Hong Kong airport halts check-ins as U.N. urges restraint over protests

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August 13, 2019 Flights leaving Hong Kong were disrupted for a second day on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stockmarket fell to a seven-month low, and its leader said it had been pushed into a state of “panic and chaos”. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also […]

Weak cargo volumes push John Menzies into losses

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August 13, 2019 John Menzies has fallen into losses in the first half of 2019 due to weaker cargo volumes and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAXs. Losses in the first half amounted to £4.4 million compared to a profit of £8.3 million in 2018, though revenue increased from £627.2 million last year to £649.9 […]

MSC Ship Fined for Violating Speed Limit in Canada

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August 13, 2019 Transport Canada has issued a CAD 12,000 (about USD 9,000) penalty to a containership operated by Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and five other fines to vessels for non-compliance with the temporary mandatory slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Specifically, the Panamax boxship MSC Diego was fined for not respecting […]

Norway: New Study Confirms Scrubbers Would Aid Global CO2 Reduction

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August 13, 2019 Using scrubbers while burning residual fuels would help reduce global CO2 levels, a new study published by Norwegian researchers confirmed. The continued use of heavy fuel oil with an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) is the most environmentally beneficial means of meeting global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, Chief Scientist Dr. Elizabeth […]

Oman, Hormuz Straits Designated as Extended Risk Zone

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August 13, 2019 Following the incidents in the Gulf of Oman, and specifically the Strait of Hormuz, over the past 12 weeks, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) has designated the Straits as a Temporary Extended Risk Zone. This means that seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone, are entitled to a bonus […]