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  • Egypt's CSD Mohab Mamish arrives at Port Said

    Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority Chief Admiral Osama Rabie announced the arrival of “Mohab Mamish,” the largest dredger in the Middle East, at Egypt’s Port Said on the 9th April, 2021. Egypt’s Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) “Mohab Mamish,” was carried by the heavy load carrier “Xiang Rui Kou,” from the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and berthed at the E1 area of the Great Bitter Lakes in Ismailia on the 10th April, 2021. The dredger was separated from its carrier upon its arrival by a team of the Canal’s personnel in cooperation with experts from the Dutch Royal IHC Shipyard, to let it float and join its fleet.

     

  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held its first-ever virtual award ceremony on the 7th April, 2021. The event recognized the contributions of long-standing maritime industry chief, Peter Hinchliffe, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and presented him with the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2019. 

     

  • KDU leads the way for the transformation of the...

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and halted activities and businesses, one of the few industries that remained active and continued to grow was the maritime industry. The sector ensured that trade and supply of essential goods took place smoothly. While the industry continued to tackle the challenges posed by the pandemic, it collectively embraced the need to boost the digital infrastructure. One such electrical, automation, navigation, and communication solutions provider in the market that played a significant role in the digitalisation of the industry is the KDU Group. The marine equipment trading and maintenance company offers quality solutions and products to its clients, and works towards upgrading and improving the technological scope of the navy. Along with its navigation systems, internal and external communication systems, satellite communication systems, and much more, the company aims to benefit the navy greatly through advanced technology and solutions.

     

  • Australia bans Qatari bulker for 18 months citing...

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced an 18-month ban for a Qatari-owned bulker after releasing the vessel from a two-month detention. Calling conditions aboard the bulk carrier “appalling,” AMSA cautioned all vessel owners and operators that it has “zero-tolerance for sub-standard ships operating in Australian waters.”

     

  • FUJCON 2021 shed light on the unstable oil and...

    The 12th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum was held virtually this year, incorporating enlightening discussions between industry experts on diverse topics ranging from global oil markets to decarbonisation of the shipping industry, and from seafarers’ issues to digitalisation of the maritime industry. The event was held over a span of two days and was honoured with the presence of H.E. Eng, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, for the ministerial address; Mohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli, Director-General of Dept. of Industry and Economy, for the opening and closing remarks; and Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Chairman of FUJCON Steering Committee, for the welcome address.

     

  • HOPE Consortium’s World Immunization &...

    The HOPE Consortium’s World Immunisation & Logistics Summit, held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, highlighted the efforts put in by the UAE Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and the support provided by the nation’s supply chain industry to deliver vaccines worldwide. The two-day virtual summit saw the participation of renowned global healthcare and philanthropic leaders, policy makers, experts, and senior government officials. The summit served as a platform that promoted the message of enhancing global cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, in order to ensure a safer future for everyone around the globe.

     

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Australia bans Qatari bulker for 18 months citing appalling conditions

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced an 18-month ban for a Qatari-owned bulker after releasing the vessel from a two-month detention. Calling conditions aboard the bulk carrier “appalling,” AMSA cautioned all vessel owners and operators that it has “zero-tolerance for sub-standard ships operating in Australian waters.”

 
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International Maritime Organization (IMO) recognised praiseworthy contributions in the industry

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held its first-ever virtual award ceremony on the 7th April, 2021. The event recognized the contributions of long-standing maritime industry chief, Peter Hinchliffe, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and presented him with the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2019. 

 
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