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.
North Sea Port has indicated that 54% of goods transported to the hinterland are moved by inland waterway shipping. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the port among companies throughout the port area and published on 28 November.
As a multimodal port, North Sea Port will increasingly be focusing on sustainable transport in the future, it is reported.
New safety guidance for the stowage of classified dangerous goods on board containerships has been published by the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS).
The new publication entitled: Safety Considerations for Ship Operators Related to Risk-Based Stowage of Dangerous Goods on Containerships can be downloaded from the CINS website here: www.cinsnet.com
After a ten-year partnership and a US$1.6 billion total investment in Egypt’s economic growth, DP World has announced it is nearing completion of a major expansion programme at the port of Sokhna in the Gulf of Suez, where Basin 2 of the container terminal will be operational by the second quarter of 2020.
The Corporation welcomes Commodore Martin Atherton OBE RN and congratulates Commander Graham Hockley RN on his retirement
After a decade as Secretary to the Corporation of Trinity House, Commander Graham Hockley RN retired on 19 November; his replacement is Commodore Martin Atherton OBE RN who joined the Corporation from Canterbury Cathedral on 1 November.
Containers tumbling into the sea, environmental damage – with reports of navigational error a seeming fact of life The Swedish Club* has launched a new edition of Navigational Claims, which aims to provide an insight into the causes of these incidents and offers comprehensive loss prevention advice in order to avoid them.
Longitude, an LOC Group Company, announce on 22 January that it has been awarded the contract for the Trinity House Vessel Replacement Project Technical Specialist.
This agreement will, it is understood, see Longitude work on the requirements definition and tender specification for the Trinity House new aids to navigation service vessel. Support will then continue through the procurement and build phases of the contract, with the end goal of delivering a vessel to replace THV Patricia commissioned in 1982.
Longitude will provide a conceptual design of the vessel to Trinity House, to facilitate a thorough analysis of the vessel’s requirements, and look into incorporating new technologies, including hybrid systems. Once the design phase is complete, Longitude will work alongside the chosen shipyard to ensure that the design and build phases are successfully executed and that the end product is in accordance with Trinity House requirements.
Work is well advanced with our Congress two months away.
For the first time we have held a Young Maritime Professionals’ Innovation Pitching Competition and we introduce here below the six finalists with their names, positions, organisations and Linkedin profiles
The competition is sponsored by Svitzer
An Automated Future
Business Excellence Officer, Associated British Ports
Senior Advisor Nautical & Hydrography
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Risk Management & Modelling for MASS
Marine Pilot – Newcastle, Port Authority of New South Wales
Integration of Existing Quayside Equipment into the Automated Port
Project Engineer, Fendercare Marine
Port Integrated Intelligence
Marine Operations Officer Apprentice
Port Marine Operations Officer, Associated British Ports