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Indian Register of Shipping Receives RO Authorisation From Denmark

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has approved the application by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) for authorisation as a “Recognised Organisation” (RO). Seeking RO status from key maritime flags is part of IRClass’ strategy to expand its presence in Europe. The company already has …

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Government Shuts 14 Maritime Training Institutes for Malpractices

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has shuttered 14 maritime training institutes in the country for indulging in fraudulent practices as India’s maritime administration steps up efforts to improve the training quality in a bid to capture a larger share of the global seafarers’ market, …

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Containership Fires: Time To Take Action, Says IUMI

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: This year has already seen an alarming number of container ship fires including Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, Grande America, E.R. Kobe and KMTC Hong Kong. The escalation is of growing concern to IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) who used a recent forum to …

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MSC Rules Out Arctic Exploration on Environmental Concerns

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has decided not to use the Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia and will instead focus on improving environmental performance on existing global trade routes. The Northern Sea Route …

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Minister of Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya Visits Paradip Port

Paradip: Port Wings News Network: As part of regular review of major ports in country after assuming the charge as Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), Union Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya made his first official visit to Paradip Port Trust on 16 October 2019. During the visit, Shri Mandaviya was …

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MISC Secures 15-Year Charter Deals With Exxonmobil For Two New LNG Carriers

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: MISC Berhad (MISC) through its wholly-owned subsidiaries have secured agreements with Exxon Mobil Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SeaRiver Maritime LLC (SeaRiver) for the time charter contracts of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. Each of the LNG carriers will respectively serve the transportation needs of ExxonMobil’s …

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