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ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Thailand.ITF has seen a significant increase in seafarers requesting assistance from countries without an inspector or contact, in recent years.Attempting to resolve these requests is often challenging due to several factors, including the local political context and the effectiveness of maritime authorities.To address this problem the ITF initiated a project in 2018 to create a network of contacts

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IMO to Empower Port Women

women from 18 developing countries are taking part in the two-week "Women in Port Management" course, hosted in Le Havre, France (12 – 23 November).  The countries are Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, the Sudan, Uganda and Viet Nam.The course includes lectures on subjects such as port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics and other topics. The course provides participants with the necessary

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Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for Radio Holland’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.   Lund is a Danish national, and developed his career over the past 28 years while living in Pakistan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He began his career in the maritime industry in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 years in the group holding in a variety of commercial and operational leadership positions. His last assignment at A.P. Moller Maersk

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MOL Group Eyes Talents for Its GROWWW Program

these goals, MOL Group needs new and open-minded talents more than ever.   Within the 2017 programme, MOL Group offers 175 positions in 10 countries, in the areas of engineering, IT, economics, natural and social sciences. There are available positions in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Pakistan, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. Young professionals may hand in their applications until 7 April 2017.   Available positions are open not only at local subsidiaries, but applicants are invited to participate in international projects and spend their

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

the population and the workforce has increased despite attempts to encourage the employment of locals under official "Saudisation" policies pursued fitfully over the last four decades.   In 2015, Saudi Arabia hosted 1.9 migrants from India, 1.3 million from Indonesia, 1.1 million from Pakistan, 970,000 from Bangladesh, 730,000 from Egypt, 620,000 from Syria, and 580,000 from Yemen, according to the UN.   Smaller but significant numbers of migrants came from Afghanistan (365,000), Sudan (365,000), Nepal (380,000), Myanmar (200,000), Jordan (180,000), Ethiopia (125,000) and Lebanon

Adil Qayyum  (Photo: DMCC)

New Trader Joins Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC has announced that Adil Qayyum started as Bunker Trader in the office in Dubai on November 16, 2015.   Qayyum is 28 years old and originates from Pakistan but grew up in the U.K. where he also took an MSc in banking and finance.

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

least one port in Mexico, for example, are not located near cities. The drive to get to work is long. There just aren’t enough people living in the area to meet the demand for labor. In Dubai, the issue is more a matter of disinterest from the native workforce. So workers are instead flown in from Pakistan and India and then trained. In the auto industry, a United Auto Worker member typically works a specific job every day for a specific company. In contrast, marine terminal workers can jump around between jobs and ports. They might work cruise ships one day and cargo containers another, at two different

Strike Ends at Mumbai's GTI Container Terminal

to media, told Reuters on phone from Mumbai. A number of cargoes were diverted to the Pipavav port in the western state of Gujarat and Sri Lanka's Colombo port due to the congestion at JNPT, which is also known as Nhava Sheva. "My 200 containers of sugar meant for Afghanistan via Karachi (in Pakistan) were stuck at the port so I'm relieved to know that the strike has come to an end," said Mohan Narang, head of New Delhi-based trading company K S Commodities. (Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj, additional reporting by Keith Wallis in SINGAPORE

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GAC UK Appoints Chartering & Project Manager

Kenney as Chartering & Project Manager.   A ship broker and agent for 27 years working with heavy lift carriers such as BigLift, Rolldock, Jumbo and CPC, Kenney has managed turnkey projects worldwide including multimodal contracts to China, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Algeria. For the last seven years, Kenney has managed his own company, Project Navigation.   He is the latest addition to GAC UK’s newly-formed nationwide team of specialist Product Managers dedicated to different sectors. Based in GAC UK’s Southampton & London Heathrow

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Campaign Targets Improved Ship Recycling Conditions

necessary for the shipbreaking industry,” said Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the Platform. “We are happy that trade unions around the world join forces and address the shipbreaking crisis as a global issue in order to make the voices of workers from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan heard. We regret that trade unions active in the shipbreaking sector in South Asia often do not fully enjoy the freedom of assembly and the right to collective bargaining, and we call upon governments to make sure that workers can freely enjoy their rights.&rdquo

Daniel Chin (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Seattle Trader

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed  Daniel Chin as a Bunker & Lubricant Trader at its Seattle Office. Having worked as an oil trader in Korea as well as in Singapore and Pakistan, Chin  has advantageous knowledge of the maritime industry and its needs. Previous to his joining KPI Bridge Oil Seattle, Chin  was a Junior Trader and Manager with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).  

Presentation at the 3rd Conference on Ship Recycling

3rd Conference on Ship Recycling Bring out Revealing Facts

  A realistic picture at the grass root level of the ship breaking industry in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan unfolded at the’ 3rd Ship Annual conference on Ship Recycling on the Indian Sub-continent’ held on 18th September 2014 at Taj-President Mumbai. Organized by the world renowned Hinode, the event drew participants from various quarters of the globe especially ship builders, recyclers, classification societies representatives, government regulators, charterers, cash buyers and host of others from allied fields.   From the deliberations it was evident that the Indian ship


Rolls-Royce Appoints Ruth Cairnie as Non-Executive Director

of the Company with effect from 1 September 2014. Ruth Cairnie was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, where she held a number of senior international roles, including managing the Global Commercial Fuels business. She served on the boards of Shell Pakistan Ltd and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Keller Group plc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. Ruth graduated in Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics

“Consider, for example, that South America was not an LNG consuming region seven years ago. In 2014, more than 100 cargoes will be sold there. As floating technologies gain acceptance, there will continue to be a big shift in the market demographics.”  Edward Scott, COO,  Excelerate Energy

Excelerate Energy & the Year of LNG

operating as re-gas vessels and how many are operating on trade?     At present, we have four of the vessels in term re-gas service … two in Argentina, one in Brazil, one in Israel. We have two other projects that have been sanctioned – one in Puerto Rico and a second in Pakistan where we are working with our respective customers to finalize permitting and other details. In addition, there are more than a dozen other re-gas opportunities that are in various stages of development. We envision that by the end of this year, or latest by the second quarter next year, we will

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