Kiwi firm’s half year trade volume data reflects the relative calm before the Covid-19 storm
A Hapag-Lloyd container vessel has been detained in the Port of Durban after two crew members tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to a statement by the shipping line issued last week, […]
Japanese shipowner unmasked as buyer behind DSME’s latest order for large regas unit
French government throws in cash for shift to gas-fired power station in its South Pacific territory
On 28 February 2019, the master of grab hopper dredger Cherry Sand, owned by UK Dredging, was crushed between the dredger and the jetty after he fell while attempting to step ashore to assist berthing the vessel at Port […]
A COVID-19 Seafarer’s Wellbeing Group of 10 major maritime shipping organisations is working to ensure that crew can access medical care ashore, despite various country’s lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. “This is […]
The European Union Agency of Cyber Security’s report on smart ports and technology, presents the pros and cons of technology in the shipping industry and the cyber security challenges the ports may have to deal with, says an article published in Safety4Sea.Cybersecurity challenges
The “Port Cybersecurity” report published in December 2019, highlights that because of the rapid development of digitalization ports now have to deal with a great number of cybersecurity challenges:
- some of them are...
Since the commencement of the national lockdown on 27 March 2020, the Port of Mossel Bay has been playing a critical role in the provision of essential services – with special emphasis on the fishing and oil and gas sectors.
Despite the uncertain times, the port has successfully handled seven Liquid Bulk vessels collectively carrying 168 587 kilolitres of liquid bulk cargo and 13 Break Bulk vessels carrying 908 tons of cargo. All safety operations protocols prescribed under the national lockdown...
The IMO’s 12-point protocol maps out a pathway to repatriate seafarers stuck for months on ships, but international coordination is necessary
A flotilla of cruise liners is calling at South Africa to repatriate crew members. The vessels will then proceed to other international ports to do the same, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) confirmed. […]