Fall in total losses masks continued concerns

Large shipping losses are at their lowest level this century, according to Allianz, but the insurer has warned the market is still facing significant challenges.  Allianz’s Safety & Shipping Review 2019 has stated a decline in major losses by more than 50% year on […]

Indonesia’s new coastguard announced

Even before the final count for the Indonesian President Joko Widowo’s second term is finalised, one election promise has been met. Last week the Minister for Transport Budi Karya Sumadi announced that the government would […]

Japan to rule out scrubber ban

Several port authorities from around the world have sent no-objection letters and approvals regarding the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters to the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), indicating they have no intention […]

IMO begins new anti-corruption drive

The IMO has moved to address corruption in the maritime industry via a work programme for its Facilitation Committee (FAL) agreed at the body’s 43rd meeting. The measure comes in response to a request co-signed […]