Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

More gains for seafarers in South Asia

Activists on board a vessel during the South Asia week of action 16 October 2012 – Activists on board a vessel during the South Asia week of action A week-long campaign, launched by dockers’ and seafarers’ unions in port cities across India, has led to substantial gains for ship crews.  ...
October 16th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Amlin’s Beale takes seat on LMA board

Simon Beale Simon Beale, Amlin PLC’s chief underwriting officer, has joined the board of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA). He replaces David Harris, who resigned from the board at the end of September.   Having begun his career in the Lloyd’s market in 1984 specialising in marine hull underwriting,...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

FONASBA appoints Marygrace Collins as new President

FONASBA appoints Marygrace Collins as new President
Marygrace Collins Shipbroker Marygrace Collins of US based Bulkore Chartering Inc was elected as President of The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) at the organisation’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Venice on Friday 12 October. She succeeds Christakis Papavassiliou who...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Chartering, Liner Shipping and Trade, People and Places, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

IMCA publishes ROV 2011 Global Statistics

IMCA publishes ROV 2011 Global Statistics
Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) statistics for 2011 have been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as an information note (IMCA R 05/12). The statistics, intended to record personnel and vehicle levels, are collected twice a year in February and August. The 2011 figures...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Oceanology | Read More

PLC information note issued by IMCA

PLC information note issued by IMCA
Jane Bugler Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are widely used in a variety of small and large pieces of equipment on marine construction vessels, for example, cranes, winches, handling systems, dive systems and power management systems. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision
Johan Roos Trade association Interferry has welcomed the decision at last week’s session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to proceed with a sector-specific methodology for establishing energy efficiency requirements for ro-ro cargo and ro-pax vessels. The Energy Efficiency...
October 12th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

New Chairman Announced at Intercargo

John Platsidakis Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry,  yesterday announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a function that he will...
October 11th, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

INTERTANKO endorses BIMCO’s GUARDCON

INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee provided valuable input to the work done by BIMCO on a standard contract for Private Armed Guards (GUARDCON). The Committee much appreciated the opportunity to comment on the early GUARDCON drafts and has been watching the development and use of GUARDCON with interest. GUARDCON...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Intertanko, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

BIMCO, in association with FATHOM, announces step-by-step guide to SEEMP implementation and management

Timely publication offers owners and operators a straightforward resource to enable planning for January 2013 deadline for SEEMP LONDON – OCTOBER 10th, 2012: BIMCO announced today the release of ‘The Step-by-Step SEEMP Manual’ in association with Fathom. The manual, which can be utilised as a...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Books, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS
Matheos T. Los ICS is concerned about proposals on environmental salvage and the York Antwerp Rules Following a meeting of its Insurance Committee today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has reiterated its firm opposition to proposals...
October 9th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success
Delegates taking their seats ahead of the seminar © INTERTANKO Over 1, 300 seafaring officers and crew attended INTERTANKO’s Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar held last week at the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Laguna in the Philippines. The packed auditorium demonstrated the need and the desire for up-to-date...
October 9th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intertanko, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Encouraging responses to IMCA competence questionnaire

Hugh Williams The results of a questionnaire, developed by the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Competence & Training Core Committee, aimed at offshore personnel, revealed that 64% of the 276 offshore personnel from over 35 contractor members who responded used a competence...
October 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

IMarEST open virtual library as key benefit of membership

Having demonstrated its new Virtual Library to great acclaim at SMM in Hamburg last month, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has now officially launched the service, which is available to all members online. Providing access to the full text and metadata of thousands...
October 8th, 2012 | Associations, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

INTERMANAGER Thanks retiring President Alistair Evitt

Alastair Evitt InterManager members attending this year’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday (October 11) will thank retiring President Alastair Evitt for his work at the helm of the association over the past two years.  During his Presidency Mr Evitt has represented InterManager on the world maritime...
October 8th, 2012 | Intermanager | Read More

Afrimari’s Q3 2012 event

Eurof Loyd-Lewis at the podium Afrimari held its Q3 meeting on Thursday 27th September at the auditorium of Clyde & Co at Beaufort House in London’s Algate.   Over 70 members and friends gathered at the drinks reception and later on attended the “Dispute Resolution Clauses in an International...
October 7th, 2012 | Associations, Legal | Read More

ITF backs ILWU president

David Cockroft 5 October 2012 – The ITF has expressed its strong backing for Rob McEllrath, international president of the ILWU, following the decision by Cowlitz County Court, Washington State at the end of September 2012 to fine him $500 and sentence him to a day in jail for ‘obstructing a...
October 5th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Ballast Water Convention– ICS welcomes IMO progress on outstanding issues but says much more still needs to be done

Ballast Water Convention– ICS welcomes IMO progress on outstanding issues but says much more still needs to be done
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant problems with the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.  However,...
October 5th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

IBIA appoints new Chief Executive

IBIA appoints new Chief Executive
  Nigel Draffin and Cliff Brad The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Captain Cliff Brand as its new ChiefExecutive.  A former head of the Gibraltar Maritime Administration, Cliff Brand’s 27 year career in the shipping industry has encompassed a wide range of roles...
October 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Bunkering, People and Places | Read More

Intercargo calls for Charterers to support IMO process to implement fuel efficiency measures for shipping

Alternative Environmental Ratings Systems are premature and often inaccurate Following the recent announcement from Charterers applying an ‘Existing Vessel Design Index’ (EVDI : TM) to the ships they charter, Intercargo, the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry,...
October 2nd, 2012 | Environment, Intercargo | Read More

Sexual Demons, Graphic Violence and exposive action make their appearance at this year’s Intermanager AGM!

A fatal hi-jack, an agonizing suicide, lawless Somali pirates and a complex, multi-billion dollar cyber fraud take centre stage at this year’s InterManager Annual General Meeting, being held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 11. Don’t worry, the InterManager membership hasn’t gone wild – the...
October 2nd, 2012 | Books, Intermanager | Read More

Freight and logistics workers step up action in South Africa

Photo: Darrel Brandon Freight and logistics workers in South Africa have last announced plans to consolidate industrial action after employers refused to meet their pay demands. The workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) failed to win...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF, Logistics | Read More

ITF Maritime Roundtable ‘a huge step forward’

The ITF is hailing its Maritime Roundtable, which ended late last Thursday the 27th of September in Casablanca, Morocco, as a real success and a major boost to its campaign to free unfairly jailed trade unionists Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati. ITF maritime coordinator Steve Cotton said: “This...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Virtual Arrival Clause completes slow steaming project

At a meeting in London on 20 September, the drafting team who developed BIMCO’s Slow Steaming Clauses for Voyage and Time Charter Parties completed the third and final clause in the series – this time a provision dealing with virtual arrival. Building on the provisions set out in the Slow Steaming...
September 30th, 2012 | BIMCO, Chartering | Read More

Maritime Rountable goes into action in Morocco

Said Elhairech 25 September 2012 – The ITF’s Maritime Roundtable began on an inspirataional note today in Casablanca, Morocco, when participants heard a live message from Said Elhairech, who was speaking from jail.  Said told the 200 delegates from 50 countries: “My body is incarcerated but...
September 25th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

IUA issues Financial Loss report

IUA issues Financial Loss report
Chris Jones Phrase becoming popular but still poorly understood   Insurers are increasingly offering financial loss coverage as extensions to traditional liability policies – but the term is poorly understood and part of a confusing range of expressions with no legal definition, a new study by the...
September 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More