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  • Shoreham Port staff given paediatric first aid training
    With over half of Shoreham Port's employees already trained in adult emergency first aid the port offering paediatric first aid training has enabled individuals to feel more confident about delivering first aid outside of the workplace, especially if they have children or babies in their family.

  • Acting SECNAV, Other Navy Leaders Announced
    The Honorable Sean J. Stackley assumed the responsibilities of acting secretary of the Navy Jan. 20 at noon. Stackley, who served as the assistant secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) for more than eight years, will…

  • Action Must be Taken If We are to Address UK Seafarer Shortfall
    UK Chamber CEO Guy Platten has responded to the publication of the Department for Transport Seafarer Projections Review by calling on government to back its SMarT Plus proposal. The Department for Transport has this week published a study to…

  • Danish Shipping Tribunal Relocated to Viborg
    As part of the Danish Government's plan "Better balance – Government jobs closer to citizens and companies" (only available in Danish), the Danish Appeals Boards Authority was established on 1 January 2017. A large number of Danish appeals boards…

  • DryShips Buys First Very Large Gas Carrier
    DryShips Inc., a diversified owner of ocean group cargo vessels, announced that it has acquired one Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) currently under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a purchase price of $83.5 million. The Company…

  • Mining Wastes Report Identifies Research Gaps
    More scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment, a new report shows. The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific…

  • In The Middle Of A (Supply) Chain Reaction?
    In 2016 the shipping industry saw significant supply side adjustments in reaction to continued market pressures, says a report from Clarksons Research. For shipbuilders this meant a historically low level of newbuild demand with fewer than 500 orders reported in 2016…

  • COSCO Shipping Holdings to Buy Qingdao Port's Shares
    COSCO Shipping Ports and Qingdao Port International (QPI) announced to enter into the Transaction Agreement, pursuant to which COSCO Shipping Ports will make strategic investment in QPI. Taking the proposed New H Share Issurance plan of QPI into consideration…

  • LNG Icebreaker Polaris Bunkers in Pori
    Polaris, the newest icebreaker of the Finnish icebreaking service company Arctia, set out from Katajanokka, Helsinki, for icebreaking duty in the Bothnian Bay and arrived January 10 for bunkering at the Skangas liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pori…

  • A Tale of Two Tanker Classes
    In a stark reminder of how volatile shipping markets can be, sentiment in the previously weak Asian Aframax market has flipped while the LR2 market continues its downward slide. The Aframax market in the East of Suez firmed rapidly with rates…

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