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Navy rescues 67 crew members, passengers of ship off Basilan

Navy rescues 67 crew members, passengers of ship off Basilan
Rene Acosta -December 4, 2017 https://businessmirror.com.ph/navy-rescues-67-crew-members-passengers-of...

THE Navy has rescued 67 crewmen and passengers of a commercial vessel in the waters of Basilan after the seacraft encountered trouble, a belated report reaching Camp Aguinaldo said on Monday.

Drifting oil tanker prompts Arctic icebreaker rescue

Drifting oil tanker prompts Arctic icebreaker rescue
Charles Digges December 4, 2017 http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/nuclear-russia/2017-12-drifting-o...

A tanker carrying tons of oil through Russia’s fragile arctic could have become an icebound environmental disaster had it not been for a rescue mounted by the nuclear icebreaker Yamal.

A tanker carrying tons of oil through Russia’s fragile arctic could have become an icebound environmental disaster had it not been for a rescue mounted by the nuclear icebreaker Yamal.

S. Korea’s Shipbuilding Industry Losing Its Cost Competitive Edge

S. Korea’s Shipbuilding Industry Losing Its Cost Competitive Edge
05/12/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-koreas-shipbuilding-industry-losin...

South Korea’s shipbuilding industry has been overtaken by latecomers, including China, in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, very large crude carrier (VLCC) and offshore plant sectors that the industry has had the most competitive edge in the world. Even Singapore, which has been “immaterial” in the industry, is taking away orders from South Korean shipbuilders.

Worsening Cost Competitiveness

Shipping Billionaires are in a High Seas ‘Arms Race’

Shipping Billionaires are in a High Seas ‘Arms Race’
December 4, 2017 http://www.ttnews.com/articles/shipping-billionaires-are-high-seas-arms-...

A shopping spree by two billionaires is shaking up a shipping industry still recovering from years of falling rates and overcapacity.

APL, Honda and Longchamp newest signatories of historic declaration to stamp out maritime shipping of counterfeits

APL, Honda and Longchamp newest signatories of historic declaration to stamp out maritime shipping of counterfeits
04/12/2017 https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/apl-honda-longchamp-newest-s...

APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, has joined global automotive giant Honda and French luxury leather goods company Longchamp in adding their signatures to the historic Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit Goods (DOI).

PH reelected to int’l maritime council Category C

PH reelected to int’l maritime council
REICELENE JOY IGNACIO December 4, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/ph-reelected-intl-maritime-council/366660/ C

The Philippines has been re-elected to the council of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization in charge of maritime safety, security and environment protection, the Department of Transportation said on Monday.

The Philippines obtained 124 out of 160 votes on December 1 under Category C, placing 13th among 20 elected IMO member-states under the said category.

Seafarers not forgotten this Christmas

Seafarers not forgotten this Christmas
Lauren Walford https://bereamail.co.za/122110/seafarers-not-forgotten-this-christmas/

A record number of 1 400 parcels were packed and wrapped as part of this year’s Share Your Christmas with a Seafarer project.

Couillard joins protest in support of Davie shipyard workers in Quebec

Couillard joins protest in support of Davie shipyard workers in Quebec
December 3, 2017 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/couillard-joins-protest-in...

In a rare show of political unity, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard was joined by his political opponents as he attended a protest in support of workers at the Davie shipyard near Quebec City on Sunday.

The protest was organized by union leaders and the shipyard's owner to call on the federal government to give more public contracts to the shipyard in Levis, Que.

Iran opens $1 bln extension at closest port to Indian Ocean

Iran opens $1 bln extension at closest port to Indian Ocean
Reuters, 3 December 2017 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2017/12/03/Iran-opens-1...

Iran opened on Sunday a $1 billion extension of its southeastern Chabahar port which Tehran hopes will help the country become a key transit route to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asia, competing with a nearby Pakistani port.

DTI eyes perks for shipbuilding

DTI eyes perks for shipbuilding
Richmond Mercurio December 4, 2017 http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/12/04/1764921/dti-eyes-perks-shipb...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is planning to spur the local shipbuilding industry by providing a support package for the manufacture of small and medium-sized vessels for domestic use, its officials said.

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