The Panama Canal achieved a new record on December 10, as the 5,000th neopanamax ship transited the canal. Namely, ‘COSCO Faith’, a 366 meters long container ship, transited the canal in a southerly direction from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
UNCTAD published its Handbook of Statistics for 2018, reporting that the value of world merchandise imports were $17.7 trillion. Namely, merchandise trade grew by 10.4%, while the share of South-South trade in global trade amounted for 28%. International seaborne trade also gathered momentum in 2017, with volumes increasing by 4%.
Sea Shepherd announced that its flagship vessel ‘M/Y Steve Irwin’ will retire. The ship has carried out several campaigns from protecting pilot whales in the Faeroes, blue fin tuna in the Mediterranean, humpback whales off the Kimberley coast, to safeguarding marine ecosystems.
Australia’s Labor Party establish a Senate inquiry regarding Australian shipping. The inquiry asks for the development of a bipartisan support to address the adverse situation that the Australian maritime industry is currently facing.
A new study found that cruise tourism and the 29.6 million passenger and crew onshore visits in 36 Caribbean and Latin American destinations generated a record $3.36 billion in total expenditures during the last cruise year. This is more than 6% higher than the record set by the previous study in 2015.
Australian livestock exporters have written to Western Australian sheep producers, advising of a new three-month moratorium in sheep shipments to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The moratorium, to take effect from 1 June 2019, will mean no shipments of Australian sheep will depart any Australian port for the Middle East during the highest heat stress risk period of the northern summer.
The video depicts a panel discussion between Meredith Sumpter of Eurasia Group, Victor K. Fung of Fung Group, and Alicia Garcia-Herrero of NATIXIS, which revolved around global trade and its impacts on the maritime industry, on the sidelines of the Global Maritime Forum event in Hong Kong earlier in 2018.
The Liberian Corporate Registry announced the appointment of Anthony Perea as new Managing Director. Mr. Perea has nearly 25 years’ experience in business development and operations in the financial and corporate services sector, with a particular focus on wealth management, as well as trust and corporate and fiduciary services.
The US Coast Guard Cutter ‘Mackinaw’ was loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees from northern Michigan last week and, on Monday, left Cheboygan County for Chicago where the trees will be unloaded and delivered to families in need preserving the tradition of the ‘Christmas Tree Ship’.
Doctors and dentists from the US Navy hospital ship ‘USNS Comfort’ will provide treatment to thousands in Colombia. Among them are Venezuela migrants who have fled their country due to the severe economic crisis.
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- Energy Efficiency
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