Carlos Salinas: The shipping industry: Its role and unique needs

The shipping industry: Its role and unique needs
Ambassador Carlos Salinas January 8, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/01/08/business/maritime-business/the-sh...

Japan to dispatch warship to protect ships transiting Arabian Gulf

Japan to dispatch warship to protect ships transiting Arabian Gulf
13/01/ 20 https://safety4sea.com/japan-to-dispatch-warship-to-protect-ships-transi...

Japan has decided to dispatch a warship and patrol planes to the Arabian Gulf, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, in spite of increased tensions in the Middle East

Fijian seamen deny importing up to $17m of methamphetamine into Port of Tauranga, elect jury trial

Fijian seamen deny importing up to $17m of P into Port of Tauranga, elect jury trial
Sandra Conchie 13 Jan, 2020 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=150...

Two Fijian seamen accused of bringing up to about $17 million worth of methamphetamine into Tauranga will defend the allegation at a jury trial.

General cargo ship sank in Java sea, 14 crew safe

General cargo ship sank in Java sea, 14 crew safe VIDEO
Mikhail Voytenko January 12, 2020 https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/12/general-cargo-ship-sank-in-java-...

Drifting cargo ship rescued in Oban Bay

Drifting cargo ship rescued in Oban Bay
Rita Campbell January 12, 2020 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/1948901/drifting-carg...

A 1,300 tonne cargo vessel which was dragging both its anchors during gale force winds in Oban Bay was rescued by a lifeboat at the weekend.

The Ceg Galaxy had been blown dangerously close to the shore of Kerrera and the busy north entrance of Oban Bay.

Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels still trespass Indonesian EEZ; How Indonesia drove away Chinese ships in the South China Sea

Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels still trespass Indonesian EEZ
12 Jan 2020 https://en.antaranews.com/news/139568/chinese-coast-guard-and-fishing-ve...

Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) - Three Indonesian naval ships found many Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels remain in Indonesia's exclusive economic zone near Natuna waters on Saturday or four days after President Joko Widodo's recent visit to Natuna District in Riau Islands Province.

Seafarers Help with Australian Bushfire Relief

Pictures: Seafarers Help with Australian Bushfire Relief
01-11-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/pictures-seafarers-help-with-...

Locsin welcomes 12 freed Pinoy seafarers whose ship was seized by Iranians

Locsin welcomes 12 freed PH seafarers
January 12, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/01/12/news/top-stories/locsin-welcomes-...

MSC Launches Trends Report: The Future of the Guest Experience

MSC Launches Trends Report: The Future of the Guest Experience
January 09, 2020

MSC Cruises has launched a new report, The Future of the Guest Experience, a forward-looking report that explores the trends that will impact the future of the travel industry.

Created in partnership with The Future Laboratory, one of the world’s futures consultancies, the report identifies the ways in which travel and hospitality brands will have to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) experiences to satisfy the needs of the guest of the future, the company said.

Soleimani killing sends oil tanker freight rates soaring

Soleimani killing sends oil tanker freight rates soaring
Russell Lynch 11 January 2020

The Middle East turmoil caused by the assassination of Iranian general Qassim Soleimani has sent some oil tanker rates soaring by up to 15pc, threatening higher costs for businesses.

The US drone strike raised tension in the strategically-significant Strait of Hormuz, route for around a fifth of the world’s oil from the Persian Gulf. Iran seized two tankers in the Gulf last year.

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