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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

Cruise lines delay new deliveries and plan for post-pandemic passenger safety

Cruise giants Carnival and Royal Caribbean have pushed back the launch of new ships into 2021 as they continue to assess the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on their operations

Passenger Safety

Drugs found in container on Maersk vessel in Mexico

Mexican officials seized 102.5 kg of cocaine on the containership Svendborg Maersk at the Port of Manzanillo, according to reports

South America Maersk Group

Höegh Xiamen declared a ‘total loss’ after fire

Car carrier is declared a constructive total loss following a fire on board the vessel last month at the Port of Jacksonville. The vessel was on charter from Ocean Yield

Norway Insurance

Call to reform dangerous goods shipment rules

Inspections find more than 5% of containerised cargoes with misdeclared dangerous goods

International Containers

Digital technology should drop the science-fiction

He believes the sci-fi videos of autonomous vessels took the discussion about digital technology in completely the wrong direction. The aim is safety and efficiency, not crew reduction

Finland Digitalisation

PIL vessel targeted by pirates off Benin, five crew missing

BIMCO says Nigeria holds the key to the piracy problem and urged it to step up patrols

Benin Nigeria

Vessel attacked with explosives, nine kidnapped

Security consultancy Dryad Global said the manner and target of the attack were unusual for the region and anti-government militants could be responsible

Nigeria Piracy and Security

UK Ship Register tops Paris MoU performance white list

‘It’s a great moment to see our name at the top of the list and we will continue to strive to make sure our standards remain at this same high level,’ says MCA safety director Katy Ware

United Kingdom Regulation

From the News Desk: Ro-ro sector facing double whammy

Car carriers and ferry operators have been among the hardest hit segments of the maritime industry as a result of the coronavirus backdrop, while a spate of recent fires on ships have highlighted serious safety concerns

Casualty Passenger

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Emanuele Grimaldi on waiting for the world to restart

Italian shipowner Emanuele Grimaldi is our return guest on the podcast this week. He talks candidly about waiting for the world to restart in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, why he has launched antitrust complaints against the governments he feels are distorting the marketplace and the persistently troubling subject of roro safety in the wake of yet another care deck fire, this time aboard Grimaldi’s ro-Pax vessel Cruise Bonaria. 

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Roro

Grimaldi calls for tougher fire safety cargo safeguards

Emanuele Grimaldi has long called for changes to cargo rules amid fires from reefer units, car batteries and misdeclared cargo

International Specialty

Shipping’s commitment to seafarer welfare challenged

Research reveals that startups focusing on machinery performance attract four times more investment than startups looking at human factors

Crewing Technology and Innovation
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