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Merchant Sailor Shortage Possible in Five Years

Beijing News 29 Jul 2021
A shipping industry report released Wednesday warns there could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, posing a potential threat to global supply chains ... The report predicts there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet.
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Key landmarks in Quanzhou

China Daily 29 Jul 2021
22 sites included in "Quanzhou. Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China", a new entry to the UNESCO World Heritage List. 1. Dehua Kilns ... 2. Xiacaopu Iron Production Site ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... The site where merchant ships would shift course from the main shipping route to inner ports of Quanzhou. 9 ... A landmark for merchant ships arriving at the port of Quanzhou.
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Ancient maritime hub retains charm for modern explorers

China Daily 29 Jul 2021
Thanks to the concerted efforts of government, monks, merchants and envoys from home and abroad, the city has gradually developed into a global maritime trade center ... One of them is Liusheng Pagoda, a landmark that merchant ships from foreign lands looked for to guide them safely into the "largest port in the east.".
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A sea of possibility

China Daily 29 Jul 2021
Editor's note ... Their focus was on the ocean and the dreams it inspired. They prayed for a propitious wind, and wished for safe passage for the merchant ships, which secured the harbor city's prosperity ... Many more inscriptions are believed to once have existed ... They wanted the monsoon to take the ships to their destinations safe and sound ... 1/4 Next.
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World faces shortage of seafarers

Shenzhen Daily 28 Jul 2021
THERE could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global supply chains, a report said yesterday ... height of lockdowns when over 200,000 merchant sailors were stuck on ships.
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World faces shortage of merchant sailors to crew ships: Study

Straits Times 28 Jul 2021
LONDON (REUTERS) - There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global supply chains, a report said on Wednesday (July 28) ... when over 200,000 merchant sailors were stuck on ships.
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World faces shortage of merchant sailors to crew ships -study

Reuters 28 Jul 2021
LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global supply chains, a report said on Wednesday ... when over 200,000 merchant sailors were stuck on ships.
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There could be big shortage of merchant navy sailors over next few years

Live Mint 28 Jul 2021
There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global supply chains, a report said on Wednesday ... and the height of lockdowns when over 200,000 merchant sailors were stuck on ships.
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Global shipping faces big shortfall of onboard officers by 2026

Business Line 28 Jul 2021
The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, 1978, sets minimum qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships and large yachts.
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What happens to British ships when satellites don't work?

BBC News 28 Jul 2021
The Royal Navy and Britain's merchant fleet, along with most others around the world, rely on satellites for navigation - but what happens if they don't work? ... The could affect both Royal Navy and merchant shipping, he says, although it is understood that the Royal Navy uses systems designed to evade jamming.
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China’s Maritime Silk Road port city Quanzhou added to UNESCO World Heritage List

People Daily 28 Jul 2021
Merchant ships that sailed from the Quanzhou Port reached as far as the Gulf of Siam, the Java Sea, the Strait of Malacca, and even the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf ... The ship, with a streamlined design and watertight bulkhead structure, represented a remarkable achievement of ancient China in shipbuilding. The ship was evidently fully loaded.
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Across China: Ancient maritime hub retains charm for modern explorers

China.dot.org 28 Jul 2021
Thanks to the concerted efforts of government, monks, merchants and envoys from home and abroad, the city has gradually developed into a global maritime trade center ... One of them is Liusheng Pagoda, a landmark that merchant ships from foreign lands looked for to guide them safely into the "largest port in the east.".
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Shopify reports strong Q2 as more merchants join its platform, adopt more services

ZDNet 28 Jul 2021
Customers are adopting more merchant solutions including Shopify Payments, Shopify Shipping and Shopify Capital ... .
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Corporate criticism and satire are rife in games these days, but to what end?

NME 28 Jul 2021
READ MORE. Remakes like ‘Dead Space’ are freshening older games for new audiences ... Credit ... Here, you take on the role of an early 19th-century insurance investigator working for the imperialist East India company, with the task of determining the fates of the crew of a long-lost merchant ship that’s mysteriously reappeared unmanned in Falmouth port ... .
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China increases its military's amphibious lift

Beijing News 27 Jul 2021
In something like the form of a reverse-Dunkirk, we should expect that instead of only dealing with dozens of gray-painted PLA Navy amphibious vessels and their escorts, we would likely see an effort supported by many hundreds of fishing boats, merchant ships and Coast Guard and ...

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