Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

CTG and GSA lead Ballast Water Compliance Training Workshop with Saudi Aramco

CTG and GSA lead Ballast Water Compliance Training Workshop with Saudi Aramco
… All attendees certified to use CTG’s FastBallast water analyser to ensure compliance with ballast water standards throughout Saudi Aramco ports 15 December 2017 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) and Global Strategic Alliance Saudi Arabia (GSA), Chelsea’s exclusive agent and distributor...
December 15th, 2017 | Environment, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

IFRS 15 – transition arrangements for shipping

IFRS 15 – transition arrangements for shipping
Michael Simms Michael Simms writes: With the introduction of a new accounting standard, how to incorporate the changes that arise from its initial application may give rise to issues which can be very challenging. This is something that shipping companies will have to consider. This can involve: technical...
December 15th, 2017 | Accountancy, News, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Middle East PSC inspectors given training in indicative Ballast Water Testing

Middle East PSC inspectors given training in indicative Ballast Water Testing
… Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards. While the Kingdom’s port state control...
December 11th, 2017 | Environment, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

106 Crowley vessels recognized for Environmental Safety by CSA

106 Crowley vessels recognized for Environmental Safety by CSA
l to r: Crowley’s Conrad Kuiken, manager, marine operation; Captain Tod Doane and his wife; Captain Tom Gately, and Mike Golonka, vice president, government services. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 4, 2017) ­– The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has honored 106 Crowley-owned or -operated vessels...
December 4th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  04-Dec-2017 ECA REGULATIONS FOR LOW SULPHUR FUEL USE China ECA Regulations for low sulphur fuel use Monday, December 4, 2017, China As per China’s ECA regulations, all ships calling at the below ports must use low-sulphur fuel (sulful content ≤0.5% m/m) while alongside...
December 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping
Simon Bennett ICS Director of Policy Marine bunker suppliers should anticipate that there may no longer be significant demand for fossil fuels from shipping within as little as 25 years, if not sooner, and that the sector is now on an inevitable trajectory towards a future of zero CO2 emissions. This...
November 30th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ICS and CMI update campaingn

ICS and CMI update campaingn
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance...
November 13th, 2017 | IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing
​More PSC regimes are implementing targeted inspections mechanisms, as well as incentive schemes, so that ships found in compliance with international standards are subject to fewer inspections, while substandard ships are targeted more. The port State control regimes which carry out inspections...
November 6th, 2017 | IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Helm CONNECT helps Ivy Marine obtain SUB M TSMS Certification

Helm CONNECT helps Ivy Marine obtain SUB M TSMS Certification
From l to r: Pat Folan (TBS), Donny Cranfill (MARCOM), Steve Wilson (Ivy), Erin Pugh (TBS), Marcus Carlucci (TBS), Patrick Boles (Ivy) and Ed Marrufo (MARCOM) Victoria, BC – Today, leading maritime software developer, Helm Operations, assisted Ivy Marine, LLC obtain their SUB M TSMS Certification....
October 30th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  18-Oct-2017 PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION REMINDER Panama Canal, Panama Pre-arrival information reminder Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama Vessels arriving for transit, anchorage or port calls at Balboa and Cristobal shall provide the required information not less...
October 18th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Tecon Salvador completes Navis N4 implementation…

Tecon Salvador completes Navis N4 implementation…
Tecon Salvador Completes Navis N4 Implementation, Improving Operational Productivity & Enhancing Customer Service N4 Among Recent Terminal Enhancements to Optimize Operations, Prepare for Future Ocean Supply Chain Demands Oakland, CA—October 17, 2017 — Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation,...
October 17th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet

DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet
DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet. (Copyright DNV GL) Hamburg, 16 October 2017: In a historic first for the ship classification industry, DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory...
October 16th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified according to latest ISO standards

Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified  according to latest ISO standards
“RICKMERS ANTWERP is one of nine identical sister vessels employed in the Rickmers-Line Round-The-World Pearl String Service. She is here pictured loading yachts in Bodrum, Turkey.” Photo: Rickmers-Line Hamburg, 12-OCT-2017. RZ Carrier and Rickmers-Line, both companies of Zeaborn Group, have successfully...
October 16th, 2017 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Regulatory | Read More

A futile regulation…

A futile regulation…
Panos Zachariades A futile regulation by Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd I recently read reports (1), about a “surprising” effect of the Japanese tsunami of 2011:  Nearly 300 different invasive species from Japan hitched a ride on debris to the west coast...
October 11th, 2017 | Environment, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Bureau Veritas meets industry needs with the release of new rules for FSRUs

Bureau Veritas meets industry needs with the release of new rules for FSRUs
FSRU Experience, Courtesy of Exmar Provision made for ‘pure’ FSRUs and units needing flexibility to trade as LNG carriers Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, October 9th, 2017 –  Bureau Veritas has now published a new Rule (NR645) for the classification of Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs)...
October 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, LNG, News, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  29-Sep-2017 PORT CHANNEL WIDENING PROJECT RECEIVES STATE APPROVAL Townsville, Australia SUNKEN VESSEL REMOVED FROM SHIPPING CHANNEL Cochin, India WAIVER OF COMPLIANCE WITH NAVIGATION LAWS United States Port channel widening project receives State approval Friday, September 29,...
September 29th, 2017 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…
Hazel Brewer, partner, Perth office, Australia HFW Briefing – MLC Update: Australia Imposes Lengthy Bans on Vessels For Failures to Pay Crew Wages All vessels operating in Australian waters must comply with relevant international standards given effect under Australian law, including the Maritime...
September 27th, 2017 | HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory | Read More

Small boats in military service can now be certified under a single code, reducing complexity and confusion

Small boats in military service can now be certified under a single code, reducing complexity and confusion
British and French amphibious assault craft take part in Exercise Corsican Lion. LR Grey Code to certify small boats in military service launched at DSEI in London 13 September 2017 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched the LR Grey Code for boats under 24m in length today at DSEI at London’s...
September 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Military, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species
Comb jelly Phylum Ctenophora do not have stinging cells and have a simpler reproductive system than most jellies. The International Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force today (8 September 2017) and the IMarEST remains on standby to support vessel owners, equipment manufacturers and...
September 8th, 2017 | IMarEST, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the BWMC

ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the BWMC
ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the Ballast Water Management Convention Tokyo— Leading classification society ClassNK released its new set of technical rules, Rules and Guidance for Ballast Water Management Installations, in accordance with the entry into force...
September 8th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

BWM Convention now in force

BWM Convention now in force
Today, 2017 September 8, one year after its ratification, the BWM Convention is finally IN FORCE. The convention stipulates and requires two standards for discharged ballast water. The D-1 standard covers ballast water exchange while the D-2 standard covers ballast water treatment. Every ship...
September 8th, 2017 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ICS Chairman calls on all parties to ensure successful implementation of Ballast Convention

Esben Poulsson The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. “The industry may collectively need to spend around 100 billion U.S. dollars in order to install the new ballast water treatment systems that will be required...
September 6th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval
Ioannis Efstratiou, Acting Director, Cyprus DMS CYPRUS EXTENDS ACCEPTANCE OF THE USE OF ELECTRONIC OIL RECORD BOOK Helping shipowners mitigate the risk of costly delays, penalties and fines CYPRUS, September 6, 2017: The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) today announced it has extended...
September 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Flags, Flags, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs
BV classed tug, Dux – now operating in Hammerfest, Norway. Image courtesy of Gondan Shipbuilders Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, August 31, 2017, Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new...
August 31st, 2017 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website
Richard Benzie It was in March 2015 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). Now that IMO has...
August 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Communication, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More