Dalian coking coal hits 13-month high amid safety checks

Chinese coking coal prices hit a 13-month high on Friday, spurred by expectations of short supply due to safety inspections at coal mines and firm demand at steel mills. The most-active coking coal futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange hit 1,433 yuan ($205.97) a tonne when the market opened, a level last seen in September
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NYK held its annual Dry Bulk Safety Conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo recently to review safety awareness and share updated guidelines for safe cargo operations. A total of 70 participants from 50 Japanese shipowners and ship management companies attended. This conference has been held every year since 2010 to promote safety through the
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DOHA, QATAR: Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, making it one of the very few companies in Qatar to hold the coveted five-star grading. This achievement demonstrates Milaha’s commitment towards the continuous improvement of its
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Maritime London member Lloyd’s Register is helping to boost innovations in the marine safety sector by offering start-up firms and entrepreneurs the chance to enter its four new innovation challenges.  The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator, ‘Innovation in Detecting Safety Risks in Critical Infrastructure Industries’, offers start-ups trial funding and partnerships with leading commercial partners. The
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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that it added 2 new training sessions, “cargo falling from cranes” and “response to onboard fires”, to its mariner safety education tool goggle, which uses virtual reality (VR) technology. The tool enhances seafarers’ risk perception by visualising and virtually experiencing onboard accidents depicted with advanced computer graphics that can
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Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, making it one of the very few companies in Qatar to hold the coveted five-star grading. This achievement demonstrates Milaha’s commitment towards the continuous improvement of its health and
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Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata Port Trust has bagged the ‘National Safety Award (Runners-Up)’ position for 2016 in both the ‘On-shore and On-board’ categories. Mr Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Kolkata Port Trust, accepted the award from Mr Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Labour and Employment, at a function held at Dr Ambedkar
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Fishing is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. Literally thousands of fishers lose their lives at sea each year. An international treaty addressing safety in the fishing industry (the Cape Town Agreement) has been developed and adopted through IMO but is not yet in force because it lacks sufficient ratification at national level. As
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The classification of certain potentially hazardous cargoes is on the agenda of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5, 10-14 September).  The Sub-Committee will consider a newly identified phenomenon which affects some bauxite cargoes, known as dynamic separation, which can cause instability of the cargo and ship says an IMO release.
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The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) latest meeting of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) takes place in London this week and the international freight insurance specialist TT Club is calling for more urgent action on issues pertaining to the safety of container transport. For some time now, the insurer has been drawing
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