maritime

Cook Islands maritime industry calls for action to reduce greenhouse emissions

The Cook Islands Ministry of Transport, together with national ship operators, port operators and stakeholders have called for greater initiative in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses. The call was made at the first National Workshop…

2019 Tide Prediction Calendars Released

More than 1,800 Tide Prediction Calendars for 23 Pacific locations were distributed this week to National Meteorological Service offices and other coastal users around the region. These annual calendars are a popular product of the Australian-funded…

Solomon Islands strengthens maritime safety

Improving the safety of Solomon Islands' Honiara port was in focus this week as the capital’s maritime stakeholders met to identify the risks and hazards affecting the Port of Honiara. This was the first meeting of the sort held in the Pacific Island…

Signature of a historic Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP)

Today, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote…

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…
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