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Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation Backs Marine Environment Protection in Southeast Asia

Norad Backs Marine Environment Protection in Southeast Asia
Aiswarya Lakshmi December 8, 2017 https://www.marinelink.com/news/environment-protection431964

A new International Maritime Organization (IMO)-Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) environmental project in Southeast Asia is set to begin, to support seven countries to protect the marine environment from shipping operations.

'The Pirates of Somalia': Film Review

'The Pirates of Somalia': Film Review
John DeFore 12/8/2017 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/pirates-somalia-1065863

Evan Peters plays an untrained journalist who went where pros wouldn't in Bryan Buckley's true-story adventure.

Huge Chinese trade boost for Middle East in the pipeline?

Huge Chinese trade boost for Middle East in the pipeline?
RICHARD WACHMAN | 10 December 2017 http://www.arabnews.com/node/1206606/business-economy

LONDON: China aims to ramp up its economic and soft power in the Middle East as part of a wider offensive to bolster trade and national security, experts told Arab News.

The move is contingent on the development of a massive new trading hub at Gwadar port in Pakistan which lies at the southern extremity of the much-touted $55 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Slippery coating could save maritime industry $40 billion a year

Slippery coating could save maritime industry $40 billion a year
Samantha Boh 11 Dec 2017 http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/harvard-ntu-team-finds-solution-to...

A slippery coating could save the maritime industry billions of dollars by keeping pesky organisms such as mussels and algae off ships.

These organisms, which increase fuel consumption by causing frictional drag and are difficult to remove, are estimated to cost the shipping industry $40 billion worldwide each year.

Former Hanjin Shipping boss Choi Eun-young jailed for insider trading, ordered to pay $1.09million

Former Hanjin Shipping boss jailed for insider trading
Sam Chambers December 9th 2017

Choi Eun-young, 55, the former chairwoman of now-defunt Hanjin Shipping was handed an 18-month jail sentence by a court in Seoul today, convicted of insider trading.

German container ship lost 24 containers in North sea

German container ship lost 24 containers in North sea
Erofey Schkvark December 9, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/09/german-container-ship-lost-24-con...

As ship sizes grow, wait times to berth lengthen

As ship sizes grow, wait times to berth lengthen
Turloch Mooney| Dec 09, 2017 https://www.joc.com/port-news/port-productivity/ship-sizes-grow-wait-tim...

Capt. Pham Minh Tuan of MV Royal 16: Vietnamese captive’s remains recovered

Vietnamese captive’s remains recovered
John Unson 09 December 2017 http://philippinenews.com/index.php/world2/item/2366-vietnamese-captive-...

The remains of Pham Minh Tuan, captain of the cargo ship MV Royal 16, were found in Sitio Kasulutan, Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police director, said yesterday.

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — The corpse of the remaining Vietnamese hostage of the Abu Sayyaf was recovered in Sulu on Friday.

South Korea to invest in Iran’s Caspian port

South Korea to invest in Iran’s Caspian port
Fatih Karimov 9 December 2017 https://en.trend.az/iran/business/2833083.html

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7‎

South Korea is among the countries which has take serious steps to enter Iran's market following the removal of international sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

South Korea ranked fourth among Iran's top trade partners in non-oil sector during the first seven months of the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 20, 2017). The mutual trade (including gas condensates) accounted to $4,288 million in the period.

Rolls-Royce and European Space Agency embark on digital shipping project

Rolls-Royce and European Space Agency embark on digital shipping project
Helen Knight 8th December 2017 https://www.theengineer.co.uk/rolls-royce-esa-smart-ships/

Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency have signed an agreement to investigate the use of space technologies for remote-controlled and autonomous shipping.

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