World Ports Conference, 8-11 May 2018 (BAKU 2018)

21/09/2017

​(IAPH) world ports conference that will held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 8-11 May 2018, hosted by "Baku International Sea Trade Port" CJSC (Port of Baku).

 

The main theme of IAPH 2018 is "Ports of the Future: Creating Hubs, Accelerating Connectivity". We will discuss the mainstream developments in the Port industry including, multimodal transportation and containerization of world terrestrial and maritime trade; the synergy between ports and free trade zones; and the implications of major global transport initiatives such as "One Belt, One Road", the Baku-Axalkalaki-Kars railroad and the North-South transport corridor on global economic growth.     

 

 Four-day conference will focus on the important and interesting topics like emerging transport corridors in the region and around the world, contribution of the free trade zones to the domestic economy and the economy of the neighboring countries, the concept of "SmartPorts", "Green Ports" as well as marine tourism. The conference agenda also includes technical visit to the new Port of Baku in Alat. The participant will get a chance to see Alat Free Trade Zone which is a main part of Azerbaijan's grand hub vision.

 

For further information and registration please visithttp://www.iaphbaku2018.com

 

Source: http://www.iaphbaku2018.com


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Russia To Create Anthropomorphic Maritime Robotic System For Offshore Operations

29/08/2017

Russian developers have launched a project for an integrated marine robotic system of anthropomorphic type for offshore operations. The project, described as unique, will be presented by MariNet, the National Technological Initiative (NTI) working group, on the sidelines of the International Exhibition NEVA-2017 in St Petersburg, September 19-21. 

The development of offshore projects requires the creation of innovative technological solutions by the scientific community that will enable operators to increase development of offshore resources. Obviously, the development of offshore projects necessitates the most cost-effective and safe technologies. 

One of the developers, OJSC Scientific Production Association 'Android Techniques' has proposed an underwater complex of anthropomorphic type under the heading Offshore Robotics." 

Under this project, the integrated maritime robotic system provides the interaction of underwater, surface and air unmanned vehicles, while the Intellectual Information Management System (IMS) allows an operator to simplify and automate the behaviour control of robots. With the IMS the operator can develop a mission, test it, programme the functioning of each robot, monitor the process execution and the technical condition of the elements of the complex robotic system, collect and process the incoming data, quickly correct the actions or change the mission completely.



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İstanbul Strait will be closed due to search and rescue activities temporarily

08/08/2017

               Notice of Directorate General for Regulation of Maritime and Inland Waters, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications informs that due to going on  search and rescue (SAR) operation for castaway in vicinity of Akıntı Point which is in traffic seperation line, the İstanbul Strait will be closed on Northbound and Southbound  to sea traffic, between  10:00 - 18:00 hours on 8 August 2017. If the castaway could not be found same operation will be repeated on 10 August 2017.

 

               The notification of closures will be at short notice and all the vessels and sea crafts sailing in the local traffic should observe the warnings and cautions to be issued by the Vessel Traffic Center and Stations concerned so as not to hinder the sea crafts in the region.

 

Source: Directorate General for Regulation of Maritime and Inland Waters, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.


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Amendment on the Maritime Traffic Regulations for the Turkish Straits regarding of increasing time limits of anchorage for vessels in transit.

28/07/2017

Due to the amendment on Maritime Traffic Regulations for the Turkish Straits; vessels transiting through the Turkish Straits can remain for 168 hours to obtain necessary provisions and needs in the locations designated anchorage areas (indicated in the Regulation article 23). In such cases they shall get permission from the Vessel Traffic Service Centers and will stay under the surveillance of the concerned authorities without taking free pratique. Administration could shorten that period if it is considered  necessary.


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NAVIGATIONAL WARNING 729/17 “DRILLING OPERATION AT ISTANBUL STRAIT”

28/07/2017

AT ISTANBUL STRAIT, DRILLING OPERATION IS BEING CONDUCTED BY R/V FUGRO SCOUT BETWEEN 26 JUL–26 AUG 2017 IN AREA BOUNDED BY FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHICAL POSITIONS.

 

41 04.14 N - 029 02.79 E

41 04.15 N - 029 03.44 E

41 03.98 N - 029 03.45 E

41 03.74 N - 029 03.22 E

41 04.03 N - 029 02.70 E

 

WIDE BERTH REQUESTED

 

ALL VESSELS NAVIGATING IN THE AREA ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES.

 

REFFERRING IMO A.827(19) RESOLUTION WHICH STRONGLY RECOMMENDS TAKING PILOT IN TURKISH STRAITS AND CONSIDERING THE AREA OF DRILLING OPERATION AS A PERILOUS, ALL VESSELS INTEND TO PASS THE STRAIT ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE PILOT FOR SAFE OF NAVIGATION.


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Joint Industry Launches Latest Industry Guidelines on Cyber Security

10/07/2017

​The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released.  The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO and now includes new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as the original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.

The second edition includes information on insurance issues and how to effectively segregate networks, as well as new practical advice on managing the ship to shore interface, and how to handle cyber security during port calls and when communicating with the shore side. 

The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships have also been aligned with the recommendations given in the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Guidelines on cyber risk management which were adopted in June 2017. 

A new subchapter on insurance has been added, looking at coverage after a cyber incident as this is an important part of the risk assessment which shipowners should now take into consideration.  Finally, the Annex, which explains about networks, has been rewritten based on real experience of shipowners segregating networks on their ships.

The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships is available to download on all joint industry working group websites, including ICS. Visit http://bit.ly/2tmwGZ3.

 

Source: ICS Press Relesase

http://www.ics-shipping.org/news/press-releases/view-article/2017/07/06/joint-industry-launches-latest-industry-guidelines-on-cyber-security


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Second quarter report reveals 87 incidents of maritime piracy in first half of year

07/07/2017

​Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for the same period of the previous year.

Recording some of the lowest figures seen in the last five-year period, the latest piracy report shows that in the first six-months of 2017, 63 vessels were boarded, 12 fired upon, four were hijacked and attacks were attempted on another eight vessels. A total of 63 crew have been taken hostage so far, this year while 41 have been kidnapped from their vessels, three injured and two killed.

The encouraging downward trend has been marred however by the hijacking of a small Thai product tanker en route from Singapore to Songkhla, Thailand. The hijacking, at the end of June, was conducted by six heavily armed pirates who transferred 1,500 MT of gas oil to another vessel. The incident followed a similar pattern to a series of product tanker hijackings in the region which occurred approximately every two weeks between April 2014 and August 2015.

 

Somali pirates remain threat to merchant ships

The hijacking of an Indian dhow in early April was one of five incidents off Somalia reported in the second quarter of 2017. Added to a further three reports of vessels coming under fire and a bulk carrier being boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the incident reveals that Somali pirates still retain the skills and capacity to attack merchant ships far from coastal waters. The piracy report urges ship masters to maintain high levels of vigilance when transiting the high-risk area and to adhere to the latest version of best management practices.

Pirates in Nigeria continue to dominate when it comes to reports of kidnappings. So far, this year they have been responsible for the abduction of 31 crew in five reported incidents. The numbers include 14 crew members taken from two separate vessels in the second quarter of the year.

 

Piracy and armed robbery

Since 1991 the IMB 24-hour-manned Piracy Reporting Centre, has provided the maritime industry, governments and response agencies with timely and transparent data on piracy and armed robbery incidents – received directly from the vessel masters or owners.

IMB strongly urges all shipmasters and owners to report all actual, attempted and suspected piracy and armed robbery incidents to the Piracy Reporting Centre. This first step in the response chain is vital to ensuring that adequate resources are allocated by authorities to tackle piracy. Transparent statistics from an independent, non-political, international organization can act as a catalyst to achieve this goal.

 

 

Source: ICC IMB Press Release.

https://icc-ccs.org/icc_2527/index.php/1234-second-quarter-report-reveals-87-incidents-of-maritime-piracy-in-first-half-of-year


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Navigational Warning 674/ 17

06/07/2017

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING

STRAIT OF İSTANBUL

UNDERWATER OPERATIONS, BY YALIKIZI-2 BETWEEN 09-13 JUL 17 WITHIN 100 METRES OF 41 06.85N, 029 03.85 E,  WIDE BERTH REQUESTED

 

Source: Turkish Naval Forces, Office of Navigation Hidrography and Oceanography


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Shipping Industry Unites to Propose Ambitious Co2 Reduction Objectives to Global Regulator

28/06/2017

​Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector.

 

In a detailed submission, the industry bodies have proposed that IMO Member States should immediately adopt two Aspirational Objectives on behalf of the international shipping sector:   

 

  • To maintain international shipping's annual total COemissions below 2008 levels; and
  • To reduce COemissions per tonne of cargo transported one kilometre, as an average across international shipping, by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008. 

 

The shipping industry wants IMO to remain in control of additional measures to address CO2reduction by international shipping and to develop a global solution, rather than risk the danger of market-distorting measures at the national or regional level.   

 

Importantly, acknowledging concerns of developing nations about the possible impacts of CO2reduction for trade and sustainable development, the industry submission emphasises that any objectives adopted by IMO must not imply any commitment to place a binding cap on the sector's total CO2 emissions or on the COemissions of individual ships. 

The industry associations also highlight that dramatic in-sector CO2 reductions alongside increasing trade would require substantial and sustained research into the development of alternative fossil-free fuels and new technologies – something which they say needs to be identified by the IMO strategy. 

 

Source: ICS Press Release.

http://www.ics-shipping.org/news/press-releases/view-article/2017/06/22/shipping-industry-unites-to-propose-ambitious-co2-reduction-objectives-to-global-regulator


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Revised ISO Standards and Upgrading of ECDIS

30/05/2017

​After the publication of IEC 61174 4th edition which includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

          - updated references are provided to IHO publications and test methods are updated to IHO test data sets;

          - requirements have been added for display of radar and AIS information;

          - new interface requirements have been added for BNWAS, VDR, BAM, MSI, INS and route transfer;

          - a requirement for an anchor watch has been added;

          - additional test methods are specified for operation of ECDIS beyond the normal range between 85 degrees South latitude and 85 degrees North latitude.

 

in August 2015, The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) ECDIS standards were accordingly updated. In order to allow more time for the transition, Sub-committee NCSR decided that existing version of the standard will be applicable until 31 August 2017.

 

According to MSC.1/Circ.1503; where an ECDIS is being used to meet the chart carriage requirements of SOLAS, it must be maintained so as to be compatible with the latest applicable International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards.

Several port states will also consider an upgrade as mandatory, and that lack of upgrading may be considered a deficiency during PSC inspections.

 

Thus owners/operators are advised to contact with manufacturer of ECDIS in due time to comply with upgraded standards by 1st September 2017. Compliance may be verified onboard by relevant authorities on the basis of the work report issued by manufacturer.

 

For more information:

 

Aslı YALDIZ ÖZTEKİN

Senior Research & Rule Development Eng.

Marine Sector

Tel : +90-216-5813805

Fax : +90-216-5813840

E-Mail: ayaldiz@turkloydu.org

Web: www.turkloydu.org

 

Source: TURK LOYDU                 


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