Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Sulphur and Greenhouse gas reduction priority for ICS

Esben Poulsson “The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping” believes Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson. “But there are even more profound changes to come. We are rapidly...
February 11th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision
Mike Corrigan Interferry has confirmed locations for the 2021 and 2022 editions of its industry-leading annual conference – held every October – in the latest initiative to extend its reach as the only organisation representing the worldwide ferry industry. The global trade association’s 46th annual...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

IMCA publishes summary of 2018 safety rules flashes

IMCA publishes summary of 2018 safety rules flashes
  Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser for Health, Safety, Security & Environment, 136 incidents reported in 29 Safety Flashes in 2018 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued an Information Note showing that in 2018 it published 29 Safety Flashes reporting...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just five points earlier on today and now stands at 629; Geopolitics still sour and the London Yacht Show makes waves. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 12 points and now stands at 972… The Panamaxes,  even with just one...
February 5th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navigational assessment focus for issue 20 of The Navigator

Navigational assessment focus for issue 20 of The Navigator
.. 05.02.19 – The 20th issue of The Navigator focuses on the importance of a navigational assessment and why it is different from an audit. The milestone edition of the free publication from The Nautical Institute is published this month and available both in print and online. Articles include...
February 5th, 2019 | Associations, Communication, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

BIFA launches freight apprenticeship microsite

BIFA launches freight apprenticeship microsite
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has launched a dedicated website – https://apprentices.bifa.org/ – that will focus on helping both employers and potential recruits to better understand...
February 4th, 2019 | Associations, Communication | Read More

Cargo liquefaction continues to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping

INTERCARGO welcomes the latest amendment to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC 04-17) which entered into force on 1st January 2019 and includes important updates related to cargoes that may liquefy. Pertinent updates include: changes to section 4.5 of the Code which stipulates...
January 31st, 2019 | Associations, Intercargo | Read More

European shipowners: priority is and remains a Brexit deal

European shipowners: priority is and remains a Brexit deal
Martin Dorsman Following yesterday’s discussions in the UK parliament and the mandate given to the UK Prime Minister to re-discuss Brexit arrangements with her European colleagues, European shipowners call upon all parties to seize this opportunity to avoid a no-deal Brexit scenario. Without a deal...
January 30th, 2019 | Associations | Read More

ITIC e-learning video highlights dangers of switch bills of lading

ITIC e-learning video highlights dangers of switch bills of lading
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has produced an e-learning video for ship agents on the use of ‘switch bills of lading’, a second sets of bills used as a substitute for the original bills of lading issued at time of shipment. ITIC legal advisor Mark Brattman says, “There are...
January 30th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

RINA Events – Super and Mega Yachts 2019

Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts 14-15 May 2019, Genoa, Italy  Call for Papers Deadline – 11th February 2019 Following on the highly successful series of conferences, RINA is pleased to return to Genoa for the seventh edition of its Super and Mega Yachts conference. The...
January 29th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Yachting | Read More

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio
Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser – HSSE, Offshore Survey and ROV  IMCA SEMINAR ON THE USE OF THE COMPETENCE e-PORTFOLIO Understanding the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio How the e-portfolio works in practice Seminar – 5 February 2019, Aberdeen The International Marine Contractors...
January 29th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

IUA sets out priorities for London Company Market in 2019

IUA sets out priorities for London Company Market in 2019
Dave Matcham The publication of a major official report on the wholesale insurance market is just one of several regulatory issues expected to dominate the International Underwriting Association’s agenda in 2019. The body, which represents the London company market, has issued its annual business plan...
January 28th, 2019 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Reports, Sanctions | Read More

m/v Stellar Daisy

m/v Stellar Daisy
MV STELLAR DAISY Further to recent media reports, Korean Register can confirm that following the Republic of Korea court hearing on 24 January, the court rejected a request for an arrest warrant for a KR surveyor. The MV STELLAR DAISY vessel was classed with KR and she was surveyed in accordance with...
January 25th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IACS, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time
Cdr Ian Hassall RN Two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events – Engine As A Weapon (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2019) – are to be held for the first time alongside each other at America...
January 23rd, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus
Mick Cash SEAFARER Ratings union RMT today poured scorn over P&O’s claim that Brexit was behind their decision to switch the entire Dover-Calais fleet from the UK to the Cypriot flag as the company finally confirmed publicly exactly what RMT has been warning of for weeks. RMT general secretary...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Solving the wellbeing puzzle

Solving the wellbeing puzzle
Professor Dame Carol Black photographed for the RSA, commissioned by Wardour Dame Carol Black advises how to create a wellbeing culture in three new films produced by the British Safety Council ​Recent research by the British Safety Council identified significant levels of uncertainty in the UK about...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Consumers Market, Film Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Story of the Day | Read More

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 January 2019 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China. The...
January 21st, 2019 | HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Bermuda raising profile of life & annuity insurance sector

Bermuda raising profile of life & annuity insurance sector
Jereme Ramsay Hamilton, Bermuda, January, 2019 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) is partnering with the island’s fast-growing life and annuity re/insurance sector to promote a strong presence at the industry’s largest US conference this spring. For the first time,...
January 21st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched earlier on today 22 points thanks to the volatility governing the Capes… Geopolitics are about to produce global chaos… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI now reads 1,077 points – plus 22 thanks as said above to the Capes… All other indices...
January 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

New IUA appointment to review central processing services

New IUA appointment to review central processing services
Peter Sammons The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has appointed a consultant to help its member companies make the most of their use of central London Market processing services. A review of service levels will be conducted and the full range of end-end-end business processes analysed, including...
January 17th, 2019 | Associations, Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Person Profiles | Read More

British Marine responds to outcome of vote on EU Withdrawal Agreement

British Marine responds to outcome of vote on EU Withdrawal Agreement
Lesley Robinson On Tuesday night the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement was overwhelmingly rejected by Parliament. Commenting on the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Lesley Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine said: “Like many industries up and down the UK, we...
January 16th, 2019 | Associations | Read More

Lisa LoManto Aurichio named Executive Director of the Containerization & Intermodal Institute

Lisa LoManto Aurichio named Executive Director of the Containerization & Intermodal Institute
l to r: CII Senior Advisor Barbara Yeninas; CII Executive Director Lisa Aurichio Lisa LoManto Aurichio Named Executive Director Of The Containerization & Intermodal Institute BSY Associates Inc. President to Manage Trade Association CRANFORD, NJ (January 16, 2019) –  The Containerization...
January 16th, 2019 | Associations, Containers, HR, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

PIMFA Comments on Government’s heavy defeat on Brexit Withdrawal Motion

PIMFA Comments on Government’s heavy defeat on Brexit Withdrawal Motion
John Barrass Wednesday 16th January 2019 – Following the heavy Government defeat on the Brexit withdrawal motion, PIMFA, the trade association for the personal investment management and financial advice sector, re-emphasises the requirement for legislators and Government executives to keep uppermost...
January 16th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Markets | Read More

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges
ITF’s Stephen Cotton, WMU’s Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Picture credits IMO Launch of ITF-WMU report: Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment – the Future of Work ​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need...
January 15th, 2019 | Associations, Events, HR, IMO, ITF, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Technology | Read More