Michele Labrut

Michele Labrut

Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News

Seatrade correspondent Michele Labrut has continuously covered the maritime sector of Central & Latin America since moving to Panama City in the 1980s. Author of Seatrade's annual Panama Maritime Review and of several books, Michele also writes for Time magazine and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 2012 she was awarded the Order of Merit (Knight grade) by the French Government for her services to international journalism.

Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.

Damen Shipyards Group has handed over four new Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 to Allianz Middle East Ship Management.

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA)’s new office at Nishi-Shinbashi in the heart of the Minato district in Tokyo was inaugurated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Honorable Peter Turnquest.

Tideworks Technology, Inc, and the  International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica, and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá, S.A. (MIT), have signed a letter of intent for academic collaboration.

APL has announced the extension of Eagle GO Guaranteed to its Asia-Latin America and North America-Latin America networks.

Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) will auction over 13.44m shares of its holding in Vietnam Transport and Chartering joint stock company (Vitranschart) on 5 December, reported Vietnam media.

Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm, the LSC said in a statement.

GAC Group has announced the opening of its 11th branch office at the port of Fortaleza, in Northeast Brazil.

Moín Container Terminal, operated by APM Terminals in Costa Rica, has started operations with the first vessels arriving at the facility.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein and the Governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, Camilo Santana, have signed an investment agreement on the participation of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s in the development of the port of Pecém.

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