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Evergreen Looks to Ever Grow

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Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine has booked 10 feeder container vessels at compatriot shipyard CSBC Corp and Japan’s Imabari Shipbuilding. Taipei-listed Evergreen said it has approached CSBC to build five of the ships at a price of $185m to $195m in total. Imabari will construct the remaining five vessels at similar prices. The container carrier’s current orderbook includes 10 chartered vessels of 14,000 teu to be delivered in 2016-17, and 11 chartered ships of 18,000 teu for delivery between 2018-19.

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Big Charterer Facing Abandonment Focus

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The crew of a ship allegedly chartered by Rio Tinto has come to the attention of the International Transport Federation with reports of underpayment and poor conditions while operating in Australian waters, indicating systemic problems with the ‘flag of convenience’ system. ITF national coordinator Dean Summers said the situation for the 21 member crew of the AOM Milena was dire, having received no wages since April, as well as running short on food supplies, and being forced to live and work in filthy conditions.

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Two cargo ships collide off Zhoushan, one dead and one missing

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Shanghai: Two general cargo ships, Wan Li 8 (4,071dwt, built 2007) and Heng Run (5,287dwt, built 2008), collided with each other off Zhoushan in China yesterday leading to the sinking of Heng Run.

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Canada’s TSB investigates fire on container ship

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Vancouver: Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was investigating on Monday the causes of a fire on board a container ship at a Vancouver dockyard.

Fire broke out in the generator room of the Cap Blanche (37,882 dwt, 2006 built) after it finished unloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Sunday.

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Shanghai’s port operator takes equity in intra-Asia box carrier

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SIPG is to buy a 79.2% stake in Shanghai Jinjiang Shipping for $310m

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Japanese Set to Remain Off Somalia

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The Japanese government has added another year to the Maritime Self-Defense Force mission to protect commercial vessels from pirate attacks off Somalia. The sixth extension of the operation, which began in 2009, is to help ensure the security of the important sea lane off East Africa under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy of making proactive contributions to maintaining international peace and stability. The mission will remain composed chiefly of two MSDF escort vessels and two P-3C patrol aircraft, involving about 600 personnel.

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Nigeria Needs Financial and Security Answers

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Advisors to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have recommended a root and branch overhaul of Africa’s biggest oil industry and increased borrowing to help pay off $20 billion of government arrears, a reform proposal document shows. A ‘transition committee’ set up by Buhari in April submitted 800 pages of policy recommendations to the president last month but the details were not made public.

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