• 2018 September 14 11:00

    The "Open Doors Day" was held in the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy

    The Azerbaijan State Marine Academy (ASMA) held an open day - a meeting with the newly arrived students and their parents.

    Along with the chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC Rauf Veliyev, the rector of the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy, Chingiz Aliyev, the leadership of the Shipyard, “Caspian Marine Services”, the shipping company’s staff and the teaching staff of the Academy took part in the event too.

    The Rector of the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy Chingiz Aliyev gave information about the results of this year's students admission, organization of education in the Academy, and the facilities created for the students.

    He further reported that there has been a significant increase in the admission of the students to ASMA with high scores this year as well. Thus, twenty-nine students scored 500-600 points, and three students’ scores ranged from 600 to 700 points. This year, the Academy will teach 1 student from Turkmenistan and 5 students from Turkey.

    Chingiz Aliyev highlighted that students are provided free of charge with educational materials, dormitory, uniforms and two hot meals a day. Only this year, 10 lab kits were installed in accordance with the recommendation of the Shipping Company’s Administration. The modern simulators and laboratories give us the opportunity to train professional cadres.

    The Chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC Rauf Veliyev during his speech, gave a detailed information for the participants on the history of the Shipping company. He noted that the development of maritime in our country has gone through long and glorious way. In virtue of the success of this way, that started in 1858, the ACS is now able to compete with the world's leading companies: "This year Shipping Company marks its 160th jubilee. Being part of a large company that witnessed three centuries is a pride giving feeling for everyone. I firmly believe that as the future professional staff, you will be able to further existing seafaring opportunities of Azerbaijan. And you'll be worthy of the name of the sailor, considered a prestigious profession at all times".

    Rauf Veliyev also spoke about the conditions created at the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy. He noted that the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC constantly renders support to the educational institution: “Special attention is paid to the training of specialists and increasing the workforce capacity. For the first time this year, at the Marine Academy the major on “Marine Navigation Engineering” will be taught English. Since last year, distinguished students have been awarded additional scholarships at the expense of “ACS” CJSC. More than 50 ASMA students have benefited from this opportunity”.

    Furthermore, the Chairman of the Society pointed out that for the purpose of providing the development and improving the professionalism of the students of the Azerbaijani State Marine Academy in accordance with the international standards, students have chance to practice on ACS's ships sailing in the external waters. He noted that more than 10 students took advantage of this opportunity during the last academic year. He also stressed that in compliance with the “ACS” CJSC Scholarship Program, everything necessary is provided for sending ASMA graduates to the world's prestigious higher education institutions to obtain a master's degree every year.

    Rauf Veliyev highlighted that all this is primarily aimed at increasing students' interest in education and supporting them to gain professionalism in seafaring. On the other hand, it shows that in forming its workforce capacity, the Caspian Sea Shipping Company gives preference for young, educated seafarers who comply with international standards.

    “Our company has important strategic goals. One of these aims is to build strong human resources. That is why we have many expectations from the students of the Marine Academy. All the necessary conditions have been provided here. Those who finish their education with good marks, will get the “Letter of Guarantee” from the "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC to ensure their employment.

    Chairman of the CJSC said that graduates of ASMA have the opportunity to work all over the world.

    "This year, two young “ACS” employees were sent to practice in “Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.” At the end of the project a positive feedback was given to these participants and relevant certificates were issued to them. Moreover, “Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd” has made a job offer to these young people. However, both young men said, that they wanted to continue their work in the Shipping company. This shows that the graduates of the ASMA are in demand all over the world as professional personnel. Such opportunities will be given to graduates who finished their studies at the Academy showing high results”.

    Later, the film which was prepared on the personnel policy of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC, entitled "Human is our wealth" was presented to the audience. The film focuses on such important issues as human resources planning, development of the knowledge and skills of the personnel, assessment of their service performance, improvement of social security, rewarding and encouragement, ensuring safe and healthy working conditions.

    At the end, young people and parents had a chance to make questions, and also express their wishes and desires.

    At the event, it was reported that in 2018, 9 students graduated with honors from the Academy. Three of them were awarded diplomas with distinction from ASMA and also badges were given to them. The remaining six graduates are now fulfilling their duty to their Homeland.

    Further on, three students who entered the ASMA with high scores were given student tickets and prizes.

    After the end of the official part, the participants got acquainted with the gym and the auditoriums located in the main building of the Marine Academy. Guests were offered a lunch in the dining room of the Academy. Thus, parents checked out the quality of the food.


2018 November 20

11:30 OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2
10:45 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet escorts Indian civilian vessel in the Gulf of Aden
10:23 Russian Railways’ BoD makes decision on discounts for cargo transportation in 2019
10:00 Brent Crude futures price down 0.39% to $66.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $57.06
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,023 points
08:51 Valenciaport container vilume increased by 4.78% in the last twelve months
07:51 Klaveness Combination Carriers declares option for sixth combination carrier newbuild

2018 November 19

18:37 IMO holds workshop boosting maritime security in Gulf of Guinea
18:05 MOL conducts tabletop drill for LNG carrier
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to start new Asia – Gulf Service (AGS)
17:43 Busan Port Authority signs Letter of Intent for the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
17:01 Ocean Network Express expands the partnership of Asia - South America
16:32 BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled
16:05 Port of Hamburg railborne container transport up 4.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018
15:44 FESCO and DB Cargo plan to launch joint transit shipments from China to Europe via Kaliningrad
15:10 Costamare announces the acquisition of the York Capital majority interest in five 14,000 TEU containerships
14:56 Half a billion tones of Kazakhstan oil lifted from CPC Marine Terminal
14:47 Saipem 7000 semi-submersible at Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS upgrade
14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills
13:59 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-September totaled 105,253 thousand tons
13:11 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,660 in RF spot market
12:47 ABP invests over £1 million on a rooftop solar project at the Port of Goole
12:18 Damen supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor
12:00 The Fjords plans to add another all electric passenger vessel to its fleet
11:36 TOTE Services' Philip Greene Jr. retires next year
11:02 Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning KNVTS Ship of the Year Award
10:44 Port of Oakland cargo volume up 3.9 percent in August - October 2018
10:43 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 9.4% to 6.34 million tonnes in 10M’18
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $67.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.02% to $57.26
09:57 Media Group PortNews issues special edition of its magazine for Transport Week 2018
09:35 Rosmorrechflot reduced operation period of locks in Volga-Don Basin
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,031 points

2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy
14:26 Lockheed Martin gets $282M contract mod for four MMSCs project
14:13 Ulstein Verft starts construction of largest hybrid ship for Color Line
13:41 Klaveness extends contract of affreightment with South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
12:06 PaxOcean wins three newbuilding contracts from Royal IHC

2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results