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Minority shareholders call for maritime ministry to privatize HMM

Korea Times 02 Oct 2022
An HMM container ship is seen in this file photo ... Oceans and Fisheries Minister Cho Seung-hwan has drawn criticism from minority shareholders of HMM, formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine, because of his recent remarks that the ministry is not considering privatizing the profit-making shipping company in the near future.

The world's most spectacular airport is about to double in size

The Citizens 02 Oct 2022
This week in travel. The wreckage of the ship that tried to warn the Titanic about the iceberg has been found. The world's most spectacular airport is about to double in size. And the US has been bracing itself against Hurricane Ian. Blue-sky thinking ... Watch here ... Here's why ... Dubai ... The SS Mesaba merchant ship tried to warn the Titanic about the iceberg ... .

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The Unz Review 02 Oct 2022
From the 17th century to the early 19th, ”press gangs,” often under the command of a naval officer, could grab you off the street and drag you away to serve on His Majesty’s ships. Merchant seamen were preferred targets, being already trained in the seagoing arts, but anyone could be a victim.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever Tells the True Story of One Truly Clueless Guy

Time 01 Oct 2022
So the local bartender known as the Colonel (Bill Murray) loads up a duffel bag with Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Chickie signs up for a merchant ship headed for Vietnam, talking his way through war zones with guileless charm.

Belgian fleet expanded rapidly since 2016

SAFETY4SEA 30 Sep 2022
The conclusion reached in the publication proves that European and Belgian maritime shipping policy has thus far been a success story ... In some merchant shipping sectors, including bulk and containers, freight rates have shot up since 2019, triggering a growth of 26% in the value-added of Belgian merchant shipping by end 2020.

Search for mariner missing from Norfolk-based Navy cargo ship suspended after 37 hours

The Virginian-Pilot 30 Sep 2022
The search for a civil service mariner has been suspended after he disappeared from a Norfolk-based cargo ship off the coast of Virginia ... The ship was off the coast of Virginia when the mariner was discovered ... Military Sealift Command ships are crewed by civilian merchant mariners.

Everstores, an Open Store-style D2C Shopify aggregator out of Europe, emerges from stealth with €18 million

Crunch 30 Sep 2022
A wave of Amazon-merchant aggregator startups, floating close to $15 billion in funding, have rushed in, rolled up, and rushed out of the e-commerce market in the last several years ... “On Shopify, merchants have insights to their customers because they own the customers.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever review — is this the worst Vietnam film ever?

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Sep 2022
After some initial mood-setting scenes in New York (shouty families, lots of brewskis), Chickie heads to Vietnam, via merchant ship, with a bag bursting with ...

Wreck of World War I German U-boat that sunk a CENTURY ago and was thought ...

The Daily Mail 30 Sep 2022
The wreck of a long-lost World War I German U-boat that sank a century ago was discovered by a sleuthing diver off the coast of Virginia. The SM U-111, which was a 235-foot ship that sank three Allied merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean during its time with the German Imperial Navy, sank on August 31, 1922 in waters that U.S ... ABOVE ... ABOVE ... ABOVE ... .

Korea’s Oceans Minister Addresses Speculation for Quick Sale of HMM

The Maritime Executive 30 Sep 2022
KDB along with the Korea Ocean Business Corporation stepped in 2016 to save the troubled shipping company then known as Hyundai Merchant Marine from possible bankruptcy ... They are also planning to more than double the size of their tanker fleet from 10 to 25 VLCCs while in dry bulk they plan to grow the fleet from 19 to 30 ships also by 2026.

Legislation to Improve Supply Chain in California by Assemblyman Vince Fong Signed into Law

The Daily Independent - Ridgecrest 29 Sep 2022
The California Association of Port Authorities and the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association supported this law ... needs to vigorously protect the integrity of its supply chain,” said Mike Jacob, Vice President & General Counsel of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.

Keel is Laid for Massachusetts Maritime’s New Training Ship

The Maritime Executive 29 Sep 2022
These ships, which will be owned by MARAD, represent the first time the United States has built training vessels for the merchant marine. The ships are being assigned to the schools in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, and California ... and the future of the merchant marine.

Pakistan reiterates commitment to green marine environment through eco-friendly technologies 29 Sep 2022
Noting that about 90 percent of the world's trade is transported by sea, Subzwari said that the global shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut the pollution created by the world's merchant fleet, highlighting the enormous cost to the environment due to the industry.

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