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 milestone has been reached at Port of Kapellskär for connection of Finnlines services to onshore power. In 2023, Finnlines will introduce two brand new Superstar-class vessels on the Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali route. These vessels will connect to onshore power at the quay and will also use automooring, resulting in reduced emissions when vessels are in port.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged States to take action to achieve entry into force of the Cape Town fishing vessel safety agreement. This was reported by IMO in a communiqué on 27 April.
Of this IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: ‘We cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to addressing the safety of fishers and fishing vessels.’
On 21 April, the IMO media service announced that South Africa had become the 17th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC).
In 2017 the Jeddah Amendment was adopted to broaden the scope of the DcoC, which was developed and adopted in 2009 by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden as an important tool to combat piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region.
A stevedore suffered sickness and disorientation after handling cans containing fumigant while discharging cargo at No 3 Alexander berth in the Port of Liverpool from the general cargo vessel Thorco Angela*.
The circumstances of the incident are recorded in (United Kingdom) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) preliminary assessment (PA) summary number 4/22: Thorco Angela published on 18 May 2022.
Ports emit roughly 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet there is no widely accepted tool for measuring waterside GHG…