Industry News

World Maritime Day 2021

The 30th of September commemorates the World Maritime Day. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which is the organising body for such memorial entitled the 2021 year’s theme as ‘Seafarers: at the core of Shipping’s Future’. IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, in fact emphasised that even though the...

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Day of the Seafarer

Day Of The Seafarer 2021

#FairFuture4Seafarers is the imperative concept for the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ in 2021. Following the hardships seafarers experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s campaign will focus on urging governments to recognise seafarers as key workers. The aim is to ease travel restrictions for seafarers...

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Ocean bird by Wallenius Wilhemsen – a shipping revolution

“The wind carries a shipping revolution” – that’s the opening statement on the dedicated Wallenius Oceanbird website.  Very much on point, and one might add, very exciting as a breath of fresh air is injected into the shipping industry by the Swedish builder. Changes in the...

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Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci welcomed by Stromboli eruptions

After a round Malta sail through in July, the magnificent Italian Military training Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci proceeded to the neighbouring Island of Sicily.   Sailing along the coast of Messina ,Taormina , Catania , Siracuse & Ortigia , the ship proceeded to the smaller island on...

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Day of the Seafarer 2020

July 25th is International Seafarer day.  Never in the recent decades was this day more important as this year's commemoration of the Seafarer Day.  This is due to the fact that the Shipping industry, and more importantly the Seafarers, have been on the front line...

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Coronavirus brings turbulence to Shipping Industry

The shipping industry is on high alert amid a rising death toll in China following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan.  Due to the close living quarters of both passengers and crew, ships are considered particularly at risk from outbreaks, especially since researchers are still...

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