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Vale’s Mega-Ships Dock At Five Chinese Ports

Brazilian miner Vale’s mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm’s head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed.


New Report Shows Failure To Protect UK Seafarers From Unfair Overseas Competition

A new independent report from maritime specialists at Cardiff University into UK seafarers has found ineffective enforcement of the National Minimum Wage and a failure to protect UK seafarers and vessels working the coastline from unfair overseas competition, despite the high value of UK seafarers to our society, economy and security.

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Approval Of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Made Easier

Last week, the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to amend the guidelines on approval of exhaust gas cleaning systems. The intention is to make it easier to meet the sulphur limit values, for example in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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