Category: maritime & shipping

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…

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…

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,…

Container sea freight rates will likely remain lower for a while longer

A recent article by strategic research firm Stratfor makes dire reading for the shipping industry and their investors. However, the piece holds out hope to consumers that shipping freight rates will likely stay lower for longer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to some extent helping to mitigate the economic damage being caused elsewhere….

Twelve Start-Ups to Bring Digital Solutions to Market

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, has announced funding for 12 start-ups. The initiative is part of the Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ BLOCK71 (PIER71)’s Smart Port Challenge (SPC) 2019, and the 12 start-ups have each been awarded S$50,000 in grant…

Federal Maritime Commissioners Call for Help for Maritime Freight Terminal Operators

Leases Slanted Toward Port Authorities May Prove Catastrophic as Cargo Levels Drop US – With just about every industry in every country suffering from the toxic effects of stopping the virus spreading, businesses everywhere have to re-evaluate their approach and try to mitigate the financial impacts. To this end Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel…

GLOBAL: Industry stakeholders team up to develop ammonia-fuelled ships

Imabari Shipbuilding, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui, ClassNK and ITOCHU have teamed up to jointly develop ships equipped with main engines that use ammonia as their main fuel. In a statement issued last week, classification society ClassNK added: ‘The purpose of the joint agreement is not limited to the development of ships equipped with an ammonia-fuelled…

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