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India: Budget 2023 adds on to development of maritime infrastructure
In what the industry leaders said was a ‘landmark’ Budget, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that in order to promote coastal shipping as a cost saving and energy efficient mode of transportation for both passenger and freight. The sector will look at increased development in the PPP mode with viable gap funding,.. -Logistics Insider
How Start-Ups are Helping Reinvent Maritime Shipping Industry
The age-old and almost reluctant to change maritime shipping industry is increasingly understanding the importance of going digital and slowly adapting to the technology offered by start-ups... -Entrepreneur
Hi-tech solutions at ports smooth the flow of Indian supply chains
Digital solutions are gaining ground at Indian ports, especially for exporters and importers using container terminals in Nhava Sheva Port. Customs authorities at Nhava Sheva have set up “drive-through container scanning” for truck cargo passing through PSA Mumbai, also known as Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals... -theloadstar.com
Could UK Freeports Become A Home For International Crime?
A significant element of the UK government’s levelling up plan to create thousands of jobs, regenerate more deprived areas and attract overseas investors is the introduction of freeports. These special low-tax trading zones allow all kinds of businesses to trade. Under the UK model, freeports can encompass two different kinds of sites... -gCaptain
First Terminal Operator Joins Eyesea
BWC Terminals in North America, has become the first shoreside facilities provider to join the Eyesea maritime pollution mapping initiative. BWC staff will be encouraged to use the Eyesea app as part of the company’s focus on both local and global Environmental and Social Responsibility... -The Maritime Executive
Sharpening Poseidon's razor
Newly released data clearly shows the better the welfare onboard, the better the condition of the ship. Steven Jones, the founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index, explains. In our busy data-driven world we are constantly seeing facts emerge out of the fog of digitalisation... -Splash 247
Philippines: Shipowners want local seafarers excluded from proposed maritime Magna Carta
Local shipowners and executives want seafarers of domestic vessels excluded for the proposed Magna Carta intended to lift Philippine maritime industry to international standards. The group announced its objections during a public hearing of the House committee of overseas workers affairs held Feb 2,.. -Rappler
US west coast ports gear up for floating wind
Excitement is mounting over the potential for offshore floating wind in deep waters off the US west coast, but there is a lack of supporting landside infrastructure. A new report from Intelatus Global Partners reveals that as yet there are no purpose-built port facilities to support floating wind farm development in California, a hot spot... -Seatrade Maritime News
Lightest Sailing Vessel on the High Seas
Royal Huisman’s newest featherlight fleet member just spread its wings. The highly anticipated sailing yacht, christened Nilaya, left the Dutch yard’s Vollenhove facility earlier this week to have her towering rig fitted in Amsterdam before she finally hits the seas... -Yahoo Life
Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Viking Cruise Ship
On February 3, a small fire broke out onboard the Viking Orion cruise ship while it was docked in Sydney, Australia. The ship’s crew quickly extinguished the fire, and there were no reported injuries.
The cruise line, Viking, is currently investigating the incident,.. -Cruise Hive