MSC container ship fire, Italy

MSC container ship fire, Italy
STEPAN KOTCHERGA April 27, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/04/27/msc-container-ship-fire-italy/

Chinese swine epidemic muddies handy outlook

Chinese swine epidemic muddies handy outlook
Sam Chambers April 29th, 2019 https://splash247.com/chinese-swine-epidemic-muddies-handy-outlook/

Owners of smaller bulk carriers could suffer from the African swine fever epidemic sweeping through China that has already seen millions of pigs culled.

Maritime Sector Could Help Revitalize Australia's Northern Territory

Maritime Sector Could Help Revitalize Australia's Northern Territory
Paul Barnes 2019-04-28 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/maritime-sector-could-help...

It’s hard to argue against the importance of a modern coastal city in Australia’s Top End to geopolitics, the economy and the nation’s security. Darwin’s long history as a military post attests to that.

NYK president replaced as losses hit $400m

NYK president replaced as losses hit $400m
Sam Chambers April 26th, 2019 https://splash247.com/nyk-president-replaced-as-losses-hit-400m/

After just four years in charge, Tadaaki Naito’s tenure in charge of one of the world’s largest shipping lines is coming to an early end.

Two Container Ships Collide at Port Klang

Two Container Ships Collide at Port Klang
2019-04-25 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/two-container-ships-collide-a...

On April 21, the Neopanamax container ship COSCO England collided with a second vessel while approaching the dock at Westports Malaysia, a large container facility at Port Klang. The England required repairs, according to container carrier OOCL.

Solon eyes Biliran-Calbayog Ro-Ro trips

Solon eyes Biliran-Calbayog Ro-Ro trips
Lizbeth Ann Abella April 26, 2019 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1068305

TACLOBAN CITY -- Biliran Lone District Rep. Rogelio Espina is eyeing a roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) port here to enhance trading between Biliran and Samar provinces.

Espina said in a statement issued Friday that connecting the two provinces will both benefit the two islands of the region.

ANGKLA’s bill in delaying payment of award resurrected in Magna Carta

ANGKLA’s bill in delaying payment of award resurrected in Magna Carta
Dennis Gorecho - April 27, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/angklas-bill-in-delaying-payment-of-award-resu...

“AANHIN pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.”

Marina, DTI join to develop standards for shipbuilding

Marina, DTI join to develop standards for shipbuilding
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat April 25, 2019 https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/04/25/marina-dti-join-to-develop-standar...

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop standards for the shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) sector and ensure the quality and safety of Philippine-made vessels.

RMT slams government waiver that allows exploitation

RMT slams government waiver that allows exploitation
24 April 2019 https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-slams-government-waiver-that-allows-expl...

RMT Press Office:

RMT slams government waiver that will allow firms to exploit cheap foreign labour in the UK maritime energy sector

IMO 2020: Countdown to compliance with global sulphur cap

IMO 2020: Countdown to compliance
24/04/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-2020-countdown-to-compliance/

The UK Chamber is helping its members prepare for the IMO’s global sulphur cap in 2020, a new regulation that could be highly disruptive without the right guidance.

Time is running short and just months remain before the IMO’s global limit on the sulphur content of marine fuel comes into force on 1st January 2020.

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