Shipping: Trends, Risks, Caution

Risk profiling is becoming more important to port state control inspections, says PaSea
09/01/2018

Port State Control inspections are increasingly focusing on the risk profile of the ship under inspection with inspectors singling out the performance of the ship manager and the flag state recognised organisation (RO) as major factors to concentrate on.

Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus-based Prevention at Sea (PaSea), said PSC inspectors were changing the way they inspected ships with greater emphasis being placed on a vessel’s risk profile.

Population Shrinking Fast in Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Town Following Recession

Population Shrinking Fast in Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Town Following Recession
08/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/population-shrinking-fast-in-ulsans-...

With the South Korean shipbuilding industry left reeling by changing economic fortunes, the population of the well-known shipbuilding neighborhood of Dong District in Ulsan is dwindling fast.

Sailors’ Society launches Crisis Response Network Asia as kidnappings treble

Sailors’ Society launches Crisis Response Network Asia as kidnappings treble
https://www.sailors-society.org/about-us/press-room/crisis-response-netw...

Southampton charity Sailors’ Society is launching a crisis response network to help victims of trauma at sea in Asia, as kidnappings at sea reach their highest levels in 10 years.

PCG seizes P120-M smuggled rice from Liberian-flagged ship off Zamboanga Sibugay

PCG seizes P120-M smuggled rice from Liberian-flagged ship off Zamboanga Sibugay
Published January 8, 2018 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/638871/pcg-seizes-p120-m-smu...

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recovered P120 million worth of smuggle rice in waters off Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay on Sunday morning.

Making way for mega container ships

Making way for mega container ships
08/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/making-way-for-mega-container-ships/

Bigger is definitely better.

At least for container shipping companies.

The sheer size of these mega container vessels allows more cargo to be transported around the globe.

Technological advancement in ship engineering and design has made these sea giants more fuel efficient, travel further and require less hands on deck.

Ending Piracy in Nigerian Waters

Ending Piracy in Nigerian Waters
08/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ending-piracy-in-nigerian-waters/

Recently, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) released a report naming Nigeria as one of the hotspots for sea piracy.

Nikos Mikelis: What Will 2018 Bring to the Ship Recycling Industry?

What Will 2018 Bring to the Ship Recycling Industry?
Nikos Mikelis 01/07/2018 https://maritime-executive.com/article/what-will-2018-bring-to-the-ship-...

Vietnam: 2025 maritime industry and trade development plan approved

2025 maritime industry and trade development plan approved
07/01/2018 http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/193370/2025-maritime-industry-...

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has approved a plan to develop Vietnam’s maritime industry and trade to 2025, with a vision to 2035.

Methodology for VLCC/FPSO/FLNG as part of a Marine Marine Reliability-Centred MaintenanceProgramme

Methodology for VLCC/FPSO/FLNG as part of a Marine RCM Programme
08/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/a-revolutionary-new-risk-based-inspe...

Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing
7 January 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42594249

Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening.

The Sanchi tanker, a Panama-registered vessel carrying 136,000 tonnes of Iranian oil, caught fire after the crash.

China's Ministry of Transport said the missing people are its crew - 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis.

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