FMC Maritime Transportation Data Initiative – Next meeting with Warehouse, Distribution, and 3PL Sectors

In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the FMC to focus on identifying data constraints that … Read more..

Seafarers need an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel

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Provide an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel for seafarers This is the call from Frank Coles who has started a petition to the President of the United States … Read more..

Meeting schedule for Federal Maritime Commission’s Maritime Data Infrastructure initiative

In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the FMC to focus on identifying data … Read more..

A simple but clear perspective on the notion of Shipping Cartels

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Liner shipping plays a very important role in the container shipping industry carrying 25.3 million TEU on around 6313 container ships.. As I highlighted in my Annual Review for 2021, … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio get 20 months in prison for endangering safe navigation

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Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar and First Officer, Hitihanillage Subhoda Janendra Tilakaratna of the 203,000 DWT Capesize vessel Wakashio which hit a coral reef and sank off the coast of Mauritius … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio found guilty for oil spill in Mauritius – to be sentenced

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The BBC has reported that the Captain and First Officer of the Wakashio that ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius and sank, have been found guilty of endangering … Read more..

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

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This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry … Read more..

Role of women in shipping and avoiding disparities – Executive Insights – Jillian Carson-Jackson

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides insights and thoughtful analysis about the industry.. This series features selected individuals from the industry and is aimed at … Read more..

CMA CGM and ENGIE strike a strategic and industrial partnership for decarbonization

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The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and ENGIE, global player in the field of renewables and energy solutions, have committed to working together to advance … Read more..

Biden steps up pressure on ports and supply chains to address port congestion woes

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US President Joe Biden seems to have increased his efforts to ease the current congestion, transportation and supply chain blockages that are disrupting the US ports especially on the West … Read more..

COVID-19 crew change crisis – draft Assembly resolution approved

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The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 104th session, 4-8 October 202, approved a draft IMO Assembly resolution consolidating issues related to crew change, access to medical care, ʺkey workerʺ designation and … Read more..

FMC to move forward with two of the proposed demurrage-and-detention related initiatives

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The FMC set up Fact Finding 29 in March 2020 in response to many complaints raised with the FMC to investigate challenges to the freight delivery system in the USA … Read more..

Berthing delay skyrockets as operations at Ningbo container terminal still suspended

Berthing delay skyrockets as Ningbo, the 3rd largest ports in the world suspends container terminal operations due to a positive case of COVID-19. Data provided by project44 confirms that a … Read more..

New association in West and Central Africa for Women in Maritime

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Women in maritime took centre stage at the inauguration of the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA), the newest IMO-supported regional association for women in the maritime … Read more..

Federal Maritime Commission to assess carriers’ compliance on demurrage and detention

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to … Read more..