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Shipping sector balks at extra P5.4 B arrastre fees

International shipping lines balk at paying an extra P5.4 billion as the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) seeks to impose never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers.The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) opposed PPA’s imposition of arrastre charges on empty containers at the Manila and the Batangas ports.Should the PPA follow through with the charges…

Tanker Operator The Marshall Islands Registry focuses on enhancing resources

The RMI had its best performance year with the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), 16th consecutive year with the United States Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 program, remained as one of the top performing flags on the Tokyo MoU, and improved its standing with the Australian Maritime Safety Administration (AMSA). “COVID…

Eight new WA virus cases prompts warning | The Standard

A crew member from the plagued Al Messilah livestock ship has been hospitalised in Western Australia as the state recorded eight new COVID-19 cases.All of the new cases are returned overseas travellers, aged between three and 62, who are in hotel quarantine after returning via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Doha.Premier Mark…

Italy seizes German-flagged migrant rescue boat over safety rules | Italy

Italian authorities have seized a boat operated by a German charity that last month rescued more than 200 people stranded at sea because it did not comply with safety rules, according to the coastguard.In April, Italy banned migrant rescue ships from docking in its ports until July 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It…

How hoodlums burnt NPA headquarters

The hoodlums that set the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Marina, Lagos, on fire on Wednesday stormed the facility with dangerous weapons, petrol, used vehicle tyres and lighters to carry out their dastardly act, according to an eyewitness. The unruly hoodlums, who were in a large group, also reportedly chased…

Piracy

Resurgence of Piracy - THISDAYLIVE

Eromosele Abiodun writes that the report by the International Maritime Bureau that piracy increased in the Gulf of Guinea by 40 per cent in months means Nigeria has to double its effort to end the menaceIn January this year when Nigeria was rated number one in pirates attack in the Gulf of Guinea by the International Maritime bureau (IMB)…

Australia To Reduce Military Presence In Middle East, Focus On Asia-Pacific - Minister

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd October, 2020) Australia will reduce its naval presence in the middle East, as the changing strategic environment has prompted the government to focus on threats in the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Minister Linda Reyolds said on Friday."We now face an increasingly challenging strategic…

Global License Management Software (COVID-19 Impact Analysis Included) Market Share, Trends, Forecas

License Management Software marketThe latest industry report that focuses on License Management Software Market and gives a professional and in-depth Global License Management Software market analysis and future prospects of License Management Software market 2020. The analysis report begins with the audit of the business condition and characterizes industry chain structure…

Britains Royal Navy seizes 450kg of meth on dhow in Arabian Sea – Middle East Monitor

A British naval warship has seized 450kg of methamphetamine from a dhow in the northern Arabian Sea, officials said yesterday,According to a report by Associated Press the drugs were seized by HMS Montrose from a stateless traditional dhow, a cargo vessel used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, on the 14 October. The seizure…

Increased insurance costs in Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises

Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigerias economic zone, Dryad Globals joint war committee (JWC) has redrawn the listed extended risk area in the West Africa region.JWC expanded its Gulf of Guinea listed area further south and east following an increase in piracy attacks. The…

Oil Rig

Equip Naval Officers with creative solutions to deal with maritime challenges Akufo-Addo

President Akuffo Addo has called for the solutions to some security challenges faced by members of the maritime industry on the Gulf of Guinea.He listed armed robbery, oil burglary, among other transnational crimes which according to him, not only threatens peace of the nation but also comes with a great cost to the economy…

Equinor Gets Clearance to Drill Barents Sea

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has received approval to drill a wildcat well in the production license 960, in the Barents Sea, off Norway.Equinor will use Seadrill's 2008-built West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the offshore well 7018/5-1 at the Spissa prospect.Equinor operates the production license with a 40 percent stake.

Curaçao is preparing for oil spill

WILLEMSTAD - The oil tanker FSO Nabarima is an increasing threat to Curaçao. Curaçao's Risk Management and Disaster Response organization is preparing for the worst if the ship capsizes, says director Lesley Fer.The oil tanker is located in the Gulf of Paria west of Trinidad and Tobago and is now tilting 25 degrees. The engine room filled with water in late August…

Eurobites: Portugal's Vodafone and NOS seal network-sharing pact

Portuguese mobile operators Vodafone and NOS sealed a network-sharing agreement aimed at slashing costs while they roll out higher-speed technologies. The tie-up entails the sharing of basestation equipment in rural and less densely populated areas, but only the supporting site infrastructure in urban areas. Mrio Vaz, Vodafone Portugal's CEO…

IMX Panel Looks At Subchapter M Lessons Learned - The Waterways Journal

A team of regulatory experts from across the maritime industry gathered for the virtual Inland Marine Expo 2020 to discuss lessons learned over the first two years of Subchapter M. Caitlyn Stewart, senior director of regulatory affairs for The American Waterways Operators (AWO) moderated the panel, which included Mary McCarthy…