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ITF CALLS FOR ACTION ON GULF OF GUINEA PIRACY

12 nov 2019 Following back-to-back attacks on two vessels in the Gulf of Guinea last week, the International Transport Worker’ Federation has called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy off West Africa. On November 2, pirates kidnapped nine crewmembers from the Norwegian-flagged MV Bonita while the vessel …

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IMO RELEASES HARMONIZED DATA STRUCTURE

11 nov 2019 The IMO has made its compendium of data structures available as a tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging data electronically. The aim is to facilitate the streamlining of the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port. The IMO Compendium is a …

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CLIMATE-DRIVEN SPEED LIMITS WOULD ALSO BENEFIT WHALES

10 nov 2019 A new report commissioned by the NGOs Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment suggests that a modest reduction in vessel speed would greatly reduce shipping’s impact on human health, the climate and the marine environment. Ship speed reduction is one of the largest single interventions available …

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1,000 FEEDER SHIP TO TEST CARBON-NEUTRAL SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS

08 NOV 2019 The 1,036-teu containership Wes Amelie will become the first ship in world to trial carbon-neutral synthetic natural gas on a voyage set to take place in 2020. During the trial, Wes Amelie will replace a share of the LNG used during a roundtrip voyage with SNG produced …

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WORLD POWERS TIE UP FOR NAVAL FORCE TO POLICE MIDEAST OIL ROUTES

07 NOV 2019 An MH-60S helicopter hovers in the air with an oil tanker in the background as the USS John C. Stennis makes its way to the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) –A U.S.-led coalition created to …

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GREEN GROUPS RETURN TO COURT TO STOP ARCTIC OIL DRILLING OFF NORWAY

06 NOV 2019 Environmental groups urged a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday to take emissions from the country’s oil and gas exports into account when ruling on the government’s decision to allow oil firms to explore in Arctic waters in 2016. The session follows the dismissal by a lower court …

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BOX TRADE DEMAND WILL FINALLY SURPASS SUPPLY GROWTH IN 2020

05 NOV 2019 Athens-based non-operating containership owner Danaos Corporation said today it expected container trade demand would surpass supply growth next year. During its third-quarter results presentation, chief executive John Coustas was bullish on the sector’s outlook, attributing the improving prospects to a combination of low orderbooks and the indirect …

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PIRATES KIDNAP FOUR CREW FROM GREEK TANKER OFF TOGO – TOGO NAVY

04 NOV 2019 Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation’s navy and Greek authorities said, two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin. Of the missing crew members, two …

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PIRATES KIDNAP NINE FROM BULK CARRIER OFF BENIN

03 NOV 2019 A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday. The remaining crew of the Norwegian-flagged MV Bonita notified local authorities, and the …

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GREEK SHIP MANAGER DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN BRAZILIAN OIL SLICK

02 NOV 2019 The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof” of the vessel conducting activities that may have led to leaks on a journey between Venezuela and Malaysia. In a statement sent to Reuters …

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