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BIMCO, ECSA examine closer cooperation

The BIMCO President, Mr. Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, and ECSA President, Mr. Panos Laskarides, met in Athens recently to discuss areas of cooperation and further alignment between the two leading associations representing shipowners globally and in Europe, respectively.

Cruise industry to continue strong in 2018

According to the seventh edition of the Cruise Lines International Association’s Travel Agent Cruise Outlook research report, the cruise industry is continuing strong. Namely, cruise sales are on the rise for 79% of travel agents. Alaska lies at the top of the list of popular destinations.

New Zealand cruising hits record growth in 2017

A record total of 98,000 New Zealanders sailed the world’s oceans on a cruise holiday in 2017, with a 8.7% leap in passenger numbers, validating the country’s position as one of the world’s fastest-growing cruise markets, according to CLIA Australasia’s 2017 New Zealand Source Market Report.

Internet infrastructure in US coast at risk due to rising sea level

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the US may soon be overflown by rising seas, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon. The most susceptible US cities are New York, Miami and Seattle.

IMO Sec-Gen highlights key maritime issues during trip to China

Speaking at the Dalian Maritime University during his visit to China last week, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim marked the start of the Master’s degree programme on Maritime Safety and Environmental Management – a joint programme with the World Maritime University.

New report addresses the impacts of Belt and Road in trade

The Belt and Road Initiative is increasing transport connections between Asia and Europe, causing changes to the international trade. Trade between the two continents accounts for more than a quarter of world trade, so better connections and the lower trade costs could result in a significant global impact, a report by ING says.

A no-deal Brexit could lead food rotting at ports, UK retail says

The UK government and the European Union must not reach a no-deal Brexit, as this would congest food supplies, making the foods rotting at ports, and throwing retailers out of business, the British Retail Consortium warned. The warning came before British Prime Minister Theresa May hosts ministers to reach agreement on how to advance with the Brexit talks.

Largest US-made container ship named ‘Daniel K. Inouye’

On Saturday June 30, the largest container ship ever built in the United States was named. Namely, the ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ is a 850-foot long, 3,600 TEU Aloha Class vessel. The ship was named after former Hawaii senator Daniel K. Inouye. ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ is the first of two ships that Philly Shipyard is building.

Korea Ocean Business Corporation launched to support Korea’s shipping industry

After Hanjin Shipping bankrupted, Korea’s shipping industry was very weak. In order to help the industry stand again on its feet, the Korea Ocean Business Corporation will be launched on July 5. The creation of the organization is under the plan of the country’s President Moon Jae-in to revitalize Korea’s shipping industry.

Ship manager not guilty over owner’s negligence accusations

nternational Transport Intermediaries Club defended a ship manager against negligence allegations, that a shipowner made after the loss of a lifeboat overboard. The lifeboat was drifting off the port of Naze, Japan, after the master reported it missing. Considering the cost of changing the ship’s course to recover the lifeboat, compared to the cost of replacing it, it was decided to abandon it.

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Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
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ABS to class Singapore’s first LNG bunker barge
low flashpoint diesel
IBIA: IMO to consider legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
zero carbon trade
Norway at the forefront of zero-carbon trade
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USCG NAVCEN to publish GPS problems reports
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UK satellites to boost monitoring of shipping activity
wartsila lpg
Wärtsilä wins order for world’s first ships running on LPG
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
flaminia
Stolt disagrees with Flaminia ruling
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Court found MSC not liable for Flaminia fire
ilo fishing convention
Crew was beaten on the first fishing vessel detained under ILO
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IUMI: Risk profile, trading conditions better despite reduced premiums
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Copenhagen Malmö Port denies reports about rejecting shore power facility
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