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MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline

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 sings soybean and corn deal

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.

ICS released the new Flag State Performance Table

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.

ECSA is concerned about US’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum

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 releases new publication for efficient passage planning

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.

Denmark, Mexico ink maritime MoU

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.

How to avoid excessive water amount at crude oil cargo

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.

Shipping trends: A look into a Millennial’s mind

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.

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?

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