IMO Renews Commitment to Gender Equality; WISTA International Approved for IMO Consultative Status

IMO Renews Commitment to Gender Equality
11 Jul 2018 https://www.porttechnology.org/news/imo_renews_commitment_to_gender_equa...

‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’ will be the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) World Maritime Day theme for 2019.

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform
Craig Jallal 13 Jul 2018 http://www.tankershipping.com/news/view,liberia-backs-australias-push-fo...

The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation.

Closing Remarks by the IMO Secretary-General; IMO Secretary-General on Key Maritime Issues in China

IMO Council, 120th session: Closing Remarks by the Secretary-General
14/07/2018

Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,

I would like to congratulate the Council for the constructive and very successful outcome of this session and also the Chair for his excellent leadership. I would also like to congratulate Vice- Admiral Edmundo Deville del Campo for his election as Vice-Chair of Council. I am looking forward to more constructive collaboration and cooperation at our next sessions.

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss
Dennis Gorecho - July 14, 2018 https://www.panaynews.net/noise-and-seafarers-hearing-loss/

NOISE is a major health hazard for seafarers. It causes hearing loss over years of being exposed from various sources like large diesel engines, turbines, cargo cranes, and other equipment.

COSCO and OOCL – a big, well-managed world leader in the making

Analysis: COSCO and OOCL – a big, well-managed world leader in the making
Alessandro Pasetti 13/07/2018

COSCO Shipping Holdings has no place to hide now the takeover of Orient Overseas International Lines (OOIL) and its container line arm, OOCL, has gone through.

Financially, the tie-up justifies its existence as a multi-billion US dollar business with a market cap of Rmb43.5bn ($6.5bn) in Shanghai, but it is worth considering that COSCO would likely be worth just a fraction of that had its OOIL cash deal – which valued the target’s equity at $6.3bn – not happened.

Reuters: Cargo vessels de-listed from ship registries

Reuters: Cargo vessels de-listed from ship registries
13 July 2018 https://economics.unian.info/10186092-ukraine-s-national-bank-decides-to...

Shipments from Crimea violate Western sanctions.

At least two countries have struck cargo vessels off their registries in recent weeks after the ships were involved in transporting grains from Crimea to Syria, maritime officials told Reuters.

Yet another EMSA deadline looms over Filipino seafarers

Yet another EMSA deadline looms over Filipino seafarers
13 July 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/yet-another-emsa-deadline-loo...

Australians ban Chinese bulker over crew pay failure

Australians ban Chinese bulker over crew pay failure
Sam Chambers July 12th, 2018 https://splash247.com/australians-ban-chinese-bulker-over-crew-pay-failure/

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Shandong Hai Wang for 12 months after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid. The ship is owned by Chinese owner Shandong Shipping.

Container ship 'Angeles' aground?

Container ship aground?
NIKOLAY TORKIN July 13, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/13/container-ship-aground/

Competition watchdogs and the forces shaping shipping

Competition watchdogs and the forces shaping shipping
Jan Hoffmann 12 July 2018 http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1810

High-street retailers in Western Europe held their breath in September 2016 when container ships bringing goods from Asia due to fill their shelves at the peak Christmas shopping season were suddenly left stuck in ports halfway. Some ships were even stranded at sea.

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