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The new market outlook of U.K.-based consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) reads like a Stephen King novel geared toward container-line executives. It’s not exactly feel-good reading for cargo shippers either. Cheap freight rates are only attractive if they don’t trigger another Hanjin Shipping-style bankruptcy.
Credit risk in the bunker market is intensifying amid the coronavirus outbreak, even as dropping bunker fuel costs following the recent collapse in oil prices offer some respite to shipowners in a challenging market, industry sources in Singapore told S&P Global Platts this week.
IMO Secretary-General stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers' welfare in face of coronavirus shut down.
L’importance de la visibilité : l’OMI invite les femmes du secteur maritime à partager leurs photos http://www.imo.org/fr/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/05-women-in-maritime-photo-share.aspx
carriage ban enters into force https://bit.ly/2vzQLjZ
Partnerships and Projects department will focus on key global issues for international shipping, including decarbonization, marine plastic litter and biofouling .http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/Home.aspx
Outcome of PPR 7 - Please see http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/MeetingSummaries/PPR/Pages/PPR-7th-Session.aspx
Coronavirus global health emergency - IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry
Coronavirus global health emergency - IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry.
"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" was selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7, 15-24 January) will continue its ongoing work to review the GMDSS requirements.
The Port of Immingham has received six electric rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes as part of its multi-million dollar upgrade.
The European Transport Federation (ETF) is asking for changes on lashing operations concerning the people who take part in them; Now, European short-sea and feeder ship operators are challenging efforts by the ITF to redefine container lashing as a cargo handling activity in order to bring it under the control of unionized dockers.
A Lockheed Martin-led team has secured a multibillion dollar order from the U.S. Navy to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the U.S.’s Foreign Military Sales program.
China Ocean Industry has announced that a local court in Jiangsu has declared the bankruptcy of its subsidiary Nantong Huakai Heavy Industry.
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A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO's Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector
There is a recent legislation that came into force on 01.01.2019, in Turkey, regarding the commercial claims. New articles were added to Turkish Commercial Code and put a mandatory provision that the commercial disputes should go through mandatory mediation first. The meaning of mandatory is a pre-condition of being able to commence a claim before the courts of Turkey as regards to the commercial disputes.