Another academic year has come to a close for the educational program ADOPT A SHIP


Another academic year has come to a close and the educational program ADOPT A SHIP has dropped anchor for a short while! On Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 at 6pm the PROJECT CONNECT team met with the Adopt-A- Ship partners, representatives of shipping companies and the educators who participate in the program.  The meeting was held virtually due to [...]

World fleet to grow by 6.4% over the coming five years, down from 7.4% in previous 5 years


Global shipyards are under pressure and 2021 is turning out to bring the third lowest level of newbuilding orders in 12 years, despite new orders for containerships currently at a 14-year high. Also under pressure are seafarers who, during the pandemic, have in many cases faced the challenges of being stuck on board ships for [...]

“No compromise on safety says INTERCARGO following MEPC 76″


INTERCARGO acknowledges the technical and operational measures adopted at the 76th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) of international shipping but warns that there can be no compromise when it comes to safety. Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO says: “We note the measures adopted by IMO [...]

Cruise Industry Celebrates Seafarers Around the World Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) pays tribute to the men and women who facilitate unforgettable memories for millions of cruisers around the world


Cruise Lines International Association, the leading voice of the global cruise industry, joined the international community in recognizing International Day of the Seafarer. Celebrated on 25 June, this year’s theme is “Fair Future for Seafarers”, which is a cause that CLIA member lines have long taken to heart and are committed to staying the course. Employing [...]

Cyprus to vaccinate all seafarers on flagged and managed vessels Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry will vaccinate 40,000 seafarers and explores potential to become vaccination hub


On International Day of the Seafarer, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has issued a circular which outlines plans to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all seafarers on Cyprus-flagged and Cyprus-managed vessels. The island nation is also exploring the potential to become a vaccination hub for all visiting seafarers, proactively supporting long-term progress for seafarer welfare. As [...]

Completion of scrubbers installation onboard Blue Star Mykonos


In line with the commitments undertaken upon the issuance of the Common Bond Loan, Attica GroupS has completed the installation of scrubbers onboard BLUE STAR MYKONOS and the vessel has accordingly been certified from the attending Classification Society. This is the fourth in row vessel of the Group onboard which scrubbers have been installed. Focusing on [...]

China processes all-time high 60.5m tonnes of crude oil in May


Chinese refinery crude oil throughput has reached its highest level ever, with total processed volumes up 12.0% in the first five months of this year compared to 2020, and up 10.9% from the same period in 2019. In total 292.7m tonnes have been processed so far this year according to the National Bureau of Statistics [...]

Rolls-Royce and MAN Energy Solutions cooperate on turbochargers


Rolls-Royce and MAN Energy Solutions have signed an agreement for a strategic partnership that will see MAN’s PBST brand distribute state-of-the-art mtu turbochargers. “With this cooperation, we are combining our competencies − on the one hand, PBST’s global sales structure for turbochargers and, on the other hand, Rolls-Royce’s latest high-efficiency mtu turbocharger technology for high-speed diesel and [...]

Cyprus Shipping Chamber President elected as Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping


The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, as the trade association of the Shipping Industry in Cyprus, participated once again, among a large number of shipowners and shipmanagers’ associations from across the globe, in the Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping which was held virtually, between 22-23 June 2021. An important achievement for the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, [...]

The growth of dry bulk shipping is driven by the Chinese economy


China has more than returned to growth as its v-shaped recovery was based on successful control of Covid cases. The country enjoyed a strong recovery in the second half of 2020 and a GDP growth of 18.3% was recorded in the first quarter of 2021, the strongest since China began keeping records. Overall, China keeps on [...]

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