Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
A new heatwave, the fourth since the beginning of June 2022, is ongoing in central and western Europe.
According to the national weather services, air temperatures between 9 and 14 August could again exceed 44°C in Spain, 40°C in France, 35°C in the south of the United Kingdom and 30°C in the Netherlands.
This new heatwave is associated with a robust high-pressure figure causing cloudlessness over much of western Europe, as shown in this image acquired by Copernicus Sentinel-3 on 9 August.
Furthermore, according to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) managed by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, the Fire Danger Forecast during the peak days of the heat wave will reach 'Very extreme danger' values in France and Spain.
Credit: European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery ©.
Professor Adam Weintrit, Chairman of the TransNav Conference, Rector of Gdynia Maritime University and Editor-in-Chief of TransNav Journal has informed us of the above event.
The Conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Navigation of the Gdynia Maritime University and The Nautical Institute.
Sanmar Shipyards has joined forces with IGUS, the world’s largest energy chain systems manufacturer, to develop and build a new compact ‘electric bunkering’ system that can supply various vessel types with onshore power.
By joining forces and expertise, the two companies have designed and built a simple to operate compact quayside Shore Power Dispenser System, which can be operated by just one crew member.
The modular design allows an extension of the dispenser system to provide higher charging power capacities easily. Each cable dispenser module can handle 500A current capacity (up to 1000V AC).