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Ukrainian Shipping Company Accepts Bitcoin for Faster, Sanctions-Free Global Trade

Ukrainian Shipping Company Accepts Bitcoin for Faster, Sanctions-Free Global Trade
Samburaj Das 30/11/2017 https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ukrainian-shipping-company-accepts-bitco...

The global shipping industry could see substantial benefits in using bitcoin as a Ukrainian shipper negotiates its first bitcoin transaction.

Tanker trio sale sees ugly abandonment spat come to a close

Tanker trio sale sees ugly abandonment spat come to a close
Sam Chambers November 30th 2017 http://splash247.com/tanker-trio-sale-sees-ugly-abandonment-spat-come-cl...

An ugly impasse involving three ships managed by Singapore-headquartered Elektrans is coming to an end, with the vessels being sold and their crew finally getting paid.

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade
30/11/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/flame-defying-maritime-pilots-recogn...

Two maritime pilots who defied fire to bring a burning ship to safety, averting a major maritime catastrophe, received the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the 2017 IMO awards ceremony, held on Monday (27 November).

Crew member found alive 20 hours after ship sinks

Crew member found alive 20 hours after ship sinks
30/11/2017 http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/191278/crew-member-found-alive-...

VietNamNet Bridge – A crew member of a squid-catching ship that sank was rescued after more than 20 hours, according to the Binh Dinh Province Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Wednesday night.

Nguyen Van Dung from Quang Ngai was immediately transferred to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

Shipping giant hit by cyberattack, refuses to pay hackers' ransom

Shipping giant hit by yberattack, refuses to pay hackers' ransom
James Rogers 30 Nov 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/30/shipping-giant-hit-by-cyberattack...

U.K. shipping giant Clarkson has fallen victim to a cyberattack, but has vowed not to pay a ransom to the hackers.

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution
30/11/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/theres-now-a-vessel-that-produces-ze...

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

China spoils the launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal: Truly emissions-free shipping will require rapidly shifting off of coal

China spoils the launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal
Truly emissions-free shipping will require rapidly shifting off of coal.
Joe Romm Nov 30, 2017
https://thinkprogress.org/china-electric-cargo-ship-coal-b3c6aa90564e/

The good news is that China, the world leader in electric vehicle production and use, has launched the world’s first all-electric, 2,200-ton cargo ship. The bad news is that the groundbreaking vessel is being used to haul coal.

Shipping’s data needs grow, but digitization lags

Shipping’s data needs grow, but digitization lags
Bill Mongelluzzo | Nov 30, 2017 https://www.joc.com/technology/shipping%E2%80%99s-data-needs-grow-digiti...

LONG BEACH — Big data is increasingly driving the delivery of freight to beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), so ports, carriers, and intermediaries must digitize the supply chain in order to process the unprecedented volume of information they are handling, according to transportation industry experts.

Autonomous shipping hype ignores the value of the human element

Autonomous shipping hype ignores the value of the human element
Bjorn Hojgaard 28 Nov 2017 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/autonomous-shipping-hype-igno...

The hype around autonomous shipping fails to take into account the value the human being can bring onboard a ship and the real cost of replacing seafarers, argues Anglo-Eastern ceo Bjorn Hojgaard.

'The crew has so much sex': Cruise ship workers reveal the things that passengers NEVER get to know about

'The crew has so much sex': Cruise ship workers reveal the things that passengers NEVER get to know about
Jennifer Newton 29 November 2017 | http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5128191/Cruise-wor...

*One cruise ship worker said the STD rate among the crew was at least 50%
*It's not unusual for crew members to sleep in a room of six people
*Passengers sometimes flush items such as shoes and T-shirts down the toilet

Ship workers have been revealing exactly what happens behind the scenes on a cruise liner.

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