Global Ship Lease Confident on Prospects of Mid-Sized and Smaller Container Ships’ Market

Global Ship Lease Confident on Prospects of Mid-Sized and Smaller Container Ships’ Market
01/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/global-ship-lease-confident-on-pros...

Global Ship Lease, Inc., a containership charter owner, announced today its unaudited results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter Highlights

– Reported operating revenues of $36.1 million for the first quarter 2018

UK shipping industry could cut emissions using renewable electricity

UK shipping industry could cut emissions using renewable electricity
30 April 2018 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/uk-shipping-industry-cut-emissions-...

A study sponsored by Schneider Electric has revealed that, by switching to renewable electricity, the UK’s shipping and port industry could reduce emissions equivalent to 84,000 to 166,000 diesel buses or 1.2 million diesel cars.

Philippines not keen on unmanned ships – stakeholders

Philippines not keen on unmanned ships – stakeholders
GENEVI FACTAO May 1, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/philippines-not-keen-on-unmanned-ships-stakeh...

The use of unmanned ships or autonomous vessels at sea is being eyed in other countries, but not yet in the Philippines.

EU smells fraud on ‘Belt and Road’

EU smells fraud on ‘Belt and Road’
Reuters Apr 22, 2018 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2018/04/22/2003691762

EU and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece’s largest port of Piraeus, a trade gateway between China and Europe, officials said.

Mosquitoes: practical guidance for seafarers

Mosquitoes: practical guidance for seafarers
28/02/18 https://safety4sea.com/mosquitoes-practical-guidance-seafarers/

Cyber pirates: The latest threat to ocean shipping

Cyber pirates: The latest threat to ocean shipping
Barry Hochfelder April 30, 2018 https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ocean-shipping-carriers-cyber-risk/...

High tech has reached the high seas, and there are no safe harbors. That point was made very clear in a recent webinar hosted by the National/International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and presented by RiskSense, a New Mexico-based cybersecurity practitioner.

Towards a digital future

Towards a digital future
01/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/towards-a-digital-future/

In January and February the Maritime Disruptors Academy premiered when both students and employees in the shipping industry actively engaged on how to make the most of new technology and ways of thinking. Given that the entire Danish maritime cluster will be part of the change the next Academy, which runs in the autumn, will be open for participants across the cluster.

MARINA comes up with 10-yr. program

MARINA comes up with 10-yr. program
30 April 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1732050/Cebu/Local-News/MARINA-comes-u...

For the first time since its creation in 1974, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will implement a 10-year Maritime Industry Development Program.

Marina Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero said this will serve as the blueprint for the sea transportation industry.

Survey finds future seafarers will need more sophisticated skillsets

Survey finds future seafarers will need more sophisticated skillsets
April 30th, 2018 https://splash247.com/survey-finds-future-seafarers-will-need-sophistica...

3 Korean Seamen Freed by Pirates in West Africa

3 Korean Seamen Freed by Pirates in West Africa
Ahn Jun-yong April 30, 2018 http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/30/2018043000860.html

Three Korean seamen kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea off the West African coast last month were released safely on Friday, 32 days after they were kidnapped.

"The three crewmen are in relatively good health and are now in safe custody of the government," a Foreign Ministry official here said on Sunday.

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