Cosco secures US security clearance for OOIL takeover

Cosco secures US security clearance for OOIL takeover
Jason Jiang July 9th, 2018 https://splash247.com/cosco-secures-us-security-clearance-for-ooil-takeo...

After years of flat lining, crew pay increases in 2018

After years of flat lining, crew pay increases in 2018
Sam Chambers July 6th, 2018 https://splash247.com/years-flat-lining-crew-pay-increases-2018/?utm_sou...

Cost growth returned to seafaring in 2018 and is projected to accelerate moderately on recovering vessel earnings and continued shortfall in officer numbers, according to the latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast report published by shipping consultancy Drewry.

Boat captains told to implement mandatory wearing of lifejackets

Boat captains told to implement mandatory wearing of lifejackets
Louine Hope Conserva July 10, 2018 https://thedailyguardian.net/banner-news/boat-captains-told-to-implement...

Sickness allowance of seafarers

Sickness allowance of seafarers
By ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO July 09,2018 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/183561/sickness-allowance-seafarers

A medically repatriated seafarer would normally result in depriving him of compensation income due to his inability to perform his sea duties.

Away from his family and working on board vessels sailing non-stop for weeks or months the world’s oceans, the Filipino seafarer is physically, mentally and emotionally stressed.

Worldwide Shipping Could Jeopardise Climate Goals

Worldwide Shipping Could Jeopardise Climate Goals
Sean Buchanan IDN-InDepthNews – 08 July 2018 https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/sustainability/climate-action/1980...

LONDON (IDN) – Worldwide, shipping contributes an estimated 2.5 percent of global emissions, but left unchecked this could grow to 17 percent by 2050, warns Transparency International – an international non-governmental organisation based in Berlin.

IMO Sets World Maritime Day Theme for 2019

IMO Sets World Maritime Day Theme for 2019
2018-07-09 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/imo-sets-world-maritime-day-t...

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019.

German tanker operators and the new normal of mergers and acquisitions

German tanker operators and the new normal of mergers and acquisitions
Craig Jallal 09 Jul 2018 http://www.tankershipping.com/news/view,german-tanker-operators-and-the-...

German tankers owners were reluctant to join the KG party, which in hindsight proved a prescient decision. But now a lack of scale leaves them vulnerable to takeovers

Trade Tariffs Could Push Shipping to the Edge: An industry battling higher fuel prices, weak freight rates faces uncertainty of U.S.-China tariff fight

Trade Tariffs Could Push Shipping to the Edge: An industry battling higher fuel prices, weak freight rates faces uncertainty of U.S.-China tariff fight
Costas Paris July 9, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/trade-tariffs-could-push-shipping-to-the-ed...

Trade tariffs between the U.S., China and Europe add to the problems confronting the global shipping industry, which was already struggling this year with weak demand and high fuel prices.

Sustainable Ocean Summit to explore Asia's role in global maritime industry

Sustainable Ocean Summit to explore Asia's role in global maritime industry
Rebecca Gibson July 9, 2018 http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/sustainable-ocean-summit-to-explo...

Dutch freighter fire, 10 hospitalized, Denmark

Dutch freighter fire, 10 hospitalized, Denmark
Mikhail Voytenko July 6, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/06/dutch-freighter-fire-10-hospitali...

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