General cargo ship aground, river Don, Russia

General cargo ship aground, river Don, Russia
STEPAN KOTCHERGA June 12, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/06/12/general-cargo-ship-aground-river-...

China makes breakthrough in mega-ship production

China makes breakthrough in mega-ship production
Deng Xiaoci Source 2018/6/12 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1106717.shtml

China delivered one of the world's largest cargo ships, which can carry over 21,000 containers, with Chinese experts saying such a breakthrough marks the country's arrival as a world first-class mega-cargo shipbuilding producer.

Shipping industry “very concerned” about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry “very concerned” about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea
June 11, 2018 http://www.themeditelegraph.com/en/shipping/shipowners/2018/06/11/shippi...

International Maritime Organization starts audit of Ukrainian port industry

International Maritime Organization starts audit of Ukrainian port industry
12/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/international-maritime-organization...

On June 11, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has started an audit of the Ukrainian maritime industry to verify compliance with the international navigation safety obligations.

IMO2020: Japanese Shipowner Gives Stark Assessment of Business Impact

IMO2020: Japanese Shipowner Gives Stark Assessment of Business Impact
12 June 2018 https://shipandbunker.com/news/apac/924716-imo2020-japanese-shipowner-gi...

The International Maritime Organisation's rule change on the sulfur content of bunker fuel could add $50 billion to shipping's fuel bill and may cause bankruptcies among some ship operators.

Mitsui's main shipyard quits commercial vessels: Japanese shipbuilder contends with the rise of Chinese and South Korean rivals

Mitsui's main shipyard quits commercial vessels: Japanese shipbuilder contends with the rise of Chinese and South Korean rivals
June 12, 2018 https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Mitsui-s-main-shipyard-quits-...

TOKYO -- Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding will stop making commercial ships at a major shipyard outside Tokyo as the business remains a perennial money loser due to intense competition with Chinese and South Korean rivals.

P135.8-million port development projects to bring bigger ships to Subic Bay

P135.8-million port development projects to bring bigger ships to Subic Bay
09/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/p135-8-million-port-development-pro...

Some P135.8 million worth of infrastructure projects designed to expand and further develop port facilities here will bring in bigger ships and boost the income of the Port of Subic upon their completion by next year.

Australia Bans Ship Over Navigation Deficiencies

Australia Bans Ship Over Navigation Deficiencies
2018-06-10

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Philippines-flagged general cargo ship Thorco Luna after it was detained for a third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards.

The ship was released from its latest detention at Port Kembla on June 8, 2018 and will not be permitted to enter an Australian port for a period of three months.

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea
12/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-industry-very-concerned-ab...

Oil spill off Louisiana as vessel hits production platform

Oil spill off Louisiana as vessel hits production platform
Donal Scully June 10th, 2018 https://splash247.com/oil-spill-off-louisiana-vessel-hits-production-pla...

An oil spill occurred off Louisiana after a 61-foot motor vessel hit the Breton Sound 18 production platform, causing the discharge of about 840 gallons of crude from the rig.

Nobody was reported injured in the incident.

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