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How to Navigate the Dry Bulk Market

  Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue     Global Issues

The barometer on the state of health of the dry bulk market is usually reflected in the performance of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which is based on a composite of the Capesize, Panamax, Handy-size and...

Whitepaper: Container Weighing Explained

  Edition Online     Container Handling, Global Issues

Load measurement specialist Strainstall articulate in detail all the major issues ports and terminals have to be aware of with the impending container weighing regulations in 2016

Port Klang Climbing Container League?

 19 Jan 2017     Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance

Port Klang is forecasting itself to be ranked 11th in the World Container League for 2016 based on its performance in 2015 when it went up one spot from 12th

Compulsory to Cover Abandonment

 19 Jan 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require ship owners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers

Panama Canal Cuts Booking Slots

 18 Jan 2017     Carriers, Global Issues, Port Focus, Shipping

Following numerous delays for non-booked vessels, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is responding by reducing the amount of ‘super’ ships it will accommodate


Two Cargo Ships Sink off Philippines

 18 Jan 2017     Carriers, Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling, Global Issues, Health and Safety

The Philippine Coastal Guard (PGC) has reported the sinking of two vessels off the coast of the Philippines. Currently it is believed that a total of six people are still missing, with one reported fatality

Discounts Encourage Green Ships

 18 Jan 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance

The Port of Gothenburg is encouraging more ships to implement green initiatives after discounting its charges for vessels with a high environmental performance.

Port of Antwerp Unveil 2016 Figures

 17 Jan 2017     Global Issues, Port Focus, Shipping

The Port of Antwerp has released its figures for 2016 and it shows that the Belgian port has managed to have a record breaking year

Opinion: Will Leaving the Single Market Sink Shipping?

 17 Jan 2017     Global Issues, Shipping

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to deliver a comprehensive speech today (January 17) that will confirm Britain’s intention to leave the single market

CMA CGM Backs Singapore as Maritime Hub

 16 Jan 2017     Global Issues

The Navigation and Port Operations Centre in APL’s corporate headquarters in the country will strengthen ties and provide critical navigation support