Rise in exports through the Port of Gothenburg

The number of export containers passing through the Port of Gothenburg increased by 4% through to the end of June. At the same time, imports fell by 1% and overall, container trade improved by 2% during the first six months of this year. Around 30% of Swedish foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg […]

OW Bunker: North American bunker market to face significant changes

OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, has claimed that regulatory pressures, in conjunction with US energy independence and the widening of the Panama Canal and its impact on infrastructural improvements in US East Coast ports, will serve to significantly alter the dynamics of the regional bunker […]

Singapore plays host to ILO to mark launch of MLC 2006

On August 20th, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, (MLC, 2006) entered into force in the first 30 States to ratify the Convention, with other ILO Member States scheduled to bring it into force over the next 12 months. The MLC, 2006 is an important international regulatory instrument that will provide protection […]