A meeting of the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krykliy and IMO Assistant Secretary-General Lawrence Barchue took place on February 18, in Quatar. Vladyslav Krykliy said, “Currently Ukrainian experts are working side by side with the experts of IMO...

Troubled tanker sheltered, Greece

Product tanker LEON ZEUS reportedly suffered mechanical damage in Mediterranean off southern Peloponnese, Greece. It happened on February 21. The tanker was taken to Kalamata, understood towed, brought to anchor in the morning February 23, to fix the problem. It...

Ferries collision in Canaries waters

Ferries BENCOMO EXPRESS and VOLCAN DE TABURIENTE collided at Los Cristianos port entrance, southwest coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands. It happened in the morning February 23. Both vessels suffered damages, but resumed their services later in the day after weather...

Container ship ran aground, Colombia

Container ship AS FILIPPA reportedly ran aground, when entering entrance channel to Barranquilla, Colombia, on arrival from Cartagena. It happened on February 18. The vessel got stuck at around 15:00 UTC February 18, was refloated with the help of 3...

21 years of Prosperity and Stability

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking ~ Henry Ford Goldenport Odessa & Oceangold Odessa held their annual event celebrating 21st anniversary since established in Odessa. Many partners, freight forwarders, representatives of Universities, Training Centers as well...
Today, global ecological well-being is the most relevant topic. Associations all over the world are aware off importance of reducing CO2 emissions and cutting any negative impact on the environment. According to Transport & Environment, shipping greenhouse gas emissions are...
LPG tanker GAS PRODIGY loaded with 2,400 tons of liquid propylene arrived at Fuzhou Chemical Terminal, Fujian Province, China. It happened on February 10. During offload preparations leak was found in a flange of a pump of Tank No.1, and...
LPG tanker CRYSTAL LAVENDER suffered engine failure west of Farsund, southern Norway, while en route from Portugal to port in Norway. It happened on February 11. The tanker started to drift towards Norway coast, tug FFS ATHOS was deployed. It is...
Car carrier MAIN HIGHWAY reportedly contacted Northern Lock wall in Brunsbuettel, while leaving Kiel Canal after southbound transit. It happend on February 8. The vessel said to sustain hull breach above waterline, was allowed to leave Lock in about an...
Today, February 7, Head of Crewing at China Navigation Co. PTE. Ltd. Jesmark Ramos and General Manager at Alpha Navigation Crew Management Crewing Ukraine Julia Makarova have paid a call on Odessa Maritime Academy (NU “OMA”). China Navigation Co. PTE....

Tug with barges still aground, USA

Tug MISS ODESSA with 6 hopper barges loaded with rocks, ran aground on Atchafalaya River near Berwick, Louisiana, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It happened on February 2. One of the barges broke in two during refloating attempts, the rest of barges...
Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has taken newduilding delivery of Amis Treasure. This is a 61 000 DWT bulk cargo carrier from China-based Dalian COSCO KHI Engineering (DACKS). This became known on January 6 by Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki...
The fleet of a container operator Seaspan Corporation, which is situated in Hong-Kong, comes nearer to a million TEU after the company has bought six ships. November 2019 was marked by a contract which Seaspan concluded for the purchase of...

Bulk carrier grounding, Rosario

Bulk carrier STAR ATHENA ran aground off the berth after unmooring or during unmooring. It happened on January 24, at Rosario port, Parana river, Argentina, being loaded with soybeans. It is known, that the vessel was refloated at the same...
Ukrainian seafarers have always been in demand in the shipping industry. Moreover they are one of the main countries-suppliers of the sea staff in the world. According to the Manpower Report 2016 from BIMCO and ICS, 69,000 work places...
MSC container ship struck pilot boat while moving in Gioia Tauro harbor, Italy. It happened on January 18. The pilot boat sank, after understood, being crashed between container ship bulbous bow and pier, but was quickly recovered by crane and...

In the ocean of plastics

The surface of our planet, as opposed to its name, is water-covered by the World Ocean by 71%. But taking into account how much different trash the mankind dumps into in, the most part of our planet can be...
General cargo ship TAI GANG contacted CSBC shipbuilding Corporation dock at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It happened on January, while leaving the port. It is known, that the accident was caused by steering failure. Both dock and ship’s bow were damaged, TAI...