]

FSA Training Course Held in London

FSA Training Course Held in London

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) held a one-day Formal Safety Assessment  (FSA) training course for delegates attending the first meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 1), in order to facilitate a wider understanding of the (FSA) process.   Over eighty delegates attended this event. The course commenced with an […]

Egypt’s Port of Damietta Hosts CMA CGM’s Giant

Egypt’s Port of Damietta Hosts CMA CGM’s Giant

The port of Damietta, Egypt welcomed the giant containership CMA CGM Lyra of 13000 TEU capacity on Tuesday last week.   This is the first time that such a vessel has berthed in the port, proving the port’s ability to host ships of such magnitude. As explained by Mr Rafat Alghitany, General Manager of Traffic […]

Warming Planet Sees Ever Rising Sea Levels

Warming Planet Sees Ever Rising Sea Levels

In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc.—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the indicators assessed in the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released online on July 17th by the American Meteorological Society.   “Our planet is becoming a warmer place” Scientists […]

Saipem Seals Conversion Deal for Two VLCCs

Saipem Seals Conversion Deal for Two VLCCs

Saipem SA, France has signed a Floating Storage Production Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 million (USD $483.2 million) with Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard.   Under the contract, the shipyard is responsible for the conversion of two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) sister ships into 2 turret-moored FPSOs for the Kaombo project […]

19 Migrants Die off Lampedusa, Italy

19 Migrants Die off Lampedusa, Italy

The Italian Navy has disclosed that nineteen people died in an effort to reach Italy on a boat carrying hundreds of migrants en route to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Reuters reports.   The bodies were found in the hold of the boat, leading the Italian Navy to believe that the cause of death is carbon monoxide […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

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