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Shippers get guaranteed place on APL Asia to US routes

Shippers get guaranteed place on APL Asia to US routes

Dive Brief: •CMA CGM subsidiary APL has launched “Eagle Go” a premium booking “money back” option that guarantees container space on select Asia to US services…

What freight brokers need to know about the new food safety rules

What freight brokers need to know about the new food safety rules

As of April 6, 2017, new regulations for the transportation of human and animal foods are in place. The rule on sanitary transport of foods includes new requirements for shippers…

New Ballast Water Initiative for Ships calling Saudi Aramco Ports, Terminals

New Ballast Water Initiative for Ships calling Saudi Aramco Ports, Terminals

Starting from August 16, 2017, all ships from international waters will be required to provide a ballast water sample and report when calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals, Inchcape…

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing Debit Notes

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing Debit Notes

In compliance with the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) announced it has begun analysing…

20-year-old Crude Carriers are here to stay?

20-year-old Crude Carriers are here to stay?

By 2020, some 100 very large crude carriers (VLCCs) will be over 20 years old, hinting that the time may be ripe now to replace that tonnage especially since the…

Maritime Industry guidelines on cyber security released

Maritime Industry guidelines on cyber security released

A joint maritime industry group comprised of industry bodies has issued the second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, which includes practical advice on how to combat…

IMB: 87 maritime piracy incidents in 1H, 2017

IMB: 87 maritime piracy incidents in 1H, 2017

The first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for the same period last year, indicating a continuing…

Maersk hit by cyber attack

Maersk hit by cyber attack

A cyber attack has shut down IT systems across multiple sites and business units owned by Danish transport and logistics major, A.P. Moller – Maersk, the company confirmed earlier on…

ECSA & ETF: Digital solutions in shipping needed to decrease administrative burden

ECSA & ETF: Digital solutions in shipping needed to decrease administrative burden

Shipping is urgently better served by smart digital solutions to finally alleviate administrative workload on crew and companies, it was highlighted by ECSA and ETF on the occasion of the…

Pressure mounts on Shipping as Trump pulls out of Paris Accord

Pressure mounts on Shipping as Trump pulls out of Paris Accord

The decision of the President Donald Trump on US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement exerts further pressure on all major industrial sectors to deliver their fair share of carbon cuts…