Electronic Trade Documents Act : What does this mean for e-Bills?

Alan Mackinnon, Chief Claims Officer at UK Club, has written an article on the implications of the coming into force of the Electronic Trade Documents Act (ETDA) in the UK last month. He wrote that it was “a potentially transformational moment in the development of electronic bills of lading”....


Daily transit limit at the Panama Canal to be further reduced

The Panama Canal announced on Friday September 29th that it would from the beginning of November be cutting further the average daily number of transits through the canal from the current already limited levels. The drought is progressively lowering the canal’s reservoir levels, forcing the Panama...


Ukraine’s new shipping corridor sees increasing levels of traffic

Five more ships were named as being en route to Ukrainian Black Sea ports, while three vessels that had been there have left and are either travelling to or have arrived at Istanbul. “Five new vessels are waiting to be loaded in Ukrainian ports,” claimed Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov...


Russia said to be tampering GPS in Black Sea, endangering shipping

Romania’s Chief of Defence Staff Daniel Petrescu has claimed that Russia was “actively and constantly” jamming the GPS communications of ships in Romanian territorial waters. He said that this could cause ships’ collisions, adding that Romania and NATO “must prepare for a long-term confrontation...


Damaged Fremantle Highway arrived at Rotterdam port under new owner

Car carrier Fremantle Highway (IMO 9667344) arrived last Saturday September 23rd in Rotterdam,Netherlands, nearly two months after a fire broke out on the cargo ship on July 26th (IMN August 3rd and other dates). The ship left the Eemshaven in Groningen during the afternoon of September 21st, where...


Indonesian Navy helps extinguish fire on burning bulker off Sumatra

The Indonesian Navy and Indonesia’s Joint Search and Rescue Team responded to a fire aboard the bulker Samudra Sakti III (IMO 9320295) on Sunday September 24th when the vessel was off the coast of Tangkil Island, just off the southeastern tip of Sumatra. The Samudra Sakti III was planning to berth...


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