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iContainers: Shipping Industry Needs to Tackle Misdeclared Cargo in 2020

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Cargo News / 0 Comments

January 15, 2020 Onboard fires caused by misdeclared cargo is a growing issue that needs to be addressed this year, according to digital freight forwarder iContainers.  Klaus Lysdal, vice president of operations at iContainers, said that this is “an imperative problem” that needs to be tackled urgently, especially given the growing vessel sizes whose larger capacities increase […]

Suez Canal Authority Bans Scrubber Wash Water Discharge

Posted By Tony Sanchez / environment / 0 Comments

January 15, 2020 The Suez Canal Authority has advised shipowners that discharging wash water from open-loop scrubbers during transit in the waterway is strictly forbidden. Based on the latest circular, the authority said that it “puts no conditions or restrictions on fuel oil or open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems until the ratification of MARPOL Annex […]

Bow Fortune Collides with Fishing Vessel; 1 Dead, 2 Missing

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Sea Accident / 0 Comments

January 15, 2020 Odfjell’s 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune collided with a fishing vessel on Tuesday, December 14, in Galveston, Texas. The 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride capsized following the collision and two fishermen from the vessel were reported to be missing. Odfjell confirmed the collision, saying that at the time of the incident, Bow […]

Delta beats profit estimates on new customers as rivals battle 737 MAX crisis

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

January 14, 2020 Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat estimates, boosted by customers gained from rival airlines’ 737 MAX cancellations and what Chief Executive Ed Bastian said was a growing preference for the Delta brand. Delta shares were up about 4% in premarket trading. Airlines that own Boeing Co’s […]

European airline collapses since 2017

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January 14, 2020  Flybe is the latest European airline fighting for survival following a string of collapses over the past few years that have left thousands of passengers stranded in airports and had a knock-on effect on related industries such as hospitality. Here is a summary of European airlines that have gone bankrupt since 2017 […]

Lufthansa is reducing noise and CO2 emissions on European routes from Munich

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January 14, 2020 The Airbus A320neo, the latest generation short- and medium-haul aircraft, is now operating from Munich. Since the turn of the year, four A320neo aircraft have been in service at the Munich hub. A brand-new Airbus will arrive in Munich at the end of January, and another will follow in February. The plan […]

Unprecedented Rise of Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

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January 19, 2020 Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) said in its annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, […]

Panama Canal Unveils New Measures to Sustain Water Levels

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January 14, 2020 The Panama Canal has decided to implement a series of new measures beginning February 15 to sustain an operational level of water and provide reliability to users while it implements a long-term solution to water. As explained, the move has been prompted by changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at […]

HMM’s 24,000 TEU Mega Ships to Start Delivery in April

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Ship Builder / 0 Comments

January 14, 2020 Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is set to join the elite club of megaship owners in a few months. Namely, HMM is scheduled to start taking delivery of its twelve 24,000 TEU boxship newbuilds, the largest containerships in the world, in April, a company spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News, […]

David L. Calhoun Begins Role as Boeing President and CEO

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January 13, 2020 David L. Calhoun today assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing […]