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ACI’s Maritime Newsletter – June Edition

Through this newsletter, we aim to share with you some lesser-publicised news on developments in the maritime industry. Our Producers have put together the below selection of recent news articles they have identified for this edition. We hope you find these as interesting as we do and welcome your comments and feedback!

In this issue:

  • Ballast Water Management
  • Ports
  • Crewing & HR

Australia finds numerous violations among ships with ballast water systems (Source: ShippingWatch)

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Australian authorities inform ShippingWatch of a “real biosecurity risk” as a study in the country’s ports shows that a large proportion of ships do not meet the environmental requirements for ballast water, even if they have systems installed. In a few years, all ships will be required to have a system on board.
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EU Green Port Project Explores New Fuels, Digitization, and Automation (Source: The Maritime Executive)

Port of Rotterdam with be leading the EU research program (Rotterdam Port Authority)
An international alliance of 45 companies, research institutes, and port authorities, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has received EU funding for a new project focusing on the greening of port operations. The consortium will be using this grant to execute 10 pilot projects and demonstration projects that focus on sustainable and smart logistics in port operations.
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Time to Act on Mental Health at Sea (Source: The Maritime Executive)

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We need to understand the scale of the problem of mental health at sea, offer solutions and support – and take action to help struggling seafarers. The pandemic shone a light on the essential workers keeping our world turning. Yet there were some essential workers who were very much out of sight, out of mind.
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