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Thursday, 15 November 2018
The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…
 
The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with yet another fall; at 1,009 – minus 55 might soon create one of the biggest disasters in shipping’s recent history if it goes below the 1,000 point-threshold, something possible… We have seen the highs of 11,793 on the 20th of May 2008, but also the lows of […]...
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2019
 
[November 14, 2018] The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce details of its seventh major event which will take place in Athens on the evening of Monday 8 April 2019 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.  The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2019 will celebrate Greek shipping […]...
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Top container shipping companies consider new association to drive digitalization
 
Five of the largest container shipping companies, MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express, are planning to establish an association to pave the way for digitalization, standardization and interoperability of the container shipping industry.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
New project considers 5G technology for electricity grid and harbor automation
 
Nokia, ABB and Kalmar successfully conducted industrial trials that use the low latency capabilities of 5G to support applications and improve protection and efficiency in smart electricity grid and harbor automation. The trials are part of the Wireless for Verticals research project.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Port of Long Beach award $3 mil. to improve water quality around Long Beach
 
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners granted over $3 million in order to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program. The $46.4 million program aims at reducing the environmental impacts of goods movement.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
US passes bill harmonizing BWMS regulatory system
 
On 14 November, the US Senate passed the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) as part of the USCG Reauthorization Act with a vote of 94 to 6, paving the way for the harmonization of state and federal regulations for vessel ballast water discharges in the United States. In the meantime, the move is considered as a means of harmonization of the USCG policy approach with that of IMO. 
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Maersk: Container industry to be hit by trade war
 
US importers are stocking up on Chinese goods before the import tariffs apply, Maersk informed. However, it warned that a trade war would damage demand for container shipping in the future. The trade war will damage the container industry, as after a spike in shipments, a slowdown will follow next year, Mr. Skou added.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Four rescued after fishing vessel took on water
 
The US Coast Guard rescued four fishermen on Wednesday, November 14, after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine. The vessel was taking on water, as the captain of the ship reported. The fishermen were reported to be in good condition.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
MPC to equip up to 55 ships with scrubbers
 
MPC Container Ships signed agreements for the purchase of five scrubbers. They will be retrofitted on five vessels within the company’s fleet before 1 January 2020, which is the implementation date of the new sulphur emission cap regulation. The agreement also includes the purchase of scrubbers for up to 50 more vessels.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Diana fixes panamax bulker “Thetis” on period to Hudson
 
ATHENS, GREECE, November 15, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hudson Shipping Lines Incorporated for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the […]...
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