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2017: Bittersweet Year for (Nigeria's) Maritime Sector

2017: Bittersweet Year for Maritime Sector
December 29, 2017 https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/12/29/2017-bittersweet-year-f...

Eromosele Abiodun posits that the embarrassing International Maritime Organisation council election loss, the Apapa traffic gridlock, Nigeria Customs Service Customs anti-smuggling success and INTELS’ resilience make 2017 a bittersweet year for stakeholders in the sector

Philippines: Learning lessons from foreign ferry companies

Learning lessons from foreign ferry companies
December 30, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/learning-lessons-foreign-ferry-companies/371244/

The Philippine shipping industry has great potential to contribute to the country’s economy, but has many areas for improvement. Fortunately, these can be addressed by learning and adopting lessons from previous experiences, as well as by benchmarking with the best practices of foreign ferry firms.

The Biggest Stories From the Global Shipping Industry in 2017 – Part 2

The Biggest Stories From the Global Shipping Industry in 2017 – Part 2
30/12/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-biggest-stories-from-the-global-...

As the 2017 peak season winds down for ocean carriers, a look back finds that it was a season for volume records at many ports, particularly in the US. The rates, however, were another story.

Yes, we blame excess capacity once again, and as you continue to read, you’ll learn that even more capacity will be entering the market in 2018 and 2019.

Cargo Ships: Aground in St. Lawrence River, Arrested in Korea

Large cargo ship runs aground in St. Lawrence River near Clayton
Sarah Moses Dec 29, 2017 http://www.newyorkupstate.com/thousand-islands/2017/12/larege_cargo_ship...

WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y. - The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a large cargo ship that has run aground in the St. Lawrence River just east of Clayton, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Buffalo.

Splash 24/7: Themes that will dominate shipping in 2018

Themes that will dominate shipping in 2018
Splash 24/7 http://splash247.com/themes-will-dominate-shipping-2018/

Splash asks top names across the industry for their predictions. Next year is unlikely to be dull for those in maritime.

Allegations Chinese registered ships are trading oil to North Korean vessels at sea; UN bars 4 North Korean ships from ports — diplomats

Allegations Chinese registered ships are trading oil to North Korean vessels at sea
Jamie Seidel December 27, 2017 http://www.news.com.au/world/allegations-chinese-registered-ships-are-tr...

These surveillance photographs released by the US Treasury Department purport to show a North Korean vessel receiving oil from a Chinese registered ship.Source:Supplied

Hyundai Heavy tumbles on $1.6b sale plan

Hyundai Heavy tumbles on $1.6b sale plan
28/12/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/hyundai-heavy-tumbles-on-1-6b-sale-p...

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s second-biggest shipbuilder, fell by a record following its plan to raise about 1.29 trillion won (S$1.6 billion) selling new shares for working capital.

2017 Yearender: Shipping sector --12 months of calm seas, but...

2017 Yearender: Shipping sector --12 months of calm seas, but...
Jacqueline Woo Dec 27, 2017 http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/12-months-of-calm-seas-but

Shipping market has improved this year, but overcapacity and price wars continue to roil sector

After years of blood-letting and a never-ending race to the bottom, global shipping lines have enjoyed a calmer 12 months but as all good sailors know, storms can come at any time.

Xeneta: The Biggest Stories From the Global Shipping Industry in 2017 – Part 1

Xeneta: The Biggest Stories From the Global Shipping Industry in 2017 – Part 1
29/12/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/xeneta-the-biggest-stories-from-the-...

As we get ready to turn the page of yet another year, it’s always a good idea to look at the events of the past. With the major milestones and benchmarks of 2017 setting the path and pace for the year to come, we can look at what happened in the container shipping industry to get a better idea of what’s to come. We have split this 2017 in three parts for easier consumption.

Marina chief Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro 3rd hit for 11 ‘junkets’

Marina chief hit for 11 ‘junkets’
JING VILLAMENTE December 29, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/marina-chief-hit-11-junkets/371142/

ANOTHER government official was accused on Thursday of excessive travel – Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro 3rd – who, a group of seafarers claimed, made 11 foreign trips just this year.

The United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) wants the Senate to investigate the “globe-trotting” Amaro, citing a complaint made by the Alliance of Marina Employees (AME).

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