London-based Seafarers Rights’ International (SRI) has called on governments to look at ways to implement locally-binding legislation on the fair treatment of seafarers.

The Port of Tilbury has taken a step forward in its planned expansion with statutory consultation set to start on 19 June.

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has reportedly held meetings in London to discuss a possible listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), but talks have proven unfruitful so far. 

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, is pressing forward with its plans to build a new port terminal and will soon begin its pre-planning community consultation to seek local views on its proposals. 

Trade at the Port of London rose 11% last year to exceed 50m tonnes for the first time since 2008, reports the Port of London Authority, with volumes of oil, containers and building materials all showing marked improvement. The strong result follows several years of 2-3% growth.

Head of Maritime London Doug Barrow is set to take over as director of the UK Ship Register.

It was a convivial affair when a crowd of key customers, trade press and other industry contacts gathered to celebrate the official opening of the new Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) head office in London.

Marine fuels supplier Bomin Group has shut down its trading offices in Greece’s Athens and UK’s London as part of its effort to focus on physical supply operations.

Britain’s Brexit vote decision to leave the EU could yet further bolster Singapore’s position as a maritime hub according to Ince Law Alliance.

With the dust still to settle five days after the UK’s unexpected referendum vote to leave the EU, several of the country’s maritime and business bodies moved to try and restore a sense of normality yesterday.

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