[LONDON] In a world dominated by email and smartphones, the shipping industry still relies heavily on paper documents delivered by courier. With people unable or unwilling to travel to China...

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SO FAR, so good seems to be the general consensus a month after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 0.50 per cent sulphur in fuel limit came into force for the global fleet.

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A PRESS release from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has grabbed my attention. As somebody who first went to sea as a cadet 50 years ago, I was very interested to see ICS has released...

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CONFIDENCE in the shipping industry rose in late 2019 to its highest level for 18 months, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from London-based shipping adviser and accountant BDO...

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THE American Club, one of the 13 big mutual protection and indemnity (P&I) insurers of the shipping industry, has taken a close look at why its pays out something like US$40 million a year in...

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SALVORS, the people and companies who specialise in pulling ships out of harm's way, gathered for the International Salvage Union's (ISU) regular December board meeting and salvage conference in...

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LAST month the World Shipping Council (WSC), BIMCO, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) asked all maritime countries to...

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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...

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SOMETIMES a phrase emerges that sets the tone for a discussion and gets repeated by almost every speaker. That was the International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) 2019 Conference, Setting Course for...

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A FEW days ago came the welcome news that seven of the crew of the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero had been released by the Iranian authorities. The ship had been held for several weeks after being...