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Livestock Exporter Says Integrity of Inspection Undermined

By MarEx 2018-04-22 18:45:40

As more Australian politicians enter the nation's debate on the future of live export, the government is yet to release footage and reports made by inspectors on the livestock carrier Maysora on April 11. Government inspectors were on board to...

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U.S. Coal Exports Jumped in 2017

By MarEx 2018-04-21 21:46:07

The U.S. exported 97.0 million tons of coal in 2017, a 61 percent increase from the 2016 level. Exports to Asia more than doubled from 15.7 million tons in 2016 to 32.8 million tons in 2017, although Europe continues to...

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Maersk Partners in Food Loss Project

By MarEx 2018-04-21 18:40:12

Maersk and Rockstart, a European startup accelerator, have partnered in an initiative called FoodTrack to foster startups with ideas for tackling global food loss. Today, one-third of the global food production for human consumption is lost or wasted, and approximately...

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Panama Canal Predicts Fivefold Increase in LNG Cargoes

By MarEx 2018-04-20 21:31:00

The Panama Canal Authority believes that it could handle up to 30 million tonnes per annum of American natural gas by 2020, a fivefold increase over last year's numbers.  In an interview with Reuters, ACP administrator Jorge Quijano said that he expected...

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Sanctions on UC Rusal Hit Shipping

By MarEx 2018-04-20 20:03:00

New American sanctions on Russia over the Kremlin's interference in the last U.S. presidential election are having a direct effect on shipping. The measures have forced one vessel operator to close part of its business: German bulker operator Oldendorff has suspended all...

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Livestock Exporters Commit to Change

By MarEx 2018-04-18 21:42:19

Australian livestock exporters have voted for reform initiatives they say will drive major cultural change in the industry. Australian Livestock Exporters' Council Chairman Simon Crean said the industry has embraced the need for significant changes to ensure the transport of...

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Sixteen Abandoned Seafarers, and Sixteen More

By MarEx 2018-04-18 20:08:57

A legal dispute has left 15 Indian seafarers and one Pakistani seafarer stranded onboard a tanker off the UAE for over a year. Meanwhile, another 16 Ukrainian seafarers who were stranded off Casablanca have now been paid and repatriated. The...

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The Nautical Institute Issues New Guidance for Polar Shipping

By MarEx 2018-04-18 05:08:35

Interest in the polar regions is rising rapidly as the shipping season is lengthening. Maritime traffic has grown substantially, and sea ice loss is resulting in more variable conditions. As a result, even well-established ship operators are facing challenges. Operators...

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DNV GL Releases Review of Marine Fuel Alternatives

By MarEx 2018-04-17 21:14:00

Class society DNV GL has published an up-to-date assessment of the most promising alternative marine fuels available today. The study is timely, as the 2020 fuel sulfur cap is fast approaching and the IMO has just decided to aim for a 50 percent cut...

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Call for Footage Taken On Board Maysora to be Made Public

By MarEx 2018-04-17 02:58:12

RSPCA Australia has called for the immediate public release of unedited footage of conditions onboard the livestock carrier Maysora last week. The filming was undertaken by government inspectors in response to whistle-blower footage released on the 60 Minutes program over...

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