Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

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

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