were a total of 40 incidents reported from January to June 2018, of which 29 were actual incidents while 11 were attempted cases. Of the 40 incidents reported, 37 (92%) were armed robbery against ships and three (8%) were piracy. This marks a 15% decrease
compared to the same period in 2017 in the number of incidents reported. This is also the lowest number among the 10-year period (2009-2018) of January to June.
four officials are allegedly involved in offering bribes to a civil servant in a ship maintenance contract and will be detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for two to four days. MACC also conducted
a search at the houses of the four suspects during the arrest. The amount of money involved in the alleged misconduct is still under MACC investigation.
management across the shipping and logistics industry. Shippers, forwarders, carriers, truckers, and customs agencies will be able to collaborate more efficiently through the platform for a single version of truth and
an immutable audit trail with low latency, CargoSmart stated. A single shipment can involve more than 30 documents exchanged by all parties, often with multiple revisions due to human errors, before it leaves port.
Alphaliner reported in its latest weekly report, with three transpacific service withdrawals announced in the last four weeks. THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance will each take out one Asia US West Coast string at the end
of July and August, respectively, following the 2M carriers decision to withdraw one of their transpacific strings at the end of June.
are scheduled for delivery during the seoncd half of 2019 and will be built at HMDs yard in Ulsan, South Korea. Upon delivery the ships will operate in the U.S. flag market on trades served by OSGs existing vessels.
forces moved to take control of several ports in the countrys oil crescent last month, cutting off exports of some 850,000 barrels a day. This pushed the price up to $80 a barrel to be exported through a breakaway company, which the UAE is alleged to have
supported. The move caused widespread concern internationally.
operating system the UK port is still struggling to get its operations back to normal.
longer be available and instead seafarers will require a 96 hour online visa under a new rule implemented by Fujairah Port Immigration.
89-meter-long ship with six people onboard has reported no significant damage and there is no sign of any pollution on scene, according to the coastguard. At this stage the vessel is stable and the crew on board are
safe and well and there is no risk to life. This incident is ongoing and we will provide further updates as the situation develops, Kaimes Beasley, Duty Controller for HM Coastguard, said.
preferred status in China able to record financing charters. The advantages offered to the shipping industry by Liberia as a result of the changes made to the countrys maritime law are by no means limited to leasing houses in
China, but rather are available to all stakeholders, worldwide. Lease structures for ship financing are, however, increasing in popularity in Asia.
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