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Alliances blamed for initial chaos as LA and Long Beach start to clear cargo backlog

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Long Beach boss calls for landlord ports to take more active role after bruising negotiations on new labour contract have damaged prospects for Southern Californian duo

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Stopford calls for more bespoke container services

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Clarkson Research boss questions the economics of very big ships that are commoditising the industry

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Maersk ties up Voyager - TradeWinds (subscription)

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Maersk Line prepared to adjust network as shippers lose trust in west coast ports

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Danish giant to respond to customer requests for more east coast calls

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Good Design Makes a Huge Safety Difference

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In an emergency the difference between good design and bad design may be the narrow gap between success and tragedy. All too often designs simply ignore the people who have to actually use the system, often under pressure. It is not an issue limited to say CO2 systems. Poorly designed system controls or human interfaces such as ECDIS controls, badly designed lifeboats and launch systems, vessels designed to vent cargo spaces into manned spaces, have all taken their toll of seafarers and ships. Rarely are they adequately tested with attention paid to the hazard of errors under stress.

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List of Missing Seafarers Goes Live

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Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human rights organisation based in London, has launched the ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’,an international database where details of missing seafarers and fishermen can be submitted and recorded. The platform aims to build an accurate international database of the status of seafarers and fishermen missing at sea on a global basis, raising international awareness by profiling individual cases. It will be used to support legal investigations into specific cases of abuse, injury or even death at sea.

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Class NK Proudly Boasts Another Annual Boost

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Reporting its registration totals for 2014, ClassNK  says that for the fourth straight year it registered over 20 million gt in new tonnage. At the end of December 2014, the Tokyo headquartered classification society had a total of 8,872 vessels on its register with a combined total of 232,871,435 gt.  Over the course of the year, 833 new vessels with a combined total of 21,466,272 joined the register. The continued growth comes in spite of a global downturn in the market that has seen newbuilding deliveries fall by an estimated 15% according to Clarkson Research Services.

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Alexander & Baldwin's (ALEX) CEO Stan Kuriyama on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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