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South Africa Concerned over IMO’s STCW Delisting Action

The International Maritime Organization’s intentions to delist over 80 countries, including South Africa, from its STCW Whitelist has major implications for the country’s maritime sector. Sobantu Tilayi, the CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), confirmed that the agency was extremely concerned by IMO’s planned action. “Even as we have a serious situation […]


Hapag-Lloyd: Yantian Express Likely to Leave Freeport by Mid-May

The fire-stricken containership Yantian Express is likely to depart from Freeport, Bahamas during the first half of May 2019, according to German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd. The repairs on the vessel are nearing completion and accordingly declaration of seaworthiness is expected shortly. The company said that the ship’s departure is dependent on final technical approval of […]


Hunter Tankers Secures Short-Term Loan from Apollo Asset

Hunter Tankers, a subsidiary of Norwegian investment company Hunter Group, has signed a short-term USD 3 million revolving credit facility agreement. The loan, signed with the company’s largest shareholder, Apollo Asset, a company owned by board member Arne Fredly, does not include any financial covenants and may be used to partially finance the group’s current […]


CSA 2020

More Than 20 Ports to Allow Open-Loop Scrubber Use Several port authorities around the world have confirmed that they have no intention of banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters, according to the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020). More than 20 ports covering Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia submitted written approvals […]