U.S. Maritime Sector Among the Jones Act’s Biggest Victims

U.S. Maritime Sector Among the Jones Act’s Biggest Victims
Colin Grabow June 28, 2018 https://www.cato.org/blog/us-maritime-sector-among-jones-acts-biggest-vi...

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry; 29 dead

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry; 29 dead
Associated Press - July 4, 2018 https://www.philstar.com/world/2018/07/04/1830498/passengers-rescued-str...

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, an official said, as the death toll rose to 29.

Philippines releases 11 Bangladeshi seamen

Philippines releases 11 Bangladeshi seamen
July 3rd, 2018 https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2018/07/03/phili...

This file photo, released by Filipino navy, shows the cargo ship Diamond 8 and its crew of different nationalities. photo: Mindanao Examiner

Container ship SSL KOLKATA losing containers, may break up

Container ship SSL KOLKATA losing containers, may break up
NIKOLAY TORKIN July 2, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/02/container-ship-ssl-kolkata-losing...

Overview Of The Trade War And The Effect On Shipping

Overview Of The Trade War And The Effect On Shipping
04/07/2018

The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop. The long-term effect provides uncertainty and could possibly derail current global growth if the measures are kept or further escalated. Even though the world’s three largest economies are involved, the effect on shipping, in terms of volumes, is somewhat limited.

International Maritime Organization mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns

UN shipping body mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns
Megan Darby 03/07/2018

The International Maritime Organization’s governing council has agreed to consider reforms, while documents show giving gifts for votes is standard practice

The UN shipping body will consider measures to curb industry dominance, seen as a threat to its climate goals.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing council agreed on Tuesday to set up a working group, in response to concerns raised by campaigners and backed by 12 countries.

Escrow deposits in seafarer’s cases; 'seafarer bows to the demand of his employer to either drop his claim or accept a small settlement amount'

Escrow deposits in seafarer’s cases
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO July 02,2018 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/182469/escrow-deposits-seafarers-cases

In terms of labor litigation, “escrow deposit ” plays a significant role in a seafarer’s favorable decision in his monetary claims for disability and death benefits, illegal dismissal awards as well as unpaid or underpayment of salaries and wages.

Transparency International highlights transparency and accountability flaws at IMO

Transparency International highlights transparency and accountability flaws at IMO
Sam Chambers July 2nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/transparency-international-highlights-transparency...

A short wish list for the IMO

A short wish list for the IMO
Andrew Craig-Bennett July 2nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/short-wish-list-imo/

Some recent sessions at the IMO have been quite exciting, attracting attention from the ‘mainstream’ (non-shipping) media and from Transparency International. Too much excitement is never a good thing, so here is a list of ‘housekeeping tasks’ that the IMO might like to consider.

Korea’s Hyundai Glovis enhances digital applications to train shipping crew

Korea’s Hyundai Glovis enhances digital applications to train shipping crew
28/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/koreas-hyundai-glovis-enhances-digi...

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics unit under Hyundai Motor Group, said it will apply digital training programs through ship handling simulators of its new subsidiary G-Marine to enhance operation and maintenance abilities of shipping crew.

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