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Dry bulk and container shipping sectors are those most likely at risk of damage from the economic slowdown in China, while the tanker industry should prove to be resilient, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.
No sighting of lifeboat yet as multiple aircraft and ships search the area for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico ship and crew.
The fund will be held and administered by the Seamen’s Church Institute, North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, following the structure put in place by TOTE.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.