Iran outrage after incident in Gibraltar

It has been reported that a senior Iranian official has commented that Tehran should retaliate after very large crude carrier (VLCC) Grace 1 was confiscated by Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar on Thursday […]

IMO MSC 101 makes great safety strides

During the 101st session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) held between 5 June and 14 June, many significant advances in the areas of polar safety, fuel safety, autonomous shipping, and e-navigation were made […]

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 […]