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Maritime UK launches sector-wide industry ambassador programme.
Maritime UK has today launched its new sector-wide industry ambassador programme "Inspiring the Future Maritime" and is calling for colleagues from across the sector to sign up as an ambassador to support careers and outreach activity in schools and colleges.
The initiative aims to recruit people from all corners of the sector as volunteers to support young people who will learn by interacting with employees from within the sector as part of their education.
India: Gujarat Pipavav RoRo segment takes a hit on fall in volumes.
With auto demand taking a hit across categories during ongoing pandemic, APM Terminals-promoted Gujarat Pipavav has had to face the heat as automobile volumes at its Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) segment have almost halved in the last few months.
"Currently, the drop in volumes in our RoRo business is about 50 per cent. Since the yard is now vacant, we could look to use the space for storage of containers," Jakob Friis Sorensen, managing director at APM Terminals Pipavav told.
Unilever, consumer giants push suppliers to rescue seafarers.
Unilever Plc and Procter & Gamble Co. are among consumer companies urging world leaders to resolve the plight of more than 300,000 seafarers stuck on commercial vessels, where forced labour and deteriorating working conditions threaten to disrupt the global supply chain.
Chief executives of household consumer brands, from retailer Carrefour SA to food manufacturer Mondelez International Inc. and beverage maker Heineken NV, have signed an open letter calling for measures to allow more crew changes at ports, ensure the safety of overworked seafarers and make sure supply chains donít use forced labour.
ABS and Israel Shipyards collaborate on trial 3D modelling.
Classification society ABS and Israel Shipyards have conducted on a pioneering 3D model project on offshore patrol vessel (OPV), a collaboration that can help shipbuilders realise the benefits of digital class for the industry.
ABS said it is approving Israel Shipyards 3D models as part of a plan review of its 45-metre multi-mission OPV.
Panamax hull breached, water ingress, San Lorenzo.
Bulk carrier MAJESTIC SKY suffered hull breach in bow area during, reportedly, anchorage maneuvering, after unmooring off COFCO terminal, San Lorenzo, Argentina, Parana river, in the morning Sep 24. the ship has just completed loading of 42,000 tons of soy meal and was about to set sail for Las Palmas. Forepeak ballast tank was breached in ensuing water ingress. Not yet clear if the ship was breached as a result of contact during unmooring, or somehow, managed to breach underwater hull when anchoring, probably because of low water. As of 1300 UTC Sep 24, she was still at anchor, in front of San Lorenzo.
New maritime business to boost job opportunities in Brunei.
This year s World Maritime Day, themed Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet , is apt. It ties closely to the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of which this year marks the beginning of a decade of action and delivery.
This agenda is a call to action for people, and prosperity while protecting the planet.
These were highlighted by Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Abdul Mutalib Mohd Yusof in his message to mark the occasion.
Lack of return cargo from destination ports remains challenge.
Cargo ships returning empty from destination ports is a core challenge for the government s so-called maritime highway five years after its initiation, officials and experts say. The maritime highway program subsidizes shipping on certain routes for the distribution of basic and important consumer goods as well as steel and cement to remote regions of the archipelago.
Philippines seafarers face rough waters.
Marine chief engineer Lino Abellana, 56, is set to board a merchant ship in November, but he has yet to prepare his job papers as commuting from his home province of Laguna to the manning agency in Manila is made difficult by the lack of public transport because of the new coronavirus disease pandemic.
The situation is even more complicated for seafarers coming from provinces that have been placed under localized lockdowns or still without domestic flights or commercial boat trips to the national capital.
New Zealand: Care packages for crew confined to ships in Timaru.
Special care packages are being delivered to sailors visiting Timaru s port who are unable to come ashore because of Covid-19 restrictions.
The initiative, which has been going for a couple of weeks, began after South Canterbury Seafarers welfare committee president John Blunden heard of a similar scheme in Lyttelton.
Covid-19 restrictions mean that crews arriving in New Zealand have to self-isolate for 14 days, but as many of the ships are only in a port for only a couple of days, the sailors are confined to their ships.