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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US Navy Supply Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

US Navy Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden November 20 at 5:26 a.m. local time with no injuries to ...

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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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ZIM Climbs the Hole

ZIM Climbs the Hole

Israeli containership owner and operator ZIM has managed to cut its loss for the quarter ending September 30 on the ...

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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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DNV GL, N-KOM Championing LNG

DNV GL, N-KOM Championing LNG Use

DNV GL and Qatar’s shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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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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Jebel Ali Port Tops Productivity List

Jebel Ali Port Tops Productivity List

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port is the world’s most productive according to the latest port productivity report ...

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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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AIDAaura Makes Maiden Call at Zayed Port

AIDAaura Makes Maiden Call at Zayed Port

The AIDAaura cruise ship visited Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Port for the first time on Monday, November 17. This is ...

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Adam LNG Joins OSC’s Fleet

Adam LNG Joins OSC's Fleet

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has taken delivery of the Adam LNG, which is described as one of the world’s most ...

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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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Wärtsilä to Design Middle East’s First LNG Tug System

Wärtsilä to Set Up Middle East's First LNG Harbour Tug System

Dubai-based Drydocks World has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a ...

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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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Drewry: Delivery of ULCVs a Double Whammy

Delivery of ULCVs a Double-Whammy

The delivery of some 54 ships of at least 10,000 teu, expected to be deployed in the Asia-North Europe trade ...

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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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ADPC Moves RoRo Transport to Khalifa

ADPC Moves RoRo Transport to Khalifa

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) said it was transferring all of its Roll-On and Roll-Off (RORO) cargo, such as cars ...

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DP World to Spend USD 2.6 Bn on EZW Acquisition

DP World to Spend USD 2.6 Bn on EZW Acquisition

DP World Limited (DP World) and its wholly owned subsidiary, DP World FZE, have entered into an agreement on the ...

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Maersk Line Most Reliable despite Industry-Wide Dip

Maersk Line Most Reliable despite Industry-Wide Dip

Maersk Line remains the most reliable carrier in the third quarter of 2014 despite a global schedule industry-wide ...

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IMB Warns of Container Weight Fraud

IMB Warns of Container Weight Fraud

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has flagged-up an unusual attempted fraud involving a container’s ...

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LR Issues Offshore Collision Guidance Notes

LR Issues Offshore Collision Guidance Notes

Lloyd’s Register Energy has launched new offshore collision guidance notes for the marine and ...

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