Banning dangerous cargoes is not the solution to stopping container fires, rather ensuring proper declaration and stowage according to P&I insurers the Standard Club.

Michael Grey worries that the protests around the IMO’s MEPC 74 meeting could deflect from necessary action for the longer term to tackle environmental issues.

An American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) seminar brought into the focus the growing risks associated with mega-containerships in the event of casualty and the huge number of cargo interests involved.

What do school students, a professional dance troupe and the Catholic Church have in common?

 

In this Sea Asia report – the final of a three-part series – we look at how global developments are impacting the maritime industry and what the industry needs to do to be able to move comfortably through these changes.

Esben Poulsson has arguably become one of the best known faces in shipping. The Dane, who has spent much of his career in Asia, is today both president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and is highly active representing the industry both in the Lion City and globally with ICS.

The introduction of digitalisation to the shipping sector will not reinvent the industry, but it is needed to increase efficiency according to logistics software solutions firm Singular Point.

US Energy policy, along with Donald Trump’s classic head-fakes, almost seems destined to confuse participants in the oil business, with obvious impacts on shipping which serves it.

The chairman of the board and executive director of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited, Dr Sit Kwong Lam, was vacated as he was adjudged to be a bankrupt by the High Court of Hong Kong.

You are the boatswain of a large containership, operating in long-haul routes. You are contracted to a nine-month tour of duty, from which you know there can be no relief. Your fellow ratings are similarly contracted, although the ship’s officers will be relieved every four months.

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