New seafarers’ ministry director Roslyn Rajasingam ready to bridge troubled waters

New seafarers’ ministry director Roslyn Rajasingam ready to bridge troubled waters
Mark Bowling January 29, 2018 http://catholicleader.com.au/news/new-seafarers-ministry-director-roslyn...

Sheriff orders cash release to pay Malaviya Seven crew

Sheriff orders cash release to pay Malaviya Seven crew
31 January 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-42888826

The crew of the troubled Malaviya Seven supply ship look set to be paid within the week.

The workers have been waiting for £714,000 in unpaid wages for almost two years.

The crew spent 18 months stuck in the city's port after the ship's former owner was liquidated.

Cargo ship sinks en route from Taiwan to South Korea; 8 people missing: Questions have arisen concerning conflicting media reports

Cargo ship sinks en route from Taiwan to South Korea; 8 people missing: Questions have arisen concerning conflicting media reports
Duncan DeAeth 2018/01/31 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3352316

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 29 media reported that a cargo ship, Jian Hong 1 (建宏1號) carrying sugar from Taichung, Taiwan to South Korea, had reportedly encountered difficulties and begun to sink just after 10 p.m on the evening of Jan. 28.

The Vietnamese shipping 'tiger': 'a magnet for global firms'

Vietnam: Shipbuilding industry a magnet for global firms
30/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/vietnam-shipbuilding-industry-a-magn...

At last week’s ninth annual international exhibition on shipbuilding, shipping, and offshore technology-Vietship 2018-nearly 100 companies from Vietnam, and those as far as the Netherlands, Finland, and Russia attended to seek machine-selling opportunities in the local market.

Ocean Carrier Trends: Will global shipping alliances restore stability?

Ocean Carrier Trends: Will global shipping alliances restore stability?
Patrick Burnson January 31, 2018

Hedging your bets on securing capacity may be an ongoing gambit this year, say ocean shipping industry experts. The big players have only gotten bigger, but that’s no guarantee that service and reliability will improve.

Shipping: Hydrogen or LPG?

How Hydrogen Could Help Clean Up the Global Shipping Industry
Paul Tullis Jan. 10, 2018

With their greenhouse gas emissions rising and regulations looming, shipping companies that transport nearly all of the world’s goods are looking at renewable fuel sources to power container ships.

World's smartest port': How IBM plans to digitize Port of Rotterdam; TEU tokens as container shipping's cyrptocurrency

World's smartest port': How IBM plans to digitize Port of Rotterdam
Kate Patrick Jan. 31, 2018

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Evercat lays keel for new vessel

Evercat lays keel for new vessel
Katlene O. Cacho January 30, 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2018/01/30/evercat-lays-keel-new...

Maritime accidents still alarming

Maritime accidents still alarming
January, 30/2018 http://vietnamnews.vn/society/422090/maritime-accidents-still-alarming.h...

HCM CITY — The year 2017 led to an increasing number of maritime mishaps involving fishing and cargo ships in the seas around Việt Nam, highlighting the perils seafarers face.

IMO transparency under scrutiny; IMO to Promote e-Navigation

IMO transparency under scrutiny
Jamey Bergman 29 Jan 2018 http://www.tankershipping.com/news/view,imo-transparency-under-scrutiny_...

Anti-corruption non-profit organisation Transparency International is undertaking an assessment of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) governance, transparency and accountability performance.

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