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CMA CGM Says Missing Beirut Staff Member Died

Aug 06, 2020

Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Thursday that one of its staff who was missing after an explosion that ripped through Beirut port on Tuesday has died.The French-based company in a statement said that two of its staff in Beirut were seriously injured and many slightly hurt…

Container Losses in the Rolling Seas

Aug 06, 2020

Cargoes have come off ships at sea it seems like forever. Some years ago a ship suffered a casualty transiting the English Channel in a storm. Much of its cargo of lumber and other floating items washed ashore on the southwest English coast…

Crew Welfare Innovation Challenge Launched

Aug 03, 2020

Challenge for start-ups and SMEs will fund and test application that helps improve the safety of deck operations, minimizes fatigue on board, reduces administration on board and improves overall crew welfare.Mobile satellite communications provider…

Stowage Issues Cited in Ever Smart Container Loss

Jul 22, 2020

A combination of factors including stowage deficiencies likely led to the loss of containers from the U.K.-flagged containership Ever Smart off the coast if Japan in 2017, according to U.K. investigators.On October 30, 2017, the 300-meter, 7…

Douglas Named CEO of NCB's Exis Technologies

Jul 20, 2020

The National Cargo Bureau (NCB) – a US inspection body authorized to certify compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations – has appointed James Douglas to the position of Chief Executive Officer of its group company Exis Technologies, effective immediately…

Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase 900%

Jul 20, 2020

Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.Addressing port and terminal operators during an online forum last week…

ClassNK Publishes Maritime Cyber Security Guidelines

Jul 17, 2020

Japan-based classification society ClassNK has released the second edition of its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships outlining current best practices for newbuild design.In the latest iteration, which is available to download at no cost via ClassNK’s website…

Chinese Ports Hit Capacity as Virus Tests Slow Clearing

Jul 17, 2020

Testing of imported foods for the new coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports.China stepped up inspections…

American P&I Club, ABS Consulting Partner on Cyber Awareness

Jul 10, 2020

Collaboration between risk management and insurance sectors will focus on education, training and guidance to reduce maritime cyber riskABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a subsidiary of ABS focused on safety and risk management, and American…

Desperate Times for Sailors Stranded by Pandemic

Jul 10, 2020

Jens Boysen disembarked one of the world’s largest container ships on Thursday after 167 days at sea when he has acted not only as captain but also as doctor, dentist, mental coach and entertainment director for his stressed-out crew.Almost 200…

Governments Pledge Crew Change Action

Jul 09, 2020

A dozen countries have have committed to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the U.K. government on Thursday, marking progress to help resolve a growing crisis facing the maritime industry…

NCB Calls for Container Stowage Reforms

Jul 06, 2020

The National Cargo Bureau is calling for reforms to stem the increasing number of container-related incidents caused by poorly stowed, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous cargoesThe National Cargo Bureau (NCB) – a U.S. inspection body authorized…

New Guidelines for Controlling Drug and Alcohol Use at Sea

Jun 26, 2020

New guidance from the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) addresses the potentially serious impact and risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs or other impairing substances by maritime personnel on board ships…

Technology Enhances Crew Well-being -Report

Jun 25, 2020

A new report published by satellite communications provider Inmarsat examines the ways technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.The report…

Autonomous Security Surveillance Boat Launched in the UAE

Jun 22, 2020

DP World, UAE Region’s next-generation security solutions provider World Security has launched the first autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East to upgrade security and surveillance at Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid, Mina Al Hamriya and other facilities in the UAE…

Logistics News

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

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