Chantal Martens. Credit: Chantal Martens

Outgoing chair of CEDA’s Marine Strategy Navigation Group Chantal Martens shares her most rewarding experiences there and has advice for her successor.


Stephen Qi, COO of Brightoil International Trading and Bunkering
The development is another blow as concerns linger about bunkering group’s financials.

Thalassa Axia
SFI will buy back vessels after nine years. The transaction shows the rising popularity of Japanese operating leases.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, and tech company NTT DATA said the trial has been completed and will dramatically reduce the time for claims to be paid.

A stock photo of a warehouse worker moving cargo on a pallet
The report found that violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally, while food and beverage cargoes are the biggest current targets at 27%.

Gas supply vessel MV Kairos
There are just a handful of purpose-built LNG supply vessels in the world, but the sector is growing as LNG gains popularity as a marine fuel.

Cape Agnes
Japanese group will dissolve Singapore dry bulk unit in move.

Stock photo of a ship hull

Spot charter rates for VLCCs averaged USD43,876/day between 2 November and 9 November, while Suezmax rates averaged USD36,569/day and Aframax rates averaged USD27,697/day, according to Clarksons data on 9 November.


Cutter suction dredger Marco Polo at work in Veracruz, Mexico. Credit: Jan de Nul

Mexico’s Port of Veracruz is upping its game with a dredging, reclamation, breakwater, and rail and road project to boost the capacity of Mexican ports.


Kweilin, one of China Navigation’s general cargo vessels

The company plans to build vessels with a lower carbon footprint in the Pacific Islands.