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2017
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2017
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  • evergreen

    Evergreen unveils sea freight services for Alibaba.com members

    Evergreen Line has teamed up with Alibaba.com, a wholesale marketplace for global trade under Alibaba Group, to provide site members with the option of booking sea freight services online with guaranteed space and prices. The Taiwanese company has also appointed Evergreen Logistics Corporation, as a provider of logistics solutions for Alibaba.com members opting for its sea freight services. ...

  • bulk

    Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana

    The Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company, Metro Ports, will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1st, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port tenants and outside companies shipping bulk cargoes. ...

  • abu

    Abu Dhabi inks concession agreement to operate Fujairah port

    Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah signed a 35 year concession agreement, for the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports. The agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure and itt further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business. ...

  • data

    Shipping industry needs better data sharing and collaboration

    The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies, due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report released by the Business Performance Innovation Network, in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. ...

  • australia

    Australia discusses dangerous gaps in maritime security

    Australia will resume the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience Shipping. The inquiry comes in the wake of double murder findings by the NSW Coroner, investigating the deaths of two foreign seafarers aboard MV Sage Sagittarius in Australia, in 2012. ...


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fishing

Electrical failure causes fire on board fishing vessel

UK MAIB issued an accident report, regarding a fire onboard the fishing vessel "Ardent II", while alongside in Port Henry Basin, Peterhead, in August 2016. The investigation provides information on the causes and contributory factors of the incident, in order to prevent similar casualties in the future.

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bulk

China launches CIC for aging bulk carriers

The China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) announced the launch of a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on large bulk carriers of more than 10,000 gross tonnage (GT). The campaign will be held during the second semester of 2017, starting from 15 June 2017 through 31 December 2017.

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agreement

MHI, Oshima reach agreement to form shipbuilding alliance

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Oshima Shipbuilding, towards the formation of an alliance in the commercial ship business. The companies will seek business synergy and target sustainable growth, in order to strengthen business competitiveness in the global market, while also respecting mutual independence.

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seafarers

Seafarers’ identity docs: new requirements effective

More than 1.5 million seafarers working and living on ships involved in international trade can benefit from the new seafarers’ identity document, which allows them to travel without a visa to join their ships and to disembark in ports, announced the International Labour Organization.

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amendments

Industry’s cooperation reflected in SOLAS2020 amendments

IMO’s Marine Safety Committee adopted amendments to SOLAS2020 that raise the damage stability requirements for passenger vessels, in the event of flooding caused by a collision. These changes used as a basis a series of EU and EMSA funded cooperative research projects conducted by the shipping industry over several decades, DNV GL noted.

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