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U.K. Sets Minimum Wage for Seafarers

By MarEx 2018-01-21 16:31:52

All seafarers working in U.K. waters must be paid at least minimum wage rates, the government has warned in new guidance. The move comes after concerns about unfair competition, following reports that some ships registered abroad were underpaying their workers...

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U.K. Women in Maritime Taskforce Established

By MarEx 2018-01-20 16:57:48

Industry body Maritime UK has established a taskforce to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector. The Women in Maritime Taskforce brings together leaders from across the maritime sector to identify practical steps to increase the number of...

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NYC Ferry Proves Highly Popular in its First Year

By MarEx 2018-01-19 18:56:00

New York's new ferry service, NYC Ferry, posted 2.9 million rides across all four current routes, fully one third more than its operators expected. The New York City Economic Development Corporation and contract operator Hornblower predicted first-year ridership of 2.1 million...

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Maersk and IBM Expand Blockchain Offerings

By MarEx 2018-01-16 04:34:19

A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM have announced their intent to establish a joint venture to offer blockchain technology to the global shipping industry. The jointly developed platform will be built on open standards and will address the need to...

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World's First Microsatellite with Synthetic-Aperture Radar Launched

By MarEx 2018-01-15 17:28:13

The world's first microsatellite equipped with synthetic-aperture radar has been launched by technology start-up Iceye. Synthetic-aperture radar is a form of radar that is used to create two- or three-dimensional images of objects, such as landscapes. It uses the motion...

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Tanker Missing Off West Africa

By MarEx 2018-01-14 12:53:16

U.K. tanker-owner Union Maritime has reported that its tanker MT Barrett, which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa, has not been heard from since late on January 9. Local maritime authorities...

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Union Puts a Price on Aussie Tanker Crews

By MarEx 2018-01-10 09:57:59

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has claimed that the cost of hiring Aussie seafarers to move fuel around the nation's coast averages out to about one cent per liter at the bowser. “The collision of an oil tanker and...

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U.S. Imports LNG Cargo That Could Contain Russian Gas

By MarEx 2018-01-08 14:11:08

In an unusual reversal, a customer on the U.S. East Coast appears to be importing a cargo of LNG that could include product from Novatek's Yamal facility in the Russian Arctic.  Yamal was developed despite American sanctions forbidding U.S. entities...

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Tanker Collision, Thirty-Two Missing

By MarEx 2018-01-07 07:41:40

A tanker has collided with a bulk carrier in the East China Sea, leaving 32, the entire tanker crew, missing. The Iranian tanker, Sanchi, is ablaze and leaking oil after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered vessel CF Crystal. Rescue efforts...

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Foss Joins Puerto Rico Sealift

By MarEx 2018-01-05 14:20:03

At Norfolk, Virginia and at the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Foss Maritime is loading hundreds of utility trucks onto barges bound for Puerto Rico. The equipment will be used in the on-going effort to restore power to the island,...

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