The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) has appointed its first permanent representative in China in the person of Jonathan Kingdon, an experienced naval architect, newbuilding project manager and Mandarin speaker.
An Indian seafarer onboard the MSC bulker Anastasia, which has been thwarted in crew change plans since June 2020, attempted suicide in desperation over his inability to return home to his family in India.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) chief Junichiro Ikeda said in his New Year message the company must pledge to never allow another accident like the Wakashio.
While 2020 was a year of great challenges and changes for the shipping industry, one thing remained unchanged - Greek shipowners were the leading players in the secondhand ship market.
Operations at Khalifa Port’s new South Quay facility began over the Christmas period when bulk carrier Alfred Oldendorff arrived carrying a shipment of bauxite destined for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)’s Al Taweelah alumina refinery.
Safe Bulkers, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase a 87,000-dwt post-panamax newbuild to be built at a Japanese shipyard.