Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
The former vice president of Costa Rica is the first woman and Central American to serve as UNCTAD’s secretary-general.
This was announced from UNCTAD HQ in Geneva on 13 September and we at IHMA send our congratulations.
Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took up her new role as secretary-general of UNCTAD on 13 September for a four-year term.
It was announced by the US National Transportation Safety Board Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications in Washington on 14 September that inaccurate stability calculations caused the capsizing of vehicle carrier Golden Ray that resulted in $200 million worth of damages. It is understood that more than 4,100 vehicles were lost in the accident.
Fuel cells, fuel flashpoints, draft amendments to the IMDG and IMSBC Codes and more, were on the agenda for the seventh session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 7), which was held from 6 to 10 September. The text here is based on material kindly provided by the IMO media service.
Draft interim guidelines for ships using fuel cells agreed by Sub-Committee
It was reported on 13 September that Ever Ace, currently the world’s largest container ship, had made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports, Port of Felixstowe.
Operated by Taiwanese line Evergreen Marine, the 24,000TEU capacity vessel arrived at the UK’s largest container port from Hamburg, having commenced its voyage at Qingdao, China, in July.
Awake.AI won the tender to provide vessel schedule estimates for Finnish ports through Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services. The new port call schedule service will improve the competitiveness of Finnish maritime logistics, boost the efficiency of port operators’ routine activities, support the development of automation, help to anticipate exceptional circumstances, and reduce environmental emissions.
The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) reports that Commodore Barry Goldman will be stepping down later this year from the role of IHMA representative to the IALA VTS Committee.
In late-September IHMA’s governing body, the Executive Committee (ExCo) appointed Captain Michael Trent, an Associate Member of IHMA since 2019, as Commodore Goldman’s successor on the IALA VTS Committee. At the same time ExCo recorded its thanks to him for his excellent work on behalf of IHMA.
Commodore Goldman will step down at the end of the year following the IMO Assembly in December when it is expected a new draft IMO VTS Resolution will be adopted.
This webinar will feature nine technical presentations, ranging from the design and planning of port and coastal infrastructure to sustainability and climate change in waterborne transport.
PIANC (www.pianc.org ) advises that for this opportunity, enthusiastic Young Professionals of five continents covering the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe-Africa are lined up to cater for your interest and to achieve wide knowledge sharing.
Beyond that, the global event strives to gather everyone who is related to the waterborne transport industry prior to the return of signature in-person events at PIANC next year.
On behalf of YP PIANC, an invitation is extended to all, Members and Non-Members, with the encouragement to register for the event through the link here:
You can select to attend your preferred presentation or the full two-day event at no cost.