ITF Blames BHP for Starving Crew in Australia

The International Transport Workers' Federation is accusing coal mining giant BHP of starving the crew of a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland, Australia. According to a statement from the ITF, a seafarer aboard the 80,000-tonne bulk carrier Villa Deste, contacted the workers' union pleading for help, claiming the crew is being starved with little food and no onboard … [Read more...]

Dozens of Bulk Vessels Stuck Off China Ports Amid Customs Delays -Data, Sources

By Henning Gloystein and Muyu Xu SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Dozens of ships carrying coal and iron ore to China are stuck outside ports waiting to unload, according to shipping data, with traders saying harbour authorities are taking longer than usual to clear the imports with customs officials. Refinitiv data showed on Friday that more than 300 dry-bulk freighters … [Read more...]

Australia Revokes MV Jawan’s Livestock Carriage Certificate

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has revoked the Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock (ACCL) for the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier, MV Jawan, because the vessel’s approved stability data could not be verified. The Jawan was scheduled to depart from the port of Portland on a journey from Australia to Pakistan today after the vessel’s … [Read more...]

Glencore Wins Cut to Coal Carrying Costs Out of Newcastle

By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Australia's competition regulator said on Monday the Port of Newcastle must reduce its charges for ships entering the port to carry coal for Glencore , in a big win for the global miner. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd (PNO) should cut its current rate by about 20 … [Read more...]

Damen Floats Australian Icebreaker ‘Nuyina’

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen has announced the successful float-out of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The float-out took place over the weekend as the water levels in the yard’s dry dock holding the newbuild were raised by six meters; a process taking two days to complete. Once … [Read more...]