Role of seafarers to be highlighted in media campaign
10 July 2013 - Initiative to encourage fairer trade prices and better working conditions

The Mission to Seafarers has unveiled plans for a campaign to push the role of the seafarer into the public eye. The initiative will mirror the Fairtrade project which encourages better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms

Management body hopes convention causes “minimal disruption”
3 July 2013 - Flag states urged to be flexible with compliance


International ship management body InterManager has urged flag States to be “flexible” in their approach to Maritime Labour Convention 2006 compliance. As the August 20th entry-into-force date for the Convention

Shipping set for Moody financial outlook as growth slows
24 June 2013 - Moody’s has painted a bleak picture of shipping prospects for the next eighteen months


Despite growing optimism that prospects are improving, ratings specialist Moody’s has painted a bleak picture of shipping prospects for the next eighteen months in its latest outlook.

Looking good during the downturn
19 June 2013 - Surviving the current economic downturn


Focusing on core business and acting “with prudence” is the only way to survive the current downturn

Germanischer Lloyd looking to increase the energy efficiency of existing ships
19 June 2013 - Firm to launch retrofitting guide to help shipowners


Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has launched a retrofit guide to improve understanding of the sliding scale of options available to shipowners looking to boost efficiency. The guide looks at how technical,

Intertanko aims to halt late payments with code of practice
19 June 2013 - Tanker operator hopes to avoid anticipated economic slide


Independent tanker operators’ body Intertanko is to tackle late payment by charterers to halt an anticipated slide back to the oil spill eras of the 1970s and 1980s. Fighting to

Solutions from oil crisis can aid recovery, says IMO chief
11 June 2013 - Environmental factors should also be a driving factor


Drawing parallels with the oil crisis of the 1970s, the International Maritime Organization’s Koji Sekimizu has said that the industry must respond with the same solutions to reverse the current

Banks “kept shipping in the doldrums”
6 June 2013 - Single digit growth ahead


Banks got the short end of the stick at the opening ceremony of Nor-Shipping in Oslo this week. HE Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, criticised

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The Baltic Summer 2013

Summer 2013

In your Summer issue of The Baltic magazine, we look at: How shipping operators can endure disaster Career opportunities for those moving onshore What the MLC 2006 really means for

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