Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014)

Radioactive SUV Found Aboard Carrier in Vladivostok

Readers' Pick of the WeekCustoms officials at the Russian port of Vladivostok held up the Malacca Highway, a Panama-flagged Ro-Ro car carrier on September 11, 2014, upon discovering one of the vehicles aboard emitted radiation.Read more


Maersk Line to Spend USD 3 Bn a Year on Newbuildings

Readers' Pick of the WeekMaersk Line plans to set aside close to USD 3 billion a year for the period 2015-2019 to finance shipbuilding projects, in an effort to further solidify its position of the shipping company with the largest operating fleet, Reuters reports.Read more


Captain and Chief Officer of Grounded Ferry Arrested

Readers' Pick of the WeekThe captain and the chief officer of the Europalink ferry shipwrecked near the islet of Peristeres northeast of Corfy have been arrested by the Greek authorities, the Maritime Operational Centre of the Ministry of Merchant Marine reports. The Italian-flagged ferry was on her regular route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy, when it hit underwater rocks at around 2 am on Sunday, September 21.Read more


Shipping Needs a Steve Jobs

Readers' Pick of the WeekThe shipping industry is ready for the introduction of new technology, all we need is a new generation of tech-savvy middle and senior managers, says Dr. Martin Stopford, author of textbook Maritime Economics.Read more


Effects of Russia Sanctions Start to Kick In

Readers' Pick of the WeekConsequences of economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russian companies and officials have started to kick in. Read more

World Maritime News Staff, September 28, 2014

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