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08 December 2017

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What is topical this week

Trade Lanes - Global manufacturing growth is picking up pace ; France and China would collaborate on free trade and signed several trade deals; Panama and China would collaborate on Maritime Transport

Maritime Infrastructure - First phase of Iran’s Chabahar port becomes operational; COSCO and PSA have launched a new berth at Singapore port; India plans building a mega port to cater to public sector mega petro-chemical complex

Multimodal Connectivity - Nepal and China are working on rail connectivity and dry port projects; India secured a seat in IMO under category B; Jordan launched a regional inland gateway port

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair - Mitsubishi Heavy would reorganise its shipbuilding businesses; World’s Ist 3 D printed propeller unveiled; India would ratify IMO’s convention on recycling of ships;

Maritime Exhibitions, Conference and Conversations - The recently concluded Maritime Nation India 2017 tradeshow included 15 conferences with 80 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 3500 visitors, proactive participation by industry associations, a round table of supply chain leaders and launch of a start-up incubator for the logistics technology sector.

Taking forward the overwhelming response of Maritime Nation India September 2017, the 3rd edition of Maritime Nation India is being held at the same venue from 20th to 22nd September 2018.

This week we are privileged to announce that Maritime Nation India 2018 has received a formal letter of endorsement from Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Ports of India. His letter of endorsement is available on our website.

This week we are very happy to share that the Maritime Nation India 2018 website has been launched. The site includes pictures, videos and links of the previous events and the hyperlinks for the registration of interested speakers, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors

Readers interested in exploring opportunities for collaboration and marketing exposure are invited to connect with the tradeshow team connect@maritime-world.com

Reach out to over 18,000 maritime and logistics professionals world wide. Send us your news/ press releases to our news desk at: editorial@maritime-weekly.com

Maritime Capital - Oman fund received approval to invest in Tanzanian port project; Maersk Line completed Hamburg Sud acquisition and, will reflag the acquired fleet to Singapore and Denmark; The state of Texas is looking to port expansion to support growing oil and gas exports

People and Technology - CMA CGM is making Singapore its Asian digital activity hub; Kalmar forecasts port equipment rental business would grow significantly; Maersk Line and CMA CGM select upgraded database developed by BoxTech

Leisure and Cruise - Domestic travellers are expected to support growth of cruise tourism in India; MSC Cruises ordered for 2 more cruise ships from Fincantieri ; New technologies are expected to boost energy efficiency of cruise ships

Have a great week ahead.
The Maritime Weekly Editorial Board.


Global Maritime Trade

Global manufacturing growth picking up pace



Financial Times, 1st December, 5 minutes read

After a long period, November 2017 saw an upswing in the global economy and manufacturing. WTO has made an upward revision to its forecast for trade growth in 2017. As per the IMF Outlook, the world economy is gaining momentum and global growth for 2017 is projected to be 3.5%, up from 3.1% in 2016. After the financial crisis of 2008, the strong and widespread growth across all major economies has boosted global trade. Read More

France and China to collaborate on free trade, sign trade deals


China Daily, 2nd December, 3 minutes read


China and France signed 71 agreements for economic and financial cooperation. The agreements aim to strengthen bilateral trade, investments and development of the advanced manufacturing industries in automobiles, aerospace, nuclear and green energy sectors.
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Panama and China to collaborate on Maritime Transport


American Shipper, 27th November, 3 minutes read

Panama and China signed an agreement which aims to promote maritime and port developments, strengthen ship registry and support maritime safety issues of Panama-flagged vessels sailing in china waters.Read More

Maritime Infrastructure

First phase of Iran’s Chabahar port becomes operational

Pajhwok Afghan News, 3rd December, 3 minutes read

With the launch of trade via Chabahar port, trade relations would improve among India, Afghanistan, Iran and other central Asian countries. As per trilateral agreement, Afghanistan and India would ship their goods through Chabahar port which is an open sea-port in Iran. The port has a great capacity of shipping goods and services especially for a land-locked country like Afghanistan.Read More

COSCO and PSA launch new berth at Singapore port


Straitstimes, 1st December, 4 minutes read

Operations at the new berth are expected to begin next year. The new berth would have an automated yard for efficient berthing arrangements for increased productivity and enhanced service capability and quality. It would strengthen the role of the Singapore Port as a global container transshipment hub with the shipping links between China and South-east Asian countries. Read More

India plans mega port to cater to public sector mega petro-chemical complex

The Hindu, 27th November, 5 minutes read

The proposed refinery-based government port is expected to come up at Vijaydurg in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district. Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd would prepare a techno-economic feasibility report on the proposed port project. The proposed port will be a joint venture between Mormugao Port Trust, Mumbai Port Trust and Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB).Read More



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Port Connectivity

Nepal and China working on rail connectivity and dry port

Economic Times, 18 November, 4 minutes read

Nepal has already joined the China-proposed One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative.
On the request from the Nepal government, a Chinese team has begun feasibility study on construction of a railway line, a road link and dry ports.
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India secures seat in IMO
Money Control, 2nd December, 5 minutes read

India received second highest, 144 votes of member countries and won seat under Category B of IMO council. London Headquartered IMO is a United Nations agency of regulatory framework for shipping. India’s presentation at IMO focused on the 7,500 kilometre long coastline, 12 major and 200 minor ports, 111 national waterways, 1.07 billion tonne of export-import cargo through maritime transport and Sagarmala programme Read More

Jordan launches regional inland gateway port


Global Trade, 1st December, 4 minutes read

Safe Ports Regional Gateway, an inland port, is expected to begin initial operations in 2018. The port would have transshipment, distribution, warehousing and business hub facilities. The Safe Ports Regional Gateway is 47 miles north of Amman, Jordan and two miles from the Syrian border, with road access to the Port of Haifa, Israel, and the Port of Aqaba, Jordan.
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Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

Mitsubishi Heavy to reorganise its shipbuilding businesses



Marine Link, 4th December, 3 minutes

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) would establish two new wholly-owned companies to reorganise its shipbuilding business. Effective from January 1, 2018, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will undertake construction of ships that require intensive outfitting, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co. will manufacture large ships and marine structures.Read More

World’s Ist 3 D printed propeller unveiled
Hellenic Shipping News, 1st December, 6 minutes read


The world’s first Class approved 3D printed, the WAAMpeller was unveiled in the Netherlands. The final and successful testing of the WAAMpeller is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen. Read More

India to ratify IMO’s convention on recycling of ships



The Hindu, 29th November, 4 minutes read

India is in the process of pre-legislative consultations to ratify the ‘Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships’ adopted by the IMO in 2009. The Convention is yet to come into force. Only six countries – Norway, Congo, France, Belgium, Panama and Denmark — have so far ratified it. Read More

Maritime Exhibitions, Conferences and Conversations

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India) organised a discussion on “Cyber Safety” for the Maritime Industry at the venue of Maritime Nation India 2017.

For more images from the conferences and exhibition


Maritime Nation India 2017 and the Maritime Nation India Awards 2017 included 15 conferences. with 80 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 3500 visitors, proactive participation by industry associations, charity dinner for seafarers, a round table of supply chain leaders and launch of a start-up incubator for the logistics technology sector.

Taking forward the overwhelming response of Maritime Nation India September 2017, the 3 rd edition of Maritime Nation India is being held at the same venue from the 20th to 22nd September 2018. This 3-day international exhibition and conference would provide a unique global platform for exhibitors and participants to demonstrate their expertise and explore business opportunities in the Indian Maritime Sector and is already receiving enquiries. Ref https://maritime-world.com/mni2018/

This week we are privileged to announce that Maritime Nation India 2018 has received a formal letter of endorsement from Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Ports of India. His comments that …” am happy to note that industry professionals are organising this “and ...’ am confident that this event will significantly contribute in projecting opportunities of investment and collaboration in the maritime and logistics ecosystem of India” inspires us to strive even harder to make the 3 rd edition an even bigger success. His letter of endorsement is available on our website.

This week we are very happy to share that the Maritime Nation India 2018 website has been launched. The site includes pictures , videos and links of the previous events and the hyperlinks for the registration of interested speakers, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors.

Readers interested in exploring opportunities for collaboration and marketing exposure are invited to connect with the tradeshow team connect@maritime-world.com

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Maritime Capital

Oman fund gets approval to invest in Tanzanian port project


Times of Oman, 27th November, 3 minutes read

The fund proposal includes dredging of the navigational channel, construction of a port, logistics park, and development of portside industrial zone. The government of Tanzania approved this project called the Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone Project. The approval will follow legal agreements, environmental studies, procurements and construction works of the project.Read More

Maersk Line completes Hamburg Sud acquisition, will reflag fleet to Singapore and Denmark



SPLASH24/7, 4th December, 2 minutes read


With the completion on the acquisition, Hamburg Sud owned vessels have changed ownership to Maersk Line. As per the Maersk Line flagging principles, Maersk would reflag Hamburg Sud owned vessels to Denmark and Singapore. Read More

Texas looks to port expansion to support growing oil and gas exports


UPI News, 1st December, 7 min read


The port at Corpus Christi is the 4 th largest sea port in the country by tonnage, the largest crude oil export terminal and, by 2020, could be one of the largest points for liquefied natural gas leaving the United States. This project would include widening and deepening of the port, allowing million barrel supertankers to load American crude. Further, upgrades at Corpus Christi, Houston and Beaumont would enable the US state of Texas take advantage of its energy opportunities. Read More

People & Technology

CMA CGM is making Singapore its Asian digital activity hub


Straitstimes, 29th November, 4 minutes read

French container shipping giant CMA CGM has recently appointed a new chief digital officer for Asia, based at Singapore. The firm intends to develop its digital and e-commerce business and end-to-end solutions. CMA CGM, the world's 3rd-largest carrier, has 27 services calling at the Singapore Port each week. Read More

Kalmar forecasts port equipment rental business to grow significantly


Seatrade Maritime News, 29th November, 4 minutes read

The rental model would be attractive for mobile equipment and Kalmar predicted that over the next five to ten years, there would be a number of ports taking up this model. There’s a future as it helps the port with their capital expenditures. Kalmar also cautioned that the opportunities need to be balanced against the risks during the dramatic changes in political or economic conditions.
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Maersk Line and CMA CGM select upgraded database developed by BoxTech
Ship Technology, 29th November, 3 minutes read

The updated BoxTech database has new functions that are expected to help shipping companies save time and allow owners to register container sales and flag units with alerts. The database also includes the technical details of more than 30% of the global container fleet. The APIs process eliminates manual tasks, reduce human error and keep their databases updated more easily. Read More

Leisure & Cruise

Domestic travellers to support growth of cruise tourism in India


Money Control, 30 November, 5 minutes read

The shipping ministry is working on the domestic market potential along with international cruise tourists and ships. India could see a boom in cruise through domestic cruise tourism, which has the potential to generate more employment and earn significant revenues. Read More
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MSC orders for 2 more cruise ships from Fincantieri



The Medi Telegraph, 30 November, 4 minutes read

The new contract is worth a total of EUR 1.8 billion, which provides for both vessels to be built in Monfalcone, and are expected to be delivered in 2021 and 2023 respectively. The MSC group of Italy’s maritime sector contributes to 10% of the total 43 billion generated by the sector employing 10,000 Italians
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New technologies expected to boost energy efficiency of cruise ships

The Maritime Executive, 1st December, 7 minutes read

For cruise ships, recent developments in storage and fuel cells could be useful to enhance energy efficiency by using waste heat energy. Efficiency improvements could be achieved by new storage techniques of electrical and thermal energies using existing systems. Several studies carried out to evaluate waste heat recovery involve minimizing the oil fired boilers for saving fossil fuels, reverse osmosis plants for fresh water and exploitation of battery power, where the stored energy can be derived from a variety of sources. Read More


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