The union and employers negotiating the contract for more than 22,000 port laborers on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they are committed to reaching a deal and are not planning any work stoppages or lockouts that would worsen supply chain logjams.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) employer group have been in negotiations since May.

They said they do not expect to reach a deal before the high-stakes labor agreement, which covers workers at key ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach, expires on July 1.

In a joint statement released Tuesday, the ILWU and PMA said that at a meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, they shared with U.S. President Joe Biden their commitment to reaching a deal.

“Neither party is preparing for a strike or a lockout,” they said.

The news came just hours before the nation’s busiest ocean trade gateway in Los Angeles, which employs the lion’s share of West Coast port workers, reported near record imports for May.

Import volumes at the Port of Los Angeles are easing from the levels seen during the throes of the pandemic, when home-bound shoppers binged on everything from exercise equipment to garden supplies.

Still, they remain about 20% above normal – stoking shipper anxieties that any breakdown in the often-contentious labor talks could spawn work slowdowns, gum up cargo flows and send inflation-fueling transportation costs even higher.

The nation’s supply chain issues have raised enough concerns that the Biden administration has stepped in to assist.

The complex notched its third-highest monthly import result in May, processing 499,960 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). That was down 6.7% from the year earlier due to COVID-related shutdowns in parts of China and moderating demand from U.S. consumers.


The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has seen a marked increase in reports of marine accidents in 2021 over the previous year. In the MAIB’s annual report for 2021, the MAIB raised 1,530 reports of marine accidents in 2021, an increase of over 300 on the previous year, and commenced 22 investigations, up from 19 the previous year.

The MAIB has also announced the intended launch of two new initiatives later in 2022: a new digital accident reporting portal and public access to MAIB’s statistical database.

The MAIB says the increase in reported accidents is largely due to the industry responding to a request for more information on dangerously weighted heaving lines and defective pilot ladders. Strong evidence was received that sub-standard ladders remain a significant problem. While dangerously weighted heaving lines pose a significant hazard to tug crews and line handlers, the evidence received did not support the level of anecdotal reporting.

The annual report includes statistics on accidents to UK ships and seafarers worldwide, and to foreign flag vessels and their crews in UK waters. It also contains an overview of the work of the MAIB, details of reports published and contains analysis of the safety recommendations issued during the year and the status of outstanding recommendations from previous years.

Captain Andrew Moll OBE, chief inspector of marine accidents says: “The branch commenced two investigations during the year that deserve comment due to their unusual nature. The first is the investigation into the tragic deaths, on 30 October, of four stand-up paddleboarders while attempting to cross a weir at Haverfordwest on the River Cleddau. The sheer enormity of this tragedy selected it for attention and I am hopeful that many safety improvements will be in place before the main UK holiday season.

“The second, commenced in January this year, is the investigation into the emergency response to the presumed sinking of a boat of migrants while attempting to cross the English Channel on 24 November. At least 27 migrants perished in that accident. While the MAIB’s investigation report is unlikely to be read by the traffickers, the investigation is identifying safety learning that will be of future benefit if interventions continue to be necessary to save life when migrant boats are attempting the crossing.”

No seamen on UK flagged merchant vessels lost their lives, but ten commercial fishermen lost their lives in 2021, the highest number for a decade.

“The MAIB received no reports of fatal accidents to seafarers on UK registered merchant vessels of 100gt or more during the year but did commence investigations into fatalities on two red ensign group vessels and one fatality on a Cyprus-registered vessel operating in UK waters. From these investigations two themes emerge: the first is that mooring deck fatalities as a result of snap-back continue to occur, despite well-published guidance on the hazard; the second is that marshalling vehicles on roll-on/roll-of vessels remains extremely hazardous.

“Ten commercial fishermen lost their lives in 2021, the highest annual figure for a decade and a stark contrast to the low loss of life in 2020. That is a little short of one death per 1,000 qualified fishing vessel crew; possibly a statistical blip, but a truly appalling annual fatality rate nonetheless.

“It is unsurprising, but disappointing, that the most significant safety issues were, again, small fishing vessel stability and man overboard fatalities. I will not decry any of the various initiatives that are ongoing to improve fishing vessel safety – a lot of people are doing some very good work – but the evidence shows that the messages are not yet changing behaviours to a significant extent.

Two new initiatives from the MAIB launching later in 2022 are a digital portal for the reporting of marine accidents; and, provision of public access to the statistical elements of the MAIB’s database. Both initiatives will make it easier for the industry to interface with the branch, and online access to the marine casualty database will be of great benefit to marine organisations, companies and researchers.

Resource:Maritime, Commercial & Defence


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C’est ce samedi 8 janvier sur le site du Havre de l’École Nationale Supérieure Maritime, qu’a débuté ce mois de janvier placé sous le signe de la rencontre avec les lycéennes et lycéens futurs élèves de l’ENSM.
L’occasion pour nos visiteurs passionnés de navigation d’assister à la présentation des formations, de visiter les simulateurs et d’obtenir des informations sur les recrutements.

Élèves et enseignants se sont réjouis d’accueillir d’effectuer des démonstration et de renseigner nos visiteurs au Havre.

Élèves et enseignants se sont réjouis d’accueillir d’effectuer des démonstration et de renseigner nos visiteurs au Havre.

 

Source: supmaritime


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2021 was a year of significant growth for The International Stock Exchange (TISE), with the exchange attracting more new issuers than in any other year since its establishment. Carey Olsen has been at the forefront of this growth with 2021 marking Carey Olsen’s sixth consecutive year as the leading TISE listing agent.

In 2021 Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited (COCFL) grew its number of listings yet again compared to 2020, assisting with 65% of the new high yield bond issuers listed on TISE and almost 40% of all securities listed last year.

Matthew Ecobichoncounsel in the firm’s Jersey debt capital markets team, said: “The fact that COCFL is now the go-to listing agent for a significant portion of TISE listed issuers and their advisers is testament to the depth of knowledge and experience of the lawyers and listing analysts who make up our listing teams.”

Contributing to a successful year for TISE was the review of its Listing Rules in August. The most notable change being the separation of the rulebooks and fee schedules for debt and equity securities, with the creation of a dedicated Qualified Investor Bond Market.

The changes also saw the introduction of the ‘TISE Passport Programme’, a pan-European fast track listing service available for UK or EEA-approved debt programmes, while eligible issuers can now opt to pay a one-off lifetime fee for products such as corporate bonds, derivative bonds, securitisations and collateralised loan obligations, sovereign and other public bonds.

The Listing Rules review was followed by the introduction of TISE’s new market segment, TISE Sustainable, and TISE’s membership of the United Nations’ Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (UN SSE). TISE Sustainable is Europe’s most comprehensive sustainable finance segment, enabling increased capital allocation towards environmental, social or sustainable activities and as a Partner Exchange of the UN SSE.

“These developments place TISE at the heart of global efforts to advance and facilitate sustainable investment, and COCFL has assisted with the admission of a number of securities and issuers to TISE Sustainable since its launch,” said Matthew.

“It’s also exciting to know that TISE is planning to build on this success with a number of other developments in the pipeline for 2022.”

COCFL has an in-depth knowledge of TISE’s rules and procedures. COCFL is part of the Rules Committee of TISE and took a primary role in relation to the August 2021 Listing Rules update (as well all previous updates). COCFL’s listing teams are comprised of lawyers and dedicated listing analysts who are experienced in advising on the types of structure that list on TISE and who understand the commercial needs of our clients.

Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited offers listing services from both the law firm’s Jersey and Guernsey offices.

Source: careyolsen

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February 7, 2022 GDPR

Smart Ports will follow smart cities, but as ports are fenced, critical, and commercially controlled, the adaption of new tech is faster.

Port control is comprehensive. The tasks are plenty. We provide drone solutions that will increase overview and efficiency at the port. Amongst others, we can monitor the port environment, do emission monitoring and provide time/cost critical deliveries. In parrticular, we have identified seven areas where drones can make a difference.

Within SECA / Port limits, we can deliver:

-Emissions monitoring (SOx, NOx)
-SAR (search and rescue)
-Monitoring of vessel work activities
-Spotting and localization of foreign objects
-Long range logistics

Within the breakwater, we deliver

-Traffic management
-Oil spill detection
-Medium range logistics

When it comes to the quayside, we can offer

-Mooring / unmooring services
-Loading / offloading services
-Maintenance support
-Inspections
-Use of ROV / USV for seabed mapping
-Radioactive monitoring

Drones for terminal use, consists of

-Dangerous goods inspections
-Internal port logistics
-Goods inspection
-Construction monitoring

Whilst securing the perimeter, drones can be used for

-Access control
-Perimeter security

Hinterland acitivies:

– Warehousing and inventory

For lastmile logistics we offe:

– Short range logistics

 

Source: nordicunmanned

 


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The Dry Bulk Management Standard (DryBMS) helps assure ship managers of bulk carriers that they are meeting the right standards to achieve a good level of management.

It can be used to identify areas for change to make sure resources are used to support high-quality ship management. The tool consists of a draft self-assessment questionnaire  or review by the industry to gather feedback and opportunities for improvement. The vision is to launch a revised standard early in 2021, and a to incorporate a dashboard.

The questionnaire covers 30 subject areas of ship management, within four sections –
Performance, People, Plant and Process. The dashboard will show how a company’s self-assessment compares to other companies on a range of statistics that have been identified as indicators of good management.

 

Source: maritimecyprus


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Philippos Philis has been appointed as new ECSA President by the General Assembly for a two-year term starting in January with Karin Orsel as new Vice-President. He succeeds Claes Berglund, who served as President since 2020.

“The beginning of the new ECSA Presidency comes at a very challenging time as the global economy is sailing through the uncharted waters of the COVID pandemic. In parallel, the shipping sector has to address environmental challenges such as the climate crisis and actively contribute to a new regulatory regime. We shall, at the same time, work towards achieving stable access to ship financing, EU’s free trade agenda, digitalization, maritime safety. It is essential that new regulations become an opportunity to enhance and not to undermine the competitiveness of our industry. This is why we need a strong voice of ECSA in Brussels” said the new ECSA President, Philippos Philis.

“The challenges that European shipping is facing are unprecedented. The pandemic has shown us the need to stand ready for unforeseen developments. And our shared objectives such as clean shipping, which is closely related to the immediate need to invest in innovation and the transition of shipping require a thorough analysis and a robust response from our industry. Shipping is an international industry and a global level playing field is necessary. At the same time, the industry is ready to be open and constructive and to participate in a dialogue with the EU policy makers” said the new ECSA Vice-President, Karin Orsel.

 

Source: ecsa


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February 7, 2022 GDPR

Ensea shipping agency & marine services based on Piraeus and provide services for bulk carriers and tankers and not limited to.

Our team considered from experienced and qualified personnel at maritime industry

Vision

To be a leader and provide our customers high quality and guarantee services
Our goal is to constantly act efficiently, responsible and reliable.

Mission

Offer our depth of knowledge and professional consultants to implement the requirements of each of our customers.

Provide services on time and effectively, and always with responsibility and reliability.

Assist our customers to take the best decisions for them without extra or hidden charges.

All the time our team to be updated with international regulations, conventions, etc.

The customer is our first priority, so our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

To be recognized as a highly and guaranteed marine services’ company of all aspects

 

Source: enseashipping


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Completion of Tyra West facilities, which include two wellhead topsides, one riser topside and two bridges, mirrors earlier success achieved for the Tyra East facilities – further affirming Sembcorp Marine’s offshore fabrication expertise Achievement of production milestones, despite COVID-19 challenges, for both phases of TotalEnergies’ and Danish Underground Consortium’s Tyra Redevelopment Project demonstrates Sembcorp Marine’s operational resilience, flexibility and capabilities

Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) has successfully delivered two wellhead topsides, one riser topside and two bridges (“modules and bridges”) to TotalEnergies EP Denmark (“TotalEnergies”) and the Danish Underground Consortium (“DUC”) for the Tyra Field in the Danish North Sea. TotalEnergies operates the Tyra Field on behalf of the DUC – a partnership consisting of TotalEnergies (43.2 percent), Noreco (36.8 percent) and Nordsoefonden (20 percent).

The sailaway of the Tyra West modules and bridges from Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard today marks the second and final phase of the Group’s project undertaking for TotalEnergies and DUC’s Tyra Redevelopment Project. The Group completed the first phase of the project last year, with the sailaway of the Tyra East modules and bridges in July 2021. The two wellhead topsides, one riser
topside and two bridges are currently being hooked-up and commissioned onsite at the Tyra East Redevelopment Field.

Including the latest deliveries, the Group has completed a total of four wellhead topsides, two riser topsides and four bridges for the Tyra Redevelopment Project. The successful completion of the modules and bridges, amid unprecedented COVID19 challenges, affirms the Group’s operational resilience, flexibility and capabilities.

Sembcorp Marine was able to leverage its global supply chain and logistics networks to achieve its customer’s production milestones and meet exacting quality, safety, health and environmental requirements. Sembcorp Marine is pleased to have contributed to the redevelopment of Tyra’s energy infrastructure – envisioned to be a high-tech production and natural gas export hub over the next 25 years to support the operators’ pursuit of making their operations more sustainable.

Sembcorp Marine Head of Offshore Platforms, Mr Samuel Wong, said, “We are very pleased to complete the final phase of our project for TotalEnergies and DUC’s Tyra Redevelopment. We are heartened by the close collaboration with TotalEnergies. Since the award of the contract in 2019, we have worked as one team and in even tighter partnership to overcome and rise above the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for entrusting Sembcorp Marine with Tyra and the continued confidence in the Group. Today, we celebrate a significant milestone with the sailaway of the remaining modules and bridges.”

Head of Tyra Redevelopment for TotalEnergies said, “Today we celebrate the sailaway of the Tyra West facilities towards the North Sea. This is a key step forward for the Tyra Redevelopment Project and marks another successful conclusion to the long collaboration TotalEnergies has with Sembcorp Marine. The Sembcorp Marine and TotalEnergies teams deserve my appreciation as they’ve stayed relentless, committed and resilient to deliver six production topsides and four bridges according to agreed schedule despite constant challenges in a COVID-19 pandemic environment.”

 

Source: shipmanagementinternational


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As EU countries has reopened after the pandemic, migrant flows are back up. Number of illegal border crossings was 160 000 in the first ten months of 2021, which is a 70% increase compared to 2020 and 45% increase when compared with 2019.

The situation is dynamic and in continuous change. Regions and routes under pressure are changing from year to year, and we also have variables in different seasons throughout the years.

In this segment, we have a very capable toolbox, offering anything from rapid deployable solutions with minimum logistical footprint to long range and endurance capabilities operating on long term deployments.

 

Source: nordicunmanned