South Korean shipbuilding industry expects another tough year

S. Korean shipbuilding industry expects another tough year
2/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korean-shipbuilding-industry-expec...

South Korea will release a fresh set of shipbuilding restructuring plans in the first quarter of this year to support the struggling sector as the industry as a whole is bracing for another tough year, the commerce ministry said Thursday.

IMO 2020, a shipping regulation that may reshape global coal trade

IMO 2020, a shipping regulation that may reshape global coal trade
January 10, 2018 http://blogs.platts.com/2018/01/10/imo2020-shipping-regulation-coal-trade/

It is not uncommon for people in various commodity sectors to believe that their markets exist in some kind of a happy bubble, where only the obvious supply and demand forces or targeted regulations can make or ruin their day. This often applies to the world of coal too.

How Hydrogen Could Help Clean Up the Global Shipping Industry

How Hydrogen Could Help Clean Up the Global Shipping Industry
Paul Tullis Jan. 10, 2018 https://www.newsdeeply.com/oceans/articles/2018/01/10/how-hydrogen-could...

With their greenhouse gas emissions rising and regulations looming, shipping companies that transport nearly all of the world’s goods are looking at renewable fuel sources to power container ships.

Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation calls for industrial action : Ferry Strike to Hit Greece on Friday

Ferry Strike to Hit Greece on Friday
Gabi Ancarola - Jan 10, 2018 http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/01/10/ferry-strike-to-hit-greece-on...

Travelers making ferry journeys in Greece on Friday are being advised to check their plans as a 24-hour strike looms.

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has called the industrial action over what it calls “cuts and regulations of the third memorandum as a result of the bailout requirements”.

Freighter 'Andromeda' with explosives seized, crew arrested, on suspicion of illegal arms trafficking

Freighter with explosives seized, crew arrested, on suspicion of illegal arms trafficking
STEPAN KOTCHERGA January 10, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/10/freighter-with-explosives-seized-...

More Mega-Ships Are a Big Problem for Cargo Carriers

More Mega-Ships Are a Big Problem for Cargo Carriers
11/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/more-mega-ships-are-a-big-problem-fo...

Container shipping companies are bracing for a challenging year — they will have more space available for carrying goods than the amount of cargo that’s out there.

Cargo Ship Crashes Into Russian Warship, Damage Slight: TASS

Cargo Ship Crashes Into Russian Warship, Damage Slight: TASS
Jan. 10, 2018 https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-01-10/cargo-ship-crashes...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's navy said on Wednesday a Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship collided with one of its warships on the Aegean Sea on Dec. 30, Russian news agencies said.

German freighter 'Wildon Avonmouth' sheltered in Spanish port after cargo shift

German freighter sheltered in Spanish port after cargo shift
Erofey Schkvarkin January 10, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/10/german-freighter-sheltered-in-spa...

Pakistani bulk carrier sunk Thai fishing vessel, 4 missing

Pakistani bulk carrier sunk Thai fishing vessel, 4 missing
Mikhail Voytenko January 6, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/06/pakistani-bulk-carrier-sunk-thai-...

Chinese Cosco modernizes Greek port of Piraeus

Chinese Cosco modernizes Greek port of Piraeus
07.01.2018 http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/new-investments/29306-chi...

ATHENS – Greek Shipping Minister Panayiotis Kouroublis, whose Radical Left SYRIZA party didn’t want foreign investors, is jumping on the bandwagon praising them, lauding the Chinese company Cosco which took over the port of Piraeus with modernizing it.

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