Readers’ Picks of the Week (2-6 of Feb)

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One Killed, Three Taken Hostage in Pirate Attack off Nigeria
One Killed, Three Taken Hostage in Pirate Attack off Nigeria One crew member was killed and three taken hostage in a pirate attack on a Greek-owned tanker pending unloading off Nigeria late Tuesday, the Hellenic Coast Guard informed.Read more
Allseas: No Intention to Change Pieter Schelte’s Name
Allseas: No Intention to Change Pieter Schelte’s Name Swiss-based Allseas Group SA, the owner of Pieter Schelte crane vessel, does not intend to change the vessel’s name despite calls from various maritime unions.Read more
Maritime Silk Road to Include Thai Canal?
Maritime Silk Road to Include Thai Canal? The Thai Canal, also known as Kra Canal, that would cut through southern Thailand to enable improved transportation in the region, could be part of the new “Maritime Silk Road” in the South of Thailand.Read more
K Line Executive Jailed for Price Fixing
K Line Executive Jailed for Price Fixing An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices in the car carrier business, the US Department of JusticeRead more
Greek Shippers Must Keep Close Tabs on Syriza
Greek Shippers Must Keep Close Tabs on Syriza It is too soon to say whether the Syriza party’s victory in Greece could, as some fear, have a damaging effect on the country’s shipping industry, but Greek shipping interests will need to monitor how the change of Read more

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