S.Korea's December Crude Imports up 21.1 % y/y
South Korea's crude oil imports in December rose 21.1 percent from a year earlier to 97.9 million barrels, preliminary data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy showed on Friday. The final data will be released later in the month by state-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC). * Note: The ministry did not break down imports by country of origin. South Korea's total crude imports in November fell 1.5 percent year-on-year, according to KNOC data last month.
Record Number of Migrants Killed Crossing Mediterranean
More than 3,770 migrants and refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the year the deadliest on record for those seeking sanctuary from conflict and poverty, an international migration group said on Thursday. Most of those deaths occurred along a perilous central Mediterranean route used by smugglers operating out of Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
USCG Assists Fish and Wildlife Departments Patrol Crab Opening
The Coast Guard assisted representatives of the Washington and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife patrol the waters of the Pacific Northwest during the pre-soak period of the commercial Dungeness Crab season, which opens Jan. 4, 2015. The Dungeness Crab Season begins Monday from the California/Oregon border north to Destruction Island, Washington including Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. The Northern…
Sinha Takes Over as CMD of SCI
Capt. B.B. Sinha, Director (P&A) of The Shipping Corporation of India limited (SCI) has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director, SCI w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as per the Office Order received from the Ministry of Shipping till 31.03.2016 or until, further order whichever earlier. A. K. Gupta who was the Chairman and Managing Director of SCI superannuated on 31st December 2015.
Dredging Opportunities in Indian Waters
The Dredging Conference organized by Hinode in Kolkata on Thursday, January 21, 2016 will spotlight the vast opportunities that exists for dredging companies and…
Australian, Chinese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise
HMAS Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland. The task group consists of three ships—the Luyang Class destroyer Jinan, (DDG-152), the Jiangkai Class frigate Yiyang (FFG-548), and the Fuchi Class replenishment ship Qindaohu. (AOR-886). The task group will spend five days in Brisbane from 2 January 2016.
Management Changes at GAC
Four managers from the GAC Group start 2016 with a new challenge as they take on new roles for the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. Peter Österman moves to his native Sweden to take on the new role of Commercial Manager – Shipping for Denmark, Finland and Sweden combined. He is replaced as Managing Director of GAC Global Hub Services by Ronald Lichtenecker who relocates to Dubai for his new role. Lichtenecker was previously Managing Director of GAC Singapore.