• 2018 October 16 10:28

    WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan

    Further to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS), a 3-day needs assessment visit was carried out in Jordan by WMU’s President Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and Associate Professor Aref Fakhry from 8 to 10 October 2018.

    As part of the visit, a Workshop was held jointly by WMU and JAMS on 9 October at the JAMS premises in Amman. The Workshop featured interactive sessions with key Jordanian maritime stakeholders presenting views on critical needs of the sector. The well-attended Workshop provided a clearer view of the strengths and challenges of the Jordanian maritime cluster. The majority of the speakers were WMU graduates who have assumed maritime leadership roles in Jordan.

    “The 20 Jordanian graduates from WMU clearly have a significant impact on maritime capacity-building in Jordan. In September, we were pleased to welcome the first Jordanian female student. We look forward to advancing our relationship with Jordan and continuing to educate leaders who will have an impact not only on the maritime cluster of Jordan, but on the broader maritime industry,” stated President Doumbia-Henry.

    Professor Mustafa Massad, President of JAMS, is a WMU graduate. He has played a significant role in advancing Jordan’s maritime cluster and will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 2018 Maritime Standard in Dubai, UAE on 15 October.  Regarding the WMU visit, he stated, “As a uniquely challenged country, Jordan, with a mere 26-km long coastline bordering the Gulf of Aqaba, has propelled itself into the breed of high achievers among maritime nations. The role of JAMS has been to train and educate the maritime workforce both nationally and regionally. JAMS values highly the cooperation with WMU to complement its role and mission.”

    The WMU mission to Jordan also included meetings with the Director General of the Jordan Maritime Commission, Mr. Salah Ali Abu-Afifeh, a WMU graduate, as well as a visit to the Aqaba Development Corporation and the Aqaba Company for Ports Operation & Management. Overall, the visit reinforced WMU’s outreach to Jordan and helped to identify areas for further engagement by WMU in capacity-building and professional and executive training.

    Founded in 2004, JAMS is a leading maritime education and training institution in Jordan, training over 1,700 students from Jordan as well as other countries. A 2015 MoU between WMU and JAMS focused on furthering academic and research cooperation.




2018 November 15

12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
10:51 ABS and HHI pioneer Cyber Security standard for new vessels
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $56.05
10:11 OOCL introduces new Asia – South Africa direct services
09:58 A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag - Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association
09:38 ASW Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet completed a call to the Republic of Djibouti
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,009 points

2018 November 14

18:37 Savannah achieves all-time record in October 2018
18:20 Sovcomflot concludes USD 149 million project credit facility with leading European banks
18:06 NYK and YLK jointly hold training program for staff from around the world
17:57 Organizers of “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” conference determined subjects to be discussed
17:36 Northwest Seaport Alliance adopts budget for 2019
17:07 DEME’s cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’ launched at the Royal IHC shipyard
17:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority wins 2018 ESPO Award
16:40 NIBULON’s fleet masters transportation of bulky cargo
16:38 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Maia with Glencore
16:18 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports Q3 2018 results
15:48 1.348 million cbm to be dredged in Azov-Don River Basin this year
15:20 Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG announce joint $182 mln investment in Avenir LNG
14:56 World's most eco-friendly bulk carriers Viikki & Haaga operate in Baltic Sea
14:20 CHI Zhoushan is ready for LNG carrier repairs
13:37 DeloPorts published its operating results for Q3'2018
13:29 Damen Shiprepair Curaçao floating dock operational
13:15 Global Ship Lease announces new charter at increased rate
12:59 LUKOIL drilled second well in Eastern part of Yury Korchagin field
12:33 USC: aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to be out of repair on time
12:01 NYK introduces its initiatives of green bond
11:55 Clean water projects receive $3 mln from Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
11:28 Navigation on Neva arms in Saint-Petersburg to close on November 15
10:45 IMO holds training for OSR officials in Myanmar
10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.29% to $65.28, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.45% to $55.44
10:02 GTT notified by Hyundai Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier
09:59 STX receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 50k dwt MR tanker
09:40 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia returned to September level (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,064 points

2018 November 13

18:06 Navios Containers seeks to list on a U.S. stock exchange
17:53 BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses
17:34 CMA CGM to revamp its CIMEX 2K2 service
17:11 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Transport of Russia» exhibition
16:56 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to CNOOC
16:34 KOTUG and Petroconsult join forces to establish KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM)
16:20 Training on oil spill preparedness and response held for countries in eastern Africa
16:04 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:55 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 10M’18 grew by 19% Y-o-Y to 42.6 million tonnes
15:34 Royal IHC wins KNVTS Ship of the Year for SCHELDT RIVER
15:03 Damco launches a dedicated warehouse for Barry Callebaut and inaugurates a new facility in the heart of Poland
14:41 MAN Cryo to design and deliver LNG regasification terminal
14:25 LUKOIL reports preliminary operating data for Q3 and 9M’2018
14:03 COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and GTT sign agreement for LNG carrier repairs
13:42 Alfa Laval wins two orders to supply Framo pumping systems to oil platforms in the North Sea
13:13 HH Ferries Group officially inaugurates two battery-powered passenger ferries
12:48 BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management
12:24 HHLA container throughput up by 1.0 percent in the first nine months of 2018
12:07 Torqeedo reveals new products for electric mobility on the water
11:51 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 10M’18 climbed by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 29.9 million tonnes
10:53 RF Navy's training ship Perekop returns from distant cruise