As part of its efforts to promote seafaring as a career the Singapore Maritime Officers Union (SMOU) has invested SGD4m ($3.2m) in a simulation centre.
Shipbuilding dragged down Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) financial year 2013 results, as its former Shipbuilding and Ocean Development segment posted a negative JPY5.5bn ($54m) operating income.
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has brought with it a wide range of areas with which owners have to comply. While some such as hours of work and rest have been well publicised others such as Regulation 3.2 on Food and Catering have not been, and shipowners could end up falling foul to Port State Control (PSC) inspections according to David Steele, director of Food Inspection and Training Ltd (FIT).
China’s Shanghai port saw its container throughput rose in April to hit 3m teu for the first time this year, according to figures from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).
A study by transportation consultancy Seabury has found 100,000 teu per year of freight has moved from air to sea transport in the last 10 years.
Kim Han-sik, head of Chonghaejin Marine, the company that owns the sunken Sewol ferry, has been arrested.