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JIT SHOULD surprise nobody that cargo, either still in containers or unloaded onto pallets, is building up in warehouses, port terminals and inland depots in Europe and North America. Most of the...

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WE ALL knew that, from Jan 1 this year, the shipping industry and the bunkering sector in particular would have to cope with the implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 0....

STRAIT TALK: VIRUS OUTBREAK

UNFORTUNATELY, everybody in Singapore is now all too aware of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. The situation has moved on since the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (...

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HERE we go again. New year, new attacks on shipping and crews.

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WE are now just over a week past what has been the biggest change in ships' operating practices since the introduction of steam power. Unless subject to the even stricter standards enforced in...

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SOMETIMES us old journalists put two and two together and make five. That was initially the case when I heard that the global shipping industry has come up with a proposal to the the International...

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LAST week a press release turned up which used very low-key language to announce what could be a game changer.

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A NEW book has just landed on my desk, Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use. The associated advertising blurb says it is a "practical, straightforward and easy to understand guide to...

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LONG working hours, isolation and extended periods away from home put seafarers at risk of poor mental health, according to new research by a team from the UK's Cardiff University.

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RIGHT now, it is difficult for shipping industry executives to think long term. An awful lot is going on, as has been noted in this column in recent weeks.