The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) calls for stronger fire safety measures on container vessels. The call comes in the wake of more fires being reported and as ships grow bigger and bigger.
Following the large-scale merger two years ago, which created the world's second-largest ship management company, growth at Anglo-Eastern Univan Group has been modest. "2-5 percent annually is a solid growth target for us, CEO Bjørn Højgaard tells ShippingWatch.
The powerful US dockworker union ILWU has succeeded in slowing the development towards automation in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A new law holds that environmentally-friendly vehicles in the ports must not be fully automated or remote controlled in order to secure subsidies.