'Gruelling Conditions': North-east maritime charity launches appeal in support of suffering sailors

North-east maritime charity launches appeal in support of suffering sailors
Kieran Beattie February 20, 2018 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1418259/north-east-ma...

A maritime charity has launched an appeal for men’s clothes to support sailors suffering in conditions similar to those endured by the crew of the Malaviya Seven.

S. Korea to step up maritime cooperation with Denmark

S. Korea to step up maritime cooperation with Denmark
2018/02/23 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/business/2018/02/23/0501000000AEN2018022...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Denmark have agreed to expand cooperation to enhance global marine navigation systems and develop technologies for automated ships, Seoul's oceans ministry said Friday.

British ports welcome first Women in Maritime Taskforce meeting

British ports welcome first Women in Maritime Taskforce meeting
22/02/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/british-ports-welcome-first-women-in...

The British Ports Association welcomed the first meeting of its new Women in Maritime Taskforce which was facilitated by the umbrella group Maritime UK today. The Taskforce has been established to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector.

Terrex case: APL, container ship captain claim trial in HK court

Terrex case: APL, container ship captain claim trial in HK court
22 February, 2018 http://www.todayonline.com/world/terrex-case-apl-container-ship-captain-...

Lifeboat launched after chief engineer gets injured on cargo ship 'Hendrik S'

Lifeboat launched after crewman gets injured on cargo ship
22 February 2018 http://www.tenby-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=114901&headline=Lifeboat%20l...

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 2.30 pm on Thursday, February 15, after a report from the cargo ship Hendrik S reporting an injured crew member.

Understanding the various types of ships

Understanding the various types of ships
Malcolm Latarche 22 Feb 2018

There have always been different types of ships but historically the differences would have been with regard to construction or rigging rather than specialisation related to types of cargo. Ships may have been built for specific trades – for example the tea clippers – but there was very little beyond their speed to differentiate such ships from those engaged in other trades.

Japan Reports More North Korean Fuel-Smuggling Activity

Japan Reports More North Korean Fuel-Smuggling Activity
2018-02-21 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/japan-reports-more-north-kore...

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released imagery of another suspected ship-to-ship fuel transfer between a North Korean product tanker and a Chinese-controlled vessel. It is the third instance of apparent sanctions-busting activity reported by Japanese forces this year.

Indonesia police seize more than a tonne of crystal meth from ship

Indonesia police seize more than a tonne of crystal meth from ship
20 Feb 2018 https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-police-seize-...

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities early Tuesday (Feb 20) seized 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine hidden on a ship in their second major drug bust this month, officials said.

Container Shipping: A Year Where Fleet Growth And Demand Growth Are The Same

Container Shipping: A Year Where Fleet Growth And Demand Growth Are The Same
22/02/2018

Demand

Having experienced falling freight rates from August to year-end in 2017, most liner companies were successful in pushing rates higher in early January 2018. Remarkably, most of them managed to hold onto most of the gains they achieved, considering October and November were challenging in terms of very low demand growth. The weak demand came from the Far East to Europe trade, and on the Intra-Asian transport.

Container ship rammed into Lock’s Gate, both severely damaged, Kiel

Container ship rammed into Lock’s Gate, both severely damaged, Kiel
NIKOLAY TORKIN February 20, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/02/20/container-ship-rammed-into-locks-...

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