The US Coast Guard announced a change to the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident”. This final rule changes the reportable marine casualty property damage threshold amount from $25,000 to $75,000.
Indonesia issued new shipping rules on October 2017, calling for coal and palm oil to be imported and exported by Indonesian maritime transport companies. However, specific guidelines and possible exemptions of there rules have not been announced yet, and it is not sure when they will be announced.
In 2017, MedCruise membership accommodated 25,9m cruise passenger movements. This is 18% higher comparing to a decade earlier, as the cruise passenger movements recorded in 2008 did not exceed 21,9 million. In 2018, the total number of passenger movements is expected to be above 27m.
Panama Canal will try to promote the use of the Panamax locks for soy and corn grain transits originating in northern Brazil and traveling to markets in Asia. These shipments typically transit on Panamax vessels given the similarity between the drafts in the Amazon River ports and the Panamax locks.
The ICS Table presents the performance of individual flag states worldwide, and analyses the administrations’ performance based on a number of criteria such as port state control records, ratification of international maritime Conventions and attendance at IMO meetings. This year, a new criteria on participation in the ‘IMO Member State Audit Scheme’ has been included.
European shipowners released a statement in which they make clear that they disagree with the US President Trump’s decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the US. Shipping is vital for global trade, enabling the import and export of goods on a scale that is not possible for any other transport mode.
UKHO introduced route diagrams alongside tabulated waypoint and route data to help mariners find key information quickly. It has also identified the world’s busiest trade routes for inclusion in the new edition, as well as those that are emerging. New route additions include voyages for ships calling at important commodity hubs in the Black Sea and Persian Gulf.
Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen, and Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerado Ruiz Esparza, have signed a maritime MoU to increase the two countries’ cooperation on maritime topics, such as digitalization and green shipping.
A large amount of water was found in crude oil which was loaded at Angolan terminals. Even though the cargo documents did not present the water content found in the Far East discharge ports, the receivers made substantial shortage claims against the owners.
Baby Boomers, Gen Z, and Gen X leverage digital tools in order to interact and engage with the world, becoming Millennial-minded! Here are seven trends that may prove if a shipping organization is ready to welcome the Millennials or not.
Poor maintenance and voyage planning caused Arca 1 grounding20/03/2018
Strong storm expected in Southern New England20/03/2018
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First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada20/03/2018
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy20/03/2018
Bulk carrier runs aground in White Sea20/03/2018
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds20/03/2018
New regulation to improve cruise ships security20/03/2018
Measuring seafarers welfare20/03/2018
Microplastics: tiny plastic, big problem20/03/2018
Likely Brexit deal looks like 'no deal' for ports, says BPA20/03/2018