New ECSA chairman on speed limit for ships: "It would work wonders"

The new chairman of the European Community Shipowners' Association, Panos Laskaridis, says that a speed limit for ships could be one of several solutions for reducing shipping's greenhouse gas emissions in the short term. NGO is pleased with the statement.

Greek Panos Laskaridis is the new chair of ECSA. He is replacing Niels Smedegaard. Photo: ECSA

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Hapag-Lloyd negotiating with staff to avoid layoffs

Hapag-Lloyd has launched a comprehensive efficiency process that could result in layoffs in the weeks to come, confirms the liner company to ShippingWatch. The company is currently negotiating with staff through its Work Council.

Lawyer warns of risk of ballast water falsification

There is a risk that some seafarers could resort to falsification of ballast water records in the US if shipowners fail to train them properly, warns a lawyer with extensive experience in environmental matter. This could result in large fines and prison sentences.

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