Massive fire rips through Bali port, engulfs nearly 40 vessels

Massive fire rips through Bali port, engulfs nearly 40 vessels
Agence France-Presse 9 July 2018 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1008459/massive-fire-rips-through-bali-port...

Pope hails work of seafarers on Sea Sunday

Pope hails work of seafarers on Sea Sunday
received via email 9 July 2018

Pope Francis has prayed for seafarers and fishermen and their families as churches across the world celebrated Sea Sunday on July 8.

“I pray for them and their families as well as for the chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea,” the Pontiff said at the Sunday Angelus in St Peter’s Square, Vatican.

The Pope also made mention “of those who live in unworthy work situations at sea”.

Vatican says chaplains also are being denied access to Christian Filipino, Ukrainian crewmen

Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers
Associated Press 9 July 2017 http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-vatican-laments-often-poor-working-cond...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is calling attention to the plight of merchant seamen and fishermen who may face dismal working conditions and be kept from going ashore when their ships dock in foreign ports.

IMO’s technical cooperation critical to Nigeria’s maritime growth — Dakuku

IMO’s technical cooperation critical to Nigeria’s maritime growth — Dakuku
09/07/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imos-technical-cooperation-critical...

New Report Shows Poor Policies At UN Shipping Agency Put Climate Goals At Risk

New Report Shows Poor Policies At UN Shipping Agency Put Climate Goals At Risk
July 3, 2018 https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/new-report-shows-poor-polici...

World’s Biggest Shipping Market Booms as Trade War Shrugged Off

World’s Biggest Shipping Market Booms as Trade War Shrugged Off
06 Jul 2018 http://www.shippingherald.com/worlds-biggest-shipping-market-booms-as-tr...

Will somebody please tell commodity shippers there’s a trade war going on?

Seafarers are Just Like Everyone Else: 'Talk about seafarers being isolated and the younger generation being unhappy at sea, to the point of suffering mental illness...(is not) an accurate assessment'

Seafarers are Just Like Everyone Else
Captain Kuba Szymanski 2018-07-06 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/seafarers-are-just-like-ev...

There is a lot of talk about seafarers being isolated and the younger generation being unhappy at sea, to the point of suffering mental illness. I don't think this is an accurate assessment, and I don't know why the industry is talking this way.

Cargo ship struck boat on River Don, Russian Inner Waterways

Cargo ship struck boat on River Don, Russian Inner Waterways
STEPAN KOTCHERGA July 7, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/07/cargo-ship-struck-boat-on-river-d...

The maritime transport industry has lost its focus

The maritime transport industry has lost its focus
June 25th, 2018 https://splash247.com/maritime-transport-industry-lost-focus/

A day may come when a ship is not allowed to enter a port, if it is not utilising its total cargo carrying capacity. Half-full ships are wasting energy and money, and they are a risk to the environment. We need to go back to our core business – transporting cargo efficiently, argues Marcus Ejdersten from MacGregor.

Embracing 'Internet of Things' adoption in the maritime industry

Embracing IoT adoption in the maritime industry
Jul 06 2018 http://www.tankeroperator.com/news/embracing-iot-adoption-in-the-maritim...

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA joined Danelec Marine, VDR, ECDIS and ship-to-shore data solutions supplier; class society ClassNK, and Inmarsat, to debate the Internet of Things’ (IoT) potential to reshape the maritime industry.

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