Many journalists and Twitteratis around the world might be having withdrawal symptoms after the Ever Given has been refloated from being stuck diagonally across the Suez Canal.. Although the vessel … Read more here..
In probably one of the best news heard by the shipping and freight industry in a while, Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), … Read more here..
The fragility of trade routes which had been sorely tested by disruptions caused by Covid 19, shortage of containers and increased freight rates was once again exposed when the Ever … Read more here..
From time to time the maritime industry trends in the news media not just within the media outlets in the industry but in the mainstream media as well. More often … Read more here..
The Suez Canal Authority officially announced on the 25th March 2021 that navigation through the Suez Canal is temporarily suspended. Announcing the suspension, Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman and Managing Director … Read more here..
Crew change crisis is far from over and issues around vaccination need to be resolved. The crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement … Read more here..
ZIM and Seaspan Announce Strategic Chartering Agreement for LNG-Fueled Vessels ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) (“ZIM”), and Seaspan Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp. (“Atlas”) (NYSE: … Read more here..
The meaning of Declare (verb) is to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms; to announce officially; proclaim; to state emphatically; to manifest; reveal; show; When none of the above happens, it is termed as “to misdeclare” or “misdeclaration“.. … Read more here..
Further to previous reports about containers falling overboard from the Maersk Essen, it has been reported that the vessel has arrived at Lazaro Cardenas, modern, deep-water port on the Pacific Coast that serves Mexico City..
But the vessel will only berth on the 30th of January after which cargo operations will commence.. As per WK Webster, a general average situation could be looming..
It is very disheartening to see that commercial and business travelers are allowed to travel all over the world using the same planes and airports, but seafarers are not allowed to do so.. That is pure discrimination and gross violation of human rights..!!
Spare a thought for these brave souls as they wait in anticipation just to get home after working non-stop for months, some even after their contracts have expired and without pay………….
Will declarations like the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change make a difference unless all Governments actually do what is humane and necessary..??
The country where the ship has been registered is called a FLAG STATE and this registration grants the ship physical and legal protection afforded under that that flag/flag state which is usually applied to vital areas such as safety of cargo and life of those on board the ship..
Flag states have the legal authority and responsibility to enforce regulations upon vessels that are registered under its flag, including regulations relating to inspection, certification, safety, and pollution and a ship owner or operator who registers their ship under a flag must meet the standards set by the Flag State and ensure that national and international regulations are being met..
The International Chamber of Shipping has released the Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2020/2021..
In the latest incidence of containers falling off the ship, it has been reported that the Maersk Essen, a 10 year old mega container ship with a 13,100 TEU capacity has lost 750 containers overboard..
The Pacific Ocean is yet again the scene of this incident coming close on the heels of the ONE Apus maritime disaster in December 2020..
And yet again, heavy weather is said to be the reason for this loss as well..
Ocean Insights’ cargo delay statistics show how the bull run is wreaking havoc on the market, with container rollovers surging across major ports during December and most major carriers seeing increases in delays.
The latest update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster is that the discharging operations of the remaining containers has recommenced as of the 5th of January 2021 and since the first day of container discharging at Kobe, a total of 212 boxes have been safely discharged as of the 7th January 2021..
There are several shipping jargon used in day to day business.. Port and Starboard are two such terms on a daily basis..
But not everyone is aware of the meanings and origins of these terms.. Here is an explanation..