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Panama Canal welcomes new administrator at the helm

Panama Canal appointed Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales as the new administrator of the Panama Canal for a seven-year term at the helm of the waterway, shortly before the Canal celebrates its 20th year under Panamanian administration on 31st December 2019.

Indonesia bans nickel ore exports from January 1, 2020

As Reuters reports, Indonesia announced a ban on the export of nickel ore, starting in January 1 2020. Along with an energy ministerial decree, Indonesia supports its nickel ore export ban. The ban sees Indonesia to want to process more of its resources at home.

Viking Sun to set ‘world’s longest cruise’ record

Viking Sun, cruise ship, began the world’s longest cruise, lasting for 245 days, on a westward voyage starting and ending in Greenwich. Typically, the usual round-the-world cruises last three to four months, but Viking’s cruise will take more than twice as long.

Making maritime dispute resolution more efficient: what the Singapore Convention may mean for the shipping community

Litigating maritime claims can cost P&I clubs, and vessel and cargo interests, millions of dollars in legal costs per year. It takes time and resources to achieve the desired result or not, and at the forefront of The Standard Club’s claims handling philosophy is reducing costs for its members. With this in mind, are there alternatives to potentially costly litigation?

MOL considers steel transport in Turkey

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that it signed an agreement with Tosyalı Holding (Tosyalı) to start the research toward a strategic partnership. The companies will study the potential of a collaboration in the transport of raw materials and steel products in Tosyalı’s production networks in Turkey and overseas.

Reefer container equipment availability set to be tight

Reefer container equipment availability is expected to remain tight during the next few years, thus affecting shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20 report informs.

COSCO’s container volumes see a further increase

Unaffected from the ongoing trade war between China and the US, COSCO Shipping Ports published its first six months of this year results, highlighting an overall throughput increase of 5.4% year-on-year.

Canada officially names Coast Guard ship ‘Sir John Franklin’

On August 29, the Canadian Coast Guard officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony held at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia. The home port for the CCGS Sir John Franklin will be the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia.

SAMSA: Sound relations with other states key for maritime development

South Africa’s quest and determination to be a global maritime centre of excellence in a few years’ time can only occur if the country also maintains sound relations with its counterparts elsewhere in the world through sharing of knowledge and experiences of its own maritime sector development.


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