Importance of VDR Data Undermined

Importance of VDR Data Undermined

 Failure to preserve Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) data in the event of an incident can compromise the owner’s position in the event of a claim, according to the London P&I Club.  The club said that there have been ...

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First Vessel Calls at DP World’s New Terminal

First Vessel Calls at DP World's New Terminal

DP World has today welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, ...

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Clyde and Co: Ships with Fatigued Crew Unseaworthy

Seafarer Fatigue Still Prevalent

 If a ship’s crew doesn’t receive enough rest while trying to keep up with a ship’s schedule, ...

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Aqaba Port Strike Ended

Aqaba Port Strike Ended

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) reports that port workers at the Aqaba Container Terminals ...

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Maritime Industry Needs Green Agenda Incentives

Maritime Industry Needs Green Agenda Incentives

88% of the maritime industry agrees that the ‘Green Agenda’ is good for the global industry, but less than 46% say ...

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Ras Laffan Terminal Operations Notches 5,000 Loadings

Ras Laffan Terminal Operations Notches 5,000 Loadings

Qatargas’ Ras Laffan Terminal Operations (RLTO) marked the loading of its 5000th cargo on October 13, the ...

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Drewry: Slow Steaming Keeps Overcapacity at Bay

Drewry: Slow Steaming Keeps Overcapacity at Bay

Drewry Shipping Consultants says no matter how low the oil and bunker prices go, it is confident that ocean ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Guide for Travellers to Ebola Countries

Ebola Infographic

The outbreak of Ebola in Western African countries has hit the headlines. Ebola is a disease of humans and other ...

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Hike in Freight Rates Not an Option?

Hike in Freight Rates Not an Option

A hike in freight rates is not an option as ‘sub-economic’ rates on the main trade lanes are here to stay, it was ...

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IMO Comes to Grips with Ballast Water Convention Issues

IMO Comes to Grips with Ballast Water Convention Issues

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted measures to help accelerate the entry into ...

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MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code

IMO Approves Draft Polar Code

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved ...

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India to Develop Iran’s Chahbahar Port

India to Develop Iran's Chahbahar Port

India has approved the plan to take part in the development of  Iran’s Chahbahar port, a move seen as ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (13-17th of October)

Readers’ Picks

Cruise Passenger with Ebola Symptoms Denied Entry to Belize A Dallas hospital nurse who was reportedly in contact ...

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ICS: Ballast Water Management Talks on the Right Track

ICS: Balast Water Management Talks on the Right Track

Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) ...

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Top Tips for Hiring Shipping Containers

Top Tips for Hiring Shipping Containers11

Before deciding to buy containers either for shipping goods between states or overseas, there are a couple of ...

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SOHAR to Offer LNG Ship-to-Ship Service

SOHAR Executive Commercial Manager Edwin Lammers

SOHAR Port and Freezone is about to start offering LNG ship-to-ship services as measures are being taken to begin ...

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Expected Tanker Fleet Growth Reaches Four-Year High

Expected Tanker Fleet Growth Reaches Four-Year-High

As the market awaits a potential oil price hike triggered by the ongoing geo-political tensions in the oil-rich ...

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Shipping Earnings Index Down

Shipping Earnings Index Down

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, fell 25% in September to stand at 115 ...

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Second-Hand Panamax Prices Hit Bottom

Second-Hand Panamax Prices Hit Rock Bottom

Extremely poor demand for second-hand Panamax ships of 4,000 TEU has brought asset prices to the floor for that ...

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Slow Economic Recovery Affecting Shipping

Illustration

The global shipping demand remains subdued by slow economic activity, according to BIMCO, as the International ...

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NOC: Seas Might Rise 180cm by 2100

NOC: Seas Might Rise 180cm by 2100

A paper published in Environmental Research Letters by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) ...

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Infographic: Basic Anatomy of Modern Seafaring

Have you ever asked yourself what is the total number of seafarers in the world? Or maybe which country has the ...

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Dubai Companies Keen to Ride Iraqi Import Wave

Iraqi

Dubai-headquartered companies Transworld Group and Nawah have entered into a formal agreement to service Iraq’s ...

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IMO Kicks Off 67th MEPC Meeting

IMO Kicks Off 67th MEPC Meeting

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is meeting for ...

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Clear Sailing for Suezmaxes

Are Suezmaxes Making a Comeback

Several tanker owners have recently placed orders for Suezmax tankers and market pundits have discussed the merits ...

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