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Karen Ng is Lloyd’s List’s Senior Reporter based in Singapore, covering all aspects of shipping in Southeast Asia. She joined us in September 2023 after more than a decade of reporting experience, primarily as a commodities specialist, with stints at S&P Global Commodity Insights covering refined oil products, petrochemicals, and at Fastmarkets covering alloys and base metals. Prior to covering commodities, Karen was a business journalist, covering mergers and acquisitions at Mergermarket. She began her career in business news coverage on Singapore’s Business Times publication.


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AET secures $100m sustainability-linked loan

The loan will be used to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of AET’s fleet by 40% in 2030 from a 2008 baseline. The company is aiming to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

Asia Pacific Malaysia

Earnings pressure driving seafarers to pay to get work, says charity

Filipino seafarers are still paying illegal recruitment fees to get work. Causes could include competition for jobs, lack of training, or a poor employment record

Crewing Philippines

Singapore launches first fully electric cargo vessel

The vessel can cut operational costs by up to 50% compared with conventional vessels when factoring in energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs

Sustainability Containers

Industry vote suggests majority would not recommend seafarer profession to their children

More than half of Crew Connect conference participants in Manila would not encourage children to follow in their footsteps of a career at sea

Crewing Safety

Seafarer salaries rise 10% in two years, survey says

Shortage in competent seafarer talent is driving up wages across all ranks, however, basic crewing requirements are still falling short of the mark, survey finds

Crewing Ship operations

NYK, Stolt Tankers and Eneos Ocean launch chemical tanker pool

The new tanker pool consists of an initial 13 vessels. Two will be provided by Eneos Ocean and the remainder through an NYK Group-Stolt Tankers joint venture

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