ibj e-newsletter

Welcome to the IBJ e-Newsletter

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.

International Bulk Journal is the magazine for the maritime bulk industry, established in 1981. IBJ’s highly experienced and skilled staff have decades of experience within the international shipping and freighting publishing business. They, along with a network of globally located freelance journalists and sales and marketing agents, create a magazine which has become essential reading in its sector.

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Coronavirus increases demand for Eastern European crew

As global restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak begin to impact the shipping industry, crewing specialist Danica reports an increase in enquiries from shipping companies seeking to employ Eastern European crew but says, as yet, salaries have not been affected by any shortages.

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Discussing social matters with social partners – Day Two of the European Shipping Week

The second day of the European Shipping week was filled with contributions by the European social partners for maritime transport – the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). The two organisations are collaborating through different perspectives (i.e. social partners of the Social Dialogue for Martitime Transport, undertaking joint EU co-funded projects) and are united in striving for a bright future of the industry.

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”; WCI President/CEO Michael Toohey announces retirement

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WCI President/CEO Michael Toohey announces retirement

“Having turned 71 this month, I believe it is time to focus on my faith, family, my golf handicap and my other interests,” Toohey said. “I remain committed to WCI’s continued achievement now and in the future, once a successor is named.” Full Article

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USCG responds to multi-barge breakaway

The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a multi-barge breakaway in the vicinity of Mile Markers 176 and 177 on the Upper Mississippi River, last week. Full Article

Listen Up
Tugs, Towboats & Barges Exhibitor Preview

TTB 2020 takes place March 24 and 25 in Mobile, Ala. The event includes an expanding expo, highlighting products and services to enhance and improve tug, towboat and barge operations. Linked is a preview of the participating exhibitors. Full Article

Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”; Administration cuts two Navy ships from 2020 budget to help pay for border wall

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”

Facing problems that include compliance with multiple Captain of the Port orders, Melville, N.Y.-based Bouchard Transportation said it is “working with financial and technical advisers to address the challenges.” Full Article

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