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Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement receives SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement Inc. has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

The winners of 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards announced

SAFETY4SEA announced the winners of the 2019 SAFETYT4SEA Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference. SAFETY4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative, Personality and Leadership.

Bulk Jupiter sinking: A stark reminder of bauxite cargo risks

It has been almost 5 years since the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier ‘Bulk Jupiter’ sank off Vietnam taking the lives of 18 crew members. Although the accident could not be officially attributed to cargo liquefaction, it opened discussions on the hazards associated with the carriage of bauxite.

New IMO model course to focus on safety of solid bulk cargoes

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers is meeting for its sixth session this week (CCC 6), on 9-13 September, where it is expected to validate a new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes.

New Zealand’s Marsden Point tops new BIMCO terminal vetting report

Marsden Point, in north New Zealand, came out as the highest-rated bulk terminal in BIMCO’s Terminal Vetting Scheme. Just under 95% of the reports were rated average or better in the BIMCO report, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five), suggesting positive trends for the future.

Zeaborn: Fostering safety is a top management commitment

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Rob Grool, CEO, Zeaborn Ship Management refers to the three basic principles that the company has established to ensure safety at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management has been nominated for the Dry Bulk Operator award.

VesselsValue: Quarterly forecast for cargo ships

Amid an ongoing trade war between China and the US, as well as major geopolitical tensions globally, it is likely that total ordering activity will be softer near term, representing a downside risk to the positive development of newbuilding prices, according to VesselsValue. 

Port of Helsinki: Passenger numbers up, bulk traffic declined

Sharing figures for the first half of 2019, Finland’s Port of Helsinki informed that its passenger numbers have bounced back to last year’s level, but the amount of cargo transported via the Port during the first half of the year did not reach last year’s level.

Pigs fever in China affects dry bulk shipping

China’s pork output decreased by less than expected during this year’s first half, with the country facing a devastating disease outbreak. However, official data show conflicting figures regarding the size of the decline in the hog herd. This fact has also affected  dry bulk shipping, with Chinese soybean imports expected to reduce to 84m tons in marketing year 2018-2019 and 83m tonnes in 2019-2020.

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