• 2018 October 22 11:51

    Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East

    The power of gender diversity will be amongst several topical discussion points at this year’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East, set to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 29-31, which forms part of the UAE Maritime Week, say the event organizers.

    Endorsed by HRH Princess Sarah Al Saud, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) UAE’s Ambassador, the session on day three of the global shipping event will examine whether the shipping industry is still reluctant to give jobs to women in what has largely been a male-dominated industry. It will also discuss ways to empower women in the maritime sector, amongst other topics.

    Several high-profile speakers have committed their time to this important session. This include H.E. Hessa Bint Ahmad Al Malik, Executive Director of Maritime Transport Sector, Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime(FTA); Julian Abril Garcia, Head Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation, International Maritime Organization; Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director UAE Region, DP World; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Ksenia Zudinova, Director of Emirates Zone; Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner at Fichte & Co and President of WISTA, UAE and Effat Mostafa, Managing Partner, Tactics Maritime Media & Marasi News. The session will be moderated by Eithne Treanor, Founder and Managing Director, E Treanor Media.

    Emma Howell, Global Head of Marketing, Seatrade, said: “Like all of the other sessions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East, we are keen to address what is topical; what challenges are facing the industry and some other difficult discussion points.

    Keeping on the topical theme, some of the issues now facing international shipping are highly complex, generating widely differing views from across the industry. To address one such pertinent issue - Smart Shipping - a Seatrade Parliamentary Debate will take place, sponsored by ABS.

    Following the tradition of debate in parliaments and universities around the world, a major issue which divides opinion in the maritime world – ‘This house believes that the shipping industry is not ready to embrace smart shipping’ – will be debated.

    Speakers for and against a motion will be invited to put forward their opinions, before opening up the debate to all participants. The debate concludes with a vote by all attendees, and the motion will either be carried (i.e. the majority will agree that the industry is not ready for smart shipping) or defeated (the majority will agree that it is ready for smart shipping).

    Speakers for the motion include Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) and Captain David Stockley, COO, Oman Shipping Company.

    Speakers against the motion include René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, Topaz Energy Marine; Oskar Levander, SVP Concepts & Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine and Drew Brandy, SVP Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat.

    In association with DP World, digitalization will be discussed. Prominent players in the region’s maritime and logistics sector will join technology innovators in debating the industry’s pathway towards digitalization, and what the new revolutionary technologies may mean for the future.

    Addressing key questions, the discussion will include the speakers: Julian Abril, Head of Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation International Maritime Organization; Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, UAE Region, DP World; Howard Fireman, SVP and Chief Digital Officer ABS; Peter McLean, Senior Vice President, Kalmar Asia Pacific; and Pieter Zylstra, Regional Director, Digital Transformation, MEA Orange Business Services.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is widely recognised as the region’s largest gathering of shipping and maritime industry decision makers. The three-day global exhibition and conference attracts nearly 8,000 attendees from across 90 countries who specifically use this platform to do business with shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, charterers, superintendents, senior management and other industry professionals involved in the procurement of equipment and services within the maritime, offshore, oil and gas and ports industries. This year, more than 70 speakers across three days will address 21 sessions – and all of them free to attend.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.

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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 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
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
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
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