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From the News Desk: Britain on alert as a WTO-terms Brexit looms

This week: The United Kingdom government warns the shipping industry and those around it that they must be ready in the event of a WTO-terms Brexit, Iran appears to be thawing to the idea of releasing the oil tanker it impounded after the release of the Iranian tanker seized by British Royal Marines and container lines try to clamp down on misdeclared cargoes

International Casualty

Time to name and shame rogue shippers, says Drewry

A limited amount of information sharing could greatly enhance safety and reduce fraud, argues Drewry, with most shippers likely to welcome any measure that will help reduce the risk of delay or damage to their cargoes

International Containers

International co-operation needed to tackle Gulf of Guinea piracy

Call comes after the abduction of 17 seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea

BIMCO Safety

Pirates shoot at LPG carrier off Nigeria

The crew on the Wisdom Marine vessel retreated to the citadel and the master took evasive action

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Freight forwarders hit back on cargo misdeclaration fines

‘It’s interesting that they talk about fines, because I don’t think that in the private sector you can fine people. Usually fines relate to regulators and law enforcement agencies,’ says FIATA acting director general Steve Morris

International Containers

Kidnapped Turkish crew released

Nearly a month after 10 Turkish crew were abducted from the Turkish-flagged 8,928 dwt Paksoy 1 general cargo vessel off Nigeria the seafarers have been released unharmed

Asia Pacific Containers

APL containership catches fire off Indian coast

The were no reports of injuries to the crew and initial checks showed the vessel is stable. The vessel has diverted to Mundra, where it remains for investigations

Asia Pacific Containers

Box majors clamp down on cargo misdeclaration

‘To ensure the safety of our crew, ships and other cargo onboard, Hapag-Lloyd holds the shipper liable and responsible for all costs and consequences related to violations, fines, damages, incidents, claims and corrective measures resulting from cases of undeclared or misdeclared cargoes,’ German carrier tells shippers

International Containers

Viewpoint: No summer holidays here

The spotlight on the Strait of Hormuz has exposed the severe limitations on the Royal Navy’s ability to protect merchant shipping and the vulnerability of ships on passage in this important waterway

International Piracy and Security
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