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Cape Town takes steps to ease congestion at its terminals while shippers impose surcharges and avoid the port

Cape Town Takes Steps to Ease Congestion as CMA CGM Imposes Surcharges

By The Maritime Executive 07-01-2020 08:28:22

Transnet Port Terminals announced that it is taking immediate steps to designed to address the Port of Cape Town’s operational backlogs and congestion resulting, it says, from the coronavirus impact on operations. News of these steps came shippers began to announce that they would be imposing congestion surcharges or were diverting to other ports due to the problems they were experiencing in Cape Town. French container shipping company CMA CGM announced that considering the current congestion in Cape Town that...

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Wokers at the port of Montreal will stop work for 40 hours to call attention to their need for a new contract

Montreal Dockworkers Plan 40 Hour Stoppage

By The Maritime Executive 07-01-2020 06:26:14

Workers at two of Montreal, Canada’s port terminals are planning to stop work for 40 hours beginning July 2 to call attention to the ongoing negotiations between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375 that represents the dockworkers and the Maritime Employers Association.  The 1,125 members of CUPE 375 working at the port of Montreal originally voted in favor of a strike when their contract expired in December 2018. Talks between the two sides had recently resumed and...

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Dutch Police Arrest Nine in Vlissingen Cocaine Smuggling Scheme

By The Maritime Executive 07-01-2020 06:05:05

In a series of raids across 30 locations in Zeeland Wednesday morning, Dutch police arrested nine suspects in connection with a suspected cocaine smuggling ring at the port of Vlissingen.  A total of about 400 officers were involved in the operation. "Because we do not want to take risks, we deployed SWAT teams," a police spokesperson told NU.nl.  Dutch authorities suspect that there are several related criminal syndicates that are involved in the importation of cocaine via Vlissingen's harbor. One...

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ICS calls on ships to sound their horn on July 8 to call attention to the plight of seafarers

Call Attention to Seafarers by Sounding Your Horn on July 8

By The Maritime Executive 07-01-2020 05:18:47

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 8, 2020, as part of the ongoing efforts to call attention to need to actions to facilitate crew changes. The ICS’s “sound your horn” campaign is set for the day before the U.K. will host an international summit bringing together U.N., political, and business leaders to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on seafarers. Led...

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Sailing Ship Sets Marine Plastic Recovery Record

The motor-sailing cargo ship Kwai docked Tuesday at the port of Honolulu, bringing home a catch of more than 100 tons of fishing nets and consumer plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (also known as the Gyre). It represents the largest single cleanup at sea in the Gyre to date, and it is more than twice the Kwai's haul from last year.  When the Kwai arrived in Honolulu, she completed a 48-day at sea clean-up mission that began at Hilo...

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Shipbuilding

André Zijderveld discusses how shipyards and yacht builders can make their projects more profitable while also improving efficiency

You Don't Build Yachts and Ships with ERP Systems

André Zijderveld has decades of experience in the maritime sector and he now works as a maritime consultant for Shipbuilder Software based in The Netherlands. In this interview, André discusses how shipyards and yacht builders can make their projects more profitable while also improving efficiency.  André: In all my years in the maritime sector, I have seen the financial departments in the maritime sector working with a broad range of ERP programs....

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Training

Credit: Safebridge

Safebridge Announces Free Access to its Digital Certificates Platform

Safebridge announces free access to its digital certificate management platform myCert as part of a new initiative of the #BeSafe campaign launched to alleviate the adverse impact of the pandemic on the maritime industry and to ensure the welfare of seafarers.  As a third initiative of the #BeSafe campaign, Safebridge has decided to offer free six months access to its digital certificate management platform myCert. The platform allows for a completely contactless creation and distribution of digital certificates. In doing so,...

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Van Ameyde Participates in SEAsia Group

On 16 October 2019 Van Ameyde concluded a share transaction with Singapore-based SEAsia Group. The strategic partnership is geared to expanding Van Ameyde’s marine surveying network to the Asian Pacific market. Domiciled in Singapore – the port from which Van Ameyde wishes to expand its marine business in the region – it boasts a network of surveyors in 20+ countries in the Asian Pacific. SEAsia has found a strong strategic partner in Van Ameyde to develop the region to its...

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