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EMSA issues 2018 Outlook

EMSA published its Outlook for 2018, containing the Agency’s activities and developments which can be broadly divided into five thematic areas, reflected also in its organisation structure. EMSA will further support authorities carrying out coast guard functions by continuing to perform its core activities as well as by setting up new and enhanced services for maritime surveillance and capacity building.

‘One Belt, One Road’ to reshape world shipping trade?

China is constantly inviting countries into cooperation on all fronts, infrastructure, trade, and joint investments aiming to a more efficient, green and sustainable transport through better logistic solutions. However, how possible is for ‘One Belt, One Road’ to reshape world shipping trade?

EU Members ask for easier reporting procedures for ships

In a letter to the Commission, 13 EU Members say that they want to “free up the significant potential of simplification and harmonization by future-proofing the directive so that it is in line with the digital age through better utilization of existing data sources and automation of administrative processes.”

ESPO’s position on Brexit

The European Sea Ports Organisation released a position paper to submit to the negotiators, as Brexit has now entered the second phase. With this paper, ESPO calls on the Brexit negotiators to prioritise transport and more in particular maritime transport.

The importance of bills of lading content

Gard P&I Club released a guidance focusing on the obligations of the vessel owner and Master with respect to the form and content of bills of lading, as well as the risks arising from inaccurate description and mis-delivery because unavailable originals or multiple sets of bills.    

Singapore Tourism Board, CLIA to improve cruise industry in Asia

The three-year strategic partnership marks CLIA’s first collaboration with a National Tourism Organisation in the Asia-Pacific region. It comes at a time when cruising in Southeast Asia is increasing. Namely, CLIA’s recent Asia Cruise Trends reported that Southeast Asia contributed close to 15% of Asia’s passengers.

Panama Canal welcomes 3,000th Neopanamax transit

The Panama Canal announced the transit of its 3,000th Neopanamax vessel, surpassing the initial traffic expectations. The Panamanian flagged containership MSC Caterina completed the milestone transit this morning traveling northbound from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

CMA CGM launches new services connecting Asia, Mexico and South America

CMA CGM announced that, starting 4 April 2018, it will launch three new services, which will operate between Asia, Mexico and the west coast of South America in a partnership with Evergreen. With 3 weekly and complementary services to those already operated by the CMA CGM, the new routes will provide port coverage for 10 ports in Asia, 3 ports in Mexico and 4 ports among the largest of the west coast of South America.

MOL proceeds to major restructure

Japanese shipping company MOL revealed its plans to proceed to a large number of changes as part of an organizational restructuring, which will come into force from April 1, 2018. One of the changes regards the Head Office organization, which is made up of divisions and offices, and it will now be unified into divisions.

CLIA offers new courses for cruise industry professionals

Cruise Lines International Association announced five new online courses to its professional development program available to CLIA Travel Agency, Individual Agent Members and non-member travel professionals. “As the cruising industry changes and grows, our travel agent community continues to adapt”, Stephani McDow, Director, Membership & Professional Development of CLIA, said.

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