APL to apply new GRI

Effective 15 April 2019, APL will apply a General Rate Increase (GRI) to all Tariff and Service Contract rates within the following scope:

Origin: Asia (except Japan), Australia, New Zealand, East Africa
Destination: Canada, USA (except Guam, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

Container Type Currency 20′ 40′ 40H’ 45′
Flat Rack/ Open Top/ Tank/
Other Special Equipment

Origin: Middle East, West Asia
Destination: Canada,...


DOJ releases report of FBI’s management of maritime terrorism threats

Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 25’ response boat–small enforce a security zone surrounding Washington, D.C. for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 19, 2017. USCG photo.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General has released an audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s management of maritime terrorism threats.

In the redacted report’s executive summary, the DOJ’s OIG said that “although FBI officials told us they consider the terrorism threat to the maritime domain to be low, we believe this assessment is based on incomplete and potentially inadequate information. Our review determined that the FBI does not conduct Its own, formal...


Seabury Maritime Sponsors NYC Maritime Hackathon

Seabury Maritime LLC (“Seabury Maritime”), the global maritime and transportation investment & merchant banking and industry advisory firm, a division of Seabury Capital Group LLC, today announced its partnership with the newly launched New York Maritime Innovation Center (“NYMIC”) at SUNY Maritime College to host the NYC Maritime Hackathon 2019. 

Held March 29-31, 2019 in New York, the hackathon will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, maritime executives, and tech leaders to address...


ChartCo’s EnviroManager Solution Racks up Over 1,000 Orders

ChartCo’s flagship EnviroManager solution has racked up in excess of 1,250 orders, for use on vessels worldwide. The innovative system, which enables crews to effortlessly stay abreast of national, international and regional environmental regulations, has accrued such a positive reputation for user-friendliness and effectiveness that it has become the go-to environmental compliance solution for all client types, with fleet sizes ranging from one to over 200.

Vessels presently using ChartCo...


Bernhard Schulte to Provide Technical Management for MS Karnika

Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services to provide technical management for MS Karnika, India’s first dedicated domestic cruise operation

Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS) has been awarded technical management of Jalesh Cruises’ new vessel, MS Karnika. (formerly Pacific Jewel).

The 70,285-ton, 2,000-seater Crown Princess-class cruise ship is presently undergoing comprehensive refurbishment at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore prior to entering service from Mumbai, India in mid-April...