Ship operators file complaint with EC about restrictive lashing practices

[container lashing equipment, image for representation only] Six European shortsea and feeder ship operators have filed an official complaint with the European Commission. They claim that  the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has in the past and continues to attempt to force ships to use dockers for container-lashing. The operators said that this restrictive practice,Continue reading “Ship operators file complaint with EC about restrictive lashing practices”

Why Does Nickel Ore Cause a Risk of Ship Sinking?

[image for representation only] “Under certain conditions [fine particle cargo, containing high levels of moisture], nickel ore may become like a semi-solid or liquid, in a process termed as liquefaction. Then it starts moving like liquid inside the hold [cargo area] of a ship. If the hold is partly filled in such a condition, theContinue reading “Why Does Nickel Ore Cause a Risk of Ship Sinking?”

Livestock Carrier with Confirmed Covid 19 cases Remains in Australia as Deadline Looms

After causing shockwaves in cruise ship industry, Covid 19 is back in the shipping Industry killing all the hopes for animal transport through the sea. Already a deadline for animal export via sea is approaching. In Western Australia,Health Authorities are struggling to deal with Covid 19 situation. There is a feeling of hope in theContinue reading “Livestock Carrier with Confirmed Covid 19 cases Remains in Australia as Deadline Looms”

Hope Finally, Heads of Maritime, UN and IMO Meet Plight of Seafarers Discussed – Covid 19

The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organisations of the United Nations, including the International Maritime Organization, have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation so that sea and air workers can be relieved and repatriated in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as aContinue reading “Hope Finally, Heads of Maritime, UN and IMO Meet Plight of Seafarers Discussed – Covid 19”

DCSA Predicts $4B in Annual Savings From E-Bill of Lading

Ad Observater is a Marine Services Company Based in Mombasa Kenya, Services include, Bunker Survey, Draft Suvery, Cargo inspection, Tally Count Services… Click Home on our Menu Above to view more of our services. —–End of Ad—- The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a nonprofit independent organization formed to bring innovation to the market, released newContinue reading “DCSA Predicts $4B in Annual Savings From E-Bill of Lading”