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  • The private sector has signed investment contracts worth 54,982 billion rials ($407 million) with Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran for the development of Iranian ports during the 10 months to Jan. 20, according to a PMO official.

  • At the first symposium of the Green Ammonia Consortium (GAC)* on January 22, NYK presented its approach of using ammonia as marine fuel for zero-emission ships.

  • India has doubled the allocated funding for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port in its national budget bill for 2020, Times of India reported on Saturday.

  • The Cabinet of South Korea has approved a motion based on nurturing industries for eco-friendly vessels, in order to deal easier with the strict IMO 2020 regulations and reduce the shipping emissions. Namely, the trade ministry reported that would force a set of measure, to spread and boost the development and supply of such ships.

  • Port of Gothenburg recently published its freight figures for 2019, presenting a growth in its container volumes. Specifically, 456.000 TEU were transported through the port's rail infrastructure, marking the largest rail volume in the port's 400-year history.

  • On the occasion of its 125th tear anniversary on 24 January, Antwerp-based shipping company Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) announced it has offset all its CO2 emissions in order to have net zero CO2 emissions as from 2020.

  • According to the Times of Oman, the National Hydrographic Office (NHO) of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) inaugurated the Omani e-navigational charts, following the development of digitalization in the shipping sector.

  • MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have signed firm contracts for the construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships.

  • 2019 was a relatively safe year for shipping in the port of Rotterdam. Over the past year, the number of sea-going vessels arriving was about the same as in 2018: 29,491 compared to 29,476 last year. The number of accidents also remained virtually the same: 113 compared to 112, which involved mainly ‘parking damage’. As there was one very serious accident, the NSI (Nautical Safety Index) – a reflection of nautical safety – was slightly below the norm (6.56 instead of 7). This was due to a collision between a RHIB and a sloop, which resulted in one fatality. Three of the four serious accidents and ten per cent of all accidents involved passenger shipping.

  • Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science and Germany Leibniz Association signed a contract on maritime research, IRNA reported on Saturday.