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Piracy Watchdog Urges Rerouting Ships In Sulu-Celebes Sea As Sailors Killed

                  With the Philippine-based terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf, executing three Vietnamese sailors this month, a regional watchdog on piracy has urged the shipping industry to exercise extreme caution and even re-route their vessels to avoid the dangerous areas. Abu Sayyaf executed three Vietnamese sailors in July […]

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2017 read more

Suicide: leading cause of seafarer fatalities

According to UK P&I Club, suicide is the leading cause of death for seafarers, as they draw attention on seafarers’ mental health. As UK P&I Club draws attention on the seafarers’ mental health, they’ve revealed that suicide is the leading cause of death for seafarers onboard. As a career seafarers are second most at risk […]

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2017 read more

COSCO Shipping loses $1.4B in 2016

Due to consistent weak freight rates and restructuring fees, COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd has recently declared a loss of 9.9 billion yuan ($1.44 billion) in the year 2016. Cargo shipping companies have been hit hard by an extended decline in charges due to overcapacity and a slowdown in global trade.COSCO became a new company […]

Posted by: on Jul 19, 2017 read more

Maersk Fluid Technology welcomes growing demand for SEA-Mate® Lubricant Blending-On-Board System

Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has hailed a recent influx of orders for their SEA-Mate® B l e n d i n g – o n – B o a r d (BOB) system as confirmation of industry demand for technological solutions that enable ship operators to blend fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant compositions on board their vessels […]

Posted by: on Jul 19, 2017 read more

Nautilus calls for protection on British jobs

A maritime union, Nautilus International, calls for a radical reform to protect British seafarers’ employment on British-flagged vessels. This is after they’ve found out on their study that employments on British-flagged vessels are going to foreign workers in spite of having thousands of unemployed British officers in their country. According to Nautilus, there had been […]

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2017 read more

Japan’s biggest shipping lines post tremendous losses

Two of Japan’s biggest shipping companies have suffered losses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, while one of the country’s big three has posted profits, according to reports. The report said, worst to hit the losses was the Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) which saw a net loss of JPY 265.7 billion […]

Posted by: on Jul 17, 2017 read more