Government Update

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MOL Acquires Seafarers Manning Company

 Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that MOL acquired 100% of the issued shares of Azalea Maritime B.V. on December 21st, 2017.   Azalea Maritime changed its name to "MOL Maritime (Europe) B.

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Lauritzen Reflags Two Gas Carriers to Denmark

 Lauritzen Kosan has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003. The registers of the two vessels, the Helena Kosan and the Linda Kosan, have been changed to the Danish International

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Two Missing after Ship Sinks in South China Sea

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that a ship sank in South China Sea on Friday, 11 out of 13 crew were rescued and two remained missing.   According to the survivors, there were 13 crew on board the sunken vessel.

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Turkey Reveals Route for New Canal to Ease Bosphorus Shipping

Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island. Work on the 45-km (28-mile) Kanal Istanbul,

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Tajikistan to Use Caspian Sea

 Tajikistan is interested in supplying cargoes to international markets through the Caspian Sea, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Azerbaijan to Azerbaijan

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Canada Unveils New Arctic Shipping Safety Regulations

 Canada's Arctic is a vast and diverse region that is an integral part of this country. Marine transportation in the Arctic connects Canada to other countries and provides an essential lifeline for northern communities.

Dr Lam Pin Min, SMS, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, at the PSA ‘Intelligent Port of the Future’ Exhibition showcasing the transformation of port operations through technology and innovation. Photo:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Road Map to Boost Singapore Maritime Industry

 Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, launched the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) at the annual Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Cocktail Reception.

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Mansukh Mandavia Inspects Kolkata Port, IWAI Jetty

 Indian Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya inspected the facilities and ongoing projects at Kolkata Port Trust and GR Jetty of Inland Waterways Authority of India.    Mandavia visited

SLPA Chairman Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake presenting a token of goodwill to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono while also seen are Ambassador of Japan Kenichi Suganuma and SLPA Vice Chairman P.G. Dasanayake. Photo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Japanese FM Visits Colombo Port

 Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has visited the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Kono was briefed by Sri Lankan government officials about a project under consideration to expand the port.   The Japanese

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IMO Orders Fuels of the Future

The new sulfur, carbon dioxide limits will demand precise understanding by ship owners and operators.    Globally, new regulations are coming into effect governing the Sulfur Oxide (SOx) limits and CO2 emissions.

Indian Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari along with the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi interacting with the media after India-Iran Bilateral Meet, in New Delhi on January 10, 2018. Photo: PIB

Chabahar Port "Win-Win" Situation for India, Iran

 Chabahar Port was very important for both India and Iran, and offered a win-win situation to both countries, Indian Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari said.   A government press release said that Gadkari