Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

Geodis receives TAPA certification…

Geodis receives TAPA certification…
(l-r) Peter van Dongen, FSQI (Quality) Manager for GEODIS’ Freight Forwarding business in the Netherlands, and Eric Mulder, Branch Manager Ocean, in Rotterdam. GEODIS RECEIVES TAPA CERTIFICATION FOR ITS ROTTERDAM WAREHOUSING FACILITY The TAPA FSR C certificate is provided to facilities that match best...
January 10th, 2017 | Awards, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Jan-2017 AMENDED TRANSIT FEES NOW IN EFFECT Suez Canal, Egypt AMENDMENTS TO THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION OF THE SEA REGULATIONS AND MERCHANT SHIPPING REGULATIONS Singapore RELIEF SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES PROVIDING CADET TRAINING BERTHS Singapore PORT HEDLAND CYCLONE UPDATE Port Hedland Amended...
January 8th, 2017 | Canals, Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  30-Dec-2016 ESTABLISHMENT OF BUOYS DEMARCATING MARINE PARK Hong Kong NEW TOWAGE SERVICE PROVIDER Eden, Australia KIEL CANAL LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE Kiel Canal, Germany MANDATORY ADOPTION OF MASS FLOW METERING SYSTEM FOR MARINE FUEL OIL DELIVERY Singapore Establishment of buoys demarcating...
December 30th, 2016 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Crowley Government Services Group Achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

Crowley Government Services Group Achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
l to r: Sharon Baris, director, contract administration; Mike Golonka, vice president, government services; Maria Hope, manager, technology and Lisa Leone, business systems analyst (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; December 28, 2016) ­– Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has achieved worldwide...
December 28th, 2016 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 27 December 2016. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development...
December 27th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Alfa Laval PureBallast now has U.S. Coast Guard type approval

Alfa Laval PureBallast now has U.S. Coast Guard type approval
On 23 December, Alfa Laval received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for the third generation of its ballast water treatment system, PureBallast. The approval allows ship owners who deballast in United States waters to make a confident choice of treatment technology. The USCG based its type approval...
December 27th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ESPO welcomes Parliament’s final approval of the Port Regulation

ESPO welcomes Parliament’s final approval of the Port Regulation
Knut Fleckenstein 15 December 2016 – Today, the European Parliament has voted on the report of Knut Fleckenstein on the port Regulation and approved with a large majority (546 votes in favour, 140 against, 22 abstentions) the agreement reached in that respect with the Commission and Council last...
December 14th, 2016 | European Union, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Capital announces verification of its corporate environmental report 2015

Capital announces verification of its corporate environmental report 2015
Capital Ship Management Corp. Announces Verification of its Corporate Environmental Report 2015 Athens, Greece, December 13, 2016. Capital Ship Management Corp. received a Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Statement relating to Capital Ship Management Corporation’s environmental performance...
December 13th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

GAC adds centralised cargo declaration service to aid vessel owners with EU paperwork

GAC adds centralised cargo declaration service to aid vessel owners with EU paperwork
New value added service to guide clients through Brexit Grangemouth, United Kingdom, 13 December 2016 – GAC has introduced a new centralised service to help ship owners navigate the paperwork required for the import of cargoes to European Union (EU) ports from outside the Union. Operators of vessels...
December 13th, 2016 | European Union, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Ship Agencies | Read More

Wärtsilä and CSSC sign manufacturing license agreement for BWMS

Wärtsilä and CSSC sign manufacturing license agreement for BWMS
The new manufacturing license agreement for Ballast Water Management Systems was signed by Dr Joe Thomas, Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions and Mr Zou Xiubin, Director, Jiujiang Precision Measuring Technology Research Institute. Wärtsilä and CSSC sign manufacturing...
December 13th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

MRV-READY Approval for DYNAMARINe “Emissons Monitoring Platform”!

MRV-READY Approval for DYNAMARINe “Emissons Monitoring Platform”!
The DYNAMARINe “EMP” is now certified to be MRV-Ready and in compliance with the EU MRV IT requirements based on Regulation (EU) No 2015/757. The “EMP” is able to provide our customers with: : Reliable data gathering and inconsistency verification; Comprehensive analytical tools...
December 6th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

LRQA achieves UKAS accreditation for ISO 13485:2016

LRQA achieves UKAS accreditation for ISO 13485:2016
John Howlett, LRQA Technical Manager, Medical Devices, LRQA has been granted global accreditation to ISO 13485:2016, the international quality management system (QMS) standard for organisations involved in medical device manufacturing Following an extensive audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation...
December 6th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL – EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV): what to do now

DNV GL – EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV): what to do now
The DNV GL office in Piraeus, Greece Following comes from DNV GL’s George Teriakidis: Dear all, The EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification scheme (MRV) is in force and will require to take a number of actions over the coming months. We will keep you informed on what steps you need to take and...
December 2nd, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

2020 Vision: World Fuel Services prepares for the new global sulphur cap

2020 Vision: World Fuel Services prepares for the new global sulphur cap
From 1 January 2020, a new global sulphur cap on marine fuels will come into effect which will turn the whole bunker industry upside down; and World Fuel Services is urging the shipping, bunkering and energy sectors to work together to meet this new challenge. The 2020 deadline for the new 0.50% cap,...
December 1st, 2016 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

On the wave 2016 – The Ballast Water Management Convention

On the wave 2016 – The Ballast Water Management Convention
The following article on the Ballast Water Management Convention comes from Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani   and at the end viewers can log on and read same in French and Italian: 1.What is Ballast Water Management (“BWM”) Convention? The BWM Convention is an IMO international Convention for the...
November 26th, 2016 | Environment, Legal, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

LRQA considers ISO 45001 publication potentially extending into March 2018

LRQA considers ISO 45001 publication potentially extending into March 2018
Steve Williams, LRQA Systems and Governance Manager, Following a week of meetings in June 2016, during which ISO 45001 – the new occupational health and safety standard being developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – moved to a second draft international standard...
November 22nd, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  21-Nov-2016 NEW BUNKER OPERATION REGULATIONS Russia New bunker operation regulations Monday, November 21, 2016, Russia A new procedure for calculating the limits for bunkering volumes in Russian ports will come into force on 1 December.In line with the new regulation, vessels...
November 21st, 2016 | Bunkering, Regulatory | Read More

GMS Maintains BVQI ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for Eleventh Consecutive Year

GMS Maintains BVQI ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for Eleventh Consecutive Year
Dr. Anil Sharma Continued certification underscores long-term commitment to international quality and environmental standards November 14th, 2016 - GMS, the world’s largest buyer of ships and offshore assets for recycling, has successfully maintained its Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) ISO 9001:2008...
November 14th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

BW Convention -The eggs are broken. Compliance is non-negotiable.

BW Convention -The eggs are broken. Compliance is non-negotiable.
A view from the conference during Q&A time Dubai - RINA and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), UAE Branch hosted a knowledge sharing session on ‘The role of Classification in the implementation of the BWM Convention’ for the Middle East maritime fraternity. Nikeel...
November 13th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Pollution, Regulatory, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects | Read More

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index (OSEBX)

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index (OSEBX)
News from Oslo Børs : Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index (OSEBX) 10/11/2016 - With effect from 1 December 2016, 6 companies will be removed from the index, while 9 companies will be added to the index. Oslo Børs has revised the composition of the Benchmark Index (OSEBX)....
November 10th, 2016 | Regulatory, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global Sulphur Cap 2020 – guidance paper

Global Sulphur Cap 2020 – guidance paper
To all our viewes worldwide; this is an interesting letter including a link send by George Teriakidis of DNV GL Piraeus: Dear All, Here is a new guidance paper which we believe may be of interest to you. Yesterday the IMO MEPC meeting agreed on a global fuel sulphur limit of 0.5% which will enter into...
November 1st, 2016 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia leads drive to ensure effective implementation of BWMC

Liberia leads drive to ensure effective implementation of BWMC
David Pascoe Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast water management (BWM) systems are commercially available, along with the necessary dockyard space for...
October 31st, 2016 | Environment, Flags, IMO, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems the first to be flag approved in Asia

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems the first to be flag approved in Asia
The Ro-Ro vessel “Theben” is equipped with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) System from Wärtsilä. The system is the first EGC to be approved by an Asian flag authority. Wärtsilä Corporation,  27 October 2016 at 10 am EET – The Singapore flag state authorities have approved Wärtsilä’s...
October 27th, 2016 | Emissions, Flags, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Oct-2016 AMENDED PORT NAVIGATION DEPTHS Hay Point, Australia REQUIREMENTS FOR PANAMAX VESSELS TRANSITING NEOPANAMAX LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama Amended port navigation depths Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Hay Point, Australia The design and actual navigation depths below port...
October 25th, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Verifavia certifies DYNAMARINe’s Emission Monitoring system for MRV use

Verifavia certifies DYNAMARINe’s Emission Monitoring system for MRV use
Web-based portal offers on-board data to help technical operators optimise the energy consumption of ships ATHENS & LONDON – 14 October 2016: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, today announced that it has fully certified Greek-based maritime...
October 14th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More