• 2019 November 22 12:01

    World Maritime University contributes to deep seabed mining discussions

    The International Conference on Legal, Scientific and Economic Aspects of Deep Seabed Mining took place at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica from 14-16 November. The historic event marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the ISA, as well as the coming into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The conference was jointly co-hosted by the ISA and the Center of Ocean Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law in conjunction with the World Maritime University, the Centre of International Law Singapore, the Korean Maritime Institute and the Institute for China-America Studies, WMU says in a press release. 

    Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) contributed to the discussions by speaking at a side event on the Deep Sea, as well as moderating a panel on Innovative Thinking in Capacity-Building. 

    Professor Ronan Long, Director of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute delivered a paper on the normative basis for capacity-building under UNCLOS and related instruments including the 1994 Implementation Agreement, as well as exploring the opportunities for a paradigm shift under the draft Agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). 

    In her remarks, President Doumbia-Henry highlighted the important role of the ISA in regulating the use of ocean mineral resources as well as in capacity-building in a global collective effort to protect and conserve the ocean in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. She emphasized the need for human, material and institutional capacity and the importance of recognizing that each country and region has specific capacity needs that are unique. In addition, that empowering women in professional and scientific disciplines is key to effective capacity building. 

    “We stand at a transformative time in human history, where our own existence is marked with unprecedented challenges. It is more crucial than ever that we understand our relationship with the ocean, anticipate future challenges, and identify solutions and mitigation measures. there is only one ocean and we must manage it sustainably for the future of humanity,” said President Doumbia-Henry. 

    The conference provided a platform for rigorous legal analysis of the regulatory code underpinning the work of the ISA over the past 25 years and brought together jurists from the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, distinguished diplomats and practitioners, along with world renowned scholars and experts from the legal and scientific community. Secretary-General Michael Lodge in his closing address noted the vital future role that the World Maritime University can play in assisting the ISA in delivering its capacity-building mission in important areas such as the empowerment of women scientists for the United Nations Decade on Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.




2020 November 24

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18:06 Monjasa acquires Golden-Agri Stena tanker for Middle East operations
17:06 MOL & Miura to сonduct demonstration test with microplastic collection device installed on newbuilding wood chip carrier
16:32 Investors commit billions at Lagos Free Zone in Nigeria
15:03 Incat Crowther releases details of next ShadowCAT concept
14:22 Maqta Gateway and TruKKer to сollaborate on digital truck booking services through “MARGO”
13:14 The schedule of port charges for the ports of Bremen to be adjusted due to Corona pandemic
12:11 Diana Shipping reports financial results for Q3 2020
12:05 The Arktika icebreaker accomplishes its first task in the Northern Sea Route basin
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11:25 A WWII air bomb defused near Novorossiysk based CPC Terminal
11:09 CMA CGM to launch the TURKEY MED EXPRESS 2
10:04 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 24
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09:22 Baltic Dry Index as of Nov 23
09:02 East Coast Australia JIP delivers a new interactive dashboard for LNG forecast

2020 November 23

18:24 North P&I Club pre-renewal report confirms corrective response to market challenges
18:00 RF Government is set to reorganize the structure of development institutions
17:13 4th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” slated for 25-26 February 2021
16:34 Damen completes Eidsvaag Opal conversion
16:28 STLC and VEB-Leasing to be consolidated into Unified Leasing Company
16:05 Aker Solutions wins maintenance and modifications contract in Brazil from Equinor
15:41 Vard secures contract for eight marine robotic vessels
15:17 RF Transport Ministry confirms its intention to introduce investment charges in seaports from 2021
14:53 Hydrographic boat of Project 19920 joins RF Navy’s Northern Fleet
14:31 Concordia Maritime CFO resigns from his position
14:09 Friendship 2020 joint exercise of the Egyptian Navy and the Russian Navy Bridge ends at the Black Sea Fleet
13:25 Ningbo Containerized Freight index rises by 19.8% in November 2020
12:34 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product climbed to RUB 13,184 pmt
12:12 The UK could increase its ambitions for renewable energy at a lower cost to consumers, new Wärtsilä analysis finds
12:02 Chinese ports container throughput down 0.03% to 217.2 million TEU from January to October 2020
11:53 Global Ports and TransContainer launch expedited delivery of pellets from Siberia to Europe via Saint Petersburg
11:11 Brodosplit lays keels for two coastal patrol vessels
10:19 HELCOM revamps its tool for tracking implementation progress
10:12 MacGregor supports China’s Lingshui 17-2 gas field development
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09:41 Container throughput of port Shanghai (China) in 10M’20 fell by 1.7%
09:25 Oil prices rise on hope for demand recovery
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of November 20

2020 November 22

16:23 Ørsted and NABTU sign landmark MOU for U.S. offshore wind workforce transition
15:18 Port Canaveral cruise terminal parking to feature E-PASS® contactless transaction technology
14:21 USCG Cutter Stratton returns home after crewmembers test positive for COVID
13:26 New Wallenius SOL service delivers 200,000 extra tonnes of paper reels to PSA Zeebrugge terminal
12:18 Port NOLA's Brandy D. Christian receives 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award
11:41 BPA announces the release of UK Ports industry magazine
10:42 Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport from Caribbean patrol

2020 November 21

16:12 Impact assessment agency of Canada interim report an incomplete analysis omitting a number of important facts
15:49 Cummins introduces X15 Stage V solution for European inland waterways
15:18 Belfast Harbour supports launch of Maritime Belfast Trust
14:07 Remote repair helmet overcomes pandemic restrictions
13:39 Armstrong Marine USA of Port Angeles, Wa. launches new identity as BRIX MARINE
12:24 Mackay provides electronics package for two Vigor-built pilot boats commissioned by Los Angeles Pilot Service
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2020 November 20

18:00 CMA CGM to launch the FLAMINGO EXPRESS service
17:49 Senior Arctic Officials’ plenary meeting held in a virtual format
17:05 Australia to end crew contract extensions
16:52 Port of Algeciras was awarded the ESPO Award 2020
16:33 FSUE "Rosmorport" takes part in International Forum "Transport of Russia"