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Rosatom to Regulate Russian Arctic Shipping
Russian state corporation specializing in nuclear energy, Rosatom, has been granted the role of top regulator in the development of the Northern Sea Route.
In the first half of December 2018, the State Duma adopted the new law, which was approved by Russia s Federation Council on December 21.
Fjord1 s New Battery Ferry Enters Service
Hadaroy, Fjord 1 s first of the Havyard 936-design electric ferries, has entered service.
On January 2, 2019, the newbuilding made its first voyage on the Sulesund-Hareid route. Two more ships are scheduled to be delivered for this route this winter.
Fire Breaks Out on Board Hapag-Lloyd s Boxship, Crew Safe
A fire broke out in one container on the deck of the German-flagged containership Yantian Express on Thursday, January 3, and spread to additional containers, Hapag-Lloyd, the owner of the vessel informed.
"The crew of 8 officers and 15 seafarers is unharmed. Efforts to extinguish the fire in the containers were launched immediately but have had to be suspended for the time being due to a significant deterioration of weather conditions," the German liner company said.
Cargo traffic through Ghana s Ports increase by 20%
The acting Director-General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje has revealed that Cargo traffic through the Ports of Ghana grew by 20% in 2018 compared to same period in 2017.
"We have also seen our Cargo Traffic grow and the statistics indicate that we have a growth of at least 20% above that of 2017 especially in Cargo Traffic," he stated.
Expert Urges NPA to Redesign Apapa Port to Attract Investment
Former Minister of the Interior and Chairman, Genesis Worldwide Shipping Limited and Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho has called on the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) to redesign the Lagos Apapa Port Area to provide for truck holding bays so as to end the gridlock on the port access roads and function optimally.
Ensuring Dock Workers Welfare
The Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA alongside other associations in the maritime sector will improve the welfare of dock workers in line with global best practices, writes Eromosele Abiodun
Shipping is an industry that contributes over 90 per cent to the world economy.
Mombasa exporting congestion to Nairobi dry port
The linking of the Nairobi inland port to the Standard Gauge Railway has decongested Mombasa port (pictured) by moving almost ten times the number of containers on daily basis.
This dramatic shift, however, has come at a price to Nairobi. It is now the home to congestion that has choked businesses as a result of clearance delays following the realignment of the cargo operations.
Navigation at Suez Canal records second highest worldwide in terms of vessels and tonnage: SCA Head
Navigation at the Suez Canal has recorded on Wednesday the second highest rate worldwide in terms of the number of vessels and tonnage, said Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish said.
In a released statement, Mamish added that 72 ships passed the waterway today in the two directions with a tonnage of 5.1 million tons.