• 2018 October 22 11:51

    Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East

    The power of gender diversity will be amongst several topical discussion points at this year’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East, set to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 29-31, which forms part of the UAE Maritime Week, say the event organizers.

    Endorsed by HRH Princess Sarah Al Saud, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) UAE’s Ambassador, the session on day three of the global shipping event will examine whether the shipping industry is still reluctant to give jobs to women in what has largely been a male-dominated industry. It will also discuss ways to empower women in the maritime sector, amongst other topics.

    Several high-profile speakers have committed their time to this important session. This include H.E. Hessa Bint Ahmad Al Malik, Executive Director of Maritime Transport Sector, Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime(FTA); Julian Abril Garcia, Head Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation, International Maritime Organization; Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director UAE Region, DP World; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Ksenia Zudinova, Director of Emirates Zone; Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner at Fichte & Co and President of WISTA, UAE and Effat Mostafa, Managing Partner, Tactics Maritime Media & Marasi News. The session will be moderated by Eithne Treanor, Founder and Managing Director, E Treanor Media.

    Emma Howell, Global Head of Marketing, Seatrade, said: “Like all of the other sessions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East, we are keen to address what is topical; what challenges are facing the industry and some other difficult discussion points.

    Keeping on the topical theme, some of the issues now facing international shipping are highly complex, generating widely differing views from across the industry. To address one such pertinent issue - Smart Shipping - a Seatrade Parliamentary Debate will take place, sponsored by ABS.

    Following the tradition of debate in parliaments and universities around the world, a major issue which divides opinion in the maritime world – ‘This house believes that the shipping industry is not ready to embrace smart shipping’ – will be debated.

    Speakers for and against a motion will be invited to put forward their opinions, before opening up the debate to all participants. The debate concludes with a vote by all attendees, and the motion will either be carried (i.e. the majority will agree that the industry is not ready for smart shipping) or defeated (the majority will agree that it is ready for smart shipping).

    Speakers for the motion include Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) and Captain David Stockley, COO, Oman Shipping Company.

    Speakers against the motion include René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, Topaz Energy Marine; Oskar Levander, SVP Concepts & Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine and Drew Brandy, SVP Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat.

    In association with DP World, digitalization will be discussed. Prominent players in the region’s maritime and logistics sector will join technology innovators in debating the industry’s pathway towards digitalization, and what the new revolutionary technologies may mean for the future.

    Addressing key questions, the discussion will include the speakers: Julian Abril, Head of Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation International Maritime Organization; Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, UAE Region, DP World; Howard Fireman, SVP and Chief Digital Officer ABS; Peter McLean, Senior Vice President, Kalmar Asia Pacific; and Pieter Zylstra, Regional Director, Digital Transformation, MEA Orange Business Services.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is widely recognised as the region’s largest gathering of shipping and maritime industry decision makers. The three-day global exhibition and conference attracts nearly 8,000 attendees from across 90 countries who specifically use this platform to do business with shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, charterers, superintendents, senior management and other industry professionals involved in the procurement of equipment and services within the maritime, offshore, oil and gas and ports industries. This year, more than 70 speakers across three days will address 21 sessions – and all of them free to attend.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.

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2019 January 16

12:33 VEB team got acquainted with Zvezda SBC production
12:09 ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited partner on cyber security
11:56 Engineers from Far Eastern Federal University provide scientific support of dry dock construction at Zvezda shipyard
11:30 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia show no significant changes (graph)
11:09 Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018
10:52 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 15-16
10:35 ​IMO Secretary-General highlightes the need to consider seafarer training and standards
10:09 Fincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
09:57 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.57, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $51.97
09:41 CMA CGM OCEANIA LINES - PAD service to resume weekly rotations
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,096 points

2019 January 15

18:18 WMU investigated how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies
17:52 ASCO Training Center achieved all targets set for 2018
17:27 Sovcomflot provides technical management for Marshal Vasilevskiy floating storage and regasification unit
17:00 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) climbed by 0.07% to 561.29 million tonnes in 2018
15:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:04 Equinor uses technical expertise from LR to lead a safety study assessment for significant offshore project in Brazil
14:44 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 19.64 million TEUs in 2018
14:21 ONE achieves container loading records in two consecutive weeks by “MOL TRUST” and “MOL TRADITION”
14:00 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 46.58 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 7.3% Y-o-Y
13:36 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 2018 increased by 13% Y-o-Y to 8.7 mln tonnes
13:12 Havyard merges its navigation, automation and power systems services into one brand
12:53 Order portfolio of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex grew by 42% in IIH’2018
12:30 ABS grants AIP for Neptun’s wind turbine transport vessel
12:01 ZIM’s blockchain based B/L’s initiative: the next phase
11:43 9 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 14-15
11:29 Jan De Nul enters into concession agreement with the Government of Bangladesh for the dredging of Payra Port
11:20 CDP, Fincantieri and Snam team up to innovate port facilities in Italy and develop sustainable technologies for maritime transport
10:37 Black Sea Fleet trains for new exercises of Depth 2019 contest
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 1.19% to $59.7, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.27% to $51.13
09:42 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 2,026 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,147 points

2019 January 14

18:00 EU, China and the U.S. needs to support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO
17:38 Port of Singapore throughput in 2018 grew by 0.4% Y-o-Y to 630.03 million tonnes
17:06 The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo
16:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces Marine Fuel Recovery Surcharges for North Europe
16:00 Full ban on open-loop scrubbers not yet imposed in China
15:36 China adopted new regulations concerning reporting of fuel consumption
15:12 ABP strengthens business with new steel contract at the Port of Immingham
14:47 ABP: £250m to keep Britain trading through Brexit
14:20 PIL adds Itajai call to Sino South America Service (SSA)
13:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 13,924 in RF spot market
13:35 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 4.5% to 306.5 million tonnes in 2018
13:13 Color Line expands Kiel – Oslo cargo capacity
12:54 Posidonia 2020 promises to be the largest and most versatile in its 50 year history
12:32 IMO helps Member States with sustainability targets
12:11 Crowley’s LNG-fueled ConRo MV Taíno completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico
11:50 IMO holds training on maritime counter-terrorism measures in Viet Nam
11:31 ICTSI flagship gets eco-friendly RTGs
11:08 Cai Mep Terminal receives world’s large container ship
10:44 4 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 13-14
10:21 Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.94% to $59.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.95% to $51.11
09:40 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 2018 grew by 3.3% Y-o-Y to 14.71 million tonnes
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,169 points

2019 January 13

17:04 Number of ships sailing with Selektope®-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019
16:29 Finnish shipbuilder RMC inks LoI for a new car and passenger ferry
15:24 Crowley’s LNG-fueled ConRo MV Taíno completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico
14:21 SEACOR Marine expands its fleet with three FSVs
13:29 Union Cabinet approves MoU on maritime issues between India and Denmark