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  • Seatrade Maritime & Lloyd's List join forces to honour excellence in the maritime industry

    Through this collaboration, both entities will bring together their knowledge of the industry and their expertise to award the best in the business

  • Over Dhs7 billion worth of total deals signed on Day 2 of IDEX and NAVDEX

    The second day of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2021 has seen the UAE Armed Forces sign 11 new deals, worth Dhs7.293 billion, with local and international companies. The cumulative value of deals signed at IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 is now Dhs12.323 billion.


  • DP World, UAE region, Jafza to showcase their F&B trade prowess at Gulfood 2021

    DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler and its flagship trade and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) are set to participate in Gulfood 2021, scheduled to take place from 21-25 February at Dubai World Trade Centre. The entities will shed light on their wide range of incentives and the enhanced F&B trade enabling capabilities of their logistics hub, including Jebel Ali Port and Jafza.


  • Bahri showcases maritime capabilities and innovative solutions at NAVDEX 2021

    In line with its commitment to transforming and empowering the maritime logistics sector in the region, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, is participating in the fourth edition of the Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021), which is being held in Abu Dhabi from 21 to 25 February 2021, alongside the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021), and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.


  • ABS sheds light on tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

    At the annual Middle East Regional Committee Meeting, the global classification society demonstrated its leading position by maintaining a positive outlook through the pandemic, devising excellent strategies and gaining new projects


  • DNV GL secures 3-year contract with Total in UK North Sea

    Classification society and quality assurance firm DNV GL has been awarded a three-year contract with Total in the UK to provide various services across the company's UK North Sea assets.


  • Two new partners and a name revealed for the Ammonia-fuelled tanker joint development project

    Ammonia-fuelled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP) partners – MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) announced the entry of two new partners – the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International ASA (Yara) at a recent webinar focused on Ammonia as a Shipping Fuel which was organised by The Getting to Zero Coalition’s Fuels & Technologies workstream. The JDP partners also went on to announce the name of the expanded coalition – The Castor Initiative.


  • Securing vessels at sea: Frontline insights on maritime cybersecurity

    After a string of cyberattacks affecting leading maritime companies like Maersk, CMA CGM and Cosco, cyber threats have become a top priority for maritime regulators. As nation-states and sector organizations pass measures to bolster the industry’s cyber resilience, shipowners and operators are often left scrambling to keep up. The 2021 compliance deadline with the IMO resolution on cyber risk management is no different.



Oil & Gas


  • Court replaces lead investigator for Port of Beirut blast

    Judge Fadi Sawan, who has led the investigation into the cause of the massive blast at the Port of Beirut last August, has been removed from the case after two former ministers complained of bias. He has been replaced by Tarek Bitar, the head of Beirut's criminal court, effective Friday. 


  • Throughput recovers in second half year at the fully operational port of...

    Europe’s largest port has been operating 24/7 during 2020. Precisely in this corona year, when society at large has been severely disrupted, the port of Rotterdam has confirmed its role as a reliable partner in the logistics chain. Goods volumes recovered in the second half year, limiting the decline in annual volume last year to 6.9% by comparison with the previous year. The strong operating result has put the Port of Rotterdam Authority in a good position to implement an ambitious investment agenda in the years to come. That will have a major impact on employment, sustainability and society as a whole.


  • Mini-ports being developed: KMB chief

    The Vizhinjam, Kollam, Beypore, and Azheekal mini-ports are on the path of being developed to their potential while more maritime academies are getting ready for inauguration, V.J. Mathew, Chairman of the Kerala Maritime Board (KMB), has said.




  • Explosion and fire on Vietnamese tanker kills one...

    One crew member is missing after an explosion and fire aboard a chemical tanker near the Dung Quat port in Vietnam. It marks the second major incident in recent months near the Dung Quat oil refinery.


  • GC Rieber Shipping nets extension for Polar Onyx...

    Norwegian shipowner GC Rieber Shipping has won a contract extension for its Polar Onyx vessel with DeepOcean. Separately, the company said Monday it had agreed to sell the Polar Queen vessel.


  • Passenger medevaced from boxship in heavy fog

    A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 27-year-old passenger from a container ship about 40 nm to the west of San Luis Obispo, California. 


  • Two seriously injured in explosion aboard Chinese...

    Four crewmembers of the bulker CSSC Cape Town injured in an explosion on board the ship on Friday night, and two of them had to be medevaced for treatment of severe burns. 


  • ONE Apus ready to resume service in mid-March...

    Two months into the recovery efforts after possibly the worst container collapse in the history of the industry, ONE is reporting continued progress with the efforts to discharge containers from the ONE Apus. In its latest update to customers, the container network estimates that the vessel will be available to depart Kobe, Japan in mid-March.


Legal & Regulations

  • Philippine fishermen call on UN to invalidate China's Coast Guard Law

    The Philippine artisanal fishermens' association Pamalakaya has called on the UN to declare China's new Coast Guard Law "null and void," asserting that Beijing's new rules of engagement for the agency are incompatible with international law. 


  • Biden takes no action against Nord Stream 2 participants

    The Biden administration is taking a hands-off approach to Gazprom's nearly-complete Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline, making no significant moves against companies violating U.S. sanctions on the project, according to sources familiar with a status report that the State Department completed last week. 


  • Solomon Islands seeks compensation for "Deliberate" fuel oil spill

    The government of the Solomon Islands says that it is pursuing compensation from the owners of a bulker that allegedly discharged fuel oil into Graciosa Bay, a natural harbor at the island of Nendo.



  • EDP creates units to exploit green hydrogen and energy storage

    The EDP Group has strengthened its commitment to decarbonization by launching two units that will exploit the potential of green hydrogen and energy storage systems. The H2 Business Unit (H2BU) will be the Group's new arm for the development of green hydrogen projects, while the dedicated storage unit, built in EDPR NA, will aim to achieve a storage capacity of 1 GW within five years.


  • Phil Sharp announces zero emission hydrogen campaign that will culminate in the 2024 Vendée Globe

    The British sailor, based in France, aims to demonstrate the potential of renewable energies by sailing around the world using a Hydrogen Power Module; a zero emission solution for boats for which he has led the development that has just been awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, a proof of high standards in profitability and sustainability. Today, he announces a racing and technological programme spanning over the next four years, including The Ocean Race and culminating with the Vendée Globe 2024-25.


  • Ecospray chooses relayr to revolutionize the maritime industry with artificial intelligence powered solutions

    Ecospray, a company specializing in the research and development of cutting-edge systems for controlling air and gas emissions in industrial applications for the Maritime industry, has chosen relayr, a leading industrial IoT company based in Berlin, to create new IoT-based desulphurization solutions, driving the sector towards an increasingly digital, efficient and environmentally sustainable future.



  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS) organised an awareness workshop for students, in cooperation with Sharjah Police. The workshop titled ‘Drugs between Reality and the Law,’ is in line with AASTS’ strategy to empower the next generation of young Emiratis in the maritime sector. It also supports the Academy’s efforts to consolidate its corporate social responsibility in association with its partners and other competent organisations.


  • Maritime Consortium launch Crewcare App to...

    Marking a significant step forward in seafarer welfare, a group of established maritime entities have joined forces to build a digital platform aimed at improving the emotional well-being of the world’s 1.7 million seafarers.


  • Ankara University Research Centre offers Maritime...

    The Association of Caribbean States has has announced Master and Doctoral Programme on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law scholarships offered by the Ankara University Research Centre of the Sea and Maritime Law and the Government of Turkey.


  • PMMA Alumni partners with Orient Class to enhance...

    The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMMAAAI) and Orient Register of Shipping, Inc. (Orient Class) unites to further promote safety and enhance the development of classification rules in the domestic shipping industry.


  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS), a leading education institution in the field of maritime education, recently kickstarted their spring semester. While maintaining all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Academy has ensured that it continues to provide high-quality education by incorporating “Hybrid Learning”, which combines online studies along with in-person classes for practical lessons. Despite the pandemic, the Academy put in all efforts to provide its students with a safe environment.


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