Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism

Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism
08/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/chinese-shipping-firms-buy-ships-as...

A recovery in the shipping market has buoyed optimism among Chinese shipping companies, with many once again buying new vessels to expand their fleets.

Connectivity Crucial to Singapore's Role as Maritime Hub

Connectivity Crucial to Singapore's Role as Maritime Hub
March 7, 2018 Joseph Fonseca

To continue growing the maritime cluster and capturing new opportunities, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will strengthen the connectivity and inter-linkages of Singapore’s maritime cluster, build a vibrant innovation ecosystem and develop a future-ready and skilled maritime workforce.

Mission to Seafarers releases 2017 Q4 'Happiness Index' Report

Forwarded from a tweet
8 March 2017

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See how seafarers feel about the industry https://buff.ly/2G2V5Jp

GENERAL HAPPINESS
Though there was negativity about loneliness, disconnection and dissatisfaction, the Index responses brought glimpses of the potential
for seafaring to remain an incredible profession. Hopefully these reports can shed more light on what seafaring can be, as we lift it from what it has all too often become.

Shippers fear huge surge in costs if IMO rules box ships must slow down; IMO body recommends Fleet Safety for GMDSS recognition after intensive performance review

Shippers fear huge surge in costs if IMO rules box ships must slow down
Gavin van Marle 07/03/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/shippers-fear-huge-surge-costs-imo-rules-box-s...

IMO celebrates 70 years with help of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

IMO celebrates 70 years with help of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Rebecca Gibson March 7, 2018 http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/imo-celebrates-70-years-with-help...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II helped the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to mark its 70th anniversary at its headquarters in London, UK on 6 March 2018.

Women who answer the call of the sea; Promoting maritime opportunities for women

Women who answer the call of the sea
Katie Kowalski 7 March 2018 http://www.ptleader.com/news/women-who-answer-the-call-of-the-sea/articl...

When Caitlin Miller returned from her 58-day, 5-hour and 6-minute row across the Atlantic, she had a hard time adjusting to life on land.

“I really thought I would figure everything out when I was on the row,” she said. “I didn’t. I felt really lost and not sure where I wanted to end up.”

New transformation roadmap, tech to propel Singapore’s maritime industry

New transformation roadmap, tech to propel Singapore’s maritime industry
08/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-transformation-roadmap-tech-to-...

A new Maritime Transformation Programme (MTP) and the setting up of a data hub, as well as an injection of S$100 million in the Maritime Cluster Funds are among initiatives to position Singapore’s maritime industry for the next phase of growth.

Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative sets sail in search of 'new normal' for shipping sector

Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative sets sail in search of 'new normal' for shipping sector
James Murray 07 March 2018 https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3027925/ship-recycling-transparenc...

Major operators back industry initiative designed to crack down on 'sub-standard practices' that present environmental risks

'Sea Breeze': New Building with Seafarer’s accommodation Delivered, Opening Ceremony held in The Philippines

New Building with Seafarer’s accommodation Delivered, Opening Ceremony held in The Philippines
06/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-building-with-seafarers-accommo...

PH’s shipbuilding industry to highlight Asia forum

PH’s shipbuilding industry to highlight Asia forum
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat March 5, 2018 https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/03/05/phs-shipbuilding-industry-to-highl...

As the world’s fourth largest shipbuilding country, the Philippines will take center stage at the forthcoming gathering of maritime industry players in Singapore.

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