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Will South Africa be ready for 2020?

South Africa is the only country in southern African that produces bunker fuel oil (BFO), although questions remain over how it will implement the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap that comes into force in 2020. […]

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Social media and crew

In the current business age, social media and an online presence are considered essential tools to brand one’s identity and create a company persona to draw in new customers and recruit competitively. Some corporations have […]


Gender equality taken seriously by IMO

The IMO’s decision to dedicate 25 June, this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, to gender equality is indicative of a gradual cultural shift in the sector towards being more visibly inclusive. Given that shipping […]


A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]



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China- US trade relations impact the global economy & the many interconnected industries. @DanielYergin vice chairman of #IHSMarkit, discusses trade tensions with @SquawkBoxEurope & what it means for key markets. Watch the video for his expert opinion 👇

Suicide is a major killer of seafarers.

Join with us in saying Not On My Watch to suicide and depression at sea.

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The conference programme for @LISWOfficial has been announced and it appears there are zero all-male panels — YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS! Please can every other shipping conference take note?