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Shipping’s nightmare with the Gulf of Guinea pirates (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* There will be few seafarers today who sail off to the Gulf of Guinea with a light heart and cheerful demeanour, any more than they did a couple of hundred years ago, when disease was endemic along its shores. It is a different sort of blight today, with the depredations of

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A Captain caught after a slaughter at sea (Forum)

  Taiwanese Ping Shin 101 on which occurred the murders at sea described in this gut wretching article by investigative reporter Ian Urbina*.   Photo Credit: Fish-I Africa The men are helpless in the open water, clinging to floating debris, tossed by the rolling ocean waves. Several large fishing ships circle. None of the victims have life jackets, but no one makes

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UK Chamber of Shipping to host maritime G7 event

  The UK Chamber of Shipping has announced plans for a global online meeting with an agenda which will address trade barriers and improving collaboration on green R&D initiatives. The ‘M7’ meeting will ‘match’ the invitation lists for the G7 meeting which will take place in the UK later this year. Representatives from the UK,

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Kotug International establishes an inland shipping division

  CityBarge One pusher tug and barge are operating in Leiden (source: Kotug) Kotug International has established an inland shipping division combining electric-powered pusher tugs and smart dispatch and route planning applications for the inland water transportation industry. With these logistics solutions, KOTUG aims to support the worldwide energy transition and the modal shift from

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Sabrina Chao becomes president of BIMCO

  BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has elected Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited as President of the organization’s online general meeting on Thursday 20 May 2021. Sabrina Chao takes over as the 45th President of BIMCO, the fifth president to be based in Asia and the third to be based in

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Ocean Marine Works signs a major contract with Hydro-Québec

    Ocean Group has signed a contract with Hydro-Québec for the replacement and addition of permanent and seasonal booms in the vicinity of dams located along the St. Lawrence River, between Coteau-du-Lac and Pointe-des-Cascades in the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and between Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Beauharnois in the MRC Beauharnois-Salaberry.   Initiated  in the fall of 2020,

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