The Panama Canal Authority and A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S are the latest entities to join the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).

Event’s growing role fueled by Greece’s status as top cruise destination, impending port privatisations and a return to stability of regional geopolitical hotspots


Despite accounting for a mere 0.12% the UK’s overall economic output, fishing is one of the most contentious issues in the Brexit jumble. Highly politicised, negotiations on the future fisheries regime could tarnish the overall outcome of British departure from the EU.

The “Eurasian Rail Alliance Index” (ERAI) which reflects the indicative cost of rail transit services on the 1,520 mm railway gauge used in the former USSR, has been included in the February issue of the «Sea and Air Shipper Insight» report prepared by Drewry, the leading independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry. This marks the first time that the role of Eurasian rail transit has been recognized and highlighted on an international level.

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has won the Clean Shipping category of this year's Green4Sea Awards, which took place yesterday in Athens, Greece.

Imperial Logistics has appointed Dr. Iain Barton to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President – Healthcare. Iain, currently Imperial Logistics’ Healthcare Strategy Executive based in Cape Town in South Africa, is the latest addition to the recently introduced global sales structure, headed by Imperial Logistics International Chief Commercial Officer, Sandro Knecht. A key feature of this is sector-specific business development posts. In his new role, Iain will be responsible for identifying and exploiting healthcare opportunities both within Imperial Logistics’ existing geographic structure, and in new markets.

Marlink secures contract to provide global satellite voice and data connectivity services for five adventure cruise ships in the O.A.T. Small Ships fleet

The Round Table of international shipping associations plus the OCIMF representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced the geographic boundaries of the 'High Risk Area' for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced, with new advice issued to merchant ship operators.

• Maritime UK's Women in Maritime Taskforce will meet in Belfast today to launch two new initiatives to help improve the sector's gender diversity.
• The Taskforce will be launching a 'Speaker Bank', which will provide a database of female speakers to panels and conferences and an 'Interview Pool', which will loan maritime women to other companies, enabling greater diversity on interview panels.
• The resources, which will be the first of their kind, aim to respond to challenges identified by the Taskforce's work.
• Traditionally the maritime sector has been a classically male-dominated industry.


Around 200 participants gathered during the first day of the ninth edition of the Transport Weeek conference. The event, held at the Courtyard by Marriott Waterfront hotel in Gdynia, Poland, on 5-7 March, 2019, focused on port investments, in-depth analysis of the port market, accompanied by an outlook for the near future.

“2019 is a year for dry cargo owners to prepare their vessels for landmark changes in shipping”

Around 80 participants gathered on March 5th in Gdynia, Poland, to discuss matters related to the issue of air pollution in ports. The seminar, organized by the Baltic Ports Organization, was aimed at evaluating the influence air pollution has on day-to-day operations in ports and cities they are a part of. It also gave an overview of tools available to port authorities in their quest to improve their environmental standards.

High-level representatives from U.N. member states and international organizations gathered at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday to celebrate the U.N. World Wildlife Day (March 3) under the theme: Life below water: for people and planet.

BGS Group hosts the International LNG Congress in Malta, St. Julian’s, on April, 29-30. Since it is the 5th edition of the Congress, the organizers offer a variety of activities beyond the conference rooms.

In a new paper published this week in Science, a group of researchers led by Dr. Chris Free of UC Santa Barbara and Prof. Malin Pinsky of Rutgers found that worldwide fishery productivity has already declined due to warming seas. According to the authors, the maximum sustainable yield of the world's fisheries fell by four percent between 1930-2010 due to warming, with some ecoregions experiencing larger declines of 15-35 percent.


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