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Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Despite Drop in Overall Global Numbers: IMB Annual Piracy Report

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed …

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CMA CGM Unveils Ocean Alliance Day 4 Product

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, on 9 January 2020 announced that Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, signed a deal with the executives of COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen and OOCL for the launch of …

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Hapag-Lloyd Opens New Quality Service Center in Mauritius

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Hapag-Lloyd on 7 January 2020 opened a new Quality Service Center (QSC) in Mauritius. The QSC will explicitly serve Africa, one of Hapag-Lloyd’s fastest growing markets. Quality Service Centers are an important cornerstone of Hapag-Lloyd´s Strategy 2023. They gather selected functions from different Areas under …

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DP World To Develop South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Global trade enabler DP World has been awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port. Under the agreement, DP World will invest up to …

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India, Oman Sign Deal on Enhancing Maritime Ties

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: India and Oman signed a Maritime Transport Agreement on 24 December 2019 during the visit of foreign minister S Jaishankar to the Sultanate. The pact – the first with any Gulf country – enables India to expand its footprint in the western Indian Ocean, …

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Year End Review 2019- Ministry of Shipping

In the year 2019, the government has undertaken several important progressive policy interventions and new initiatives to accelerate the overall development of the shipping sector. Enactment of the landmark Recycling of Ships Act, 2019; accession to IMO’s Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in November, 2019; …

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Crowley Honored for Environmentally Safe Vessel Operations

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has honored Crowley Maritime Corporation’s commitment to environmentally safe operations by presenting 117 Crowley-owned or operated vessels with Environmental Achievement Awards. The awards recognize vessels and crews for achieving records free of incidents for environmental excellence. To be …

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Boskalis Gets Offshore Projects in Taiwan & Denmark

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded two offshore contracts with a combined value of approximately EUR 85 million. For a new offshore windfarm in Taiwan, Boskalis will carry out the scour protection of the turbine foundations and in Denmark a four-kilometer-long gas pipeline …

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Swire Shipping Extends South Pacific Network

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Swire Shipping on 17 December 2019 announced that it will be entering a new vessel sharing partnership from New Zealand to Tonga, Samoa (Apia), Cook Islands and Fiji. According to a media statement from the company, this “market leading service” will depart every 10 days from …

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