Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

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

BABCOCK ECOSMRT® receives Lloyd’s Register acknowledgment for ship application

BABCOCK ECOSMRT® receives Lloyd’s Register acknowledgment for ship application
l to r: David Barrow, LR Commercial Director – Marine & Offshore presents Neale Campbell, Babcock LGE Managing Director RBD approval at Gastech 2018 in Barcelona. Babcock International, the highly-skilled engineering services company, has been recognised by Lloyd’s Register (LR) as having...
September 21st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Approval in Principle granted for 300MW Floating Storage, Regasification, Power Plant (FSRP)

Approval in Principle granted for 300MW Floating Storage, Regasification, Power Plant (FSRP)
David Barrow, LR Commercial Director – Marine & Offshore presenting the AiP to Maarten Spilker, Wison Solutions Director at Gastech Approval in Principle (AiP) granted for 300MW Floating Storage, Regasification, Power Plant (FSRP) Lloyd’s Register (LR) presents AiP to the shipyard Wison 19 September...
September 19th, 2018 | Classification Societies, LNG, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Approval in Principle (AiP) of 7,500 m3 LNG bunker design

Approval in Principle (AiP) of 7,500 m3 LNG bunker design
LR’s David Barrow presenting the AiP to Jiangnan’s Hu Keyi at Gastech Lloyd’s Register (LR) presents AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd.  18 September 2018 – LR announced today during a presentation at Gastech – the leading exhibition and conference for the global gas,...
September 18th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, LNG, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Sep-2018 SEA PARADE IN HONG KONG Hong Kong SEA PARADE IN HONG KONG Hong Kong MARINE WORKS IN THE HUNG HOM FAIRWAY Hong Kong 2018 NATIONAL DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong RECONSTRUCTION WORKS FOR SHARP ISLAND PIER Hong Kong PROCEDURE OF REPORTING MARINE OR SECURITY INCIDENT INVOLVING SINGAPORE-REGISTERED...
September 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sports | Read More

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first
Gibdock – Aerial view Gibdock has underlined its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety by becoming the first shipyard in the Mediterranean region, and one of the first companies worldwide, to achieve ISO 45001:2018 certification. An audit by LRQA completed on the 6th of July confirmed...
July 26th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

New publication of proposed 2018 Regulations for banning prohibitions on assignment

New publication of proposed 2018 Regulations for banning prohibitions on assignment
Alex Monk New publication of proposed 2018 Regulations for banning prohibitions on assignment by Alex Monk Last week the government published its revised proposals for the Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 (the “2018 Proposals”). The previous proposed 2017 version...
July 17th, 2018 | Regulatory | Read More

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal
Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems have the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop. Wärtsilä Corporation, 13 July 2018 at 11.00 a.m. EEST – The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions – and...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China
(Left) Dr Brian Phillips, managing director, Chelsea Technologies Group One of the first scrubber retrofits in China reflective of a wider uptake in the global scrubber market 13 July 2018 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

OCIMF releases new book for the offshore industry – Cargo Guidelines for F(P)SOs

OCIMF releases new book for the offshore industry – Cargo Guidelines for F(P)SOs
The “Cargo Guidelines for FPSOs” front cover. 10 July 2018 – (London) A new book offering guidelines for safe cargo handling and associated operations on board F(P)SOs has been released by OCIMF. It supplements existing guidance in the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals...
July 10th, 2018 | Books, Energy, Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks – (Second Edition)

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks – (Second Edition)
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks (Second Edition). The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers...
July 9th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli “Safeguarding Responsible and Sustainable Shipping” Refusal of access (banning) has been used 65 times since 2015. This year again shows a large increase from 20 bans in 2016 to 33 bans in 2017. The detention percentage has stabilised to 3.82% (from 3.84%). The number of detainable...
July 3rd, 2018 | Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More