Europe’s top shipping nations among worst in IMO maritime climate talks – ranking

Europe’s top shipping nations among worst in IMO maritime climate talks – ranking
Sarah Carter https://shipinsight.com/europes-top-shipping-nations-among-worst-in-imo-...

European ambition to clean up the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions is being led by Germany, Belgium and France, a new ranking shows.

Australia Bans Containership 'MSC Kia Ora' over Unpaid Wages

Australia Bans Containership over Unpaid Wages
March 27, 2018 https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/australia-bans-containership-o...

Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora has been banned from Australian ports for three months after the operator failed to ensure crew were paid their wages in full and on time, and that critical equipment was maintained.

Fire after collision between ships in Danish strait

Fire after collision between ships in Danish strait
27 March 2018 https://www.thelocal.dk/20180327/fire-after-collision-between-ships-in-d...

“We will now get the situation under complete control. We must ensure they are seaworthy enough to move to another area,” Rasmussen added.

Both ships are reported to have sustained holes above their waterlines.

Worker found dead in cargo hold of ship at Port of Houston

Worker found dead in cargo hold of ship at Port of Houston
March 27, 2018 http://abc13.com/worker-found-dead-on-ship-at-port-of-houston/3268958/

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a worker who was extracted from a ship at the Port of Houston Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on a ship at the Houston Ship Channel.

Container ship and cargo ship collided in Great Belt, fire, lost containers

Container ship and cargo ship collided in Great Belt, fire, lost containers
NIKOLAY TORKIN March 27, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/03/27/container-ship-and-cargo-ship-col...

Clip PPA and CPA’s port regulatory power–PIDS

Clip PPA and CPA’s port regulatory power–PIDS
Cai Ordinario - March 25, 2018 https://businessmirror.com.ph/clip-ppa-and-cpas-port-regulatory-power-pids/

The creation of a separate entity to function as a port regulator could bring down the cost of logistics in the country, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Seamen’s group ink deal to use blockchain ‘wallet’: 'lower transaction fees, faster transaction time'

Seamen’s group ink deal to use blockchain ‘wallet’
ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES March 27, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/seamens-group-ink-deal-to-use-blockchain-wall...

The Seamanpreneurs Consumer Cooperative (Seacoop) has signed an agreement with blockchain company Traxion to adopt blockchain technology for financial purposes.

The pursuit of seafarer happiness

The pursuit of seafarer happiness
March 26th, 2018 http://splash247.com/pursuit-seafarer-happiness/

China’s Belt Road Initiative and the demise of the 20,000 teu boxship

China’s Belt Road Initiative and the demise of the 20,000 teu boxship
Andre Wheeler March 27th, 2018 http://splash247.com/chinas-belt-road-initiative-demise-20000-teu-boxship/

IMO is the right organization to regulate maritime industry: BIMCO

IMO is the right organization to regulate maritime industry: BIMCO
27/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-is-the-right-organization-to-re...

The maritime industry needs global regulations for a global industry, which makes the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, the right organization for this task, BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst Peter Sand told S&P Global Platts Monday.

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