Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

KR Launches Business Continuity Management Certification Service

KR Launches Business Continuity Management   Certification Service
l to r: Kim Dong-Whie, CEO of STX Marine Service and Lee Jeong-Kie, CEO and Chairman of KR Marking a first for the Korean maritime industry, Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has awarded ISO 22301, an international standard for business continuity management systems...
May 16th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IACS, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Palau-U.S. Conducts Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation

Palau-U.S. Conducts Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation
Panos Kirnidis The strong relationship Palau has with the USA in terms of its Compact Agreement of Free Association (COFA) has been given a further boost by the announcement of a new economic package and will give an enormous boost to the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). The Republic of Palau...
May 10th, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory | Read More

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker...
May 8th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes
In a recent dispute, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) helped a naval architect to successfully reduce the level of a claim by a shipbuilder for damages and loss of profits following the sinking of a hydrographic survey vessel which was deemed to be unstable. The naval architect was...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement
Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis with Paillette Palaiologou In the presence in Piraeus of the leading ranks of the Hellenic Coast Guard and representatives of the Paris-headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas an updated authorisation agreement was signed on Orthodox Holy Wednesday (4/4/2018)....
April 11th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Wärtsilä Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System submitted for USCG Type Approval

Wärtsilä Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System submitted for USCG Type Approval
The Wärtsilä Aquarius Electro-Chlorination BWMS is now expected to receive USCG Type Approval. Wärtsilä Corporation, 29 March 2018 at 10.00 am EET The technology group Wärtsilä has submitted its Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for US Coast Guard (USCG)...
March 29th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Confidence & Accuracy Critical to Ballast Water Compliance

Confidence & Accuracy Critical to Ballast Water Compliance
Dr Brian Phillips “Confidence & Accuracy Critical to Ballast Water Compliance” by Dr Brian Phillips, Managing Director, Chelsea Technologies Group for Maritime Reporter. CTG has direct experience of ballast water management and compliance with the high standards demanded by regulators....
March 20th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
Martin Dorsman The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to remedy the current costly, unharmonised and burdensome reporting requirements facing ships calling at EU ports. Current complex, repetitive...
March 14th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

ECG end of year compliance

ECG end of year compliance
  Keeping up with all your employer compliance deadlines can be a challenge. With a relatively short time period to prepare and submit these returns, it can be costly if deadlines are not met or incorrect information is submitted. Penalties and interest will be due on late filing or late payment...
March 9th, 2018 | Accountancy, Regulatory | Read More

IMCA introduces changes to its eCMID vessel inspection database

IMCA introduces changes to its eCMID vessel inspection database
Mark Ford Over 2,300 vessels listed on the eCMID database The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check. Over 2,300 vessels...
March 7th, 2018 | Associations, Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

“Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise”

“Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise”
John Platsidakis The Association held its semi-annual meetings in Singapore “Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise” INTERCARGO held its Technical and Executive Committees’ meetings in Singapore on 5 and 6 March 2018, along with a well-attended Dinner Reception on the first day....
March 6th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intercargo, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

From stamp to screen: DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates

From stamp to screen: DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
Hamburg, 20 February 2018: With the introduction of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates DNV GL took classification into new territory. Now, just four months after the launch of this new service, more than 50,000 certificates have been issued. “We have been overwhelmed by the...
February 20th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Demonstrated compliance in CIC on Safety of Navigation

Demonstrated compliance in CIC on Safety of Navigation
Richard Schiferli Port State Control Officers in the Paris MoU region and the Tokyo MoU performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS, 2017 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2017. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards...
February 19th, 2018 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

The Oslo Stock Exchange imposes a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA

The Oslo Stock Exchange imposes a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA
On 14 February 2018, the Oslo Stock Exchange resolved to impose a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA of NOK 1,315,300 for breach of the duty to disclose inside information to the market and other Continuing Obligations for stock exchange listed companies. The Oslo Stock Exchange passed the following...
February 14th, 2018 | Regulatory, Stock Markets | Read More

Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators

Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators
Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators A new concept for this industry Frequently Asked Questions  Are the current applicable standards adequate to ensure healthy competition among STS Service Providers? What is the scope of approvals on behalf of Tanker Operators? Why is there...
February 8th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions
The Mistral PARIS MoU: Today the Secretariat has posted a new “Caught in the Net” concerning a substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working and living conditions for the crew. Full details can be found herebelow:  On 20 July 2017 early afternoon...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions
Valentina Keys As of 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (“Relevant Ships”) became subject to monitoring and reporting requirements on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), fuel consumption and cargo carried within all ports under the jurisdiction of a Member State...
January 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Insight, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 25 December 2017. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research...
December 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
.. Richmond, B.C. – December 18, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its global operations, manufacturing and service processes. A recent audit covered ISO9001:2008 requirements and ISO 9001:2015 transition requirements. The scope of...
December 18th, 2017 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

CTG and GSA lead Ballast Water Compliance Training Workshop with Saudi Aramco

CTG and GSA lead Ballast Water Compliance Training Workshop with Saudi Aramco
… All attendees certified to use CTG’s FastBallast water analyser to ensure compliance with ballast water standards throughout Saudi Aramco ports 15 December 2017 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) and Global Strategic Alliance Saudi Arabia (GSA), Chelsea’s exclusive agent and distributor...
December 15th, 2017 | Environment, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

IFRS 15 – transition arrangements for shipping

IFRS 15 – transition arrangements for shipping
Michael Simms Michael Simms writes: With the introduction of a new accounting standard, how to incorporate the changes that arise from its initial application may give rise to issues which can be very challenging. This is something that shipping companies will have to consider. This can involve: technical...
December 15th, 2017 | Accountancy, News, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Middle East PSC inspectors given training in indicative Ballast Water Testing

Middle East PSC inspectors given training in indicative Ballast Water Testing
… Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards. While the Kingdom’s port state control...
December 11th, 2017 | Environment, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

106 Crowley vessels recognized for Environmental Safety by CSA

106 Crowley vessels recognized for Environmental Safety by CSA
l to r: Crowley’s Conrad Kuiken, manager, marine operation; Captain Tod Doane and his wife; Captain Tom Gately, and Mike Golonka, vice president, government services. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 4, 2017) ­– The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has honored 106 Crowley-owned or -operated vessels...
December 4th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More