Dispatches

The introduction of the 0.5% low sulphur cap for marine fuels from 2020 is expected to increase losses dues to machinery failures according to insurer QBE.
The torrentially wet weather of the past few weeks in the Philippines and passage of the first few typhoons of the season brings thoughts round again to the perennial problem…
With a hard Brexit looming, the London Insurance and International Brokers Association (LIIBA) said Athens and Piraeus are among cities London insurance brokers could consider for European Union subsidiaries.
Crank up your PC at the start of an exceptionally busy morning and inevitably there will be a ghastly pause, a spinning clock and then the dreaded message: “Updates installed…
The tide of the US as a net importer of oil continues its reversal, with the latest announcement from Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD). The energy “mid-streamer” said that it…
Shipowners have ordered or installed scrubbers for nearly 1,000 vessels as the uptake in exhaust gas cleaning systems rapidly accelerates ahead of the 1 January 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap…
The European Commission’s Reporting Formalities Directive 2010/65 required all member states to have a national Single Window for electronic reporting in place by 2015. The concept was laudable enough –…
While Filipinos remain the seafarer of choice for their English language ability and ease to work with there are other factors that discouraging international shipowners from choosing them to crew…
The downturn in the offshore services market has driven a combination of two US domiciled players, with Tidewater acquiring GulfMark Offshore in a shares for shares (all-stock) deal, as has…
Despite the success of the privatisation of Greece’s two leading ports Piraeus and Thessaloniki, port operations is to center on concessions agreements rather than sell-offs as Greek ports endeavour to…
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