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Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance
.. Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which will enter...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

LR awarded RO (Recognised Organisation) status by the Italian flag Administration

LR awarded RO (Recognised Organisation) status by the Italian flag Administration
Theodosis Stamatellos LR awarded RO (Recognised Organisation) status by the Italian flag Administration   16 May 2019 – Today Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been awarded RO (Recognised Organisation) status by the Italian flag Administration and is now authorised to issue statutory certification...
May 16th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Flags, News, Regulatory | Read More

Market’s volatility continues…

Market’s volatility continues…
  John Faraclas Market’s volatility continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points – now standing at 974, and looks likely that same might go over and above the 1,000 point threshold – the psychological four-digit barrier. Geopolitics continue to be messy and as we have warned: expect...
May 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology | Read More

Damen’s Invasave mobile BWTS goes on tour ahead of IMO deadline

Damen’s Invasave mobile BWTS goes on tour ahead of IMO deadline
. Damen’s InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system goes on tour ahead of IMO deadline First stop – Lisbon 16-17 May In less than five months, the IMO’s Ballast Water Convention will be extended to cover existing vessels as well as new builds. As of 8 September, all will be required to comply...
April 26th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

V.Group urges proactive approach to 2020 compliance

V.Group urges proactive approach to 2020 compliance
. V.Group urges proactive approach to 2020 compliance London, 24 April 2019: V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, today urged shipowners and operators to take a proactive approach to 2020 compliance. With the global sulphur cap less than nine...
April 24th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

IFSTS 2019 sponsored by Tsakos Group

IFSTS 2019 sponsored by Tsakos Group
IFSTS 2019 sponsored by Tsakos Group /  ATHENS, AEGLI ZAPPIOU The event is free of charge; however, an invitation is required. SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, 4th of June. Location: Aegli Zappiou 10 ++ motives, not to miss it. Register now for a place. www.ifsts.net New development on STS will be presented,...
April 22nd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Bunker quality, safety management & early intervention top the agenda at North P&I Greek seminar

Bunker quality, safety management & early intervention top the agenda at North P&I Greek seminar
North P&I’s Gordon Robertson, Director (Greece) and Tony Allen, Director (Greece) Bunker quality, safety management & early intervention top the agenda at North P&I Greek seminar 10 April 2019 – North P&I Club put bunker quality issues and safety management centre-stage at...
April 10th, 2019 | Bunkering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ

Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ
Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, Director General, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, addresses the seminar at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ Nuclear transportation at sea can be safely managed as long as shippers stringently...
April 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Health and Safety, Markets, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
03-Apr-2019 MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED DRAFT FOR NEOPANAMAX LOCKS (5TH UPDATE) Panama Canal, Panama Maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax Locks (5th update) Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama Based on the present and projected levels of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority...
April 3rd, 2019 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry achieves QUALSHIP 21 Status

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry achieves QUALSHIP 21 Status
.. The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry Achieves QUALSHIP 21 Status for Unprecedented 15th Consecutive Year Reston, VA, USA, 2 April 2019 The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has been recognized on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster for 2019-2020....
April 2nd, 2019 | Flags, Regulatory | Read More

GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready?

GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready?
GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready? 02/04/2019  – Maritime users of the Global Positioning System Standard Positioning Service (GPS-SPS) are urged to check their systems ahead of the week counter roll over on 6 April 2019. Some outdated GPS receiver systems may cease to function...
April 2nd, 2019 | IMO, IT and Communications, News, Regulatory | Read More

Lloyd’s Register provides independent measurement on the outcome of Genoil’s GHU demonstration

Lloyd’s Register provides independent measurement on the outcome of Genoil’s GHU demonstration
Lloyd’s Register provides independent measurement on the outcome of Genoil’s GHU demonstration Landmark process demonstration, shows that Genoil’s GHU unit can convert High Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil into 2020 compliant marine fuel NEW YORK – 28 March 2019 – Genoil Inc., the publicly traded...
March 28th, 2019 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

Are you ready for 2020 Fuels?

Are you ready for 2020 Fuels?
Are you ready for 2020 Fuels? IBC 2019 will most likely be the last conference to get the latest status, market overviews and solutions before you set sail into these challenging waters.  Bureau Veritas VeriFuel is proud to be the main sponsor of the International Bunker Conference (IBC) for the fourth...
March 26th, 2019 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

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