Maersk Shares Sink As Trade War Looms

Maersk Shares Sink As Trade War Looms
Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) February 21, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/maersk-shares-sink-as-trade-war-looms/?utm_campaign...

The world’s largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, warned trade headwinds would slow growth this year, sending its shares down 10 percent on Thursday.

Seafarers and hernia

Seafarers and hernia
Dennis Gorecho - February 21, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/seafarers-and-hernia/

HERNIA is one of the more common seafarer’s illnesses as lifting heavy weight is a normal part of daily routine on board the vessel.

A five-year study by Dr. Nicomedes Cruz, a Manila-based surgeon, of the causes of medical repatriation among Filipino seafarers revealed that inguinal hernia ranked fifth as the most common illness out of the 5,315 seafarers studied.

Injuries incurred as crew transfer vessel collides with cargo vessel

Injuries incurred as crew transfer vessel collides with cargo vessel
David Foxwell 19 Feb 2019 https://www.owjonline.com/news/view,injuries-incurred-as-crew-transfer-v...

Wind turbine technicians on a crew transfer vessel operating on the Wikinger offshore windfarm in Germany are understood to have been injured following a collision with another vessel.

General cargo vessel collides with offshore service vessel off Germany

General cargo vessel collides with offshore service vessel off Germany
Jason Jiang February 20th, 2019 https://splash247.com/general-cargo-vessel-collides-with-offshore-servic...

General cargo vessel Raba collided with crew transfer vessel World Bora in the Baltic Sea near Germany yesterday, resulting in injuries to the 15 people onboard the World Bora.

Hedge Funds Hunt for Shipping Debt in New Market Push

Hedge Funds Hunt for Shipping Debt in New Market Push
Reuters February 20, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/hedge-funds-hunt-for-shipping-debt-in-new-market-pu...

By Jonathan Saul and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A growing number of hedge funds are moving into shipping debt, an asset class few have invested in before, looking to buy up loans and bonds as banks cut their exposure to the troubled sector.

Fatalities, injuries among seafarers rising – SIRC study

Fatalities, injuries among seafarers rising – study
GENIVI FACTAO February 20, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/fatalities-injuries-among-seafarers-rising-s...

The seafaring industry is still seen as a dangerous profession, as the number of deaths, including by suicide, continue to rise, according to the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) of Cardiff University, Wales.

Shipping firm MCE Shipping Lines launches sea commuting using water jeepney

Shipping firm launches sea commuting using water jeepney
John Rey Saavedra/PNA February 19, 2019 https://ptvnews.ph/shipping-firm-launches-sea-commuting-using-water-jeep...

CEBU CITY — Metro Cebu commuters may soon opt to escape the grueling road traffic by taking a catamaran or a sea jeepney in going to their destinations.

STI upbeat, buys NAMEI Polytechnic Institute

STI upbeat, buys maritime engineering institution
Jenniffer B. Austria February 19, 2019 http://www.manilastandard.net/business/biz-plus/288206/sti-upbeat-buys-m...

STI Education Services Group Inc., a unit of STI Holdings Inc., has acquired NAMEI Polytechnic Institute, an educational institution that offers courses in maritime transportation and marine engineering and naval architecture.

Blockchain at sea: How technology is transforming the maritime industry

Blockchain at sea: How technology is transforming the maritime industry
Christina Comben February 19, 2019 https://www.coinrivet.com/blockchain-at-sea-how-technology-is-transformi...

Maritime blockchain solutions have the potential to greatly improve efficiencies in shipping and bring this industry into the 21st century

Impact of Korean shipbuilding merger on LNG newbuild prices

Yard Talk | Impact of Korean shipbuilding merger on LNG newbuild prices
Cichen Shen 19 Feb 2019

The marriage between South Korea’s two largest shipbuilders might not be able to push up the newbuilding price for liquefied natural gas carriers by much. Competition from China will have a key role to play

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