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Shipowners’ options narrowed as only vaccinated seafarers are accepted

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Lack of vaccines causes Indian seafarers to lose out on jobs  India’s COVID-19 infections to date have passed the 20 million mark. Fuelling the fire is the intense lack of raw materials for vaccine production – stemming from US’ embargo. Translating to a serious lack of inoculated seafarers, shipowners take …

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Singapore authorities halt crew change for those with travel history to India

Image Credits: MPA Visitors and pass holder with recent travel history to India will be denied entry into Singapore The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to India within the last 14 days would be denied entry into …

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Digitalisation – one of the keys for ports’ integration into reinvented maritime industry

Digitalisation

Digitalisation, risk management plus a focused approach to sustainability are imperative for ports’ smooth transition to the exponential maritime landscape In a recent webinar organised by International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the Indian Ports Association for South Asia, various issues were identified as keys to facilitate business …

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Teespot seeks to enhance port efficiency and operations through digitalisation

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PD Ports to collaborate with Port of Rotterdam to enhance port efficiency and greater data exchange between Europe and the UK A Port Community System (PCS) will be implemented utilising technology used by Port of Rotterdam under a first-phase partnership between PD Ports and Port of Rotterdam International. This system …

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New crew transfer solution to help cushion high crew change costs

Crew transfer

Shipowners can now save costs on crew transfer with the help of a high-capacity crew transportation alternative A crew change at the open sea can be a risky process. COVID-19 related travel restrictions have resulted in hiked labour costs as seafarers remain onboard beyond their contracted periods; resulting in higher …

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Singapore authorities ramp up safety measures after latest infections

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Firm action to be taken against companies found to have breached the safety regulations resulting in the infections  The recent cases involving a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot tested positive for COVID-19 have sent Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Ministry of …

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HPC and Roland Berger to undergo study on the restructuring of Port of Beirut

restructuring of Port of Beirut

HPC and Roland Berger to undergo study on the restructuring of Port of Beirut Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has joined Roland Berger, the Munich-based international management consultancy, to initiate a study for the restructuring, construction, and operations of Beirut port following the recent chemical explosion incident. They aim to achieve …

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British Ports Association calls for Freeports in England

British Ports Association

British Ports Association calls for Freeports in England: For several years, the British Ports Association has been promoting a port zoning economic vision, which supports regional growth and prosperity, similar to the Freeports strategy. On Monday, November 16, 2020, the BPA announced the launch of the bidding process and the …

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