White Paper: Empowering People working at Sea from Training to Justice

Following two years of research, peer outreach and associated drafting, Human Rights at Sea’s Advisory Board member Toon van de Sande has completed an initial White Paper covering his thoughts on how to better develop a culture (and continuum) of care alongside increased seafarer empowerment throughout the maritime environment. The focus of the White paper, […]

MPA’s Mr Tan Hanqiang appointed Vice-Chair of IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reports that its officer Mr Tan Hanqiang, currently First Secretary (Maritime), High Commission of the Republic of Singapore to the UK, was last month appointed by the IMO as Vice-Chair the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), succeeding Mr Harry Conway (Liberia). This marks the first time in over […]

Should dry bulk owners get ready for a cyclical downturn?

The dry bulk market could be set for a downbeat 2023 with the pain potentially extended into 2024, according to the latest quarterly dry bulk market report* from Maritime Strategies International. Behind the falling earnings picture is the faster than expected unwinding of port delays that kept the market buzzing during 2020-21, with port operations […]

MacGregor wins order to supply RoRo equipment for two PCTC for “K” Line

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a large order to supply RoRo equipment for two 6,900 CEU Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) to be built at Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. for “K” Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) in Japan. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2022 third quarter order intake. The first vessel is […]