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International Chamber of Shipping Urges Shipowners to Get EEDI

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London on 13 September....more.

Hapag-Lloyd Pushes Back IPO for 12 to 15 Months

Hapag-Lloyd is ruling out an initial public offering in the next 12 to 15 months, according to the German ocean carrier’s majority shareholder...more.

IMO Secretary-General’s sadness at United Republic of Tanzania ferry disaster

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, has expressed his profound sadness for the loss of life in the sinking of the ro-ro ferry Spice Islander I off the coast of the United Republic of Tanzania on 10 September...more.

IMO approves further interim guidance on privately contracted armed security personnel

Further interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships to counter Somali-based piracy has been approved by an IMO intersessional working group....more.

Oil Tanker ‘Newlead Avra’ Leaves Libya without Cargo

The oil tanker Newlead Avra, which had been traveling to the port of Mellitah in western Libya, failed to load a cargo and is now heading to Cyprus, the vessel’s owner said....more.

Maersk shifts focus to high-growth African and South American markets

DANISH shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk Group said it will focus on rapidly growing markets such as South America and Africa, according to the official company magazine, Maersk Post....more.

ICTSI sees Africa as next expansion area

With 23 operating terminal operations and development projects worldwide, International Container Terminal Services Inc. is setting its eyes next on Africa where it does not have a presence....more.

Alphaliner - Top 100: Operated Fleets as per 3rd August, 2011

Alphaliner is an independent consultancy, providing strategic market intelligence for the liner shipping industry. Alphaliner offers a comprehensive online interactive database, an authoritative weekly newsletter, a monthly set of industry statistics and exclusive reports....more.

Logistics West Africa, 1-3 November 2011 Conference and Exhibition

The Logistics West Africa strategic summit will set new standards for logistics events in the region. This will be the first time so many senior level logistics professionals will come together to share experiences and strategies for reduced costs and smoother operations. This is a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with the leaders of the logistics sector....more.

The Ghana Energy Summit 2011: Developments, Strategies & Opportunities for Ghana’s Booming Oil & Gas Markets.

The moment natural oil and gas was found in abundance off the coast of Ghana, a revolution was set in place. The opportunities for Ghana soon became obvious, as did the implications for the wider region, Africa and the global energy industry....more.

Africa Energy Week 20 – 23 September 2011 Conference & Exhibition

Africa Energy Week integrates the highly successful Gulf of Guinea Oil and Gas Conference (GOG) and Africa Energy Week, creating in Accra the largest and most senior forum to focus on African oil and gas issues and to promote investment in Africa’s thriving hydrocarbon sector....more.