Dutch airline KLM under fire after breastfeeding mother told to cover up

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July 17, 2019 Dutch airline KLM faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for its “antiquated values” after cabin crew told a breastfeeding woman to cover herself up to spare the blushes of other passengers. Women’s rights campaigners reacted angrily when KLM confirmed the policy on social media, saying the company was playing into stigma and mothers […]

Finnair reports revenue rise but operating result fall in 1H2019

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July 17, 2019 The Finnair Group has reported that in the first six months of the year revenue was up, but its operating result was down while fuel costs spiraled. For the period from 1 January to 30 June, the Helsinki-based carrier’s revenue increased by 7.8 per cent to €1,466.0 million (2018: €1,359.3). Finnair reported […]

Qatar Airways launches a new route to Gaborone, Botswana

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July 17, 2019 Qatar Airways has grown its African route network after adding a new service to the capital of Botswana – Gaborone. Starting 27 October 2019, the airline will operate three times a week utilizing an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “We are excited to be launching […]

Germany Becomes 13th Member of Hong Kong Convention

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July 17, 2019 Germany has joined the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, the Hong Kong Convention.  On July 16, Reinhard Klingen, Director-General Waterways and Shipping in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters in London to deposit the […]

Maersk, MSC Boxship Heavyweights Breaking Australian Records

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July 17, 2019 Western Australia’s Port of Fremantle is setting new records with the arrival of two Post Panamax containerships this month. The first one, the 2016-built Maersk Skarstind, arrived in Fremantle on July 15, while the second one, the MSC Elma, is scheduled to arrive on July 20. Capable of carrying more than 9,400 […]

Port of Amsterdam Joins H2SHIPS Project

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July 17, 2019 Dutch Port of Amsterdam has become a partner in the European project H2SHIPS which will focus on the introduction of hydrogen as a marine fuel.  As explained, the Interreg North-West Europe project will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen bunkering and propulsion for shipping, identifying the conditions for successful market […]

Turkish Crew Taken Hostage in Pirate Attack off Nigeria

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July 17, 2019 Pirates have kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors after attacking the Turkish-flagged cargo ship Paksoy-1 off the Nigerian coast. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13, according to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The 8,900 dwt ship was boarded 230 kilometers off the town of Brass while it was en […]