Drunken master was almost four times over the limit

A Russian shipmaster has been jailed in the UK after trying to bring his vessel into the port of Southampton while almost four times over the Alcohol limit. Captain Valery Panfilov was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty at Southampton Crown Court to breaching the alcohol limit while in change of the […]

Posted by: on Feb 12, 2017 read more

MLC ‘safety net’ is tightened up

Union urges members to ensure that their ships comply with the new rules Nautilus is providing special advice on amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) which aim to provide ‘safety net’ protection for abandoned seafarers. The new provisions – which came into force on 18 January—cover the financial security of seafarers in cases of […]

Posted by: on Feb 11, 2017 read more

Indonesia’s Tanjung Priok port seen cutting rates to attract direct calls

  Seeking to raise its status as an international hub Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo II has vowed to cut the costs of shipping containers out of the archipelago’s main port of Tanjung Priok, local media said. Pelindo II hoped to consolidate cargo to reduce the cost per container by up to IDR1.5m ($113), president […]

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OOCL ‘benefitted greatly’ from Hanjin collapse: SeaIntel

  Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) was benefitted substantially from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping according to SeaIntelligence ceo Lar Jensen. Jensen noted in a Linkedin post that in the fourth quarter of 2016 OOCL had seen a 30% growth on the transpacific trade and 28% on the Asia – Europe trade. “Clearly this far […]

Posted by: on Feb 11, 2017 read more

DNV GL’s New Veracity Industry Platform Unlocks The Potential Of Big Data

DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform – “Veracity” – to help the maritime industry improve its profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. The Veracity industry data platform is designed to help companies improve data quality and manage the ownership, security, sharing and use of data. By creating frictionless connections between […]

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 read more

Phillipines President Duterte asks China for help against piracy

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come out to openly suggest that China send assets help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants in not only its troubled southern region but also in other commercially critical trade lanes such as the Malacca Straits, wires and local media reported. Local reports quoted him as saying at a […]

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 read more