Shipowners and managers are embracing new business philosphies and technologies against the challenging economic backdrop the industry faces, but seafarers remain their greatest asset according to KVH Videotel.

Four seafarers are now confirmed to have died in the fire onboard the Maersk Honam as the remains of three of four crew missing are found onboard the vessel.

In the first article of this two-part series international shipping lawyer Torgeir Willumsen takes a closer look at key commercial and legal obstacles to autonomous shipping.

Mumbai-based crew travel company Fly Hi reports that it has launched an innovative new digital e-commerce platform called Just One Click (JOC).

Shipping faces a more serious shortage in senior officers in the future than it is prepared for warns Mark Charman, ceo of Faststream Recruitment Group.

Kongsberg believes autonomous vessels will be a “real opportunity” for shortsea shipping as it develops the first autonomous electric vessel with Yara.

Ventis and OSM Crew Management have signed a joint venture agreement to provide Filipino crew to K Line’s entire LNG fleet.  

Port of Fujairah has implemented new regulations that could mean vessels are delayed from leaving the port in the event that crew have to seek medical assistance on land.

Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping (JAK) has inked a contract with Damen Shipyards for three new vessels at Seatrade Maritime Middle East in Dubai.

Shipping giant Maersk has agreed that it will ensure that any vessel it charters has an ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) or similar agreement – which puts in place protections for crews on flag of convenience ships – covering it.

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