Swedish Club Managing Director Lars Rhodin bows out

Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of The Swedish Club, has completed a programme of visits to shipping clusters around the world as he bid farewell to members and business partners prior to his retirement as head of The Swedish Club. He visited local offices in London and Piraeus and met Swedish shipowners in Gothenburg and Donsö […]

PIL makes first CA reefer delivery of fresh avocadoes to Singapore

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has made its first delivery of fresh avocadoes to Singapore from Australia, using its latest 40” high cube Controlled Atmosphere (CA) refrigerated (reefer) containers. The batch of avocadoes produced in Fremantle, Western Australia, is a key premium fruits growing region. CA reefer containers are specialised containers which employ advanced technology to […]

Joint ILO-IMO meeting adopts guidelines on seafarer abandonment

Guidelines on how to deal with seafarer abandonment have been adopted by the first meeting of a joint International Labour Organization (ILO)–International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tripartite Working Group. The Guidelines seek to address the significant rise in cases of abandonment of crews reported to the ILO, which have risen from less than 20 cases per […]

THE Alliance announces service network upgrade plan for 2023

THE Alliance’s network has been reconfigured to ensure the most comprehensive port coverage to best meet the needs of the member lines’ customers. The enhanced service setup will enter into effect from April 2023. One of the key highlights will be the deployment of larger newbuild ships to the Asia and North Europe trade. A […]

Bumpy roads ahead but shipping able to manage, says DNV’s Ørbeck-Nilssen

The shipping industry is facing three ‘major tectonic shifts’ in the coming years – but is well equipped to manage the bumpy road ahead, DNV’s Maritime CEO, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen told media at a pre-Christmas event in London. After reflecting on “a couple of remarkable years” including the super-cycle of container newbuilding activity, he said: “If […]

Newport Shipping becomes Board Member of Sea-LNG

Newport Shipping is proud to announce that it is now a Board Member of Sea-LNG. As part of its strategy of being involved in the developments of LNG as a fuel for the maritime industry, the company now will be more involved with the promotion of LNG as a fuel. Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport […]

IMO progress on revised GHG strategy, Mediterranean ECA adopted

The International Maritime Organization reports that its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has made progress towards revising the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, working towards adopting a strengthened revised Strategy in mid-2023 at MEPC 80. “I note and welcome the progress made on these matters. It cannot be stressed enough how crucial it is that we […]