Container ship SSL KOLKATA losing containers, may break up

Container ship SSL KOLKATA losing containers, may break up
NIKOLAY TORKIN July 2, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/02/container-ship-ssl-kolkata-losing...

Overview Of The Trade War And The Effect On Shipping

Overview Of The Trade War And The Effect On Shipping
04/07/2018

The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop. The long-term effect provides uncertainty and could possibly derail current global growth if the measures are kept or further escalated. Even though the world’s three largest economies are involved, the effect on shipping, in terms of volumes, is somewhat limited.

International Maritime Organization mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns

UN shipping body mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns
Megan Darby 03/07/2018

The International Maritime Organization’s governing council has agreed to consider reforms, while documents show giving gifts for votes is standard practice

The UN shipping body will consider measures to curb industry dominance, seen as a threat to its climate goals.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing council agreed on Tuesday to set up a working group, in response to concerns raised by campaigners and backed by 12 countries.

Escrow deposits in seafarer’s cases; 'seafarer bows to the demand of his employer to either drop his claim or accept a small settlement amount'

Escrow deposits in seafarer’s cases
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO July 02,2018 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/182469/escrow-deposits-seafarers-cases

In terms of labor litigation, “escrow deposit ” plays a significant role in a seafarer’s favorable decision in his monetary claims for disability and death benefits, illegal dismissal awards as well as unpaid or underpayment of salaries and wages.

Transparency International highlights transparency and accountability flaws at IMO

Transparency International highlights transparency and accountability flaws at IMO
Sam Chambers July 2nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/transparency-international-highlights-transparency...

A short wish list for the IMO

A short wish list for the IMO
Andrew Craig-Bennett July 2nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/short-wish-list-imo/

Some recent sessions at the IMO have been quite exciting, attracting attention from the ‘mainstream’ (non-shipping) media and from Transparency International. Too much excitement is never a good thing, so here is a list of ‘housekeeping tasks’ that the IMO might like to consider.

Korea’s Hyundai Glovis enhances digital applications to train shipping crew

Korea’s Hyundai Glovis enhances digital applications to train shipping crew
28/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/koreas-hyundai-glovis-enhances-digi...

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics unit under Hyundai Motor Group, said it will apply digital training programs through ship handling simulators of its new subsidiary G-Marine to enhance operation and maintenance abilities of shipping crew.

'Nothing short of miraculous': A Norwegian cruise ship crew member falls overboard -- and is rescued 22 hours later by another cruise ship

A cruise ship crew member falls overboard -- and is rescued 22 hours later by another cruise ship
Doug Criss July 2, 2018 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/02/americas/cruise-ship-rescue-trnd/inde...

Do you believe in miracles? A crew member for Norwegian Cruise Line probably does after he fell overboard near Cuba, then was rescued almost a full day later by another cruise ship.

Iranian Military Reports Mystery US Ship With Chemicals Onboard in Persian Gulf

Iranian Military Reports Mystery US Ship With Chemicals Onboard in Persian Gulf
01.07.2018 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201807011065947480-us-chemical-ship-i...

A senior Iranian military spokesman accused Washington of hatching a "dangerous plot" in Iraq and Syria.

Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Bolfazl Shekarchi reported Sunday that a US cargo vessel with chemicals onboard escorted by a warship had entered the Persian Gulf.

General cargo ship fire, Black sea port

General cargo ship fire, Black sea port
Mikhail Voytenko July 2, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/02/general-cargo-ship-fire-black-sea...

Fire erupted on board of general cargo ship in Black sea port at around midday Jul 2. Some 100 sq meters inside superstructure were engulfed by fire. An hour later fire was reported to be under control, some 20 firefighters and engines were deployed. No injures reported, fire was caused by wielding works.

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