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Sale of Sovcomflot: Privatisation in Action

The largest shipping company in Russia “Sovkomflot” (100% of shares belongs to the state) is fundamentally ready for privatisation, said transport Minister Maxim Sokolov. “The shipping […]

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European seafarers and shipowners oppose the sentencing of Captain Mangouras

The European Social Partners in Maritime Transport – ETF and ECSA – are extremely concerned about the recent Court decision in the Prestige case as it […]

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European shipowners invite Commission to acknowledge emerging sustainable shipping practices in India

Ship recycling practices in Alang, India, are gradually improving. The European Commission should acknowledge this positive development under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. Adopting an overly […]

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Europe generates solid LNG demand

Europe’s net LNG imports surged in 2015, climbing 15.8 per cent on-year to reach 37.6 million tonnes (mt), due to a combination of increased regional demand […]

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EU approves aid for Finnish LNG terminal at Hamina

The European Commission has found that Finland’s plans to grant €28 million to build a small scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Hamina, on Finland’s […]

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IBIA joins Trident Alliance

The introduction of the 0.50% Global Sulphur Cap is drawing near, and discussions are loud around the availability of compliant fuel and whether implementation will take […]

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HELCOM agrees on a Roadmap for a Baltic Sea NECA

The Annual Meeting of the Helsinki Commission ( HELCOM ), consisting of the Baltic coastal countries and the EU, have agreed on a Roadmap which includes […]

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The IMO sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) has extended the transition period for software updates to existing ECDIS for one year to 31 Aug 2017

The NCSR accepted the IHO’s proposal to give all ship owners using ECDIS more time to be able to obtain the correct software updates to the […]

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NCL launches new connections

A2B Online (www.a2b-online.com) serves from Moerdijk to the ports of Immingham, London Thamesport, Teesport and Blyth in UK. NCL is proud to present a new and “real […]

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Shipowners and Seafarers’ Unions Team Up to Launch New Guidance on the Elimination of Harassment and Bullying

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’. The new Guidelines, developed by the International Chamber […]

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