FEATURE | “It’s the steel production, stupid!”

Chinese imports of iron ore keep falling, while its crude steel production keeps growing, according to data compiled by BIMCO. China’s increased use of scrap metal for its production of crude steel is fundamentally critical to the dry bulk shipping industry. Mostly Capesize ships are impacted by this, way beyond the temporary iron ore export disruptions in Brazil and Australia.

FEATURE | Euro fish stocks increase 36% in last decade

The European Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) annual report on the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), particularly concerning the progress towards achieving sustainable fisheries, showed that the stock status has significantly improved in the North-East Atlantic with an overall downward trend in the fishing pressure over the period 2003-2017.

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Easter surprise for Port Everglades visitors

Led by Seafarers’ House Chaplain Father Sanford “Sandy” Sears, and Executive Director Lesley Warrick, members of Church By The Sea in Fort Lauderdale delivered Easter baskets to the crew of a cargo ship docked at Port Everglades this week. The church members received a warm welcome and were given a tour of the bridge.

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