maritime

Pacific Women in Maritime Association calls for better recognition, visibility and capacity

The Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWIMA) has elected a new executive committee and reaffirmed that the Pacific maritime sector must remain focused on meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of achieving gender equality…

Private-Public sector stakeholder group established in Vanuatu to support maritime safety and energy efficiency

At the conclusion of the three-day workshop held this week in Port Villa, Vanuatu government agencies and commercial shipping operators agreed to establish a consultative focus group of maritime stakeholders to focus on critical issues related to…

Solomon Islands maritime industry calls for energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) together with national ship operators, have called for greater investment in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses. The call was made…

Launch of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific establishes ‘centre of excellence’ for the region

A landmark event for the Pacific region took place today with the launch of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific). The MTCC-Pacific will become part of a global network, joining centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean…

SPC and IMO train regional maritime trainers as simulator and ECDIS instructors

PICs participants during simulator training The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and the Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) last week (30 October to 3 November) convened the…

Tuvalu aims to improve ocean forecasting and maritime safety

Tuvalu Meteorological Service staff along with stakeholders from across the national maritime industry gathered in Tuvalu this week for a workshop on ocean forecasting and maritime safety. Participants of the workshop highlighted the need for improved…

Niue Tide Gauge

Niue Tide Gauge

Pacific Community Marks World Maritime Day - Connecting ships, ports and people

Today the Pacific Community (SPC), the leading regional technical body in the maritime transport sector, hosts a joint celebratory session of World Maritime Day with representatives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Pacific Island…

Promoting the integration of marine insurance and liability mechanisms into the Pacific maritime transport system

Senior managers from Maritime Administrations and legislative draftspersons specialised in maritime and shipping related legislation from 11 Pacific Island countries gathered in Suva this week (26–29 September) for the Regional Workshop on International…

Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Jones as the Director of Geoscience, Energy and Maritime at the Pacific Community (SPC). His appointment will formally take effect on 16 October 2017.
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