Dispatches

While it is acknowledged that blockchain technology has much potential to be useful for the shipping industry, so far nothing much substantive has been done to develop it.
The saga of the Philippines crewing industry and the European Maritime Safety Audit (EMSA) as to whether the country's maritime training is compliant with the Standards of Training, Certification, Training…
Seafarers of a certain age will remember the sardonic note that somebody would have inevitably stuck under the glass on the chart table or on the desk of the engine…
A week ago we wrote that the latest round of consolidation in the container shipping sector appeared largely complete with regulatory approval for Cosco Shipping to buy Orient Overseas International…
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network- a seller of marine fuels, listed on NYSE with symbol “ANW”, has had a difficult voyage lately. A happier journey may be looming, if the positive…
Always at the vanguard of new technology adoption in shipping, Hong Kong-based boxshipping line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is fully committed to making a step change in the way…
World trade growth flattened in the second quarter, but despite the threat of a US – China trade war prospects remain positive according to Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators (gKNi).
The extreme dangers of the nickel ore trade, where liquefaction of the cargo can cause a vessel to sink in a matter of minutes are, well known but enforcing regulations…
Last week marked what was essentially the beginning of the end of the latest round of container shipping consolidation. Ocean Network Express (ONE) held its official launch reception in Singapore…
Europe’s southern gateway terminals are proving increasingly competitive and certain factors may have the potential to change the landscape significantly in the near future. This was the conclusion of a…
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