Shipping News
Abandoned Seafarer Offered Low Wages Settlement
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The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has been contacted in desperation by Indian seafarer Vikas Mishra who is owed over 30 months' salary.

SEA\LNG: Factual Analysis Shows LNG is Optimal Fuel Choice
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Environmental regulations controlling SOx, NOx and greenhouse gases have completely changed the equilibrium of the shipping industry. Until a few years ago, there was little rationale for shipowners to give much thought to fuel choice as heavy fuel oil was the cheapest and easiest option. The choices were simple and there was a level playing field.
ForSea to Convert Mercandia 4 to Freight-Only Ferry
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Swedish ferry operator ForSea, formerly HH Ferries Group, has decided to convert Mercandia 4 from a passenger and freight vessel to a pure freight vessel. Built in 1989, the 95-meter-long ferry can accommodate up to 110 cars and 383 passengers.
APM Terminals to Expand Progreso Box Terminal
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APM Terminals Yucatán, operator of the Port of Progreso in Mexico, unveiled an investment to expand and modernize the port’s container terminal.