Insurers brace for multi-million-dollar claims as Maersk Honam is towed to port

Insurers brace for multi-million-dollar claims as Maersk Honam is towed to port
Mike Wackett 13/03/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/insurers-brace-multi-million-dollar-claims-mae...

The insurance industry is bracing itself for hundreds of millions of dollars of claims from the biggest container vessel casualty to date – but some shippers will not have been insured.

Greek shipowners wary of trade barriers

Greek shipowners wary of trade barriers
16/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/greek-shipowners-wary-of-trade-barr...

The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), Theodore Veniamis, expressed his concern about the trade tariffs recently imposed by US President Donald Trump.

PCG sea marshals deployed aboard ships going to Mindanao

PCG sea marshals deployed aboard ships going to Mindanao
Raymund Antonio March 11, 2018 https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/11/pcg-sea-marshals-deployed-aboard-ships...

Sea marshals from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have been deployed aboard shipping vessels going to Mindanao as part of security measures to ensure safe sea travel, the maritime agency said.

Maritime Union of Australia protest for seafarer jobs

MUA protest for seafarer jobs
Alex Bainbridge March 15, 2018 https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/mua-protest-seafarer-jobs

Australian merchant seafarers demand work not dole

Global directory launched by Apostleship of the Sea for seafarers

Global directory launched for seafarers
March 14th, 2018 https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/34514

Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched its global port chaplains' directory which helps seafarers and fishermen get access to pastoral and welfare support wherever they are in the world.

The Port Chaplain Directory 2018 lists phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 216 port chaplains covering 314 ports in 57 countries, compared to 261 ports across 55 countries in 2017.

Environmental awareness training course launched

China Is Developing Ships To Cover The Globe Without Captains

China Is Developing Ships To Cover The Globe Without Captains
Ralph Jennings Mar 14, 2018 https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2018/03/14/china-is-developin...

Singapore Launches an Ambitious Blueprint to Drive Singapore Port as the Future Global Maritime Hub

Singapore Launches an Ambitious Blueprint to Drive Singapore Port as the Future Global Maritime Hub
15/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/singapore-launches-an-ambitious-blu...

On 12 January 2018, Singapore’s Minister of State for Transport, Lam Pin Min, launched Singapore’s new “Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map.”

Ex-Maersk executives bring blockchain and cryptocurrency to shipping

Ex-Maersk executives bring blockchain and cryptocurrency to shipping
15/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ex-maersk-executives-bring-blockcha...

A new platform powered by blockchain technology and cryptocurrency could help save the shipping industry US$5.7bn annually.

OECD: Sweden – a pioneering nation in green shipping

OECD: Sweden – a pioneering nation in green shipping
018 March 15 http://en.portnews.ru/digest/19738/

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