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image: Japan NYK ships engines water in lubricating oil excess moisture advance alarm systemNew Advance Alarm System Developed to Protect Ships Engines from Water Damage
Warning of the Presence of Excess Moisture in Lubricating Oil

Monday, November 19, 2018
JAPAN – As a part of a variety of initiatives utilising big data, Japanese shipping group Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and its technological research and development subsidiary, Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) have developed an advance alarm system (with patent pending) which claims to detect anomalies on a real-time basis caused by water getting in lubricating oil.
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image: UK Mission to Seafarers Christmas Carol service shipping minister Nusrat Ghani MP maritime ShellAnnual Christmas Carol Service Honours Devotion to Seafarers
Shipping Minister to Read at London Ceremony

Monday, November 19, 2018
UK – You know Christmas Is looming up fast when each year the international seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers publicises its popular annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. UK shipping minister Nusrat Ghani MP has been confirmed as a reader at this year's event joining a number of other well-known figures from across the industry, including Dr Grahaeme Henderson, VP Shipping & Maritime at Shell and President of the UK Chamber of Shipping from 2016-18, and His Excellency Daniel Fábrega, Ambassador of Panama to the United Kingdom.
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image: Switzerland Nautilus crew seafarer union ferries pay ILO ITF Wages for Seafarers Under Discussion as Arguments over Pay Continue
Biannual Talks to Settle on Rates for Crews

Monday, November 19, 2018
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Arguments over a fair level of pay for seafarers, such as that between the RMT Union and Condor Ferries which we reported recently, are a global phenomenon which principally occur due to the fluctuations between living standards and costs in the vast variety of countries which ships transit between. Many would argue such arguments should never occur as seafarers are the only employees covered by a global minimum wage and, today in Geneva the biannual talks on rates of pay may see a rise of nearly $50 a month on ships around the world.
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image: UK Brexit freight logistics warehousing supply chain UKWA Peter Ward export Dominic RaabAs Brexit Discussions Intensify so Freight and Logistics Veteran backs the Government
Warehousing Association Boss Urges Members to Persuade MPs to Support May

Monday, November 19, 2018
UK – Peter Ward, CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has thrown his weight behind the government's latest Brexit deal and urged his organisation's members to contact their MPs and follow suit. Ward, who last week was appointed to the board of the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT) has a wealth of experience in the field with over 30 years' experience in international transportation, logistics and supply chain management and has held senior positions with Fritz Companies, P&O Nedlloyd Logistics and DP World London Gateway, before joining the UKWA four years ago.
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image: shipping appointment staff changes freightAppointments and Departures Throughout the Shipping and Logistics Related Sectors
Who is Heading Where This Week

Friday, November 16, 2018
UK – The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has announced that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair in succession to Tony Berkeley who formally retired at the Group’s AGM on November 7. Russel is a Director at Russell Logistics and has been a long-standing supporter of the RFG, both on the Board since 2015 and as an RFG member since the start of the Group.
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image: UK Norway plastic freight logistics shipping GetLinkPlastic Pollution Leads Weekly Round-Up of freight and Logistics Stories
Some Smaller - but Not Necessarily Less Important Items

Friday, November 16, 2018
WORLDWIDE – The week's news round-up on shipping, road haulage and other related freight and logistics matters starts with a pollution fight back item. Whilst discharging plastics into the sea is already prohibited under MARPOL regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships, the situation has now become so serious that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee has vowed to increase pressure in the fight against poisoning the oceans.
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image: Ireland Dublin port tragic death Filipino sailor container lashing ITFTragic Death on Container Ship Brings Lashing of Boxes Back in Focus
Filipino Sailor Struck and Killed in Dublin Port

Friday, November 16, 2018
IRELAND – WORLDWIDE – The subject of lashing containers on box carrying vessels when they are in port is one which has been a bone of contention with unions for some time and now the tragic death this week of a Filipino sailor whilst in dock in Dublin has renewed the argument. Dennis Gomez Regana died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay on Wednesday 14 November, when he was doing lashing work while container lifting operations were underway. He was on board the MV Francop, which is registered under a known flag of convenience.
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image: Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), CMA CGM, AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express container shipping IT freight forwarders shippersMajor Container Shipping Lines Propose an Association of Interest to Freight Forwarders and Shippers
No Common Standardised Platform but IT Systems Free to All Stakeholders

Friday, November 16, 2018
WORLDWIDE – With data sharing and mining, not to mention cyber-crime topics that are particularly hot at the moment, comes the news that five of the world's largest container shipping companies have announced plans to create an association with the purpose of paving the way for digitalisation, standardisation and interoperability in the container shipping industry. News which will doubtless stimulate interest from shippers, freight forwarders and global regulators alike.
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image: US NASA space ship freight ISS track cargo here Northrop Grumman AntaresNew Modal Freight System is Via Rocket (and You Can Track the Cargo from Here)
Deliveries Beyond the Atmosphere Become a Regular Thing

Thursday, November 15, 2018
US – (and beyond) WORLDWIDE – As we mentioned recently there is now an extra modal method as delivering freight into outer space becomes a regular occurrence. What the technology involved has also brought is to raise cargo tracking to a new level and now anyone can watch both the launch and delivery of the latest consignment to the International Space Station (ISS) via a link to NASA.
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image: BIMCO sulphur cap bunker clauses ship owners shipping industry2020 Sulphur Cap Prompts New Bunker Clauses to Guide Charterers and Ship Owners
Global Shipping Association Outlines Agreement Parameters

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
WORLDWIDE – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the organisation which brings together the common interests of around 2,000 members in more than 120 countries and sets out the standards required by the shipping industry by publishing contracts and clauses together with information on ports worldwide, has outlined two bunker clauses for 2020 in light of the rapidly approaching mandatory sulphur in marine fuel limitations.
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