Call For Increased Investment In Mental Health Services

Stigma has been a seemingly uphill battle for all who have experienced a mental health condition or who have known someone facing these challenges. The economic statistics shows that people should consider mental health...

You Are Really At The Mercy Of The Cruise Ship!!

A recent outbreak of 60 cases of gastroenteritis aboard vessel has put the holiday makers in difficult times.  Some of them have started looking for refunds. Mary-Louise McLaws, professor of infectious diseases control at the...

Air Pollutants Reduced by Hundreds of Tons!

ECA has really become the buzzword in shipping and we are 12 months past the ECA regulation enforcement.  Did the maritime industry achieve what was required to be achieved by controlling the fuel sulphur%? Starcrest...

Risk of Liquefaction Even in Case of ‘Group A’ Cargo Mislabeling

Incident: A vessel with 20,000 MT of iron ore fines listed immediately after its departure. The vessel continued to list to such dangerous levels and a decision was made by the Captain of the vessel...

[VIDEO] Indian Cobra Rescued from a Containership

A stow-away Indian Cobra was rescued from a container ship bound for the APM Terminals in New Jersey.  On December 10th, the ship was heading from Singapore to the United States when the crew...

Collision & Grounding on Christmas Eve

A container vessel ran aground off Hong Kong while a cargo ship allided with Canal lock doors during Christmas Eve. Incident : Vessel Grounding Location : Off Hong Kong Vessel type : Container ship Casualties/Pollution : Nil The container ship ran aground off...

7 Major Shipping Companies Fined $63 million!

A fine of 407 million yuan has been posed on seven major international shipping companies by China after a year-long investigation. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said that the companies were violating the...

Commodities Shipping on Fire

In 2016 only the fittest of the shipping companies would survive because of the deepening crisis caused by less demand and a surplus of vessels for hire.  The predicament facing dry bulk carriers is...

Baltic Index On A High 

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities.  The overall index, which gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain and coal, gained three...

No (Low) Traffic at Suez Canal

The  Suez Canal traffic data from 18 to 23 December is as follows : Number of ships transited the canal : 283. Total load carried : 19.683m tonnes. Daily average of traverse : 40 ships. Average load per day :...