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World shipping losses lower but serious cyber/climate change challenges on horizon

  Dreamstime photo shows yellow cutting cranes over Golden Ray car carrier that capsized near Brunswick, Georgia. The international shipping industry continued its long-term positive safety trend over the past year but has to master Covid challenges, apply the learnings from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident and prepare for cyber and climate change challenges …

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American shipper files lawsuit with FMC over alleged abusive pricing by container lines

  An American furniture shipper has filed a $600,000 lawsuit with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) against a couple of global containerlines, which it claims have repeatedly contravened terms of the US Shipping Act, according to a report by Sam Chambers in the Splash247 daily newsletter. The case will be watched carefully by other shippers, …

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Happiness level of seafarers dropping steeply

  According to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index released by the Mission to Seafarers, the happiness level of the world’s seafarers is falling lower and lower. The average score across 10 questions revealed happiness levels of seafarers for the second quarter of 2021 at 5.99/10, a steep and concerning drop from 6.46 in the first …

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BIMCO/ICS report warns of serious officers shortage by 2026

  Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that …

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Cruise the Great Lakes coalition welcomes Nov. 1 re-opening of cruise operations

  Leaders of Cruise the Great Lakes, a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor bureaus, and other stakeholders, have welcomed the Canadian federal government’s recent announcement that cruise ships may enter Canadian ports effective Nov. 1 following a prolonged no-sail ban due to COVID-19. In recent years, the Great Lakes …

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Canada’s Freight Management Association slams carriers for imposing ‘low water surcharges’ on Montreal cargo

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Global carriers are “gouging shippers” when they are at their most vulnerable by slapping a Low Water Surcharge (LWS) on top of already sky-high rates for all containers discharging at the Port of Montreal, declared John Corey, President of the Freight Management Association. “It’s a Wild West out there, with …

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North American maritime leaders unite to drive GHG emissions reduction

  Members of the maritime industry across the United States and Canada have come together to form the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, a non-profit strategic alliance developing and taking action on projects to achieve a commercially viable net zero emissions waterborne logistics sector. The coalition includes shipowners, builders, charterers, financiers, classification organisations, port authorities, government …

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Début de la réunion clé de l’OMI sur la réduction des GES

  LONDRES – Une réunion clé du Comité de protection de l’environnement marin de l’OMI (MEPC 76) a commencé aujourd’hui et durera jusqu’au 17 juin. En ouvrant la session, le Secrétaire général de l’OMI, Kitack Lim, a souligné les principaux amendements destinés à être adoptés, visant à réduire l’intensité carbone des navires de40 % d’ici 2030. …

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Key IMO meeting on GHG reduction begins

  LONDON – A key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) began today and will last until June 17. Opening the session, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted key amendments set for adoption, aimed at cutting the carbon intensity of ships by 40% by 2030. He emphasized the need for IMO to timely …

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