Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary
Consistent implementation of 2020 sulphur limit – draft guidelines finalized The 0.50 percent limit for sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil will take effect on 1 January 2020 and will have a significant beneficial impact on human health and the environment. The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention...
February 25th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1
Costas Frangeskides, Partner Holman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments; HFW publications and events. 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Agreement between UK and Switzerland...
February 11th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

Publication of financial information on company web sites

Publication of financial information on company web sites
The Oslo Stock Exchange has been made aware of incidents over the last year where unauthorised persons have gained access to financial reports from the web sites of stock exchange listed companies prior to the publication of the financial reports through stock exchange notice. On this basis, the Exchange...
January 21st, 2019 | Press and Media, Regulatory, Stock Markets | Read More

IPV Code removes the red tape of boat testing and delivery

IPV Code removes the red tape of boat testing and delivery
Lesley Robinson A new code came into force on 1 January 2019 allowing pleasure craft to be in temporary commercial use at sea for a number of defined purposes.  The Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV) Code, which permits the temporary use of craft at sea for businesses purposes and as race support without...
January 10th, 2019 | Associations, Regulatory, Sailing, Yachting | Read More

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives RO authorisation from Jordan & Bahrain, opens office in Saudi Arabia

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives RO authorisation from Jordan & Bahrain, opens office in Saudi Arabia
Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has made significant inroads into the Middle East market, following the announcement in October on its plans to further strengthen its footprint in the region. RO recognition from Jordan and Bahrain IRClass has received authorisation...
December 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

IMCA launches code of conduct for members

IMCA launches code of conduct for members
Allen Leatt, CEO, IMCA New Code of Conduct Fully in line with 2018 ethics programme The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed a new Code of Conduct for its Members. This represents the final stage of a three stage programme launched this year, comprising: A Code of...
December 21st, 2018 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Regulatory | Read More

Glander International Bunkering certified as a Great Place to Work®

Glander International Bunkering certified as a Great Place to Work®
Morten Langthjem, Managing Director of Glander International Bunkering Dubai, receives the official certificate from CEO of Great Place to Work, Dr. Michael Burchell Glander International Bunkering, a leading marine fuel and lubricant trading firm, has been selected as one of the UAE’s best workplaces...
December 20th, 2018 | Awards, Bunkering, Regulatory | Read More

USCG Type-Approval Awarded to De Nora BALPURE® BWTS

USCG Type-Approval Awarded to De Nora BALPURE® BWTS
Dr Stelios Kyriacou, General Manager of BALPURE® BWMS, De Nora •    15th USCG Type-Approved BWTS •    Applicable to US-flagged vessels •    Slipstream electrochlorination BWTS with flexible footprint MILAN, December 19, 2018: De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination...
December 19th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS Verification

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO  DCS Verification
l to r:  Julien Dufour CEO, Verifavia Shipping, and Pantelis Chinakis, President and Managing Director of INSB Class LONDON, PANAMA CITY, ATHENS – 06 DECEMBER 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced...
December 6th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence
From the signing ceremony between LR and the Canadian Department of National Defence  (John Hicks and Captain (Navy) Jacques Olivier pictured center) 04 December 2018 – On 15 November 2018, Lloyd’s Register (LR) became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognised Organisation)...
December 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ABPmer undertakes Port Marine Safety Code Assurance Audit in the Shetland Isles

ABPmer undertakes Port Marine Safety Code Assurance Audit in the Shetland Isles
Shetland Islands Council, in its role as Harbour Authority, recently contracted ABPmer to carry out an assurance audit of its compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC).   The Council operates a number of ports, the largest of which is Sullom Voe, a major UK oil terminal.  In addition, it also...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval
The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System. Wärtsilä Corporation,  1 November 2018 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all the required testing procedures, and has now been submitted...
November 1st, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-Oct-2018 USE OF REMOTE INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR SURVEYS Singapore Use of remote inspection techniques for surveys Thursday, October 25, 2018, Singapore The usage of remote inspection techniques can be accepted for the conduct of surveys on board Singapore Registered Ships. When permitted, remote...
October 25th, 2018 | Flags, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Making a smooth and efficient transition into 2020 – discussed next week at VPO Copenhagen

Making a smooth and efficient transition into 2020 – discussed next week at VPO Copenhagen
Join us next week in Copenhagen where we will discuss what preparations the industry can make to transition into a new regulatory environment. Panellists and delegates will voice their key concerns around 2020 compliance and discuss how the rising price of fuel and the current availability & compatibility...
October 24th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ClassNK releases “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”

ClassNK releases “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”, a software service for the reporting, monitoring and verification of shipping CO2 emissions in line...
October 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Port Reception Facilities vote: Parliament strengthens ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management

Port Reception Facilities vote: Parliament strengthens ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 October 2018 – The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted today the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law. The European Sea Ports Organisation...
October 9th, 2018 | Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Chelsea Technologies’ fastballast compliance monitor selected for Canadian Great Lakes Water trial

Chelsea Technologies’ fastballast compliance monitor selected for Canadian Great Lakes Water trial
CGT’s FastBallast compliance monitor Trial will assess accuracy and responsiveness for ballast water compliance monitoring 09  OCTOBER 2018 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector, has today announced that its portable...
October 9th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Aderco shows the smart way to comply with IMO 2020

Aderco shows the smart way to comply with IMO 2020
Aderco – the world’s leading fuel treatment provider – has launched a new video offering a concise and detailed insight into the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 sulphur cap. Available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHkXjsHklw) the 4:27m video outlines in clear, concise...
October 8th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Vehicles Carrier Structures

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Vehicles Carrier Structures
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Vehicles Carrier Structures. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of vehicles carriers by using direct calculation. Vehicles carriers are designed...
October 5th, 2018 | Automobiles, Classification Societies, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMCA announces impending launch of code of conduct for members and “doing business without bribery” e-Learning module

IMCA announces impending launch of code of conduct  for members and “doing business without bribery”  e-Learning  module
Allen Leatt, CEO of IMCA Highly successful IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts contractors, oil companies, legal and insurance firms Code of Conduct for IMCA members to be launched Q4 2018 IMCA-endorsed ‘Doing Business Without Bribery’ e-learning module lined-up for Q4 2018 launch Two...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Regulatory | Read More

IMCA supports IOGP updated life saving rules

IMCA supports IOGP updated life saving rules
  Allen Leatt Positive messages feature in nine life-saving rules Common set of industry rules for industry workers globally The International Marine Contractors Association is fully supportive of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) updated and simplified Life-Saving...
October 2nd, 2018 | Regulatory | Read More

ICS Announces new edition of Best Practice Safety Guide for Gas Carrier Operators

ICS Announces new edition of Best Practice Safety Guide for Gas Carrier Operators
Cover imageICS Gas Guide The global trade association for ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has announced that it will soon be publishing a new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas). The ‘ICS Gas Guide’ is the definitive industry best practice guidance...
September 24th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Gas, Gas Carriers, International Chamber of Shipping, Regulatory | Read More