MSC implores China to allow crew change on bulk vessel off coast
MSC vessel Anastasia has since summer been idling off a Chinese port, where innumerable dry bulk ships are stranded with cargoes on board. MSC has requested numerous times that the vessel be allowed to change its crew, now appealing to the country's authorities.
With daily rates of USD 100,000 a few weeks ago, the LPG market was basically a money press, as BW LPG chief executive Anders Onarheim puts it in an interview with ShippingWatch. Today, rates would have a hard time going any lower, he says.
At Maersk Supply Service, only three percent of seafarers are female. The company wants to ensure that women never find themselves alone in a male-dominated environment and will deploy women in pairs, head of crew management tells ShippingWatch.
Europe's biggest port now presents a list of 27 companies that have secured permission to operate bunker barges in the port. The licenses have been introduced as part of the efforts to get better control of the port's bunker business.