Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Maritime education and training needs – now and in the future – were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (20 – 21 July), hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo. The event was held in conjunction …

Wärtsilä Lanka to increase efficiency and reliability of State Electric Company (STELCO) Maldives

Wärtsilä Lanka, a fully owned subsidiary of Wärtsilä Corporation, has signed a three year service agreement with the State Electric Company of Maldives (STELCO) in May 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Under the terms of the service contract, Wärtsilä Lanka will ensure the timely and accurate delivery of spare parts …

Powerful partnerships: Sadara and SATORP

Saudi Aramco acting president and CEO Amin H. Nasser visited joint ventures Sadara (Sadara Chemical Company) and SATORP (Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemicals Company) at Jubail Industrial City to check on their progress of the downstream projects. The two site visits reinforced the company’s partnerships with The Dow Chemical …

New platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea

A new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has been launched today (6 July) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in order to better understand unsafe mixed migration by sea. …

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Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

July 25, 2015 News No Comments

IMO SmallMaritime education and training needs – now and in the future – were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (20 – 21 July), hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo. The event was held in conjunction with Japan’s Marine Day, which is a national holiday.

The opening session, held in Tokyo, was attended by Mr Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and addressed by Mr Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan.

The two-day event was attended by some 400 representatives from the maritime community in Japan and other countries, including government representatives and representatives from the maritime industry, non-governmental organizations and academia. Sessions on the first day of the event addressed: maritime human resources today; human resources related to the seas and the oceans; education for future generations; and next steps in education and training. … Continue Reading

Wärtsilä Lanka to increase efficiency and reliability of State Electric Company (STELCO) Maldives

July 25, 2015 News No Comments

wartsila_smallWärtsilä Lanka, a fully owned subsidiary of Wärtsilä Corporation, has signed a three year service agreement with the State Electric Company of Maldives (STELCO) in May 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the terms of the service contract, Wärtsilä Lanka will ensure the timely and accurate delivery of spare parts to support maintenance activities, along with training STELCO engineering personnel and the exchange of technological know-how.

STELCO will also benefit from other Wärtsilä Lanka value offerings such as highly qualified expert technical support, onsite engineering expertise including advisory services, periodic inspection visits, troubleshooting service and technical audits.

The State Electric Company Ltd (STELCO), established in 1949,is a fully owned energy and electricity provider of the Maldives Government with total installed capacity of nearly 80 MW. The main installation is located at the capital island, Male, with installed capacity of 60 MW. of this, 30 MW of energy output is from Wärtsilä engines. … Continue Reading

Powerful partnerships: Sadara and SATORP

July 14, 2015 News No Comments

Saudi AramcoSaudi Aramco acting president and CEO Amin H. Nasser visited joint ventures Sadara (Sadara Chemical Company) and SATORP (Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemicals Company) at Jubail Industrial City to check on their progress of the downstream projects.
The two site visits reinforced the company’s partnerships with The Dow Chemical Company, Saudi Aramco’s partner in Sadara; and with France’s Total SA, Saudi Aramco’s partner in SATORP.
Sadara

Sadara, Saudi Aramco’s joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company, is on track to begin operations in the second half of 2015.
Construction of the multi-billion dollar project — the world’s largest chemical complex built in a single phase — is more than 94% complete as of May 2015, with teams to ensure that all timelines are achieved, including that for “first products.”
The megaproject has 26 world-scale manufacturing plants and will introduce 14 new technologies to Saudi Arabia and the first naphtha cracker in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. … Continue Reading

New platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea

July 12, 2015 News No Comments

IMO SmallA new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has been launched today (6 July) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in order to better understand unsafe mixed migration by sea.

It is anticipated that the platform will assist in improved monitoring of incidents associated with unsafe and irregular mixed migration by sea, on a global basis, with a view to better analysis of trends.

The IMO/IOM/UNODC platform will include a joint database on migrant incidents and on suspected smugglers and vessels. A revised reporting format for States, international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations to submit information to the database was recently agreed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 95).

The joint information sharing platform was initiated following the Inter-agency High-level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration in March, which was held at IMO Headquarters, … Continue Reading

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