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Coal comes under pressure

October 5 - While US President Donald Trump continues his efforts to revive the coal industry, governments across the Atlantic are vowing to crack down on greenhouse gas pollution and stop the use of the fossil fuel.
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Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

October 4 - Uncertainty arising from wide-ranging geopolitical, economic and trade policy risks is redefining the maritime transport landscape and shaping the sector’s outlook, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

October 3 - A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Shock monitoring in transformer transportation

September 18 - Damage to transformers during transit can go unnoticed until after installation. However, impact monitoring during the move can highlight problems and save considerable time and expense, according to impact monitoring equipment manufacturer SpotSee. 
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Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
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LMA launches SOMWS

September 11 - Lloyds Market Association (LMA) plans to launch the Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors (SOMWS) on September 18.
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Mund + Bruns renames in the USA

September 11 - Houston-based Jaeckel Mund + Bruns has rebranded to correspond with its Bremen-headquartered parent company and will operate as Mund + Bruns.
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MPV fleet faces regulation changes

August 31 - In just 16 months, the Sulphur 2020 regulations will come into effect and it could prove to be the tipping point for consolidation in the multipurpose fleet.
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Upstream delivery finally hits the mark

August 24 - According to industry analyst Wood Mackenzie, upstream oil and gas companies are increasingly delivering major capital projects on time and on budget.
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IUMI launches tutorial programme

August 21 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has launched an online cargo tutorial programme, specifically designed for intermediate-level cargo underwriters.
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Sovereignty of the seas

August 17 - Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have signed a landmark agreement on the Caspian Sea’s legal status, outlining the maritime borders and ending a 20-year long dispute.
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