Approaching Limits in Ship Size Development

Approaching Limits in Ship Size Development

The shipping industry is slowly approaching limits in ship size development, DNV GL Business Director Jost Bergmann said while speaking at DNV GL’s latest Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum in Hamburg. The ...

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Ebola Turns Up the Heat on West Africa Trade

Ebola Turns Up the Pressure on West Africa Trade

West Africa trade continues to acutely feel the pressure of the Ebola outbreak with export trade estimated to be ...

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Plunging Oil Prices Driving Down Fuel Costs

Plunging Oil Prices Could Cut Fuel Costs by USD 1 Mln

Fuel costs could be cut by as much as USD 1 million a year if current price levels stay put for ships that burn 24 ...

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IMRF: Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

IMRF Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

Media pressure, and particularly the posting of unverified stories on social media, has become a significant factor ...

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Lower US Demand Reshuffles West African Crude Moves

Lower US Demand Reshuffles West African Crude Moves

West African crude moves have shifted from the U.S. to Europe as lower demand from the U.S. has forced a reshuffle ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (17th -21st of Nov)

Readers’ Picks of the Week

Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador A 1,200 dwt general cargo vessel San Cristobal sank around 25 nautical miles off Santa ...

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Eunavfor Stays in Somalia for Two More Years

Eunavfor Stays in Somalia for Two More Years

The European Council has extended the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until December 12, ...

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IMO Adopts Polar Code

IMO Adopts Polar Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar ...

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Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small island developing states (SIDS) face severe and complex transport challenges, UNCTAD’s Review of ...

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Westminster Group Clinches West Africa Ferry Deal

Westminster Group Clinches West Africa Ferry Deal

The U.K.-headquartered Westminster Group Plc. has through its Managed Services division secured a 21 year agreement ...

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Tanker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

anker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, jumped 53% in October to stand at 200 ...

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

ESC Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing ...

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UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

Reflecting stumbling growth in the world economy, world seaborne shipments grew by an average of just 3.8 per cent ...

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APM Terminals Sets Aside USD 1bn for Tema Port

APM Terminals Sets Aside USD 1bn for Tema Port

APM Terminals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ghana, representing a private ...

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Mauritius: Port Louis Poised for Upgrade

Illustration: Harbour Port Louis

Austrian construction company STRABAG, together with its partner Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co. SA, has ...

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Interview: Recruiting for Maritime Industry

Middle Point's Partner Consultant Maarten van Haren

The global maritime industry is undergoing a very challenging period with industry stakeholders opting ...

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Quality Standards Paramount

Quality Standards Paramount

Quality is the paramount and must be maintained by continuous enhancement of shipbuilding standards, classification ...

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EU: Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

 The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, ...

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GSF: Alliances Worry Shippers

GSF Alliances Worry Shippers

The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about ...

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IMO MSC Session Opens

IMO MSC Session Opens

IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the 94th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) on Monday, which ...

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IMRF: Global Drowning Figures Alarming

IMRF Global Drowning Figures Alarming

The global drowning report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) is shocking, and the worldwide loss of ...

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113 Ships Detained for MLC-Related Deficiencies

113 Ships Detained for MLC-Related Deficiencies

Since the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006),  113 ships were detained by one of the ...

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VIDEO: Kalmar SmartStack Goes Live in Durban

Kalmar SmartStack Goes Live in Durban

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has implemented the Kalmar SmartStack solution at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) in ...

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Seafarers Arriving from West Africa Denied Medical Care

Seafarers Arriving from West Africa Denied Medical Care

United Nations and other leading international transport, trade and tourism organizations expressed concern about ...

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Platts: Atlantic Supramax Markets Looking Livelier

Platts Atlantic Supramax Markets Looking Livelier

Sentiment in the Atlantic Supramax markets was slightly more bullish, as a flurry of fresh requirements for ...

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