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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

Cargo safety initiative seeks to improve screening and inspections

Container lines have many tools available to root out bad rogue shippers misdeclaring dangerous goods. But until now there has been no way to share information with rivals

Containers Safety

Inmarsat blasts ‘unacceptable’ tolerance of preventable errors

A new report reveals an increase in the number of distress calls, especially from tankers and containerships. The same types of accident are reported year after year, but investigations point to human error

Casualty Safety

Quality of life and safety at sea top priorities for US seafarers

US Maritime Administrator Ann Phillips spoke to Lloyd’s List during London International Shipping Week

United States People

Russian drone and missile strikes Odesa port, killing two

Two Odesa residents were killed in Russian drone and missile strikes. The overnight comes after regional trade resumed

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Joining the maritime industry ‘is like stepping back in time’

Seafarer charity head Simon Grainge is addressing the recruitment crisis head-on. It comes as industry events are beginning to ask when, rather than if, the seafarer shortage happens

Crewing Ship Management

Dark fleet tanker engine failure blocks Turkish Strait traffic

Tanker managed by India-based Geras Ship Management, whose fleet includes tankers commercially operated by Buena Vista Shipping, linked to infamous former manager, Gatik Ship Management

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

More ships head to Ukraine’s sea ports

Ukraine’s temporary corridor was only used to free stranded vessels in the Odesa region until last week

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Safety comes at a cost, as Middle East Gulf nav aids charges hiked

Navigational buoys, lighthouses and radar transponder beacons are all expensive items; energy and salaries have also increased. Reluctance to contribute to a ‘charity’ is wrong thinking, the company says

United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

Seaspan’s ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept advances

Ultra-large containership would consume 326 tonnes of ammonia per day at an operating speed of 16 knots, three times more than using conventional fuel. Meanwhile, many additional safety aspects have to be considered. But tests have shown ammonia looks less dangerous to bunker than thought

Seaspan Technology and Innovation

Possible sea mine blast on Black Sea ship off Romania

One crew member was injured and another 11 rescued after a possible sea mine blast on the general cargoship Seama off Romania’s Sulina Canal, according to reports

Ukraine crisis Casualty

Shipping is central to EU security insists commission vice-president Schinas

European shipowners looking for political recognition of the maritime sector’s strategic economic status have been backed by the European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas in a speech that offered robust support to the industry

EU Political Risk and Trade

Why always-on connectivity will be fundamental for Gen Z seafarers

A White Paper from KVH, the connectivity provider, says staying in touch is an expectation for tomorrow’s seafarer. HR professionals must be at the heart of the connectivity discussion

Crewing Sustainability
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