The plight of seafarers caught at sea or unable to reach their ships to start work due to the travel restrictions and regulations related to the pandemic remains a concern for the organizations representing the seafarers. The United Nations General Assembly acted today to help the seafarers while on
A good sailor has traditionally been a person who makes decisions that ensure that their ship, cargo and crew are safe. Good seamanship has not been synonymous with following procedures and doing everything by the book. Maybe just the opposite.
Nine months into the pandemic, gaining recognition for the role seafarers have played in maintaining commerce and gaining their recognition as key works to help facilitate crew changes remains a key element of the International Maritime Organization’s mission. The IMO, along with the unions an
A new research effort is launching to study maritime battery health as a means of building confidence and support the adoption of hybrid and electrical systems in the shipping industry. While the shipping industry has been slow to adopt battery systems onboard, having a better understanding of the o
Coordinated to the launch of the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 75 sessions discussing the efforts to lower carbon emissions, eight of the leading shipping organizations joined together calling on the IMO to back the proposed industry-financed, $5 billion research and development p
On Thursday, the Trump administration issued an executive order prohibiting Americans from buying or holding stock in 31 Chinese firms with military ties. Among others, the companies named include China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the world's largest commercial shipbuilder and China's pri
TOP PENTAGON LEADERSHIP GUTTED AS FEARS RISE OVER NATIONAL SECURITYThree loyalists to US President Donald Trump were elevated to powerfulpositions in the Defence Department after the dismissal of chief Mark Esperand the subsequent resignations of multiple senior officials.
The maritime industry – including container ships, bulk tankers, drillships, cruise ships, mobile offshore drilling units and the ports and terminals that support them – is critical to the global economy as well as national and international security. The global marine vessels market is
In the latest demonstration of the ongoing economic impact of pandemic, BIMCO in its latest analysis is reporting a step decline in oil tanker traffic bound for Europe. The shipping association believes that demand for oil transports has stayed subdued since the April crash in oil prices that fueled