Category: marine Industry

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…

National WISTA Associations Offer Free Membership for Seafarers

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

Maritime career exploration webinar scheduled for June 3

Workforce Snohomish and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology are sponsoring a maritime career exploration webinar from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 3. Learn about the commercial fishing and marine industry thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Employers and representatives from various maritime occupations will offer information about their companies, including the skills…

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