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Bulk carrier industry draws up new guidelines on ventilation

The guide is designed to provide a better understanding of how and when to ventilate given the different types of bulk commodities carried with each having different requirements. Proper ventilation is essential to preventing damage to cargo and to ensure crew safety

Dry Bulk Safety

Safety report unveils connivance on dangerous practices

The industry has spent eight months complaining that its key workers should be repatriated swiftly. In reality, it has spent years ignoring protests that rest and work hours regulations are openly flouted

International Safety

Singapore Strait thefts on the rise

Singapore’s piracy watchdog ReCAAP reported a rise in maritime crime incidents in the Singapore Strait, mostly on the Indonesian side of the shipping lane. Economic hardships in Indonesia brought on by the pandemic may help explain the rise in incidents

Asia Pacific Singapore

Sino-Australia trade spat keeps bulk carriers stranded

Twenty-six bulk carriers laden with Australian coking coal remain at anchor off China

Australia China

Newly sold Greek tankers sail for Venezuela defying US sanctions

Until mid-2020 Greek ships transported 80% of cargoes from the South American country, but drastically reduced exposure after US sanctions briefly imposed on four ships owned by prominent Greek families

Europe Greece

Crew taken from bunkering vessel after hijacking

Three crew were kidnapped from the bunkering tanker Stelios K about 65 nautical miles south of Lagos. The ship was hijacked south of Togo on November 16 but the pirates stayed on board the vessel for a week until next Monday morning, it what a source called a ‘seriously strange’ case

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Energy efficiency costs are not the preserve of shipowners

There has been much discussion about future fuels and retrofitting energy efficiency technology can make a difference to the industry’s carbon footprint immediately. The question is: who should pay for it

Environment Technology and Innovation

Disappointed Maersk wants IMO to negotiate market-based measures immediately

The world’s biggest shipping company says it is disappointed in the new short-term greenhouse gas measures that global regulators approved and wants discussion on longer-term measures to start in 2021

Maersk Group IMO
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