Seacurus Daily: Top Ten Maritime News Stories 16/05/2018
operational and legal issues, as well as employment affairs. The Annual Review is intended as a comprehensive overview of all the major issues faced by the global shipping industry, and in which ICS is engaged on behalf
of its member national shipowners associations and it will be of interest to anyone involved with international shipping, including shipping companies, maritime administrations and policy makers.
General of InterManager, Marlon Roño – President and CEO of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, Esben Poulsson – Chairman of The International Chamber of Shipping, and The Revd Andrew Wright – Secretary General of The Mission to Seafarers. The
awards were made to seafarers and operational staff who made a significant contribution to the welfare of others:
investments. Blockshipping is creating a first real-time registry, using blockchain and sensors, to keep track of the 27m shipping containers in use around the world, as well as a platform to unite all container shipping
stakeholders to allow for efficient transactions related to container handling all over the world. Blockshipping estimates that smarter handling of containers could save the industry $ 5.7bn a year.
nearly 30 miles southeast of Bridgehampton, New York. According to the Coast Guard, the loaded tankship Tofteviken was transiting to New York when it collided with the fishing vessel Polaris, which was transiting back
to its homeport in Massachusetts after a night of fishing.
have a bit more clout its financial backers. Norways $1 trillion Oil Fund, a leader in ethical investing, in February sold its stake in four firms because they scrap on the beach. Three
of the firms excluded by Norways fund Taiwans Evergreen Marine, Precious Shipping and Thoresen Thai Agencies of Thailand say they have been unfairly singled out. The fourth, Korea Line, declined to comment.
in cash and 13.725m shares in Star Bulk, worth $182.95m based on yesterdays closing price of $13.33 per share. Songa Bulk has a fleet of three capesizes, 10 kamsarmaxes, one ultramax and one supramax totalling 1.48m dwt.
The acquisition would give Star Bulk a fully delivered fleet of 108 bulkers totalling 12.26m dwt with an average age of 7.1m dwt.
Management and bulkers for Anangel Maritime Services. The 36 systems will be fitted to VLCCs, suezmaxes, aframaxes, capesizes and mini-capes between 2018 and 2020 at yards in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China. The new
BWT systems will ensure that ASGLs vessels comply with both the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and more stringent US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.
wait and see approach is regarded as a red flag by investors who worry that the lines will stumble into the default solution, in January 2020, of burning the 50%-more-expensive low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) in their ships without proper compensation.
more seaports for international trade would cut transportation costs for industry and help Indonesias products become more competitive in the international market. The seaports will help boost export and import activities,
of first quarter pirate attacks is markedly up in 2018 when compared with the preceding four years. Just because attacks in the Gulf of Aden have reduced does not mean that there is not potential for the problem to flare up
elsewhere. Today West Africa is causing concern. It is only when national governments take the problem seriously that piracy can be tackled.
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