Latest Updates - Maritime Shipping - 28th February, 2022
The California Air Resources Board Has Pressed A Fine Against Wan Hai Lines
In recent news, The California Air Resources Board has made it to the headlines by pressing a fine against Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines that has amounted to $680,750 in total. Throwing light on the grave issue, the fine has been charged owing to the violations of the ocean-going vessels at-berth regulation that focuses on cutting down the diesel particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen. Moreover, this reduction process is aimed at the auxiliary engines in ocean-going vessels when they are docked at California ports. According to an audit statement, Wan Hai Lines had been unsuccessful in its attempt to cut down its fleet auxiliary engine power generation by approximately 80% while the vessels were anchored at Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Has Witnessed A Ransomware Attack
When it comes to the container shipping arena, the Nhava Sheva Container Terminal has carved out its special niche with its excellent performance over the years. So, it is unfortunate that the well-established container terminal has succumbed to a recent ransomware attack. The attack has inevitably hurt the management information system (MIS) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), which happens to be one of the five reputed marine facilities in the country’s top container gateway under JNPT.
A Shipbuilding Centre Has Been Inaugurated By The Union Minister In Visakhapatnam
Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, has successfully inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) in Visakhapatnam. This brand-new shipping centre will soon be functional as the main branch for the maritime industries, mainly along the eastern coast of India. Additionally, the CEMS is offering a variety of courses that focus on multi-industry applications in automotive, oil, gas, manufacturing, and heavy engineering.
Newly Built Belapur Jetty Has Been Recently Inaugurated By Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
The Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray has recently inaugurated the brand-new Belapur Jetty and it is yet another milestone for the maritime scenario in Navi Mumbai. Not to mention, around 33 out of 131 projects under the well-known Sagarmala Programme have been well-established in Maharashtra and it will prove beneficial in improving the regular commute for the citizens. Plus, the Sagarmala Programme will be playing an integral role in boosting the tourism sector in Maharashtra.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Has Decided To Resume Its Operations At The Gunsan Shipyard
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has confirmed its decision to restart its operations at the Gunsan Shipyard that is conveniently located in the southwestern port city of Gunsan. The maritime organisation has also shared its plans of hiring 750 workers to facilitate the production of 100,000 tons of blocks for large-sized container vessels every year.