COS Weekly News - 29 October 2010
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00
COS News – Week ending 29 October 2010
Issue No. 130
CANPOTEX ANNOUNCES NEW LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT
Saskatoon-based Canpotex Limited announced the signing of a new five-year agreement to supply Coromandel International Limited (CIL), a key customer in
ASIAN GYPSY MOTH FOUND IN
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a news release stating that an Asian gypsy moth egg mass were found in a container loaded with ceramic sand used in the oil drilling industry arriving in the Port of New Orleans from Russia. The infested wood pallet where the mass was found was treated. The entire shipment, consisting of 39 containers, is set for re-exportation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s revised directive D-95-03: Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria Dispar L.) – Plant Protection Policy for Marine Vessels has been published with a new effective date of October 16, 2010.
Growing business at BC ports and expanding Asia Pacific trade means now is the time to promote the Pacific Gateway through a trade mission to
Senior executives from Pacific Gateway partners Port Metro Vancouver,
For more information about the Pacific Gateway, visit: www.th.gov.bc.ca/pacificgateway
To follow the Pacific Gateway Alliance’s progress on the mission, visit: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/pacificgateway-Asia2010
REMINDER THAT NEW CONTAMINATED SOIL POLICY STARTS FEBRUARY 2011
Canada Border Services Agency has issued a notice to remind the importing of the new policy on contaminated soil on goods, including containers.
Beginning February 1, 2011, non-compliant goods, i.e. goods contaminated with soil, arriving at the Canadian border will be restricted to a CBSA-controlled area and may be cleaned on-site by a mobile wash facility approved by the CFIA, provided certain conditions can be met, e.g. there is no risk of soil dislodgement during transport, operational capacity exists, availability of a CFIA-approved mobile wash facility. If a CFIA-approved mobile wash facility is not available, or if other conditions listed above are not met, the contaminated goods will be refused entry into
The costs associated with cleaning or removal from
CBSA SIGNS ARRANGEMENT WITH FRONTEX
Canada Border Services Agency has signed a working arrangement with Frontex, the European Union's border management coordination agency. The arrangement will promote cooperation between the two agencies on border security and management with a view to working towards a sustainable partnership.
For more information, visit: http://www.frontex.europa.eu/newsroom/news_releases/art78.html.
PIRATE ATTACKS RELENTLESS
Despite understandable skepticism, the citadel approach saved another vessel from pirates last weekend. The crew of the project cargo vessel Beluga Fortune shut down their main engine and locked themselves into a pre-determined safe area until help could arrive in the form of HMS Montrose. The vessel was 1200 miles off the coast of east
In an earlier attack, pirates successfully took control of the small Greek LPG carrier York off
The list of vessels currently detailed by Somali pirates is as follows:
§ AL NISR
§ ICEBERG 1: Seized on March 29, Roll-on roll-off vessel taken 10 miles from the
§ AL-BARARI: Seized on March 31. The small Indian trade boat was captured after it left
§ SAMHO DREAM: Seized on April 04. The 319 000-dwt Samho Dream was en route to the
§ RAK AFRIKANA: Seized on April 11. The St Vincent and the Grenadines-flagged 7,561-dwt cargo ship was hijacked about 280 miles west of the
§ Three Thai fishing vessels - PRANTALAY 11, 12 and 14 - were hijacked on April 17-18 with a total of 77 crew.
§ AL-DHAFIR: Seized on May 7. Yemeni fishing boat seized off
§ MARIDA MARGUERITE: Seized on May 08. The chemical tanker en route from Kandla in Gujarat to
§ ELENI P: Seized on May 12. The Liberia-flagged and Greek-owned ship, carrying iron and sailing from
§ GOLDEN BLESSING: Seized on June 28. The 14,445-dwt Singapore-registered chemical tanker was seized off East Africa on its way from
§ MOTIVATOR: Seized on July 4. A 13,065-dwt tanker, hijacked in the
§ OLIB G: Seized on September 08: Maltese-flagged merchant vessel seized in the IRTC. 18 crew - 15 Georgians and 3 Turks.
§ LUGELA: Seized on Sept. 25/26: The Greek-operated 4 281-dwt cargo ship had a crew of 12 Ukrainians. It was sailing to
§ ASPHALT VENTURE: Seized on September 29: The 3,884-dwt bitumen carrier was heading to
§ FENG-GUO 168: Seized on October 07: Fishing vessel, believed to be Taiwanese, seized 200 miles north of
§ GOLDEN WAVE: Seized on October 09. The South-Korean fishing vessel Golden Wave - formerly known as Keummi 305 - had a crew of 39 Kenyans, two Koreans and two Chinese.
§ IZUMI: Seized on October 10: The Izumi, operated by NYK-Hinode Line Ltd, The Panama-flagged ship was en route to
SHIP BROKERS GRANTED OPERATING LICENCES IN
CASH CRISIS AT WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY
A financial crisis at the World Maritime University (WMU) based in
BCIT STUDENTS AT INTERNATIONAL MARITIME WEEK
Photo, L-R: Engine Cadet (EC) Stuart Gillespie, Deck Cadet (DC) Bryan Stapleton, DC Amy Barnes, DC Andrew Turner, Capt John Clarkson, Admiral Greenwood, EC Kevin Epp, EC Tobias Moretto, EC Aaron Rossi, EC Drew Mehain.
On Friday, September 24, BCIT Marine Campus Associate Dean Captain John Clarkson and eight Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering students attended the World Maritime Day gala dinner and dance. The fundraising event celebrated the Year of the Seafarer with all proceeds benefiting the
The guest of honour was the new Commander Joint Task Force Pacific and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, Rear Admiral Greenwood. Students had the opportunity to rub shoulders with one of
SOME REAL HALLOWEEN SPIRIT – DOROTHY DELIVERS FOR UNITED WAY
An overall steady week for the market with the Baltic Dry Index closing modestly higher on Thursday at 2784 compared to 2720 points last week and 2762 points the week before.
Index 4461 2461 1774
Last week 4356 2179 1805
Spot time charter $46,300/day $19,800/day $18,500/day
Last week $45,500/day $17,500/day $18,900/day
On the tanker front VLCC rates have been provided with a modest lifeline this week when more than 60 vessels were fixed out of the
Upcoming Meetings and Events
PLIMSOLL CLUB FALL BANQUET
November 5th - This year the Plimsoll Club’s Fall Banquet will return to downtown
CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IN THE YEAR OF THE SEAFARER
November 17-18th - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association is hosting a 2010 World Maritime Day Observance Conference focused on the “Year of the Seafarer.” The Conference will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. Registration is free, but limited. Download Program and Registration Form.
November 17-19th - The 2nd International Conference on Gateway and Corridors will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel. Program agenda and registration can be found at www.gateway-corridor.com.
UNDERSTANDING INCOTERMS 2010 & NAFTA AUDIT WORKSHOPS
November 18th – The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters will host a two workshops in
Nov 1-4 National Canadian Marine Advisory Committee Meetings in
Nov 7 Daylight Saving Time – Clocks turn back one hour
Nov 9 COS Ship & Port Operations Committee Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 9 VMAA/IMCA Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 10 COS Liner Committee Meeting @ 10:00
Nov 10 COS Board of Directors Meeting @ 11:30
Nov 11 Remembrance Day - Statutory
Nov 16 ISSC Board of Directors Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 17-18 NAMEPA Year of the Seafarer Conference
Nov 19 COS Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session
Ship of the Week
The new Cunard cruise liner was named last week in
Built by Finacantieri Yard in
Speed 24 knots
a tour of the bridge – of course
See the link for videos http://www.smoat.com/queen-elizabeth-ship/
After a distinguished wartime and peacetime career the original Queen Elizabeth built in 1939 was sold in 1968. Having been re-named
original Queen Elizabeth
The replacement vessel named Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) served Cunard from 1968 to 2008 before being sold to
QE2 in formation with
and Red Arrows aerobatic team
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