India: Government shutters 14 maritime training institutes for malpractices

Government shutters 14 maritime training institutes for malpractices
19/10/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/government-shutters-14-maritime-tra...

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has shuttered fourteen maritime training institutes in the country for indulging in fraudulent practices as India’s maritime administration steps up efforts to improve the training quality in a bid to capture a larger share of the global seafarers’ market.

Filipinos ‘Discovered’ California 432 Years Ago Today

Filipinos ‘Discovered’ California 432 Years Ago Today
Ryan General·October 18, 2019 https://nextshark.com/filipinos-discovered-california-american-history/

Filipinos were among the first to arrive in America, landing on what is now known as Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.

The historic landing, which is 33 years ahead of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock, is commemorated via a special rock in Morro Bay.

Greek merger aimed at developing digital green solutions for shipping

Greek merger aimed at developing digital green solutions for shipping
Sam Chambers October 18th, 2019 https://splash247.com/greek-merger-aimed-at-developing-digital-green-sol...

A Greek maritime environmental engineering company has merged with a well known local shipping IT firm with the pair vowing to develop green digital solutions for the industry.

Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world's biggest box carrier

Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world's biggest box carrier
Mike Wackett 17/10/2019

MSC is on course to overtake alliance partner Maersk as the biggest ocean carrier by capacity within the next two years.

A new order for five 23,000 teu ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard will take the Geneva-based carrier’s orderbook to 16 vessels, for a massive 305,352 teu, according to Alphaliner data.

A disclosure from Daewoo this week valued the order at $152m per ship, with delivery of the five by August 2021.

German cargo ship fell from 15-meter height with a man-made waterfall

German cargo ship fell from 15-meter height with a man-made waterfall
Mikhail Voytenko October 19, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/10/19/german-cargo-ship-fell-from-15-m...

Pinoy seafarers assured of employment by European shipowners

PH seafarers assured of employment by European shipowners
YASHIKA F. TORIB October 16, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/10/16/business/maritime-business/ph-sea...

Filipino seafarers remain to be the top choice of European ship owners, even in the face of continous technological advancements that lags the country behind first-world maritime nations.

Sea of Troubles: Inside the effort to rescue Europe’s unwelcome immigrants

Sea of Troubles: Inside the effort to rescue Europe’s unwelcome immigrants
Ben Ehrenreich October 17, 2019

Surging Shipping Costs Are Now Bleeding Into Global Fuels Trading

Surging Shipping Costs Are Now Bleeding Into Global Fuels Trading
Jack Wittels October 17, 2019

Record-high shipping costs are spilling over into the prices for refined fuels in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

As freight rates rocket amid U.S. sanctions and geopolitical risks, the prices of oil products such as gasoline and diesel are being forced to adapt in order to enable trade.

Blockchain To Be A Gamechanger For Global Shipping

Blockchain To Be A Gamechanger For Global Shipping
17/10/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/blockchain-to-be-a-gamechanger-for-...

The souls that operate maritime shipping operations have been described as “Optimists of the First Degree” as the level of global trade is impacted by Trumps China tariffs and the gloomy forecasts for global economic growth resonate.

Trawler and cargo vessel collided off Kerry coast

Trawler and cargo vessel collided off Kerry coast
16 Oct 2019 https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/1016/1083861-trawler-kerry/

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has confirmed it is investigating an incident involving two vessels off the Kerry coast.

It is believed a French-registered fishing trawler and a large cargo vessel collided not far from the Blasket Islands last Saturday.

Pages

Subscribe to seafarertimes.com RSS