From Transparency International: Ten Tips for the IMO

Ten Tips for the IMO
2018-04-03 https://maritime-executive.com/article/ten-tips-for-the-imo#gs.yOjTuG8

Transparency International has proposed a number of changes that it says could make the IMO better able to serve the interests of the world's citizens on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 10 of its recommendations:

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades
William Langewiesche April 4, 2018

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.

I. “The Clock Is Ticking”

Australia bans Liberian-flagged ship container

Aust bans Liberian-flagged ship container
April 4, 2018 http://gnnliberia.com/2018/04/04/aust-bans-liberian-flagged-ship-contain...

(World Maritime News) – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora from entering or using Australian ports for three months.

250kg of illegal stimulants found in ship from HK

250kg of illegal stimulants found in ship from HK
5 April 2018 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180405_02/

Investigative sources say about 250 kilograms of illegal stimulant drugs were found in a cargo ship that arrived at the Port of Tokyo from Hong Kong in January.

The sources say the stimulants were hidden in industrial machinery.

Police arrested 4 Brazilians in connection with the case and suspect the involvement of an international criminal organization.

Philippines’ role in the global shipping sector: Philippines has been the fourth largest producer of ships since 2010

Philippines’ role in the global shipping sector
04/04/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/philippines-role-in-the-global-ship...

Last December, Fitch Ratings said the outlook for the global shipping industry would remain negative for 2018, and it did not expect market fundamentals to substantially improve because of lingering overcapacity.

Maritime Regulator Seeks to Overcome Deep Divisions on Shipping Emissions

Maritime Regulator Seeks to Overcome Deep Divisions on Shipping Emissions
Costas Paris April 3, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/maritime-regulator-seeks-to-overcome-deep-d...

An International Maritime Organization meeting this week comes as vessel operators say they face a patchwork of rules without common global targets

Ship owners in Quang Tri can’t find enough seamen

Ship owners in Quang Tri can’t find enough seamen
03/04/2018 http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/198270/ship-owners-in-quang-tri...

Several fishing vessels with high capacity remain on shore due to the lack of labour force. - Photo laodong.vn

Slow and steady recovery for container shipping

Slow and steady recovery for container shipping
04/04/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/slow-and-steady-recovery-for-contai...

COSCO Shipping's takeover of OOCL to complete by end-June: vice chairman

COSCO Shipping's takeover of OOCL to complete by end-June: vice chairman
Brenda Goh April 3, 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ooil-m-a-cosco-ship-hold/cosco-shippi...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - COSCO Shipping’s (601919.SS) planned acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is on track to be completed by the end of June, the company’s vice chairman Huang Xiaowen said on Tuesday.

USCG issues lube warning pertaining to lessons learned from El Faro disaster

USCG issues lube warning pertaining to lessons learned from El Faro disaster
Donal Scully April 4th, 2018 http://splash247.com/uscg-issues-lube-warning-pertaining-to-lessons-lear...

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