Assessing Skills in the Maritime Industry

Assessing Skills in the Maritime Industry
Goldberg, Murray January 23, 2018 https://www.marinelink.com/news/assessing-maritime433223

Never easy, but always a critically important task.

Export-Import Bank vows to push restructuring maritime industry

Export-Import Bank vows to push restructuring maritime industry
Kim Yoo-chul 2018-01-24 https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2018/01/488_242998.html

The head of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) said the export credit agency will continue pushing ahead with its plans to further restructure the ailing shipbuilding and shipping industries.

Conference to consider seafarer wellbeing

Conference to consider seafarer wellbeing
January 23, 2018 https://nautilusint.org/en/what-we-say/nautilus-news/conference-to-consi...

Shipping companies need to prioritise crew wellness to prevent disasters like the loss of the US-flagged ro-ro containership El Faro, the head of a major maritime charity has claimed.

Jarius Bondoc: Questions for MARINA on Quezon ferry tragedy

Questions for MARINA on Quezon ferry tragedy
Jarius Bondoc January 24, 2018 - http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2018/01/24/1780708/questions-marina-quez...

The ferry Mercraft-3 sank off the coast of Real, Quezon, four mornings before last Christmas. Five passengers perished, and 11 others severely were injured. The report of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is as dramatic as it is anesthesized:

Probe on Taiwanese cargo ship 'Jin Ming Number 16' that sank off North Samar begins

Probe on foreign cargo ship that sank off North Samar begins
Joey A. Gabieta - January 23, 2018 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/163565/probe-foreign-cargo-ship-sank-o...

TACLOBAN CITY-A composite team has started its investigation on the foreign cargo ship that sank in the waters off Northern Samar after it had been salvaged and towed to a port here.

Global shipping industry failing to fill the gender pay gap

Global shipping industry failing to fill the gender pay gap
Alexander Whiteman 22/01/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/global-shipping-industry-failing-fill-gender-p...

Ethical and moral standards notwithstanding, companies boasting mixed boards can boast higher profits.

Sadly, according to a study conducted by HR Consulting, the global shipping sector seems to have failed to recognise the benefit women bring to executive positions.

The continuous war on oil and the oil industry

The continuous war on oil and the oil industry
23/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-continuous-war-on-oil-and-the-oi...

The pressure on the oil industry and producers has been immense for some time. This has been manifested by tightening regulations on efficiency of use, on product specifications to reduce pollutants, on increasing taxes to reduce growth in demand, and by encouraging every possible avenue to substitute it with other fuels.

Shipping industry bodies, environmental groups call for ban on non-compliant fuels

Shipping industry bodies, environmental groups call for ban on non-compliant fuels
Rebecca Moore 22 Jan 2018 http://www.tankershipping.com/news/view,shipping-industry-bodies-environ...

The industry proposals will be considered by the next IMO Sub Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response from 5-9 February

Eliseo Jr. Burton Estrabon, 62: Pinoy seaman a stroke victim rescued at sea

Filipino stroke victim rescued at sea
January, 17/2018 http://vietnamnews.vn/society/421344/filipino-stroke-victim-rescued-at-s...

Safe: A Filipino seaman receives aid on a Vietnamese rescue ship after suffering from a stroke. — Photo courtesy MRCC2

From Syria, Iran, Bangladesh, India and Mozambique: Unpaid Seafarers Stranded in Durban

Unpaid Seafarers Stranded in Durban
Iliriana Zeneli January 22, 2018 https://www.marinelink.com/news/seafarers-stranded-unpaid433168

A group of seafarers are stuck in the port of Durban, South Africa after their vessel was detained for non-payment of wages.

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