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Ship operating costs 'still in decline'

I SUSPECT most shipowners would raise their eyebrows if they are told it has been getting cheaper to run their ships. That however is what the latest OpCost report from international accountant and shipping consultant BDO says.

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Piracy in Asia on the decline, for now

IT is always dangerous to be complacent when it comes to criminality at sea. However the latest report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia (ReCAAP) secretariat is encouraging. One incident is one too many and in January a total of...