Pandemic will heighten chances of geopolitical tension, economic crisis, trading pattern changes

With the pandemic the dominant global issue for many months, Global Maritime Forum in its latest survey asked respondents how they saw Covid-19 affecting the likelihood of other issues. The strongest response related to the pandemic’s impact on a potential global economic crisis: 93% of respondents...

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SMIT completes probably the northernmost wreck removal project ever

Smit Salvage has completed the removal of wrecked fishing vessel Northguider (IMO 8714619), which ran aground in Svalbard in the high Arctic in late 2018. At a latitude of nearly 80 degrees, the ship was the subject of what Norwegian authorities said was likely to have been the northernmost wreck...

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UK government signs up ferry companies for critical goods transport from January 2021

The UK government has signed agreements with four ferry operators to provide capacity – equivalent to over 3,000 lorries per week – to transport medical supplies and other critical goods come January 2021, when the transition post-Brexit period ends. The contracts are with Brittany Ferries, DFDS,...

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Tysers 2020 Marine Liability Report – The Clubs: #13, West Of England

The West Of England Shipowners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) Self-managed Standard & Poor’s Rating – ‘A-‘ Gross Tonnage Owned 101,500,000 Chartered 40,000,000 Free reserves 2020 338,147,000 2019 306,373,000 2018 308,533,000 2017 306,512,000 2016 276,661,000 Tonnage By Vessel Type Bulkers 40% Tankers 29% Containers 18% Cargo/Reefers 10% Ferries/Passenger/Other 3% Tonnage By Area Europe 47% Asia 41%…

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