Shipping lobby urges EU to compromise on maritime climate target

Shipping lobby urges EU to compromise on maritime climate target
Megan Darby 28/03/2018 http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/03/28/shipping-lobby-urges-eu-comp...

Calls for a 70-100% cut in shipping emissions by 2050 are “unlikely to achieve consensus support”, warns influential trade body ahead of a key UN meeting

UK forms new team to support advancement in maritime sector

UK forms new team to support advancement in maritime sector
28 March 2018

The Government of UK has appointed a new team of experts who are expected to offer advice on the development of the country’s maritime sector.

The newly appointed Maritime 2050 expert panel will work with the industry to ensure that the UK stays at the forefront of global shipping in future with the use of new technologies such as autonomous ships and digital ports.

100 days to go – new film launches Sea Sunday 2018 charity appeal

100 days to go – new film launches Sea Sunday 2018 charity appeal
March 27 2018 received via email

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has produced a seven-minute video as the countdown to this year’s Sea Sunday on July 8 begins.

92% of Seafarers Strongly Influenced By Internet Access When Choosing Where to Work, According to Futurenautics Survey

92% of Seafarers Strongly Influenced By Internet Access When Choosing Where to Work, According to Futurenautics Survey
The Crew Connectivity 2018 Survey Report, sponsored by KVH Industries and Intelsat, shows digital transformation underway in the maritime industry
March 28, 2018 https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/28/1454366/0/en/92-of-Sea...

NMP: More women becoming seafarers

NMP: More women becoming seafarers
BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL MARCH 27, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/nmp-more-women-becoming-seafarers/388680/

More women are joining the Philippine maritime industry as seafarers, resulting in improved productivity and reflecting the government’s commitment to the United Nations (UN) to promote gender equality in the sector, state-run National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) said recently.

Romanian Seafarers Again Face Uncertainty

Romanian Seafarers Again Face Uncertainty
SAUGATA BAGCHI 2018-03-27

Europe’s top shipping nations among worst in IMO maritime climate talks – ranking

Europe’s top shipping nations among worst in IMO maritime climate talks – ranking
Sarah Carter https://shipinsight.com/europes-top-shipping-nations-among-worst-in-imo-...

European ambition to clean up the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions is being led by Germany, Belgium and France, a new ranking shows.

Australia Bans Containership 'MSC Kia Ora' over Unpaid Wages

Australia Bans Containership over Unpaid Wages
March 27, 2018 https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/australia-bans-containership-o...

Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora has been banned from Australian ports for three months after the operator failed to ensure crew were paid their wages in full and on time, and that critical equipment was maintained.

Fire after collision between ships in Danish strait

Fire after collision between ships in Danish strait
27 March 2018 https://www.thelocal.dk/20180327/fire-after-collision-between-ships-in-d...

“We will now get the situation under complete control. We must ensure they are seaworthy enough to move to another area,” Rasmussen added.

Both ships are reported to have sustained holes above their waterlines.

Worker found dead in cargo hold of ship at Port of Houston

Worker found dead in cargo hold of ship at Port of Houston
March 27, 2018 http://abc13.com/worker-found-dead-on-ship-at-port-of-houston/3268958/

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a worker who was extracted from a ship at the Port of Houston Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on a ship at the Houston Ship Channel.

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