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Latest data shows how bad 2016 was for new ship orders
Infographic: China's appetite for European and US-built cars slows
Patrick Verhoeven ECSA secretary-general
ECSA secretary-general talks to Fairplay about the need for a new 10-year plan for European shipping, the importance of strategy and how his organisation is trying to keep the European Parliament on track with international regulation.
Recyclers work at a ship breaking yard in Alang, India.
ECSA believes ratifying certain south Asian recycling yards would encourage others in the region to improve environmental and safety standards.
A report shared with Fairplay claims organotins are being used in coatings at illegal levels and traces of the chemical are entering the food chain.  
Japanese company will set up a a bunker business office as part of an organisational restructuring to expand and consolidate certain businesses.
Brooklands reported fixed at a new market low
Pure car and truck carrier operators hope for better times ahead after a depressing 2016 with falling carrying volumes and increasing vessel lay-ups.

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COMMENTARY

OPEC Secretary-General Mohamed Sanusi Barkindo told delegates at International Petroleum Week in London that the oil industry cannot afford to see investment levels fall for a third year in a row.
ESPO and FEPORT take on European Parliament decision seems to imply that they feel the shipping industry has not yet fully grasped the urgency with which it needs to deal with its emissions problem.
Automation and innovation in shipping will become a reality, whether we like it or not. But workers will fight for their jobs, as seen in the threatened Spanish dockers strike.
The maritime industry has still has some way to go in digital innovation.

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