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June 2021

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Compliance Planner Now Available Online

WORLDWIDE – DNV, the classification society, has launched what it believes is the first fully functional digital Compliance Planner, to help ship owners and operators wade through an ever increasing mountain of red tape apropos international regulations.

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Some Stories Which May Have Escaped Your Attention This Week

UK – FRANCE – With one hand the pandemic gives and the other it takes away. Whilst the traffic levels through the Channel Tunnel for passenger vehicles were up against the first lockdowns in spring 2020, reaching 45,841 in May, this was still unsurprisingly a huge slump against earlier years. Le Shuttle Freight however transported 112,772 trucks, an increase of 25% compared to May 2020.

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Deep Blue Project Offers Resources to Fight the Criminal Gangs

NIGERIA – The announcement this week that the government has launched its 'Deep Blue' project, a significant investment in military and law enforcement infrastructure to step up the fight against piracy and kidnapping from vessels in the region, has been met favourably by the global shipping and oil industry lobby.

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Tri-modal Accessibility for Numerous Import and Export Routes

BELGIUM – P&O Ferrymasters has entered into an agreement with Genk Green Logistics to build a 10,000 m2 state-of-the-art warehouse near the Port of Genk. The companies say the warehouse will be ideally positioned to accommodate the import and export of goods requiring storage for international deep-sea routes and to the United Kingdom via both the English Channel and North Sea.

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MSC Signs Up for Decarbonisation Equipment

SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Lugano headquartered Cavotec, which supplies industries, including the port sector, with the technology required to assist in their decarbonisation, has won a series of orders in the second quarter with a total value of €5 million to equip the world's largest new-build container ships with its ShorePower systems.

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Whilst Passenger Carriage in Doldrums Cargo Figures Hold Up

WORLDWIDE – Because the data continues to be clouded by the effects of the global pandemic the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has this month continued its usual policy of issuing statistics for air freight transport showing comparisons to pre-Covid levels i.e. the corresponding month in 2019 not 2020.

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With Warming Tripling Faster Than Elsewhere Action is Needed Now

WORLDWIDE – Today (8 June) being World Oceans Day, the Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) is marking the occasion with a webinar at 3:00 PM in Universal Time (UTC) to consider the links between shipping's black carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the 'Arctic climate crisis'.

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As Ship Strikes Kill Cetaceans a New Way to Identify More Responsible Companies

WORLDWIDE – Last week we gave a lot of coverage to the many risks which life at sea can throw up leading to the sinking of vessels and the injuries, and even deaths, of seafarers. Now the dangers which commercial vessels bring to other inhabitants of the ocean are in the spotlight, with a new campaign to protect whales.

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Beware the Incautious Importer as Deadline for Delayed Declarations Looms

UK – Brexit, the headache that persists for many traders and agents. Since leaving the EU British businesses have fought the difficulties which come with changes to import and export procedures, mitigated only by the guidance and sage advice offered by the freight and logistics Associations which support the industry.

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Some of the Lesser Industry Stories of the Week

UK – John Good Logistics, one of the oldest established names in British shipping, will be changing identity on 14 June. However as the new name is currently withheld you will apparently have to wait until the refurbished brand is revealed on the rebooted website on that date.

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Spectacular Films of Falling Gantry Handlers and Stacks of Boxes

TAIWAN – There is a ghoulish fascination watching the drama of an accident unfold and none more spectacular than when hundreds of tonnes of cranes and cargo collapse, only however when there are no serious consequences.

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Diesel Moves Into the Realms of History

WORLDWIDE – As the pressure to ensure products meet ever higher standards with regard to their environmental credentials even the oldest and most respected names in the supply chain are having to innovate to stay ahead of the game. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the handling materials field where the heaviest bracket of cargoes has always previously relied on diesel.

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Government Money Available Now

UK – The news that extra government money for hiring new apprentices is now open for applications has been praised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) which is encouraging its members to take advantage of the increased incentive payments that are now available.

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Some Samples of the Problems Faced While Afloat

WORLDWIDE – Three emails which hit the Newsdesk simultaneously show some of the dangers faced by all manner of vessels and their personnel whilst out at sea. The latest piracy incident, a mysterious fire on a military vessel and the fate of a containership came all at once.

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The Fight to Encourage Businesses Cutting Emissions Takes to the Road

UK – Sustainability certification outfit Planet Mark will launch its Zero Carbon Tour intended to encourage UK businesses to cut emissions with the unveiling of the country's first fully electric 'Carbon Battle Bus' at Old Palace Yard in Westminster, London on Wednesday 9 June at 1pm by Mitford peer Lord Redesdale and Conservative Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion.

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Mersey Event to Take Place During London International Shipping Week

UK – Maritime UK has launched its National Apprenticeship Awards, designed to shine a spotlight on how the sector supports talent development. The awards will recognise and celebrate quality maritime employers and the individuals who have chosen to build a career in the sector. In the inaugural year, the winners will be announced as part of the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, being held during London International Shipping Week in September.

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Vessel Operator is Serial Transgressor of Safety Standards

AUSTRALIA – Officials at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) described conditions aboard a Panama flagged bulk carrier as 'unbearable' as they issued a three year ban on the vessel entering the country's waters following one of the longest detentions of a foreign ship there.

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