• 2018 September 14 11:00

    The "Open Doors Day" was held in the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy

    The Azerbaijan State Marine Academy (ASMA) held an open day - a meeting with the newly arrived students and their parents.

    Along with the chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC Rauf Veliyev, the rector of the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy, Chingiz Aliyev, the leadership of the Shipyard, “Caspian Marine Services”, the shipping company’s staff and the teaching staff of the Academy took part in the event too.

    The Rector of the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy Chingiz Aliyev gave information about the results of this year's students admission, organization of education in the Academy, and the facilities created for the students.

    He further reported that there has been a significant increase in the admission of the students to ASMA with high scores this year as well. Thus, twenty-nine students scored 500-600 points, and three students’ scores ranged from 600 to 700 points. This year, the Academy will teach 1 student from Turkmenistan and 5 students from Turkey.

    Chingiz Aliyev highlighted that students are provided free of charge with educational materials, dormitory, uniforms and two hot meals a day. Only this year, 10 lab kits were installed in accordance with the recommendation of the Shipping Company’s Administration. The modern simulators and laboratories give us the opportunity to train professional cadres.

    The Chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC Rauf Veliyev during his speech, gave a detailed information for the participants on the history of the Shipping company. He noted that the development of maritime in our country has gone through long and glorious way. In virtue of the success of this way, that started in 1858, the ACS is now able to compete with the world's leading companies: "This year Shipping Company marks its 160th jubilee. Being part of a large company that witnessed three centuries is a pride giving feeling for everyone. I firmly believe that as the future professional staff, you will be able to further existing seafaring opportunities of Azerbaijan. And you'll be worthy of the name of the sailor, considered a prestigious profession at all times".

    Rauf Veliyev also spoke about the conditions created at the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy. He noted that the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC constantly renders support to the educational institution: “Special attention is paid to the training of specialists and increasing the workforce capacity. For the first time this year, at the Marine Academy the major on “Marine Navigation Engineering” will be taught English. Since last year, distinguished students have been awarded additional scholarships at the expense of “ACS” CJSC. More than 50 ASMA students have benefited from this opportunity”.

    Furthermore, the Chairman of the Society pointed out that for the purpose of providing the development and improving the professionalism of the students of the Azerbaijani State Marine Academy in accordance with the international standards, students have chance to practice on ACS's ships sailing in the external waters. He noted that more than 10 students took advantage of this opportunity during the last academic year. He also stressed that in compliance with the “ACS” CJSC Scholarship Program, everything necessary is provided for sending ASMA graduates to the world's prestigious higher education institutions to obtain a master's degree every year.

    Rauf Veliyev highlighted that all this is primarily aimed at increasing students' interest in education and supporting them to gain professionalism in seafaring. On the other hand, it shows that in forming its workforce capacity, the Caspian Sea Shipping Company gives preference for young, educated seafarers who comply with international standards.

    “Our company has important strategic goals. One of these aims is to build strong human resources. That is why we have many expectations from the students of the Marine Academy. All the necessary conditions have been provided here. Those who finish their education with good marks, will get the “Letter of Guarantee” from the "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC to ensure their employment.

    Chairman of the CJSC said that graduates of ASMA have the opportunity to work all over the world.

    "This year, two young “ACS” employees were sent to practice in “Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.” At the end of the project a positive feedback was given to these participants and relevant certificates were issued to them. Moreover, “Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd” has made a job offer to these young people. However, both young men said, that they wanted to continue their work in the Shipping company. This shows that the graduates of the ASMA are in demand all over the world as professional personnel. Such opportunities will be given to graduates who finished their studies at the Academy showing high results”.

    Later, the film which was prepared on the personnel policy of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” CJSC, entitled "Human is our wealth" was presented to the audience. The film focuses on such important issues as human resources planning, development of the knowledge and skills of the personnel, assessment of their service performance, improvement of social security, rewarding and encouragement, ensuring safe and healthy working conditions.

    At the end, young people and parents had a chance to make questions, and also express their wishes and desires.

    At the event, it was reported that in 2018, 9 students graduated with honors from the Academy. Three of them were awarded diplomas with distinction from ASMA and also badges were given to them. The remaining six graduates are now fulfilling their duty to their Homeland.

    Further on, three students who entered the ASMA with high scores were given student tickets and prizes.

    After the end of the official part, the participants got acquainted with the gym and the auditoriums located in the main building of the Marine Academy. Guests were offered a lunch in the dining room of the Academy. Thus, parents checked out the quality of the food.


2018 September 26

11:09 International Seaways announces contract to install scrubbers
10:47 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,450 points
10:30 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $81.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.19% to $72.14
10:08 IMO will not delay sulphur 2020 limit
09:51 Port of Riga positioned as an attractive destination for world's major cruise companies
09:39 Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment
09:20 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:08 Hansa Heavy Lift moves fully assembled Liebherr cranes from Ireland to the UK
08:07 Jumbo awarded transportation & installation contract in Sergipe, Brazil
07:34 Total increases its share in the Danish Underground Consortium

2018 September 25

18:37 Colombo Dockyard achieves recognition at the Presidential Export Award
18:10 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) lays down lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184 for Arktikservis
17:56 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
17:36 The Ocean Cleanup chooses Iridium as provider of satellite communications services
17:20 First RITM-200 reactor intended for nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural left for Baltiysky Zavod shipyard
17:06 ABP opens up Humber International Enterprise Park development plans to public
16:57 Shippers suspect sulphur stitch-up
16:29 Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton
16:20 Portugal joins WISTA International
15:38 Volga Shipping Company named the best in terms of transport security
15:12 Mr. Birkir Hólm Guðnason hired as CEO of Samskip Iceland
14:11 CMA CGM to review sales policy regarding Low Sulphur IMO 2020 Regulation
13:49 NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season
13:11 North Carolina Ports’ terminals resume full commercial operations following hurricane Florence
12:50 Fuel oil prices are going up in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 Havila Kystruten selects Havyard to deliver the ship design and extensive equipment package for four new vessels
12:14 European ports welcome Parliament’s explicit support to remove the tax barriers for shore-side electricity for ships
12:01 Long Beach Commission OKs budget for expanded rail yard
11:43 DHT Holdings announces $50 mln scrubber financing
11:32 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Marintec Offshore Russia» exhibition
11:00 GTT receives a new order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
10:55 NYK announces delivery of new wood-chip carrier for Hokuetsu Corporation
10:24 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,434 points
10:01 Brent Crude futures price up 0.2% to $80.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $72.17
09:38 Yaroslavsky Shipyard lays down oil recovery vessel of Project Р2114 for Transneft
09:15 Audit summary report to be considered by Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments

2018 September 24

18:36 DNV GL unveils the complexity of ocean governance in report for the UN Global Compact
18:03 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS announces completion of USD 45.0 million private placement
17:52 Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award
17:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from India West Coast to Mozambique
17:03 Metropolitan Plan for Great Newcastle endorses Port of Newcastle vision
16:50 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handles cargo for Nord Stream 2
16:47 Wightlink names its new flagship
16:45 Bomin exits the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp
16:43 Hamburg and St. Petersburg strengthen cooperation at the Port Evening
16:33 DNV GL ends operations in Iran by 4th November
16:19 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built by Shipbuilding - Ship Repair Corporation features local content of 90%
16:03 IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty
15:47 Moby Dik terminal starts handling vessels of Sea Connect line
15:33 Wärtsilä inaugurates upgraded EGC test facilities in Norway
15:20 ESPO wants more ambition on harmonisation of data, while maintaining flexibility in reporting systems
15:03 Vinalines to build 2 terminals at $299 mln in Lach Huyen Port
14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil