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Colombia: Curso Pre Antártico: clave en el éxito de la X Expedición Antártica de Colombia 2023 2024

Fuente: Dimar La Dirección General Marítima (Dimar) a través de sus Centros de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas del Caribe y del Pacífico (CIOH) y (CCCP) hizo parte del curso Pre Antártico, que organizó la Escuela Naval de Cadetes Almirante Padilla, la Comisión Colombiana del Océano y la Armada de Colombia. El programa académico fue el espacio propicio para que los participantes de la X Expedición Antártica de Colombia 2023-2024 se prepararan de la mejor manera en busca de aprovechar al máximo el tiempo en el continente blanco. El espacio profundiza los conocimientos de los investigadores y la tripulación sobre el contexto del Tratado Antártico, desde el marco regulatorio especial, la vinculación de Colombia, la protección al medio ambiente y las actividades a realizar en esta travesía. “Nuestros investigadores y todos los que postularon sus proyectos deben integrarse adecuadamente, entre personal científico y personal a bordo del buque tendremos que ser una tripulación unida; trabajar en equipo es indispensable para que todas las actividades científicas puedan ser desarrolladas de forma exitosa”, agregó Natalia Jaramillo, coordinadora científica de la X Expedición Antártica de Colombia. Por su parte, el Jefe de Crucero y actual director del Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas del

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Ecuador: DP World Posorja cumple 4 años de actividades portuarias

Fuente: Autoridad Portuaria de Guayaquil Imagen DP World Posorja El Puerto Marítimo de Aguas Profundas de DP World en Posorja celebra su cuarto año de operaciones, conectando a Guayaquil y al Ecuador con los principales mercados del mundo. Es el 2do puerto más eficiente de todo el continente americano y ocupa el puesto No. 19 a nivel mundial, según el prestigioso ranking de Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2022 emitido por el Banco Mundial. “Celebramos estos 4 años contribuyendo juntos al desarrollo portuario del Ecuador”. DP World Posorja ha sido el pionero en Ecuador al instalar un sistema de seguridad y alta tecnología con escáneres que registran con Rayos X vía no intrusiva el 100 % de la carga que ingresa a la terminal. Y, además, es una de las mayores inversiones privadas que se ha registrado en la historia de la industria portuaria del país. DP World Posorja ha demostrado durante estos cuatro años que está comprometido con el desarrollo del Ecuador. Día a día, nos esforzamos en consolidar a Guayaquil y el país como un hub logístico en la región, con bases sólidas, planes a largo plazo, con innovación, tecnología de punta y seguridad.

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Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index explained in video series

Source: IMO Maritime administration personnel, shipowners and operators can get to grips with the Energy Efficiency eXisting Ship Index (EEXI) through a new series of videos. The films, developed by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), provide an introduction to IMO’s EEXI requirements, how to calculate the attained and required EEXI, and how the survey and certification works. The videos – free to access online – are between 10 and 12 minutes in duration and cover: · Similarities and differences between EEXI and EEDI · EEXI compliance options · A worked example of how a ship’s required and attained EEXI are calculated · A short quiz that enables the learner to test their understanding of EEXI Watch the EEXI video series here.  Minglee Hoe, Technical Analyst of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project said: “Providing support tools to maritime administrations and shipowners/operators who want to increase their knowledge of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) is important in helping the industry to navigate meeting ship energy efficiency requirements and making improvements in line with the IMO GHG strategy.” The EEXI regulation is mandatory under MARPOL Annex VI and took effect in January 2023 as part of IMO’s short-term

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A.P. Moller – Maersk reports robust Q2 financial results in difficult market conditions

Source: MAERSK A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) reports a second quarter of 2023 ahead of expectations, while the ongoing market normalisation continued through the quarter leading to lower volumes and lower rates. Revenue stood at USD 13.0bn compared to USD 21.7bn in Q2 2022 while profitability was strong at 12.4% although significantly lower compared to the extraordinarily strong Q2 2022. Reflecting the strong first half performance, Maersk raises its financial outlook and now expects underlying EBITDA of USD 9.5 – 11.0bn (previously USD 8.0 – 11.0bn), underlying EBIT of USD 3.5 – 5.0bn (previously USD 2.0 – 5.0bn) despite a weakened second half market outlook. The Q2 result contributed to a strong first half of the year, where we responded to sharp changes in market conditions prompted by destocking and subdued growth environment following the pandemic fuelled years. Our decisive actions on cost containment together with our contract portfolio cushioned some of the effects of this market normalisation. Cost focus will continue to play a central role in dealing with a subdued market outlook that we expect to continue until end year. While we step this agenda further up, we are unwavering in our transformation and continue to invest in

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APM Terminals Callao receives largest capacity container ship to ever berth in Peru

This week, the Callao Multipurpose North Terminal, operated by APM Terminals, welcomed “MSC Chiyo”, the largest capacity container ship to ever call in Peru. The new container ship, operated by shipping line MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) came into operation this year. Source: APM Terminals At 366m long and 51m wide, the vessel operates on the ANDES Service, which connects Callao with the Asian continent. The MSC Chiyo has a higher-than-normal container capacity due to its maximum draft of 17 meters. With 16,616 TEU (20-foot container equivalent) on board, it became the largest capacity vessel to ever arrive on the west coast, compared to the 14,000 TEU ships normally operating on the same service. During its stay at APM Terminals Callao, 2,586 crane moves were made in total. This included 1,522 import TEUs and 1,483 export TEUs, which were handled with the terminals five super post panamax ship-to-shore cranes for almost the entire operation. An impressive crane productivity of 115 moves per hour was achieved. “At APM Terminals Callao we are proud to be the main port in the country and to be the first to receive ships of this capacity,” commented Fernando Fauche, Commercial Director of APM Terminals Callao. “One

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MOL Project to Produce Pure Water for Hydrogen Generation Selected for Shiga Prefecture Subsidy Program- Advancing Wind Hunter Project Harnessing Offshore Wind to Produce Hydrogen for Vessel Propulsion-

Source: MOL MOL is promoting the Wind Hunter Project, which harnesses offshore wind energy to produce hydrogen from water onboard and convert it into propulsion for vessels, to realize a decarbonized, hydrogen-based society. However, hydrogen production requires a higher level of water purity, even more than drinking water. During the Wind Hunter hydrogen production process, seawater is first purified by passing it through a filter to remove impurities such as organic matter (carbon content, microplastics, etc.), inorganic matter (iron, magnesium, sodium), and sludge, but the filters currently in common use require frequent replacement, which increases the workload of crewmembers and imposes a significant cost burden. In this development, the three parties will play the following roles to develop long-lasting, durable, and high-performance filters that will be able to remove even bacteria, which will require even more advanced technology in the future, and to manufacture a pure water production system. Roles of each participants MOL: Project management, market research, and provision of expertise in marine system designKyushu University: Designing demonstration test of pure water production system, development and application of high-performance filter Taiyo Sangyo: Development and application of a reverse osmosis (RO) system The development of more efficient onboard technology to

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Seafarers’ views sought on safety management Code

Source: IMO Seafarers are invited to take part in an online questionnaire as part of a comprehensive study to assess the effectiveness of the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) and how well it is implemented.   Seafarers have a key role in implementing safety and environmental protection policies, in particular the safety management system (SMS) on board ships at sea. Through the questionnaire, their feedback will be instrumental to understanding how effectively the ISM Code is being implemented and will inform future work on relevant instruments.   The ISM Code provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. It requires shipping companies to carefully consider their management structure, and the responsibilities and authorities of those involved in the operation of their ships from the perspectives of safety and environmental protection.   The Code was introduced following several serious incidents where human error and management failings were found to be contributing factors. One example is the capsizing in 1987 of the ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise, just outside the port of Zeebruge in Belgium in which 193 people died. That year, the IMO Assembly adopted resolution A.596(15), which called upon the Maritime Safety Committee to develop guidelines concerning shipboard and

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Digital tool boosts cargo visibility at Port of Long Beach

SUPPLY CHAIN INFORMATION HIGHWAY MAXIMIZES EFFICIENCY AND CONNECTIVITY Source: Port of Long Beach The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday July 26 received an update about the capabilities of the Supply Chain Information Highway, a robust digital tool created to maximize the efficiency and visibility of cargo shipments moving through the Port of Long Beach. Now in its second phase of development, the Supply Chain Information Highway is undergoing field testing to refine its ability to deliver aggregated data that will help logistics partners to better plan, schedule and track cargo movement in real time from origin to destination. “We are merging technology and collaboration to enable information sharing and connectivity across every link of the supply chain,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero. “By increasing cargo visibility, the Supply Chain Information Highway will deliver a more accurate record of container movement through the port complex, reduce delays and aid the entire goods movement industry from end-to-end and coast-to-coast.” “The Supply Chain Information Highway maximizes efficiency by enabling our industry partners to schedule and plan for the arrival of cargo through our Port, as well as expedite deliveries to consumers and retailers,” said Long Beach Harbor

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Colombia: Una mujer asume por primera vez el comando del buque ARC “Isla Albuquerque”

Fuente: Dimar La Teniente de Navío, Mónica Andrea Sánchez Cifuentes, es la primera mujer en ocupar el cargo de comandante de la unidad tipo balizador de la Dirección General Marítima, el ARC “Isla Albuquerque”, adscrito al Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficos e Hidrográficas del Caribe (CIOH), cargo que asumió en medio de una ceremonia que fue presidida por el señor Capitán de Navío José Andrés Díaz Ruiz, Director del CIOH. La Teniente Sánchez se desempeñó hasta hace poco como Capitán de Puerto de Bahía Solano, donde realizó una destacada labor al contribuir al desarrollo del sector marítimo en esta región del país. Es egresada de la Escuela Naval de Cadetes Almirante Padilla, como profesional de Ciencias Navales en el Cuerpo Superficie Electrónico, ha navegado las aguas colombianas a bordo del ARC “20 de Julio”, se desempeñó como Jefe de División de Comunicaciones y participó en la “Primera Expedición de Colombia a la Antártica”, e hizo parte de la Estación de Guardacostas de San Andrés Islas. “Sin duda alguna, es un momento de gran relevancia para las mujeres que con honor y vocación de servicio han aceptado el llamado de servir a la patria y proteger a nuestra Colombia, a nuestra gente

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First shore-based power for container ship at RST

Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) and shipping company Samskip, in partnership with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, have put into service a shore-based power installation, as yet in a trial phase. Source: Port of Rotterdam Starting from 2030, European regulations will mandate container ships larger than 5000GT to utilise shore-based power. Currently, there is no established standard for receiving shore-based power using a low-voltage installation, unlike the existing standard for receiving shore power with a high-voltage installation. This trial at RST aims to explore if operating a low-voltage installation at a frequency of 50Hz, instead of 60Hz, is adequate for short-sea vessels. Using a lower frequency for the shore-based power installation leads to substantial cost savings. The terminal has taken the responsibility of building the installation, and the Samskip Innovator vessel has been adapted to utilise this new power source. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is closely involved in the pilot and looking forward to the results.​ This initiative marks the first-ever shore-based power installation at a container terminal in the Netherlands.

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