Live From Singapore Maritime Week 2018

The Seatrade Maritime News reporting team bring you all the key stories in the run-up to, and live on the ground during, Singapore Maritime Week 2018. The iconic week of events is held across the Lion City from 21-29 April including the Singapore Maritime Lecture and the Sea Asia LNG Forum.

Latest Live from Singapore Maritime Week 2018

Why CMA CGM ordered ‘game changing’ 22,000 teu LNG-powered containerships

Last week Seatrade Maritime News sat down for a fireside chat with Nicolas Sartini, ceo of APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, about the game changing decision by the French container line to order nine LNG-fuelled, 22,000 teu capacity containerships. Below we publish some extracts from the conversation that took place at the Sea Asia LNG Forum in Singapore.

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New clean air China seen boosting dry bulk

China’s economy and developments there in terms of new patterns of consumption of commodities in particular is having a dramatic impact on the dry bulk market, a panel at the BNP Paribas-Moore Stephens Singapore Shipping Forum 2018 said.

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Maritime Roundtable says welfare of seafarers paramount amid piracy threat

Responding to feedback on the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (IMO MSC) Circular MSC.1/Circ. 1334 recommending that ship masters report all incidents of piracy and sea robbery to the Rescue Coordinating Centre of the coastal states immediately, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Maritime Roundtable noted that some sectors within the shipping industry felt the need to further simplify this reporting procedure.

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Singapore looking to the future with investments in technology

Singapore is preparing well for the future of the maritime industry through investments in innovation as well as adopting the right mindset. These were the key messages at the opening of the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC), which is part of Singapore Maritime Week 2018.

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