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Boxship Catches Fire off Singapore

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August 31, 2018 A 9,092 TEU containership owned by China’s COSCO Shipping Lines caught fire on August 23, while it was en route to Singapore.  As informed, a dense smoke was detected in hold number 4 of MV COSCO Shipping Thames voyage 6E. The crew activated the fire extinguisher system and subsequently put out the […]

MPA Assigns USD 12 Mn for Singapore’s Maritime Workforce

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April 13, 2016 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is to invest USD 12 million in the maritime sector in the next two years in order to attract, develop and retain local talent in the sector. Read More

MPA Lends a Helping Hand to Struggling Bulkers

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April 5, 2016 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) revealed its plans to grant a 10 per cent concession on port dues for bulk carriers with effect from 15 April 2016 as a countermeasure to the current downturn in the industry. Read More

Chinese Bulk Carrier Arrested in Singapore

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March 25, 2016 The Chinese-flagged bulk carrier Rui Ning 1 was detained in Singapore, most likely due to unresolved payments, the latest records from Singapore’s Supreme Court show. Read More

d’Amico to Launch Panamax, Kamsarmax Bulker Pools in Singapore

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March 17, 2016 Italian shipping company d’Amico Group is looking into establishment of a Panamax and a Kamsarmax bulker pool in Singapore in the second half of 2016, the company’s management told the Kaiji Press (KP) while in Tokyo on March 10. Read More

APM 2016: Innovation Key to Ride Out Industry Storm

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March 16, 2016 The maritime and offshore industry should look to investing in innovations and finding ways to optimize efficiencies, in order to be well placed to do well when the markets turn and the global economy picks up again, Mike Meade, CEO of M3 Marine, said on the occasion of the opening of Asia […]

ASEAN single market taking slow route to integration

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March 9, 2016 As the world anticipated the arrival of Jan. 1, 2016, the 10 countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) were poised for a New Year’s Eve party with spe­cial global trade significance. From that date on, goods, services, capital and skilled labor are supposedly flow­ing freely between […]