Category: maritime & shipping

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You want to do a meaningful job? You want to help other people and our society? Well, working in the shipping industry makes a huge difference and has an impact on our lives. But many people aren’t aware of this. The shipping industry is responsible for international trade. The industry is also a key element…

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…

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