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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

Massive explosions flatten port of Beirut

UPDATE 5: According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence, 13 vessels were in port at the time of the blast, the largest being the Malta-flagged CMA CGM Lyra, an 11,356 teu containership. At least two general cargo vessels and three tugs in close proximity to the explosion. Local reports suggest significant damage to port infrastructure in a 5km blast zone.

Lebanon Casualty

Sanctions body defends UK shipping guidelines

‘Where there are concerns about the regulations of other jurisdictions then the individual or company should seek independent legal advice. The UK does not provide advice for or on behalf of other jurisdictions,’ says HM Treasury

United Kingdom Terrorism

Outlook: Is shipping coping with the pandemic?

The outlooks, forecasts and predictions for 2020 which were compiled at the end of last year now look like they were made in another age and on another planet. So what has the remainder of this most unusual year got in store for the industry?

Containers Dry Bulk

UK coastguard invests in new radio network

Move will offer improved tech services access for many remote towns and villages

United Kingdom Safety

Eagle Bulk confirms armed incident over pay dispute

The guard did not surrender his weapon to the ship's master and forced the vessel to deviate from its course

Dry Bulk Piracy and Security

Ship breaking case turns spotlight on owners

The potential for a successful claim means that shipowners need to be vigilant in their ship recycling policies, according to legal experts

International Bangladesh

Industry tortoise derided by Mr Hare is unfair race

Shipping knows it has to become cleaner and greener, and it knows it is not doing so fast enough. But it takes time to turn a supertanker, and fuelling the industry is a supertanker issue

Bunkers Fuels

LNG’s role as a bridging fuel for shipping faces challenge

Progress towards a zero-carbon future for shipping will involve methanol, biofuels, ammonia, and hydrogen. LNG’s role as a bridging fuel is being challenged even as shipowners invest in the fuel

Fuels Environment

Seafarers close to breaking point, warns shipmanager

With 300,000 crew still stranded at sea amid tightening crew change policies, the risk is rising that they will refuse to renew their contracts

International Asia Pacific

More action needed to prevent container losses

Stowage plans, lashing arrangements and verification of the gross mass of containers compliance remain areas of concern

International Containers

Australia bans Chinese dry bulker over underpaid crew

Disembarked Burmese crew are now said to be stranded in Brisbane due to the lack of flights to Myanmar, with all expenses covered by the shipowner and shipmanager

Asia Pacific Dry Bulk
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