স্বাধীনতা মেরিনার্স পরিষদ – মেরিনারদের...

বাংলাদেশের মেরিনারদের আর্থ-সামাজিক উন্নয়ন এবং সরকারি ও বেসরকারী খাতে সেবা সহজিকরণের প্রত্যয়ে গড়ে ওঠা প্রাণের সংগঠন “স্বাধীনতা মেরিনার্স পরিষদ”-...

স্বাধীনতা মেরিনার্স পরিষদ –  মেরিনারদের সুবিধা বৃদ্ধির উদ্দেশ্যে।
posted on: Nov 22, 2019

Shipping Watch: How shipping will...

Shipping Watch: How shipping will be in 2050 – SAFETY4SEA Credit: Shutterstock During the last SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, all experts...

Shipping Watch: How shipping will be in 2050
posted on: Nov 21, 2019

Shipowners Struggling to Get 2020-Compliant...

Shipowners Struggling to Get 2020-Compliant Fuel in International Shipping News 21/11/2019 Ships hauling everything from iron ore to coal...

Shipowners Struggling to Get 2020-Compliant Fuel
posted on: Nov 21, 2019

A message from F R...

20 November 2019                     A MESSAGE At this age of...

A message from F R Chowdhury first batch BMA
posted on: Nov 21, 2019
Bangladesh Court denounces illegalities and lack of transparency in shipbreaking sector

Bangladesh Court denounces illegalities and lack of transparency in shipbreaking sector...

posted on: Nov 21, 2019

Bangladesh Court denounces illegalities and lack of transparency in shipbreaking sector Press Release 19th November 2019 The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a NGO partner of Human Rights at Sea, themselves in collaboration with the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, has achieved a successful legal judgement in relation to vessel end-of-life shipbreaking by former ship owners which resulted in environmental and labour rights abuses.  NGO Shipbreaking, Belgium. [Reproduced with permission]. On 14 November, the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared the import, beaching and breaking of the infamous FPSO North Sea Producer illegal. The judgment was issued in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Shipbreaking Platform member organisation Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). The Court further noted with dismay the incessant violations of national and international laws by the shipbreaking industry, and passed several directions upon the government to regulate the sector in line with earlier rulings....

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Enclosed Space Entry

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Enclosed Space Entry...

posted on: Nov 19, 2019

Above image is used for illustration purposes only SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Enclosed Space Entry This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, gives emphasis on enclosed space entry. The dangers of enclosed space entry on board ships is rising as the hidden enemy for crews, with human element failures often considered as a key cause, including; fatigue, complacency and cutting corners. These highlight improper training, insufficient hazard awareness, and perhaps a need for enclosed spacer entry to be reviewed further more.In this regard, we asked global experts to share their views on the following question: Safety | 08/10/19 David Patterson Loss Prevention Executive The North of England P&I ClubCaptain Kuba Szymanski Secretary General, InterManagerYes – The majority of training for entry into enclosed spaces is conducted onboard and left to the shipping company. Many companies have very high standards of enclosed space entry...

IMO 2020: guidelines for consistent implementation of the sulphur cap

IMO 2020: guidelines for consistent implementation of the sulphur cap...

posted on: Nov 19, 2019

IMO 2020: guidelines for consistent implementation of the sulphur cap in Shipping Law News,Shipping: Emission Possible 19/11/2019 Earlier in the year the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in its 74th session adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which comes into force from 1 January 2020, including the 2019 guidelines for consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI (Resolution MEPC.320(74)) (the Guidelines). This article (the first in a series on the guidance issued by MEPC 74) considers some of the key elements of the Guidelines. The purpose of the Guidelines – for use by flag and port states, owners, shipbuilders and fuel suppliers, as applicable – is to ensure consistent implementation of the sulphur cap and addresses the following matters: • Ship implementation planning for 2020• Impact on...

Greek Owners: South Korean Shipyards Dominating Orders Attracting $14 Billion of Invested Capital

Greek Owners: South Korean Shipyards Dominating Orders Attracting $14 Billion of Invested Capital...

posted on: Nov 19, 2019

Greek Owners: South Korean Shipyards Dominating Orders Attracting $14 Billion of Invested Capital | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide in Hellenic Shipping News 19/11/2019 South Korean shipyards remain the preferred option among Greek ship owners, especially when it comes to ordering their latest high-tech and niche-busting LNG carriers. According to data compiled by VesselsValue, exclusively for Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), the current orderbook by Greek owners in South Korean yards stands at 60% of their total, with 118 ships, worth just over $14 billion USD. Out of this amount, $10.3 billion is invested towards building 55 LNG newbuildings, while an additional $3.4 billion has been contracted in South Korean yards for 58 tankers of all shapes and sizes, with a total capacity of 7.86 million tons dwt. It seems that Greek owners are valuing the technological edge and expertise among South Korean yards, when compared to other countries. For...

UAE hints to reopen labour market for Bangladeshi workers

UAE hints to reopen labour market for Bangladeshi workers...

posted on: Nov 18, 2019

UAE hints to reopen labour market for Bangladeshi workers Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune November 17th, 2019 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during Dubai Airshow 2019 at the Dubai World Central (DWC) on Sunday, November 17, 2019 BSS UAE also expresses willingness to import rice from Bangladesh The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hinted reopening its labour market for Bangladeshi workers after a ban of five years. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan gave the hint while paying a courtesy call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dubai on Sunday. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, at the Dubai World Central (DWC), reports BSS. Hinting to reopen the...

সমুদ্র_অর্থনীতি_জোরদার_করা_প্রয়োজন

সমুদ্র_অর্থনীতি_জোরদার_করা_প্রয়োজন...

posted on: Nov 17, 2019

সমুদ্র_অর্থনীতি_জোরদার_করা_প্রয়োজন 17 November 2019   ড. মইনুল ইসলাম প্রতিবেশী মিয়ানমার ও ভারতের সঙ্গে সমুদ্রসীমা নিয়ে কয়েক দশকের বিরোধ সফলভাবে মোকাবিলা করে ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ট্রাইব্যুনাল অন ল’স অব দ্য সি’স (ইটলস) এবং দ্য হেগের আন্তর্জাতিক আদালত থেকে ২০১২ ও ২০১৩ সালে বিজয় ছিনিয়ে এনেছে বাংলাদেশ। এই বিরোধে বাংলাদেশকে আইনি লড়াইয়ে হারানোর জন্য ভারত মিয়ানমারের সঙ্গে প্রত্যক্ষ যোগসাজশে লিপ্ত হয়েছিল। ইটলসে মিয়ানমারের পক্ষে আইনি লড়াই চালানোর দায়িত্ব নিয়েছিল ভারত, বাঘা বাঘা সব ভারতীয় আইনবিদ মিয়ানমারের মামলা পরিচালনা করেছেন। তা সত্ত্বেও মিয়ানমার ইটলসের ঐতিহাসিক রায় তাদের পক্ষে নিতে পারেনি। এই পরাজয়ের পর ভারত চাণক্য-চাল চেলেছিল বাংলাদেশের সঙ্গে দ্বিপক্ষীয় সমঝোতার মাধ্যমে সমুদ্রসীমার ভাগ-বাঁটোয়ারা নির্ধারণ করার প্রস্তাব দিয়ে। কিন্তু প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা এবং বাংলাদেশের এ–সংক্রান্ত নীতিনির্ধারকেরা ভারতের কৌশলের ফাঁদে ধরা না দিয়ে বিষয়টার সমাধানের দায়িত্ব আন্তর্জাতিক আদালতে রেখে দেওয়ার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছিলেন। সেখানে ভারতের বাঘা বাঘা আইনবিদের যুক্তিকে অগ্রাহ্য করে আদালত বাংলাদেশকে কোণঠাসা করার ভারতীয় অপপ্রয়াসকে নস্যাৎ করে দিয়েছে। (ভারতীয় যুক্তি মানলে বাংলাদেশ ‘সি-লক্‌ড’ হয়ে যেত, যার...

Bhutanese boulder export to Bangladesh comes to a standstill again

Bhutanese boulder export to Bangladesh comes to a standstill again...

posted on: Nov 16, 2019

Bhutanese boulder export to Bangladesh comes to a standstill again SAM Staff, November 16, 2019   Southasianmonitor.com  The boulder export business to Bangladesh from Gelegphu has come to a standstill, once again. But unlike earlier this year, this time, it is not due to any official order. The exporters and transporters are reluctant to continue with their business due to problems encountered in transporting the material. They are now requesting for an immediate intervention from relevant authorities. According to those involved in the boulder export business, the enforcement of carrying capacity per truck to 18 tons earlier this year came as a major setback. Following this was the news of Bhutanese truckers being harassed along the Indian highway, which went viral on social media, and restriction on movement of boulder-laden Bhutanese trucks through Tura town in Meghalaya. They added, as they found an alternative route to deliver the consignment till the...

Seafarers’ mental health studied by Cardiff University

Seafarers’ mental health studied by Cardiff University...

posted on: Nov 16, 2019

Seafarers’ mental health studied by Cardiff University 6 November 2019 BBC.com Image captionSeafarers “experience very little happiness on board”, Helen Sampson said Internet access should be offered to seafarers to improve their mental health, a Cardiff University study has said. Researchers found a lack of internet access, long periods away from home, poor accommodation and food were a concern for those working at sea. It said workers were at risk of anxiety and depression, but many employers were failing to address the issue. More than 1,500 seafarers completed a questionnaire on their experiences. Researchers also carried out face-to-face interviews with a small group of seafarers, employers and maritime charities. The report, Seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing, found internet access would make the most significant contribution to improving the mental health and wellbeing. But it added better terms and conditions of work, relationships with colleagues on board, accommodation and recreation were...

What’s driving the VLCC market?

What’s driving the VLCC market?

posted on: Nov 16, 2019

What’s driving the VLCC market? | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide in International Shipping News 16/11/2019 VLCC TCE rates ended October at around $50k. This is below the high reached in the middle of the month, but still represents a healthy return for owners. Interestingly, as shown in the charts below, ton mile demand is down circa 9% YoY, while the size of the fleet is has grown by 8%. In normal circumstances, this excess of fleet growth over demand would result in falling rates and likely below breakeven earnings, but we are not in normal times. Political unrest (Mid East, Venezuela), trade wars (US, China) and to some extent scrubber installations have led to a net YoY reduction on the number of available VLCCs by circa 12%. Therefore, VLCC demand has fallen 9%, but available vessels have fallen by 12% leading to the current high rate environment. However, this...

Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, November 12, 2019

Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, November 12, 2019...

posted on: Nov 16, 2019

Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, November 12 2019 in Weekly Vessel Valuations Report 12/11/2019 Tanker: Tanker values have firmed. VLCC Astro Challenge (299,200 DWT, Jun 2002, Daewoo) sold to Singaporean buyers for USD 31.50 mil, VV value 29.08 mil. Aframax Seanostrum (107,100 DWT, Nov 2002, Imabari) sold to Marshall Shipping for USD 14.20 mil, VV value USD 12.45 mil. MR2 MR Orestes (50,100 DWT, Aug 2009, SPP) sold for USD 19.25 mil, VV value 18.48 mil – On Subs. Bulker: Slight softening in values due to earnings. Panamax Clio (73,700 DWT, May 2005, Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing Heavy Ind) sold for USD 7.40 mil, VV value USD 8.44 mil – SS Due. Supramax Mary Lina (52,500 DWT, Jun 2007, Tadotsu Tsuneishi) sold to Vietnamese buyers for USD 10.20 mil, VV value USD 9.90 mil. Supramax Mimosa (52,500 DWT, Jan 2002, Kanasashi) sold to Chinese buyers for USD 6.75 mil, VV value...

China Can Use Bangladesh’s Largest Seaports, PM Hasina Says

China Can Use Bangladesh’s Largest Seaports, PM Hasina Says...

posted on: Nov 13, 2019

China Can Use Bangladesh’s Largest Seaports, PM Hasina Says Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka    2019-11-13   Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivers a speech at parliament in Dhaka, Nov. 13, 2019.Focus Bangla  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told lawmakers Wednesday that China could use Bangladesh’s two largest seaports, in a move praised by analysts, weeks after Dhaka signed an agreement with Beijing’s regional rival, India, for access to the same ports. Hasina issued the statement while announcing that her government had signed a deal with New Delhi known as the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which would provide ease the flow of cargo destined to northeastern Indian states. “We will welcome it if the southwestern states of China show interest in using the two ports,” Hasina replied when a legislator asked if Beijing would also be given access to the ports. India’s seven northeastern states, encircled by five countries, are connected by a...

Bulbul wreaks havoc but spares a tragedy

Bulbul wreaks havoc but spares a tragedy

posted on: Nov 13, 2019

Bulbul wreaks havoc but spares a tragedy The Financial Express  November 13, 2019 Bulbul, the cyclonic storm, has wrought large-scale devastation in the coastal districts but mercifully spared a tragedy of cataclysmic proportions, as feared. Indeed, it had all the makings of a natural calamity that befell the country’s south on November 12, 1970, claiming between 300,000 and 500,000 lives. Surely, cyclone-preparedness has witnessed a sea-change over the past 49 years and loss of life of the 1970 order can now be avoided. However, the casualty would not be limited to well below a certain figure (reported deaths vary between 13 and 17). Hundreds perished when Sidr and Aila lashed the coastal districts in 2007 and 2009 respectively and losses of property, crops and infrastructure were heavier then. This time Bulbul struck the Sunderbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, before making its landfall on the coastal regions and in...

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