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The IBJ e-newsletter is aimed specifically at the dry bulk cargo handling and shipping industry. It delivers regularly updated news on the bulk industry worldwide.

The newsletter includes the latest developments in bulk ports and logistics, shipping, equipment and commodities and is a must read source of news for busy executives in this important global sector.

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Isabelle Joschke Completes Her Solo Round the World Outwith The Vendée Globe

Franco German skipper Isabelle Joschke was rewarded with beautiful spring sunshine and a big, warm and affectionate welcome back to the Les Sables d’Olonne channel today after completing her solo circumnavigation outwith the final Vendée Globe rankings. Joshcke was forced out of the race on 9th January due to a keel ram failure on her MACSF.


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Bahamas flagged reefer ships to benefit from WCPFC cooperation

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to announce that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), at its 2020 annual meeting, has accorded The Bahamas the status of Cooperating Non-Member (CNM) within the organisation. This decision not only recognises The Bahamas’ non-compromising commitment to transparency, regulatory compliance and better control over fishing-related activities by the Bahamas fleet, but also strengthens its position as a strong supporter of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations’ (RFMO) efforts in total eradication of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing practices on a global scale.

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