Maritime Union of Australia warns against shipping regulations

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) said that the country should revamp its security and licensing provisions for high-risk and hazardous goods shipments.

The warning comes in the wake of two very large explosions in the Beirut port area on 4 August.

The explosions at the port killed 154 and injured more than 5,000 people. The number of casualties is expected to increase as the rescue mission is underway.

Lebanese officials said that the explosions were caused by 2,750t of ammonium nitrate that...

A sleepy North Carolina city flexes its logistics muscle

Rocky Mount poised to assert itself in life sciences distribution

Nestled in the state’s rural northeast corner, Rocky Mount, North Carolina is known to many travelers as four exits on Interstate 95. Not many would imagine it being a major distribution center (DC) player. They may want to take another look.

A DC site planner could do a whole lot worse than selecting this city of 55,000 bisecting Nash and Edgecombe counties. Land is abundant and inexpensive relative to other industrial markets,...

Maritime UK adds Belfast Maritime Consortium as new member

The Belfast Maritime Consortium, which is led by Artemis Technologies, has joined Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the UK’s £46.1bn maritime industry.

The application for the membership was approved on 29 July by the National Council.

The Belfast Maritime Consortium is a 13-partner syndicate of businesses, academia and local government.

The consortium will participate in the work programme of Maritime UK, which includes support to develop the regional cluster via the Regional Cluster Development...

Σε νέα εποχή οι ανακυκλώσεις πλοίων 

Η Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. αποτελεί την ενδέκατη πλοιοκτήτρια εταιρεία που θα αποκαλύπτει δημόσια την προσέγγισή της για τις ανακυκλώσεις πλοίων της μέσω της συμμετοχής της στη διαδικτυακή πλατφόρμα Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).

Όπως αναφέρει ο Andrew Stephens, Executive Director του Sustainable Shipping Initiative, το οποίο φιλοξενεί την πλατφόρμα, «η διαφάνεια αποτελεί οδηγό της αλλαγής στην αλυσίδα αξίας της ανακύκλωσης πλοίων».

Στην ανακοίνωση της...

5 Hyliion questions with former DOT Secretary Andy Card

Andy Card to become Hyliion director

As a former transportation secretary and later White House chief of staff for President George W. Bush, Andy Card could have his pick of corporate directorships. So why choose  hybrid-electric powertrain startup Hyliion Inc.?

The answer is 28-year-old CEO Thomas Healy. Card encountered Healy in 2016 at the annual management conference of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), where Card delivered a keynote address. Walking the ATA exhibit area the next day, Card found himself at Hyliion’s...

Jamaica takes steps to enable crew changes and repatriations

Jamaica takes steps to enable crew changes and repatriations

In order to enable crew changes, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has listed seafarers among the class of “essential workers” under its Disaster Risk Management Act and has put in place measures to speed up the transit of registered seafarers through its borders.

An estimated 600,000 seafarers are waiting for crew changes – 300,000 on vessels and 300,000 waiting to embark – according to the International Transport Workers Federation...