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India’s Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, met with selected representatives of the London maritime scene at a special dinner held in his honour at the National Maritime Museum late last week.

Pressure is building to impose outside limits on shipping’s CO2 emissions ahead the COP21 Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris next month. 

As dry bulk shipping woes continue to mount the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit an all time low on Thursday.

A total of 16 award winners were unveiled and honoured last night at the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, as part of the Hong Kong Logistics and Maritime Weeks.

Regional Container Lines (RCL) sank into the red in Q3 due to low freight rates, although it was in the black for the first nine months of the year.

It was Diwali, the Festival of Lights, this week and boy, how the market could have done with some illumination.

The subjects of finance, and freeing of congested logistical gears figured prominently at the just completed American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) convention held this past week in Miami.

The UAE's unrivalled land, sea and air connectivity put it in poll position to harness global strategic interconnectivity, echoing success in aviation, a top Dubai maritime official said this week.

It seemed like the end of an era at the 40th anniversary dinner of the International Maritime Industries Forum in London this week.

The numbers of idle boxships has hit a five-year high, including a Maersk Triple E, as the container shipping industry’s woes mount.

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