NTSB issues preliminary report on deadly duck boat sinking; Maersk lowers its expectations for 2018

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NTSB issues preliminary report on deadly duck boat sinking
August 7, 2018 — Perhaps the most telling thing to emerge from this early report is the post-accident picture of the recovered Stretch Duck 7. It shows several life jackets hanging from the vessel’s canopy.

Maersk lowers its expectations for 2018
Based on the outlook for freight rates and facing continued high bunker prices, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S said that it is revising its expectations for its 2018 result.

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ChartCo to launch new e-navigation and compliance platform
ChartCo OneOcean will play an important role in how shoreside operations and shipping fleets are managed while offering significant benefits to onboard crew.

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Tanker owner opts for ABS Enterprise Asset Management program
The Advanced Solutions AEM program is designed to aid owners and operators with managing physical assets from design to decommissioning to optimize use, reduce costs, and improve vessel reliability and efficiency.

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Liberia adds more certificate security features to WayPoint web portal
Security feature enhancements include: the introduction of a QR Code symbol for electronic certificates and streamlining the procedure for document verification.

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Nordic Capital sells Unifeeder Group to DP World
Unifeeder describes itself as an “asset-light logistics company” and operates approximately 60 short-term chartered vessels, carrying around 3.2 million TEUs and performing some 12,000 port calls annually.