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News Bulletin – 24 March 2018

1. New Initiative for Climate-Smart Shipping Launched in Sweden

1. New Initiative for Climate-Smart Shipping Launched in Sweden

23 March 2018 : Electromobility for Shipping is the name of a new collaboration between six actors with the aim to increase the electrification of shipping. Swedish ferry company Stena AB, the Swedish Shipowners Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, research institute RISE and battery company Northvolt have decided to collaborate for a more sustainable future within shipping.

Read more at : worldmaritimenews.com

2. BIMCO: Trade War Would Harm Global Shipping

23 March 2018 : A potential trade war, which could emerge on the back of US’ recently unveiled tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, would be harmful for the global shipping industry, according to BIMCO. Although the impact of US steel and aluminium tariffs, revealed on March 1 and scheduled to enter into force on March 23, 2018, on shipping is still unknown, a major trade action against China is now also likely to come from the US.

Read more at : worldmaritimenews.com

3. ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case

21 March 2018 : The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old Filipino seafarer, Arnel Gillo, reported missing on March 13 on the Galloway Express.

Read more at : maritime-executive.com

4. Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity

20 March 2018 : Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (“BMCT”) continued to improve connectivity and ease of doing business for JNPT (“Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust”) users with its first barge and train volumes last week.

Read more at : indiaseatradenews.com

5. Ferry with 500 passengers still disabled, Inner Japan Sea.

19 March 2018 : Ferry FERRY FUKUOKA II with some 600 passengers on board collided with buoy which marks shallows at around 1930 Tokyo time Mar 18 southwest of Akashi, Honshu, Inner Japan sea, while en route from Osaka to Shimoji. Understood ferry collided with buoy while avoiding collision with passing ship. Ferry was brought to anchor near accident site and as of 1400 Tokyo time Mar 19, was still at anchor. It is said, that propeller can be entangled in buoy’s chain and damaged by chain, and had to be surveyed by divers.

Read more at : fleetmon.com

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