Maritime industry leaders calls for action in favour of decarbonisation

Maritime industry leaders calls for action in favour of decarbonisation
5 October 2018 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/maritime-industry-leaders-calls-act...

A group of 34 maritime CEOs and industry leaders have joined forces to sign a call for action and to lead the industry in support of a decarbonised future.

PCG grounds cargo vessel pending MARINA suspension lifting

PCG grounds cargo vessel pending MARINA suspension lifting
Perla Lena October 8, 2018 http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1050274

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has prevented cargo vessel M/V Ricky Rey, owned by the Fortune Sea Carrier, from sailing pending the "certificate of seaworthiness" to be issued by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), an official said Monday.

Canadian seafarer shortage prompts actions from union

Canadian seafarer shortage prompts actions from union
Lasia Kretzel Oct 7, 2018 https://www.citynews1130.com/2018/10/07/canadian-seafarer-shortage-promp...

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Canada’s seafarers are encountering some rough waters as the industry deals with a shortage of workers.

Around 20 per cent of the industry’s workforce is set to retire over the next five years and fewer young people are stepping up to take their place.

Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica

Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica
AFP October 8, 2018 https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/fuel-spill-feared-as-cargo-ships-co...

TWO cargo ships have collided off the island of Corsica, with authorities fearing a catastrophic oil spill in the idyllic Mediterranean region.

US-China trade war to turn on the screws on Hong Kong’s beleaguered shipping industry

US-China trade war to turn on the screws on Hong Kong’s beleaguered shipping industry
Chad Bray 08 October, 2018 https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2167324/us-china-trade-w...

The ultimate impact may depend upon whether US importers are willing to pass on the costs of tariffs to consumers, says Peter Levesque of Modern Terminals

Kenya: New Maritime Regulations Will Protect Seafarers From Exploitation

New Maritime Regulations Will Protect Seafarers From Exploitation
08/10/2018

A move by the national government to establish a wage standard and regulations council has been hailed by stakeholders arguing that it will protect Kenyan seafarers from exploitation by the international companies.

A Mombasa based Maritime Consultant Andrew Mwangura welcomed the formation of the council by the State Department for Maritime and Shipping Affairs noting it will protect Kenyans from unscrupulous foreign employers.

India: Guidelines for Women Seafarers Employment launched by International Women Seafarer Foundation

Guidelines for Women Seafarers Employment launched by International Women Seafarer Foundation
Oct 06, 2018 https://www.aninews.in/news/business/business/guidelines-for-women-seafa...

China’s ‘Belt and Road’, e-commerce to redefine shipping lines

China’s ‘Belt and Road’, e-commerce to redefine shipping lines
October 07, 2018 https://www.dawn.com/news/1437351/chinas-belt-and-road-e-commerce-to-red...

General cargo ship 'Griftbor' aground in Swedish waters

General cargo ship aground in Swedish waters
Erofey Schkvark October 6, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/10/06/general-cargo-ship-aground-in-sw...

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India
October 05, 2018 https://www.rappler.com/nation/213642-mv-evangelia-m-filipino-seafarers-...

The Department of Foreign Affairs is sending consular officers to Kakinada Port, more than 1,800 kilometers from New Delhi, to assist the Filipinos abandoned by their employer

MANILA, Philippines – For more than 3 months now, 21 Filipino seafarers have been stranded at a port in southeastern India after their employers abandoned them.

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