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The Competition Commission of Hong Kong announced that it has started investigation into the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance on its potential breach of competition rules.

The winner of the 2018 Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition has been announced following a rigorous selection whittle down over a 1000 entries to a short-list of 12 and then a final Top 3.

The second edition of the Seatrade INFOCUS Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – announced that budding, amateur photographers from across the globe can now submit entries for participation in the competition.

As expected, Hong Kong's Competition Commission on Tuesday issued a block exemption order (BEO) for vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) between liner shipping companies.

Calling all budding maritime photographers - would you like to see you work published worldwide? Well here's some good news - the Seatrade team has launched a ‘Seatrade in Focus’ photography competition to coincide with its offshore marine & workboats event taking place in Abu Dhabi later this year – giving finalists the chance to have their work displayed on a global platform.

The three Japanese carriers – K Line, MOL and NYK – have updated that it expects to get an approval from the South African authority for the merger of their container shipping businesses, following an earlier rejection by the country’s competition commission body.

The surprise blocking of the merger of the container line businesses of NYK, Mitsui OSK Lines and K Line should not have a significant impact, according to analyst Alphaliner.

The big three Japanese lines will engage with the Competition Commission of South Africa to review the authority’s recent rejection of their planned container lines business merger. But say work on the merger will proceed in the meantime.

At first it was Cyprus, then Singapore and London, now it is Dubai and Canada, which are openly courting Greek shipowners looking for alternatives to their home base as they face an increased tax burden in future.

A UK Chamber of Shipping survey has found 71% of respondents in agreement that the UK remains a globally competitive place to do business, with a 55% putting London as the world's leading maritime centre.

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