Ships with security personnel best placed to rescue displaced refugees

ESC GLOBAL Security has warned that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing seaborne refugees.

UN Polar Code adopted, does not affect ships built before 2017

THE UN's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has adopted the Polar Code and associated marine pollution (MARPOL) measures to make it mandatory.

Simatech, Evergreen loop boosts Mideast-Africa-FE links

THE launch of a Chennai-Colombo-Gulf (CCG) feeder service to Visakhapatnam port by Simatech Shipping and Evergreen Line will provide new markets in the Middle East, Africa and Far East by offering links to Sohar and Jebel Ali.

Ships at Suez August 5-6 must supply data before opening ceremony

THE Suez Canal Authority has advised that the names and tonnage of all vessels due to arrive on August 5-6 - the date of the opening ceremony of the new canal project ?must be declared in advance. 

Evergreen adds Singapore-Haiphong to its service with PIL

TAIWAN's Evergreen will add a weekly service from May 30 through slots on the recently launched Semarang Vietnam China (SVC) service operated by PIL-ACL.

Shippers and carriers locked in blame game over demurrage

CARGO interests, truckers, ocean carriers and marine terminals have been locked in a noisy, seemingly non-stop argument over responsibility for demurrage detention fees at grid locked US ports, which has turned into a multimillion-dollar hot potato.

World Shipping Council backs demurrage to Federal Maritime Commission

DEMURRAGE and cargo detention fees are not nearly so unjust as shippers say, declares World Shipping Council (WSC) chief executive Christopher Koch.

Maersk vows to cut CO2 emissions from ships 60pc by 2020

DANISH shipping giant Maersk Line has set a "bold target" to reduce CO2 emissions 60 per cent per container by the end of the decade.

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