UNCTAD – world maritime fleet statistics

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issued statistics regarding the world maritime fleet. UNCTAD this week uploaded 2017 maritime statistics on the world shipping fleet by flag and by country of ownership, as well as the 2016 tonnage for ship building and scrapping. Greece takes the top place of ship owning countries and outranks Japan,…

Turkey False claims on Cyprus exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

The key international convention that establishes sovereignty over territorial seas, and rights in continental shelves and exclusive economic zones (EEZ), is the United Nations law of the seas, UNCLOS. It provides a legal framework for the signatory countries for ownership rights and jurisdiction concerning these areas. The legal framework covers, among others, rights to natural…

Celebrating Day of the Seafarer 2017 #SeafarersMatter 25 June

​This year, once again, 25 June marks the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade,…