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  • Is there a lack of confidence between shipping...

    The shipping industry has found itself in the middle of a global financial crisis at a time when the supply of ships exceeded‭, ‬even greatly‭, ‬the demand for ships‭. ‬This has led to a huge decline in freight rates for just about every type of ship‭, ‬creating a‭ ‬great number of non-performing loans for the banks that prior to 2008‭, ‬inebriated by the high freight rates and booming new-building market‭, ‬had hugely invested in ship finance‭. ‬

  • IMO activities showcased at Bonn climate talks

    IMO has continued its participation at the Bonn climate change talks (COP 23) in a range of side- and special events, following its report on progress to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 47).

  • Shipping needs to be cyber prepared

    Following the widespread impact and disruption caused by the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks earlier this year, a spate of incidents in recent weeks has highlighted the evolving threat to not only shipping companies, but other parts of the supply chain, says Ince & Co.

  • Ince & Co recruits shipping and international...

    Ian’s core practice focuses on dry shipping, international trade, ship-building and off-shore oil & gas disputes. He also has significant non-contentious experience, in particular in relation to ship-building and off-shore construction contracts.

  • Breakfast with EMAC session in Fujairah

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosted the...

    As part of proceedings, event attendees were presented with more information about EMAC, including an overview of the Centre’s structure, support services and the advantages of utilising arbitration and mediation services. Furthermore, the morning session also looked at the numerous benefits the Centre brings to the regions dynamic bunkering sector

  • Oil Companies Defend Big Bets on Gas

    The world’s biggest oil companies have defended their giant bets on natural gas at a major energy conference, saying demand will soon emerge for the huge supplies of fuel they are bringing to the market.

  • Shipping Ministry to revert to royalty model for...

    The Shipping Ministry proposes to revert to the royalty model for deciding the award of public private partnership (PPP) contracts at Central government-owned ports to check scope for “manipulations” by private terminal operators when they get freedom to set rates after the port trusts are converted to Authorities.

  • Getting the UAE to number 1 in the shipping...

    The maritime industry in the UAE is constantly evolving and the UAE is now ready to voice its ambitions to become the leading international shipping hub. In this article we tackle what makes the country number 1 in the shipping industry and comment on what the UAE is doing to improve its position as the world maritime centre and to get ahead of its competitors.

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Spend oil proceeds wisely - Government urged

Mr Ishmael Ejekumhene, the Executive Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), has called on government to stick to regulations governing the spending of oil proceeds as passed by parliament.
 

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Making “Voyage Together” vision a reality

Better implementation of IMO standards, improving capacity building, enhancing the performance of the Secretariat and promoting a global approach and awareness are the cornerstones of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s vision for the London-based United Nations agency.

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Is there a lack of confidence between shipping companies and financial institutions?

The shipping industry has found itself in the middle of a global financial crisis at a time when the supply of ships exceeded‭, ‬even greatly‭, ‬the demand for ships‭. ‬This has led to a huge decline in freight rates for just about every type of ship‭, ‬creating a‭ ‬great number of non-performing loans for the banks that prior to 2008‭, ‬inebriated by the high freight rates and booming new-building market‭, ‬had hugely invested in ship finance‭. ‬

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Cyber risks in the Maritime Industry

Cyber incidents are increasingly frequent and widespread‭. ‬A prudent approach for any business is to ask themselves‭ ‬“when”‭ ‬rather than‭ ‬“if”‭ ‬the next incident will occur‭. ‬Cyber incidents occur globally‭, ‬with the Middle East experiencing higher levels of cyberattacks than the worldwide average‭. 

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IMO activities showcased at Bonn climate talks

IMO has continued its participation at the Bonn climate change talks (COP 23) in a range of side- and special events, following its report on progress to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 47).

English

Shipping needs to be cyber prepared

Following the widespread impact and disruption caused by the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks earlier this year, a spate of incidents in recent weeks has highlighted the evolving threat to not only shipping companies, but other parts of the supply chain, says Ince & Co.

English

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosted the sixth session of its Breakfast

As part of proceedings, event attendees were presented with more information about EMAC, including an overview of the Centre’s structure, support services and the advantages of utilising arbitration and mediation services. Furthermore, the morning session also looked at the numerous benefits the Centre brings to the regions dynamic bunkering sector

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