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DFDS vessel’s engine failure linked to poor maintenance

Recommendations to MAN and Lloyd’s Register after component failure

United Kingdom Casualty

Leading law firm deepens maritime commitment

Expansion comes as key law firms are easing away from maritime, while boutique firms are narrowing their interest. WFW wants to be seen as a full-service, transport and renewable energy specialist

United Kingdom Greece

Globalisation is switching from goods to services

The development of artificial intelligence and robotics favours the richer economies, while weaker regions and countries will lose out unless international solidarity replaces nationalism

International Political Risk and Trade

Evergreen wins pivotal collision regulations case in Supreme Court

‘It’s the first judgment we’ve had in over 40 years on the collision regulations, and it really goes to town on how to interpret the regulations as they apply to all ships, not just big ones’ — barrister

International United Kingdom

ESG survey confirms broad industry support for decarbonisation

The survey report concludes that the cost of upgrading fleets to clean technology is likely to overwhelm small, independent family shipowners. They will consolidate, go public or die

Environment Consolidation

Keppel Corp chairman to stand down

Dr Lee’s reign as Keppel non-executive chairman overlapped with several Keppel O&M transactions in Brazil that were subject to a cross-border anti-corruption probe

International Offshore

Unions call for all seafarers to be vaccinated

The Nautilus Federation of 22 unions wants a worldwide vaccination programme for seafarers and inland waterways transport crew, to help resolve the crew change crisis and ensure seafarers do not miss out on vaccines

International Crewing

Minerva denies tanker link to Israel oil spill

Minerva Marine provides a timeline for Minerva Helen’s movements, countering what appears to be information stemming from the official investigation

Israel Tankers and Gas

Samsung Heavy settles Petrobras bribery case

Settlement comes as SHI is now gearing up to compete for a multi-billion-dollar contract to build two floating production storage and offloading units for Petrobras

Asia Pacific South America

Reversing restrictive maritime trade policies would boost global economic recovery

Reducing trade protectionism could see GDP gains for national economies increase by up to 3.4% according to a major new study from the International Chamber of Shipping

International Political Risk and Trade

Australia sets new safety checks for livestock carriers

Australia is increasing its scrutiny of livestock carriers with a six-month safety campaign aimed at finding ‘systemic issues with maintenance and stability’. Livestock carriers, often elderly and converted from ro-ros or boxships, have been the subject of several major casualties

Australia Casualty

Maritime experts to examine seafarer exhaustion

Following on from ‘A Culture of Adjustment’, this webinar brings together maritime safety heavyweights who all believe it is time to stop kicking the safety can down the road

United Kingdom Crewing