resolution of the pension issue, the withdrawal of the reduced special crew compositions with the abolition of Law 4150/2013, the signing of collective agreements, the measures to tackle unemployment and the prompt and correct payment of due earnings to crews,
an announcement from the Panhellenic Seamens Federation stated. The Panhellenic Union of Tugs and Lifeguards, as well as dockworkers, participated in the strike.
have come in various forms, from a total ban on berthing and unloading of imported coal, to the tightening of customs clearance procedures and the bans are already becoming visible in terms of shipments. The restrictions have seen Chinas seaborne coal imports
fall by around 30%.
of 19 percent less crude through its main ports on the Baltic and Black Seas in the first five months of 2018 compared with a year earlier, according to loading plans obtained by Bloomberg. Meanwhile piped flows to China soared 43 percent in the first three
months, the most recent data from state operator Transneft PJSC show.
United States has become the worlds top fuel exporter, shipping more than 3 million barrels per day (bpd) of gasoline and diesel. Refiners have capitalized on booming output from shale fields in Texas and North Dakota and are building out export terminals
and processing facilities.
global gas trades. The transit, which occurred this past weekend, marks the beginning of a new LNG commercial route between the US and Asia from the recently inaugurated Dominion Cove Point terminal in Maryland, the second American
LNG export terminal to come online after Sabine Pass began operations in 2016.
and seafarer abandonment. The Seafarers Group has also tabled a resolution concerning the decent work in the inland navigation sector, drawing the attention on the importance of internal waterways as a sustainable mode of transport
for both of cargo and passengers, calling for the ILO to consider convening a sectoral meeting to discuss decent work in the inland navigation sector.
factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, was down 14 points, or 1 percent, at 1,327 points. The capesize index lost 37 points, or 1.7 percent, to end at 2,136 points. Average daily earnings for
capesizes, which typically transport 170,000-180,000 tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were down $286 to $16,890.
a result of the auction, Ørsted’s 605MW Changhua 1 and 295MW Changhua 2 projects are expected to be operational in 2021. These will be the first large-scale commercial offshore wind projects in Taiwan’s Changhua region and will connect 900MW into Changhuas
total available grid capacity of 1,000MW.
Insight published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
added 6.7% and the share owned by lessors is now nearing 52%.
at Praia de Norte in Nazaré, Portugal. The record-setting ride has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records and earned 38-year-old Koxa the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award, which was presented to Koxa over
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