Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

Alfonso Castillero appointed CCO of Liberian Registry management team

Alfonso Castillero appointed CCO of Liberian Registry management team
Alfonso Castillero Alfonso Castillero has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Liberian International Ship &Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry*. Alfonso will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Liberian Registry’s...
May 26th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Robust implementation is key to success of 2020 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap

Robust implementation is key to success of 2020 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap
Anna Larsson October 31, 2016 – The Trident Alliance has welcomed IMO’s decision on introduction date of the 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap, but stresses the need for a robust implementation plan. The Trident Alliance believes that effective enforcement of the Global Sulphur Cap promises to be even more...
October 31st, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Flags, Pollution | Read More

Liberia remains number one open register for Greek shipowners

Liberia remains number one open register for Greek shipowners
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) Figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has cemented its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greek shipowners. The GSCC statistics show that,...
April 14th, 2016 | Flags | Read More

General inspection information now available on the Paris MoU site

General inspection information now available on the Paris MoU site
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General The Paris MoU site (www.parismou.org) introduces a new statistical feature on inspection results. This new feature provides access to the results of inspections throughout the region in a user friendly and easily accessible way. Information at hand...
October 14th, 2015 | Associations, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF slams Shipping Australia over dangerous comments on FOC shipping inquiry

ITF slams Shipping Australia over dangerous comments on FOC shipping inquiry
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is deeply concerned by comments from the body representing flag of convenience shipping interests in Australia. Shipping Australia CEO Rod Nairn has bizarrely questioned the ITF’s motives in encouraging parliamentary...
June 22nd, 2015 | Flags, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Danelec Marine S-VDR is type approved by BSH

Danelec Marine S-VDR is type approved by BSH
(Birkeroed, Denmark – April 14, 2015) – (Marine NewsWire) The German certification authority Bundsamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) has granted type approval for the new Danelec Marine DM100 Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR). The BSH certification clears the way for ships to satisfy...
April 14th, 2015 | Flags, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Liberia number one open register for Greek owners and operators

Liberia number one open register for Greek owners and operators
Figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has further strengthened its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greek shipowners and operators. The GSCC statistics show that, in the year to end-March 2015, the number of Greek-controlled...
April 10th, 2015 | Flags, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMO welcomes newest Member State

IMO welcomes newest Member State
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu welcomes His Excellency Paul William Lumbi, Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. High Commissioner visit marks’ Zambia’s membership of IMO His Excellency Paul William Lumbi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to the United Kingdom,...
April 8th, 2015 | Associations, Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping: the undisputable leader for ten millennia

Greek Controlled Shipping: the undisputable leader for ten millennia
GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING   Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping – Fairplay For the 28th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables, attached hereto, on Greek controlled ships over 1, 000 GT, registered under...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Classification Societies, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, Flags, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Ocean Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Story of the Year, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

El Salvador signs technical cooperation agreement with IMO

El Salvador signs technical cooperation agreement with IMO
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martinez and IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu 24/03/2015 A new agreement on supporting the Republic of El Salvador to implement IMO treaties was signed in San Salvador on Monday (23 March). IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, who is...
March 24th, 2015 | Flags, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case
The “Zahra” seized in Crete In the early hours of this morning the Hellenic Coast Guard / Harbour Corps of Greece in Crete,  following an air, sea and land combined operation directed by the regional Hellenic Coast Guard Center in Herakleion, in a very remote rocky place at the Gulf of Messaras,...
March 16th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Breaking News, Corruption, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea
United Nations agencies are meeting in London today (Wednesday, 4 March) to discuss concerted ways to address the high numbers of lives being lost at sea in unsafe craft, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, where hundreds of people are reported to have died in recent weeks alone on dangerous and unregulated...
March 4th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Intermanager and ECSA to hold seminar on migrants at sea during European Shipping Week

Intermanager and ECSA to hold seminar on migrants at sea during European Shipping Week
Intermanager and ECSA have taken the initiative to organise a seminar on the escalating humanitarian crisis involving migrants at sea during the upcoming European Shipping Week. Commission officials, MEPs and Member States’ representations will meet with industry representatives and other stakeholders...
February 19th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Intermanager, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, UN | Read More

ICS updates flag state performance table

ICS updates flag state performance table
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website. See www.ics-shipping.org/docs/flag-state-performance-table ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe remarked...
February 11th, 2015 | Flags | Read More

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention
LIBERIA acceded to the Nairobi International Wreck Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, on 8 January 2015. It is thus far the largest flag state party to the convention. The Nairobi Convention covers shipwrecks that could have a potential adverse effect on the safety of lives and property at sea,...
January 15th, 2015 | Environment, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More

Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015

Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015
From 1 January 2015, passengers must undergo safety drills, including mustering at the lifeboat stations, before the ship departs or immediately on departure​ New requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force on 1 January 2015.     Further...
December 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, European Union, Flags, Flags, IMO, Legal, Politics and Government, Taxation, Technical | Read More

Liberia releases mandatory MLC compliance report

Liberia releases mandatory MLC compliance report
The Liberian Maritime Authority has just released the mandatory MLC Annual Report for 2013. This report confirms that Liberia’s proactive approach to enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 has resulted in an extremely low deficiency rate for Liberian-flag ships. LISCR CEO Scott Bergeron...
December 3rd, 2014 | Flags, Labour Disputes | Read More

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force
Richard Schiferli Results first year Maritime Labour Convention: 113 ships detained for MLC related deficiencies 20 August 2014 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the  Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006). During these first 12 months 113 ships were detained by one of the Paris...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS marks IMO World Maritime Day

ICS marks IMO World Maritime Day
The IMO’s HQ’s in London To mark the occasion of IMO World Maritime Day on 25 September (tomorrow), and its theme this year of ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a special brochure, which is being circulated throughout...
September 24th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Events, Flags, Flags, HR, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding
The Council today adopted1 a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020 (PE-CONS 66/14). Today’s final adoption of the legislative act by...
July 23rd, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Paris MoU confirms Liberia as best-performing major ship registry

Paris MoU confirms Liberia as best-performing major ship registry
Scott Bergeron Liberia has been confirmed as the best-performing major ship registry worldwide over the last three years in the latest statistics from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control. The Paris MoU statistics confirm that Liberia had the best detention rate during the...
June 30th, 2014 | Flags, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

RINA Services authorised as Recognised Organisation by Russian Federation

RINA Services authorised as Recognised Organisation by Russian Federation
Michele Francioni (left) and Viktor A Olerskiy signing RO agreement International classification society RINA Services has been authorised by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation as a Recognized Organisation to perform surveys of vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation and registered...
June 30th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Flags, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Educate governments and investors about industry achievements

Educate governments and investors about industry achievements
Clay Maitland Educate governments and investors about industry achievements  — Clay Maitland speaking at Capital Link Shipping Forum  event at Posidonia,  by James Brewer One of the shipping’s most experienced practitioners has urged the industry to help educate politicians and financial...
June 3rd, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Flags, Politics and Government | Read More