China’s ‘Belt and Road’, e-commerce to redefine shipping lines

China’s ‘Belt and Road’, e-commerce to redefine shipping lines
October 07, 2018 https://www.dawn.com/news/1437351/chinas-belt-and-road-e-commerce-to-red...

General cargo ship 'Griftbor' aground in Swedish waters

General cargo ship aground in Swedish waters
Erofey Schkvark October 6, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/10/06/general-cargo-ship-aground-in-sw...

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India
October 05, 2018 https://www.rappler.com/nation/213642-mv-evangelia-m-filipino-seafarers-...

The Department of Foreign Affairs is sending consular officers to Kakinada Port, more than 1,800 kilometers from New Delhi, to assist the Filipinos abandoned by their employer

MANILA, Philippines – For more than 3 months now, 21 Filipino seafarers have been stranded at a port in southeastern India after their employers abandoned them.

Engineer grateful to be alive after tsunami beaches his 500-tonne ship - World

Engineer grateful to be alive after tsunami beaches his 500-tonne ship - World
kanupriya kapoor and tom allard https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/10/04/engineer-grateful-to-be...

Taiwanese coaster damaged in hit and run

Taiwanese coaster damaged in hit and run
Mikhail Voytenko October 5, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/10/05/taiwanese-coaster-damaged-in-hit-...

MARINA launches extension office in Bacolod

MARINA launches extension office in Bacolod
Liez'l Marie Lamasan October 5, 2018 https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1013572

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 5 (PIA) -- The recently inaugurated Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) extension office in Bacolod City is seen to benefit Negrense seafarers.

MARINA-6 Regional Director Engineer Rizal Victoria, who welcomed the guests during the launching, cited that maritime practitioners need not to go to Manila to process and take the Deck and Engine Licensure Examinations.

Maritime industry unprepared to deal with global issues, reports Marsh

Maritime industry unprepared to deal with global issues, reports Marsh
Charlie Wood 5th October 2018 - https://www.reinsurancene.ws/maritime-industry-unprepared-to-deal-with-g...

The global maritime industry is not prepared to deal with major issues that are likely to impact it over the next ten years, according to senior maritime stakeholders surveyed in an industry report backed by global insurance broker and risk adviser, Marsh.

New app upgrade promises smartphone friendly service for seafarers

New app upgrade promises smartphone friendly service for seafarers
Adam Foster 04 October 2018 https://shipinsight.com/articles/new-app-upgrade-promises-smartphone-fri...

Wind-powered ships are making a comeback

Wind-powered ships are making a comeback
Oct 4th 2018

A maritime technology from the 1920s is back in fashion

AN OIL tanker that ferries nearly 110,000 tonnes of the black stuff between the Middle East and Europe does not sound like a green ship. But Maersk Pelican is unique among the world’s biggest cargo ships in that it does not rely on fossil fuels alone for propulsion. On September 29th it arrived in Saudi Arabia on its first voyage since the installation of two 30-metre rotor sails.

Intercargo hits out at flag states for taking too long to investigate accidents

Intercargo hits out at flag states for taking too long to investigate accidents
Sam Chambers October 4th, 2018 https://splash247.com/intercargo-hits-out-at-flag-states-for-taking-too-...

Intercargo, the dry bulk owners’ association, has taken a veiled swipe at the Marshall Islands over its slowness in revealing details into the sinking of the Stellar Daisy in March 2017.

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