Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

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

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel
H.E. Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, Minister of Transport of South Africa, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters 02/07/2018  – South Africa has become the 25th State to sign up to the IMO treaty on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel...
July 2nd, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) appoints Verifavia to provide IMO DCS verification services to its global fleet

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) appoints Verifavia to provide IMO DCS verification services to its global fleet
Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has signed an agreement with VERIFAVIA (UK) LTD and VERIFAVIA SARL to act as independent verifiers and to conduct IMO DCS verification services for the registry’s worldwide fleet. Verifavia is a worldwide environmental...
July 2nd, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | 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 29 June 2018. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research...
June 29th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IACS, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair | Read More

Verifavia Shipping first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority for IMO DCS verification services

Verifavia Shipping first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority for IMO DCS verification services
Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping World’s largest ship registry accredits Verifavia to offer independent IMO DCS verification services to its 8,000+ Panamanian registered vessels LONDON, PARIS, ATHENS – 06 June 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport...
June 6th, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory | Read More

Wärtsilä provides financial predictability and ensures the MARPOL compliance of vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Wärtsilä provides financial predictability and ensures the MARPOL compliance of vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management
Wilhelmsen Tarago is one of the three vessels with 25 MW Wärtsilä Hybrid Scrubber System using seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust gas. Wärtsilä Corporation, 4 June 2018 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a Wilhelmsen group company,...
June 4th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes
.. The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has published a report on crane operator health and safety that includes 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve RTG and container crane cabin ergonomics and safety. “This paper and its recommendations provide...
June 1st, 2018 | Books, Containers, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

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