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Dry Bulk: Fewer Ships Are Being Traded, But Market Could Pick Up Sooner Rather Than Later

Dry bulk ship owners have cut their investment in secondhand ships by 50% since the start of the year In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal said that “once again shipping is about to venture into uncharted waters and before the challenges of the past decade are forgotten, shipowners will have to overcome new ones…

Indian seafarers on cargo ships starts returning on chartered flights after extended time at sea

In a first since the pandemic halted crew change on ships globally, 21 Indian seafarers of Synergy Marine Group returned to India on a chartered flight arranged by the Singapore-based ship management company. This is the first chartered flight that was arranged to carry seafarers working on cargo ships back to India. The seven chartered…

National WISTA Associations Come Together To Support Seafarers

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the…

American Maritime Workers Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Jones Act

The American Maritime Partnership, the voice of the domestic maritime industry, joins military and defense leaders, Administration officials, bipartisan members of Congress from every state, and 650,000 men and women that work across the domestic maritime industry in celebrating and commemorating the importance of the American maritime industry on the centennial of the U.S. Merchant…

Captain Sandy Yawn on how ‘Below Deck’ is changing the yachting industry for women

‘Below Deck: Mediterranean’ star Hannah Ferrier got fired from the show ‘Below Deck’ catches a break in coronavirus shutdown Kate Chastain leaves Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’ after six seasons ‘Below Deck’ star Ashton Pienaar would strip for these celebs “Below Deck: Mediterranean” will look different when it returns on Monday night. For the first time, the…

Londy Ngcobo, Africa’s first female dredge master

Londy Ngcobo, an international Ship Navigation Officer and maritime advocate is Africa’s first female Dredge Master. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Ngcobo said she’s very passionate about unlocking Africa’s Ocean Economy. As the first female Dredge Master in Africa, Ngcobo said “The realization when I passed out as a Dredge Master felt surreal,…

Maritime industry comes together to ensure safe continuation of global shipping

Specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy, is working with the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) to help seafarers return home, or continue to travel to ships, during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative sees ATPI Marine & Energy work alongside IMEC members, industry bodies and regulators in an example of the unprecedented efforts required…

U.S. Government Issues Updated Sanctions Warning to Maritime Shipping Community; Recommends Best Practices to Mitigate Risk

On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Department of State, and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Sanctions Advisory for the Maritime Industry, Energy and Metals Sectors, and Related Communities, reflecting increased scrutiny and enforcement attention by U.S. government agencies on curbing illicit shipping practices….

Dry Bulk Newbuilding Orders Go “Extinct”, as Interest Limited to Tankers

Ship owners have limited their newbuilding activity during the past couple of months, in what was already quite a “slow” year for 2020 contracting. However, as of late a new trend has started to emerge; while bulkers remain in “hot waters”, a few orders have emerged for tankers. Still, as shipbrokers note, even those were…

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