Safety

Winter Shipping

Winter Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 23, 2016

Winter shipping is already notoriously difficult and often dangerous. But while winter often meant some of the Northern most shipping routes were once closed off due to ice, increasingly mild winters as brought about by climate change are leading to predictions of shorter ice seasons, and quicker shipping times between Europe and Asia.

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Categories: Safety, Shipping in Winter

Syrian Refugee Crisis Effect on Shipping

Syrian Refugee Crisis Effect on Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 21, 2016

The Syrian Refugee Crisis has been affecting business around the world and the shipping industry is no exception. In 2015 over 750,000 migrants had arrived in Europe via sea and this doesn’t include those who have passed boarders undetected. With this figure set to keep rising into 2016 there’s no wonder ocean vessels have been so greatly affected.

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Categories: Safety, Shipping

Most Dangerous Ocean for Shipping

Most Dangerous Ocean for Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 24, 2015

Shipping accidents, while 18% less than 1980, still occur, particularly in areas of environmental significance. As a result, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted research to find out just what the most dangerous shipping routes and oceans are.

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Categories: Cargo, Environment, Safety, Shipping

Captain Phillips: A Captain’s Responsibility

Captain Phillips: A Captain’s Responsibility
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, March 5, 2014

With the film awards season drawn to a close, Captain Phillips certainly made its mark. It has shown that piracy is not the glamorously comical jamboree that Disney has presented through the Pirates of the Caribbean saga; it’s far more real, and far more serious.

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Categories: Captain, Piracy, Safety