Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Shipping Industry has mixed reaction towards outcome of UK Somalia Conference…

...The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has responded to the outcome of the intergovernmental conference on Somalia hosted by the United Kingdom on...
February 27th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS
When it comes to governing the oceans, shipping largely has its house in order – that is the view of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose Chairman, Spyros M Polemis, took part in a major debate about oceans governance, in Singapore (Feb 23rd and 24th). Discussing ‘Who Should Rule The...
February 27th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

UK Club debuts innovative maritime risk management scheme in Asia at Shipping Hong Kong Week

Karl Lumbers Marine mutuals like the UK P&I Club are committed to reducing the number and size of insurance claims they receive. After all, in the P&I world, members own their respective clubs and through pool arrangements within individual clubs, they in effect pay their own claims. The...
February 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics,...
February 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers
Wednesday 22 February 2012 – Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair of the SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** campaign, said: “We welcome the acknowledgement of the...
February 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Round Table associations believe the timing is not right for an MBM

As it issues its latest position paper on greenhouse gases from ships and market-based measures (attached below), the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) is of the view that Market Based Measures (MBMs) are not justified at this particular time. The RT fully supports the adoption...
February 22nd, 2012 | BIMCO, IACS, Intercargo, Intertanko | Read More

Round Table associations recommend against the application of EEDI to existing ships

The Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) supports the adoption of the new energy efficiency regulations for ships by the IMO in July 2011, which demonstrated the effective role of IMO in regulating worldwide shipping CO2 emissions. The measures include the Energy Efficiency Design...
February 22nd, 2012 | BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko | Read More

BIMCO/NSA launch new edition of SALEFORM

BIMCO/NSA launch new edition of SALEFORM
  Soren Larsen BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General BIMCO and the Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association (NSA) are proud to announce the launch of the new edition of SALEFORM – the industry’s most widely used agreement for the sale and purchase of second hand ships. SALEFORM 2012 builds...
February 21st, 2012 | BIMCO, News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy
Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, a snow-covered Istanbul was on 9 February 2012 the venue of a successful meeting in the framework of “BIMCO39″ – the BIMCO network for young and mid-aged maritime professionals . Piracy in a strategic and commercial context Entitled “Best Guards...
February 21st, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

STCW-F to enter into force in 2012

We would like to advise Members that the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for fishing vessel personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995) is set to enter into force on 29th September 2012, after the required 15 ratifications were reached on 29th September 2011, with...
February 17th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

INTERMANAGER President made fellow of Nautical Insitute

Alastair Evitt Alastair Evitt, current President of international ship management association InterManager, has been made a Fellow of The Nautical Institute. Mr. Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, is set to be formally presented with his Certificate of Fellowship at this Thursday’s...
February 15th, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings
Peter Hinchliffe In order to take account of the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which came into force in January 2012, and which for the first time will make it mandatory for trainee engine ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training, ISF has updated its widely used On Board...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Australia – Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Industry Passage Plan – Updated

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recently published an updated Industry Passage Plan covering the mandatory coastal pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. Although compliance with the Industry Passage Plan is not obligatory, AMSA encourages all Masters that...
February 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Emergency Towing Procedures required for all ships

We would like to advise Members that as of 1st January 2012, SOLAS Regulation 11-1/3-4 of 2008 and the requirements for emergency towing were amended to apply to all vessels and require all vessels, including tankers, to be provided with an emergency towing procedure. The amendment details that all vessels...
February 13th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners
Veniamis re-elected! Theodore E. Veniamis Following the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the UGS members, which took place last Wednesday the 8th of February at the Eugenides Foundation Mansion, the President Theodore E. Veniamis took the podium and reported on the activities of 2011, as well as ...
February 12th, 2012 | Associations, Headlines, News, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

Interferry wins long-term backing for growing role

Johan Roos Len Roueche       Recognition of Interferry’s growing role as a voice for the ferry industry has prompted classification society DNV and bookings/check-in systems specialist Carus to pledge long-term financial support for the trade association and its annual conference.  Interferry...
February 10th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Intermanager starts the year with expansion

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has started 2012 with significant expansion. In the first month of this year InterManager has welcomed two Full Members – ship management companies Histria and Green Wave – and two Associate Members – international...
February 7th, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS board meets in London

ICS board meets in London
Spyros M. Polemis The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)*, whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London yesterday. Piracy: ICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping...
February 7th, 2012 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution | Read More

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted –

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted – released by the Shipowners’ Club THE INCIDENT: In this case a vessel was discharging a cargo of premium grade petrol from No 1 port and starboard cargo tanks. Shortly after commencing operations the high level alarm of the port side slop tank...
February 2nd, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Intercargo Launches ‘Guide for the Safe Loading of Nickel Ore’ –

Intercargo Chairman Nicky Pappadakis Intercargo Launches ‘Guide for the Safe Loading of Nickel Ore’ In response to the recent sinking of four bulk carriers in very short succession carrying Nickel Ore and the tragic loss of 66 seafarers lives in those accidents, Intercargo, the trade Association...
February 1st, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) announces new regional director for key market

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Gayton to the key role of Regional Director, Americas. He will take responsibility for strengthening and growing Braemar’s surveyor presence in this important region and for engaging more directly with...
February 1st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical | Read More

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