Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector
2018 October http://en.portnews.ru/news/266144/

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, at the 6th Global AM Summit held on 17 and 18 October 2018 at the Changi Exposition Centre.

Lite Ferries launches its biggest ship for Cebu to Cagayan de Oro route

Lite Ferries launches its biggest ship for Cebu to Cagayan de Oro route
October 15,2018 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/198952/lite-ferries-launches-biggest-...

Lite Ferries is set to boost its ship operations with the launch last week of its biggest and latest acquisition, the Roro passenger ferry “M/V LITE FERRY 18” with a gross tonnage of 3,881 tons which can carry 856 passengers.

Crew welfare – pay now or pay later? ...CrewConnect Global conference Nov 5-7, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila

Crew welfare – pay now or pay later?
18/10/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/crew-welfare-pay-now-or-pay-later/

When it comes to the welfare of your crew do you pay now – with good conditions, facilities and support for seafarers – or pay later – through medical bills, lost working time and mistakes?

‘Global shipping looks better next year’

‘Global shipping looks better next year’
18/10/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/global-shipping-looks-better-next-y...

The international shipping industry may be still reeling from the major economic downturn a decade ago, but prospects will look better starting next year, according to a maritime school official.

China and Greece using shipping industry to strengthen bilateral ties

China and Greece using shipping industry to strengthen bilateral ties
David Glass 18 October 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/china-and-greece-using-ship...

China and Greece intend to use the shipping industry to expand relations between the two with China's Transport Minister, Li Xiaopeng saying his country made the geo-strategic choice to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation with Greece.

4,500 bags of cement seized from Antique stranded ship

4,500 bags of cement seized from Antique stranded ship
October 16, 2018 https://www.panaynews.net/4500-bags-of-cement-seized-from-antique-strand...

SAN JOSE, Antique – Some 4,500 bags of cement have been recovered from the cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of this capital town last month.

Inclement weather, brought about by the southwest monsoon on Sept. 3, led the MV Star Liberty to drift into a rocky portion of the shore.

Marina rolls out cruise ship accreditation program

Marina rolls out cruise ship accreditation program
RAYMUND F. ANTONIO October 15, 2018 https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/10/15/marina-rolls-out-cruise-ship-accre...

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has rolled out its ship modernization program through accreditation of cruise ships and information campaign for motorboats to ensure safety of lives at sea.

ICS: Autonomous ships will create more jobs ashore for seafarers

ICS: Autonomous ships will create more jobs ashore for seafarers
16/10/18 https://safety4sea.com/ics-autonomous-ships-will-create-more-jobs-ashore...

ICS published a new study, conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, regarding the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.

ICS Releases New Study on Seafarers and Digitalisation, Says Seafarers Won't Lose Jobs to Automation Yet

ICS: Seafarers Won't Lose Jobs to Automation Yet
2018-10-16 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ics-seafarers-won-t-lose-jobs...

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study on the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers, indicating that there will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, especially officers, in the next two decades.

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths
16/10/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seafarers-speak-of-grief-after-coll...

Crew members from the tanker Key Fighter have spoken about the shock and sadness of losing two of their colleagues who died following an incident on board the ship in early September.

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