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Romanian pilot died on the bridge wing of Lebanese bulk carrier HAMOUDI B in the morning Jun 19, while commanding the ship into harbor.

General cargo ship HTK ENERGY reportedly ran aground on artificial reefs in Sarangani Bay, Mindanao island, Philippines, shortly sfter leaving General Santos Port, on Jun 18.

Dublin-based maritime transportation group Irish Continental Group (ICG) has secured a loan to finance the construction of the second new vessel for ICG’s Irish Ferries operations.

Trump administration’s recently unveiled tariffs on USD 50 billion of Chinese imports would undermine recent economic progress, according to the US National Retail Federation. Tariffs are taxes on American consumers, plain and simple. These tariffs won’t reduce or eliminate China’s abusive trade practices, but they will strain the budgets of working families by raising consumer prices, Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO, said.

Tax reform has increased the paychecks of American workers, encouraged U.S. companies to expand and invest in their workforces, and unleashed the strongest levels of consumer confidence in a generation. Unfortunately, these tariffs and the retaliation China has promised put all this economic progress at risk. Once again, we urge the administration to change course and develop a clear and comprehensive strategy to hold China accountable, Shay added.

A study commissioned by NRF and the Consumer Technology Association found that tariffs on USD 50 billion of Chinese imports, coupled with the impact of retaliation, would lead to four job losses for every job gained and reduce US gross domestic product by nearly USD 3 billion.



Miami-based cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation & plc and the Bellona Foundation have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

The newly formed cooperation is based on their shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society. Sustainable operations is a top priority for our business, and as the world’s largest cruise company, our global cruise line brands have taken and continue to take a leadership role for sustainable tourism, Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia for Carnival Corporation, said.

Working together with leading environmental NGOs such as The Bellona Foundation will help us to achieve our vision to provide our guests with extraordinary vacation experiences while meeting and often exceeding our environmental commitments. The agreement’s overall purpose is to contribute to and promote sustainable operations in the shipping industry. The arrangement will focus on solutions, regulations and legislation favoring the use of environmentally friendly vessels for the benefit of the environment, local destinations and the travelers.

Bellona is committed to meet and fight the climate challenges through identifying and implementing sustainable environmental solutions in close cooperation with the industry. Our cooperation with Carnival Corporation will enable us to increase our impact in developing and promoting sustainable solutions for the rapidly growing cruise sector as well as international shipping, Frederic Hauge, founder of The Bellona Foundation, said.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:37

Burning Cargo Ship Anchored off Kolkata

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Indian naval forces managed to drop an anchor from the ill-fated merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on June 16, only days after the ship caught fire off Sandheads, Kolkata.

Very Large Ore Carrier CHINA STEEL INNOVATOR struck the stern of berthed container ship EVER LADEN at 0940 LT (+ 8 UTC) Jun 19, while maneuvering in Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan, on arrival from Australia with cargo of ore.

Jun 19 Update: offshore supply tug is to be deployed to fight fire on SSL KOLKATA , which is still on. No flames spotted, but there’s smoke still billowing from the ship, helicopter to be called in on Jun 19, to pour more water on cargo deck.

Adding to fire woes, the ship reportedly, drifted aground in vicinity 21 25N 088 45E, some 8 nm off Sundarban National Park coast.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:24

Tanker contacted LPG tanker, Livorno

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Product tanker ORIENTAL JASMINE while maneuvering to berth at Livorno, Italy, contacted stern of berthed LPG tanker ANTWERPEN , in the morning Jun 17.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:22

Cargo ship aground in Baltic sea Update

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Jun 18 Update: SORMOVSKIY 3052 suffered hull breaches in bow section and in thruster compartment, there are unspecified damages along port and starboard side.

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