Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Dockers’ unionist suspension at Malaysia port must be withdrawn, says ITF

The ITF has demanded that a trade unionist in Malaysia, who was suspended for his participation in the ITF’s south-east Asia flag of convenience (FOC) campaign week of action earlier this month, be reinstated. Megat Zamri Megat Abdul Aziz, president of the West Ports Staff Union, established to represent...
January 28th, 2012 | ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

American Club’s new Principal Surveyor

John Poulson Rejoins Management Team John Poulson Well-known surveyor John Poulson, a highly-experienced former mariner, is rejoining the American P&I Club’s management team on February 1 as vice president, principal surveyor and head of the survey and technical department. He worked with...
January 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes

Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes
Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as “Costa Concordia” adds to loss woes. IUMI leader speaks of growing pressures to update business model. By James Brewer. Marine insurers need to abandon their “old fashioned” business model, regardless of any impact from the...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

CEOs targeted by anti-piracy campaign

 www.SaveOurSeafarers.com (SOS), the international anti-piracy initiative backed by 30 of the world’s largest maritime organisations, is to lobby support from business leaders to increase international pressure on Governments to take firmer action against Somali piracy. This violence and hostage-taking...
January 24th, 2012 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Jim Davis on today’s burning shipping issues

Jim Davis on today’s burning shipping issues
Jim Davis CBE K(DK) Chairman IMIF The Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)* Jim Davis CBE K(DK)**,   gives his replies to John Faraclas’ questionnaire at the most appropriate time given this complex moment in the progress of shipping – world economic turmoil, piracy, terrorism,...
January 23rd, 2012 | Associations, News | Read More

ICS publishes New Flag State Table

ICS publishes New Flag State Table
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table – see www.ics-shipping.org/flag-performance.htm The Table collates various data available in the public domain. Under the supervision of ICS’s member...
January 10th, 2012 | Associations, News | Read More

Bridging the Maritime Skills Gap

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Bridging the Maritime Skills Gap The marine sector is an important part of the UK economy, employing nearly 90, 000 people and generating annual turnover in excess of £10 billion. Guaranteed projects in the naval and defence market, government assistance for...
January 10th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

EEDI Calculator information

The BIMCO Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator incorporates reference lines and future limits for the Required EEDI that some ship types have to meet in the future. Careful analysis of the adopted regulation text in MEPC.203(62) compared with draft guidelines submitted to the 62nd meeting...
January 9th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

New Education and Training Forum launched for London Company Market

A new Education and Training Forum for London Market companies has been established by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). The forum is designed to promote excellence in insurance and reinsurance knowledge. It will enable IUA members to meet regularly and encourage good staff development...
January 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

BIMCO forecasts challenging times in 2012

BIMCO forecasts challenging times in 2012
Yudhishthir Katau – BIMCO has today published its Reflections 2012, which examines critical issues facing the shipping industry now and in the coming year. This concise but thought-provoking annual analysis of the world in which shipping operates considers the challenges facing one of the world’s...
January 4th, 2012 | BIMCO, Markets | Read More

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward on how 2011 was an unforgettable year, dominated by an unprecedented level

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward on how 2011 was an unforgettable year, dominated by an unprecedented level of natural catastrophes… 2011 was a year few of us will forget. Dominated as it was by regime change, political unrest and global economic uncertainty, we also witnessed an almost unprecedented...
January 4th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Vinalines Queen – 22 More Deaths Owing to Cargo Liquefaction?

Industry Must Unite to Stop This Unnecessary Loss of Life The recent tragic loss of the 2005-built supramax bulk carrier Vinalines Queen and 22 of its crew again underlines the urgent need for greater enforcement of regulations and testing of cargoes that may liquefy. The ship, which was reportedly carrying...
January 3rd, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC) opens debate on international measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping

Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC) opens debate on international measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping
Tom Boardley, Richard Sadler, Cpt. Tsakos, Theodore Veniamis, Apostolos Poulovassilis New Chairman and new members as Captain Tsakos retires and Theodore Veniamis is appointed the new Chairman as HAC discusses technical issues, shipbuilding developments and future technologies during the meeting...
December 19th, 2011 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

2011 IACS Council Meeting

 2011 IACS Council Meeting – The annual winter meeting of IACS Council took place in London last week.  Council considered the current position regarding the important project to harmonize the Common Structural Rules (CSR) which will lead to the submission of the harmonized Rules to the IMO for...
December 17th, 2011 | IACS | Read More

Ship Recycling continues to grow – the Role of the Intermediary Cash Buyer

The current amount of capesize tonnage on order for 2011 is estimated at approximately 103.2m. deadweight, and it is anticipated that in excess of 25m dwt for scrapping will have wound up on the beaches of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan by the end of this year. This is one measure of the rate of scrapping...
December 16th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Ship Demolitions | Read More

New London Market terms of Business Agreement published

Chris Jones A new Terms of Business Agreement (TOBA) has been published by the International Underwriting Association for insurers and brokers to use in the London Market. The agreement is intended to bring greater clarity to contracts and negotiations. It has been drafted by the IUA, together with...
December 16th, 2011 | Associations, Regulatory | Read More

UK Club checklist for tanker operators addresses cargo shortage claims

A new publication from the UK P&I Club “How to prevent tanker cargo shortage claims” and subtitled “The cause of claims and how to avoid them during pre-loading, loading and unloading” focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector. It follows on and complements...
December 15th, 2011 | P and I Clubs | Read More

IUA launches new London Market Americas Group

 A new London Market Group for companies writing business from the Americas has been set up in response to the region’s growing economic importance and to combat restrictive regulation. The International Underwriting Association’s Americas Committee will assist its members in monitoring all relevant...
December 13th, 2011 | Associations, Politics and Government | Read More

Ports and Carriers United on the Need to Weigh Loaded Containers

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and BIMCO in the effort to encourage the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to amend the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require,...
December 12th, 2011 | Associations, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012
James Brewer Ship owners have been warned of “inherent under-pricing” in their insurance market, writes James Brewer. For the time being, however, most of the P&I clubs are setting a 5% general increase in premium for the policy year beginning February 20 2012 (although seven of them are...
December 11th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Story of the Week | Read More

BIMCO – Autumn DC meeting brings new contracts and clauses

BIMCO – Autumn DC meeting brings new contracts and clauses
Grant Hunter At the Autumn meeting of the BIMCO Documentary Committee (DC) held in Copenhagen on 10 November two contracts and four clauses were adopted. The newly revised edition of the SALEFORM agreement for the sale and purchase of second-hand ships was approved for publication. The new version...
December 6th, 2011 | BIMCO | Read More

35 years of service in Vietnam

 Hong Kong, 2 December 2011 – Vietnam’s leading mutual marine insurer, the West of England, in conjunction with VINARE, held a conference for an unprecedented gathering of 130 senior members of the country’s shipping and insurance industries to celebrate its 35th anniversary of providing services...
December 2nd, 2011 | P and I Clubs | Read More

ICS puts shipowners case at UN Climate Change Conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for ship operators representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has called on delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, to give...
November 30th, 2011 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Watchkeeper: How to avoid costly distractions

Some years ago, there was a notable incident which occurred when a supply ship Master conning his ship out of harbour in thick fog, was so distracted by two separate telephone calls which he was trying to deal with simultaneously that he failed to pick up a third, rather more vital message from the port...
November 27th, 2011 | BIMCO, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

IBIA to engage in LNG issues

The International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) board has taken a formal decision to “become more closely engaged in LNG matters”. The move was announced earlier this month at IBIA’s Annual Convention, held in Barcelona, by its acting chief executive Trevor Harrison. He told delegates...
November 20th, 2011 | Associations | Read More