Cargo ships are the world’s worst polluters, so how can they be made to go green?

Cargo ships are the world’s worst polluters, so how can they be made to go green?
Mark Piesing January 4th 2018 https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/cargo-container-shipping-carbon-poll...

Locals remove cargo from the stricken cargo ship MSC Napoli in January 2007 in Branscombe, England (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bimco forecasts improved shipping markets in 2018, but only if owners remain cautious

Bimco forecasts improved shipping markets in 2018, but only if owners remain cautious
05 January 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/bimco-forecasts-improved-sh...

A 'Paris Agreement for shipping' could lower maritime emissions

A 'Paris Agreement for shipping' could lower maritime emissions
Jessica Leber, January 5, 2018 https://www.greenbiz.com/article/paris-agreement-shipping-could-lower-ma...

This year, the world's first fully electric and autonomous container ship could set sail, voyages that will take tourists to the Titanic will launch and a team of scientists will visit the collapsed Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica to explore a marine ecosystem that has been hidden for 120 years.

Maritime cyber risk awareness ‘barrelling forward at full pelt’

Maritime cyber risk awareness ‘barrelling forward at full pelt’
05 Jan 2018 http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/security-and-alarm-systems/mariti...

According to Sarah Stephens of cyber security consultancy JLT Specialty, 2017 will perhaps be remembered for, among other things, being the year that awareness of cyber incidents in the shipping and maritime industry started barrelling forward at full pelt.

Global fleet capacity to bulge as more containerships are delivered in 2018

Global fleet capacity to bulge as more containerships are delivered in 2018
Mike Wackett 03/01/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/global-fleet-capacity-bulge-containerships-del...

There will be a 5.6% growth in container fleet capacity this year, according to scheduled newbuild deliveries of 1.49m teu and expected in scrapping of some 350,000 teu, says Alphaliner.

How Does Duterte Use the Philippine Coast Guard?

How Does Duterte Use the Philippine Coast Guard?
Jay Tristan Tarriela January 04, 2018 https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/how-does-duterte-use-the-philippine-coas...

Beyond securing disputed maritime rights, the PCG has an important domestic function.

Ships grounded due to expired permits

Ships grounded due to expired permits
January 05, 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2018/01/04/ships-grounded-due-...

SEVERAL passengers traveling to and from Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City were stranded for a couple of hours last Wednesday afternoon after some pump boats were not allowed to sail due to expired permits from the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) 7.

High Court: State’s refusal to validate UK training certificate contrary to EU law

High Court: State’s refusal to validate UK training certificate contrary to EU law
Seosamh Gráinséir 4 January 2018 http://www.irishlegal.com/10095/high-court-states-refusal-validate-uk-tr...

Cork Institute of Technology has been granted an order of certiorari in the High Court, quashing the decision of the State to refuse to recognise certificates of proficiency granted under the authority of a UK approved maritime agency.

The Psychological Impact of Piracy: Seafarers taken prisoner by pirates have disproportionately high rates of post-traumatic stress

The Psychological Impact of Piracy: A recent study shows that seafarers taken prisoner by pirates have disproportionately high rates of post-traumatic stress.
Ian Evans Jan 3, 2018 https://psmag.com/news/piracy-causes-ptsd-at-sea

Sacked MARINA exec says he respects Duterte’s decision to fire him, claims 21 foreign trips not ‘excessive’

Sacked MARINA exec says he respects Duterte’s decision to fire him
January 4, 2018 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/638591/sacked-marina-exec-say...

Erstwhile Maritime Industry Authority administrator Marcial Amaro III has said he respected his termination from the post by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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