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PSC: worst ports (in Paris MOU) with real threat to get detained
8 months ago

PSC: worst ports (in Paris MOU) with real threat to get detained

As a preface to this article, I like to emphasise that I am of the opinion that Port State Control (PSC) inspections are an important tool with many positive implications. …
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Words: Arbitrary Charter Party Forms leading to claims
1 year ago

Words: Arbitrary Charter Party Forms leading to claims

“I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “The Little Prince”)

Not wanting …
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Trust Shipping
2 years ago

Trust Shipping

A recent article took up the point, what debt-for-equity swap in shipping assets would trigger, other than buying time, unless there would be a change in the business model.

In …
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Upgrading of vessels within the pre-downturn setup without available capital
2 years ago

Upgrading of vessels within the pre-downturn setup without available capital

The Martimes Cluster Norddeutschland invited on 18th October 2016 to Stade to attend a series of presentations for suppliers, banks, financers and shipowners/-managers.

An ambitious title which triggered driving three …
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3PLs could easily soak up container carriers
2 years ago

3PLs could easily soak up container carriers

Some markets are not exactly rocket science. A surplus of supply let prices fall. That’s being taught in first semester at university already. Too much cash cheaply available through banks …
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Fraud during port inspections
2 years ago

Fraud during port inspections

Dear all,

as we hear, every european shipowner calling in eastern european ports such as in Ukraine, Black Sea Russia, Turkey, Greece and even Israel or West African countries you can feel …
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