Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

RightShip CEO, Captain Warwick Norman steps aside after 16 years at the helm

RightShip CEO, Captain Warwick Norman steps aside after 16 years at the helm
Warwick Norman After 16 years at the helm of RightShip – the industry’s leading online vetting organisation – CEO, Captain Warwick Norman, has decided to step aside. He will be retained as a strategic consultant to RightShip, assisting with the transition to a new CEO and continuing to build on...
February 15th, 2017 | Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

DNV GL & ARCADIA: Best PSC performance award to the vessel AEGEAN POWER

DNV GL & ARCADIA: Best PSC performance award to the vessel AEGEAN POWER
l to r: George Teriakidis (DNV GL), Ioannis Loizos (DNV GL), Capt. D. Mattheou (Arcadia), and I.oannis Chiotopoulos (DNV GL), Mr. A. Pagalos (DNV GL) AEGEAN POWER was built by Samsung Heavy Industries at Korea under DNV class, with class assignment date 5th April 2007, and the vessel has remained in...
February 8th, 2017 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Tankers | Read More

Going with the flow…

Going with the flow…
General bunker operation GOING WITH THE FLOW: World Fuel Services welcomes the introduction of mandatory mass flow metering in Singapore. In a move which has been widely hailed as a landmark moment for the bunker industry, the use of mass flow metering (MFM) for heavy fuel oil bunker deliveries in Singapore...
February 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Enhanced software facilitates IACS compliance

Enhanced software facilitates IACS compliance
… New features enable swift compliance evaluation for both current and upcoming CSR requirements 2 February 2017 – Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and ABS, has released a software upgrade that simplifies compliance with current...
February 2nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei
A DNV GL HazMat Expert doing a visual check for pipe gasket sampling. Hamburg, 27 January 2016: DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The...
January 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

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...
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...
November 10th, 2016 | Regulatory, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More