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India: IWAI achieves16% surge in cargo transportation within 9 years
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has experienced significant growth, with their revenue increasing from Rs 1,517 crore to Rs 5,210.81 crore in nine years. They have also seen a 16% growth in cargo traffic, which has increased by 315% since 2014-15. IWAI Chairman Sanjay Bandopadhyay celebrated this growth and highlighted the international cooperation... -Crew Mirror
Philippines considering reelection to IMO council
The Philippines is seeking reelection to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The country believes that being a member of the 40-member council will allow them to achieve more in their maritime goals and protect the welfare of Filipino seafarers... -Crew Mirror
Importance of World Maritime Day: Celebrating Safety, Security, and Sustainability
World Maritime Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in September and highlights the importance of maritime safety, security, and the marine environment. It recognizes the vital role played by maritime officers, service agents, and seafarers in our lives and emphasizes the value of safe and sustainable shipping... -Crew Mirror
Increasing Demand for Gender Equality in the Maritime Industry
Women in the maritime sector are ready to compete with their male counterparts for leading roles in the industry, according to Anozie Egole. Currently, women make up less than 20% of licensed agents in the Nigerian maritime industry, often being limited to roles such as sales and food vendors... -Crew Mirror
GTMaritime Reaches 15,000-Vessel Milestone
Leading provider of secure maritime data communications software, GTMaritime, has reached 15,000 installations amid accelerating growth in demand for secure and reliable maritime software solutions. The news comes just 16 months after the company announced that it had passed the 10,000-vessel milestone... -The Maritime Executive
As vessels become more advanced and complex, fleet owners and operators are turning to cutting-edge software solutions to maximize efficiency and performance. A tsunami of maritime applications is flooding the market, but fleet intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) are showing particularly fascinating developments... -The Maritime Executive
LR Foundation supports Sea Shepherd Global’s initiative for African seafarers
Lloyd’s Register Foundation has awarded a grant to Sea Shepherd Global to support its programme sponsoring female maritime cadets from Africa. The grant will allow four cadets to join the crew onboard Sea Shepherd’s vessels, helping to combat illegal fishing in Africa... -Crew Mirror
Anglo-Eastern Celebrates 100th Starlink Maritime Installation
Anglo-Eastern celebrated the 100th installation of Starlink within its managed fleet last week, mere months after announcing its commitment to the service. The global ship manager has seen an overwhelmingly positive response in respect of both operations and crew wellbeing... -The Maritime Executive
Which Offshore Region Experiences the Most Maritime Crime?
The offshore region - an area beyond a port and its anchorage - experiencing the most maritime crime in 2023 is the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS). That’s what Dryad Global Analyst Noah Trowbridge told Rigzone, adding that this narrow maritime region bordering the coasts of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore has experienced 58 reported incidents in 2023,.. -Rigzone News
Inmarsat maritime safety report highlights importance of data and collaboration
Consistently high numbers of distress calls reflect a need to share and harness data at an industry level to address deficiencies in maritime safety and tackle recurring incidents, according to unique analysis. The 2023 edition of The Future of Maritime Safety Report from Inmarsat Maritime, a Viasat business, reveals that the number of distress calls from ships at sea remains high,.. -Digital Ship
Bunkering ammonia not so dangerous after all?
Safety concerns surrounding ammonia bunkering and the design of ammonia-bunkering vessels are in the spotlight as the maritime industry explores ammonia as a potential green fuel. Despite ammonia’s well-known toxicity, it has been successfully transported as cargo on LPG ships in recent years... -Offshore Energy
Bulk carrier seized in intl waters, taken to Cork Ireland, cocaine found UPDATE
UPDATE Sep 27: “Police and customs officials found more than 2.2 tons of cocaine valued at around 157 million euros ($165 million)”. Understood search continues. Bulk carrier MATTHEW was intercepted and boarded by joint forces Naval Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Army Ranger Wing, on Sep 24 in Irish sea... -Fleetmon