• 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.




2019 April 21

15:38 WheelHouse names Ian Morris as Vice President of Operations
14:34 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
12:37 USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
11:31 CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia to Kenya, Tanzania service
11:07 Kinder Morgan raises dividend by 25%, announces Q1 2019 results

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
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11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
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10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
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2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
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