News Bulletin – 14 April 2018

1. The first free access database targeted for the Maritime Industry in Greece.

13 April 2018 : Real Time Graduates, founded in 2016, is a non-profit initiative that connects Graduates with the Greek Shipping Cluster. It was inspired by the Internship Programme operating within Laskaridis Shipping Co.Ltd. since several years. – Read more

2. IMO Set on Slashing Industry Emissions.

12 April 2018 : The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is currently meeting at the IMO Headquarters in London to discuss the adoption of the Initial GHG strategy – a global plan for reducing emissions in the maritime and shipping industry.Read more

3. World’s 1st Ferry Fitted with Wind-Powered Rotor Sail.

12 April 2018 : Viking Line’s passenger ship M/S Viking Grace has been fitted with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power, becoming the world’s first passenger ship to feature the technology. The Rotor Sail Solution, developed by the Finnish company Norsepower Oy, will cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions by up to 900 tonnes annually, Viking Line said. The LNG-fueled Viking Grace will be deployed on wind-assisted voyages between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden from April 12, 2018. Read more

4. Hyundai Merchant Marine in Aggressive Expansion in India.

11 April 2018 : With India’s high economic growth and the improvement of container market, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has been aggressively expanding its sales activities within the region. HMM currently operates seven services and ten vessels between Asia-India, and its export volume from India last year increased almost 70% year-over-year. With the continuous growth of Indian market, HMM – as Korea’s first shipping carrier – has established India’s local subsidiary company in 2005 and has elevated its status as a ‘subsidiary’ to ‘Headquarter’ last September. Read more

5. BIMCO Project Shows 80% Admin-Workload Reduction For Masters.

10 April 2018 : The Maritime Reporting Model (MRM), developed by BIMCO and partners, can reduce the administrative workload for ship masters by 80% in connection with port calls. We have developed a solution that allows the master to only type in all the required information related to port clearance one time. The master of a ship should focus on managing the ship and navigating safely. He should not be using his valuable time repeating the same administrative paperwork over and over again, says Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, BIMCO President and CEO of dry bulk shipping company Common Progress.Read more

6. India, Korea to sign pact for seafarers to work on Korean ships: Gadkari.

10 April 2018 : Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that India and South Korea are set to strengthen their relations in the field of shipping and ports and will sign an agreement that will facilitate Indian seafarers to work on Korean ships. Read more

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