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India : Chennai Port extends carrying time to 7 days for DP world, PSA Singapore
Chennai Port on Tuesday said it has decided to allow seven days carrying time instead of the present five days for the two terminal operators - DP World and PSA Singapore - on a trial basis for one month.
The decision was taken after the port authorities reviewed the issues related to the movement of export containers along with terminal operators on Monday, Chennai Port Trust said in a statement.
Abu Dhabi Ports Smart Container Initiative to Cut Emissions by Half
As part of its ongoing digital transformation drive, Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the Smart Container Initiative that will house its digital solutions in a resilient, safe and optimised eco-friendly mobile environment.
Powered by clean energy, the solar-panelled steel and aluminium smart container uses environmentally friendly technologies such as in-row cooling, renewable energy and efficient space allocation that will reduce Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) by more than 20 percent and will slash carbon emissions by half.
E-learning provides opportunity for seafarers to update skills during quarantine.
With seafarers and offshore workers facing Covid-19 quarantine periods before starting new contracts these provide an opportunity to update skills via e-learning.
Siren Berge, chief technology officer of Mintra, said that quarantine provides a "literally captive" audience for online training and learning. Many seafarers for example face 14-day quarantine periods in hotel rooms before flying out to sign-on to their new vessels.
Shipping Australia supports DPWA s application to terminate industrial action
DP World yesterday made an application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate industrial action on the grounds that the action threatens to cause significant damage to the Australian economy and to New South Wales.
"The new industrial action proposed at Port Botany - including unlimited bans on our three biggest customers for at least the next two weeks - endangers supply chains for critical products and exports and puts unacceptable pressure on the economy," DPWA said in a statement.
Report: Reverse in port worker availability in world ports during recent weeks.
On the week following the six month anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement of COVID19 as a global pandemic, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has published a comprehensive report summarising all findings from its twelve surveys of global ports since early April, including its most recent survey to ports in week 36.
Hamad Port achieves new milestone in workers safety.
Hamad Port, Qatar s gateway to world trade, has achieved a new milestone in workers safety. QTerminals Hamad Port operations have achieved 1 million man-hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI), demonstrating its commitment to the welfare and safety of its employees and workers.
"We are pleased to announce that on 12th September 2020, QTerminals Hamad Port Operations achieved One Million Man-hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI)," said QTerminals on its twitter account.
BIMCO updates information on seafarers Mental Health.
BIMCO provides updated information to assist seafarers to cope with the continuous challenges of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating and continues to affect seafarers mental health and wellbeing worldwide. Recognisng the crucial need to provide sufficient support to help seafarers to manage during this crisis, BIMCO has seen an upsurge of many organisations stepping up collaborating with leading mental health providers to implement and provide better and immediate assistance to the seafarers.
Disabled cargo ship drifted in Bosphorus, collision avoided by tug timely response.
General cargo ship I SENGUL suffered undefined mechanical failure in southern Bosphorus in Kurucesme area at around 2200 LT Sep 15, during northbound transit. The ship started to drift towards anchored nearby passenger ships. Situation was taken under control after tug and SAR boat responded, the ship was taken back, anchored at Kumkapi anchorage, Marmara sea, Istanbul.
Container ship contacted Lock s wall, Kiel Canal.
Container ship WYBELSUM contacted Lock s central wall in Brunsbuettel in the evening Sep 15, in the process of entering Lock for northbound transit. Understood ship s portside stern damaged wall, but all in all, damages, both Lock s and ship s were not serious. WYBELSUM was allowed to resumed transit soon after accident, she completed transit by 0000 UTC Sep 16, and continued her voyage from Rotterdam to S-Petersburg, Russia. Lock remained operational.
The future of maritime training - micro and just-in-time learning.
Micro-learning and just-in-time training could change the paradigm of maritime education and training, although there are challenges to their introduction, according to a senior executive from Thome Group.
Speaking at CrewConnect Europe Virtual Event, Simon Frank, chief human resources officer for Thome Group, outlined the opportunities and challenges presented by the emerging methodologies of micro-learning and just-in-time training.
Democraticising maritime training.
Maritime training resources have consolidated dramatically in recent years with many brands being bought out, limiting choice for shipmanagers and shipowners.
Keen to democratise the process and eyeing a space in the new normal for training in the post-Covid era, a Swedish start-up, Seably, owned by the Swedish Shipping Association, has launched today as a new online learning community.