Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

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

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
30 Rapid ATP ballast water monitoring kits will be supplied to SGS Group, which has been contracted to monitor treated ballast water by several countries aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems...
August 21st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia
… Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros), Inc. (TSRNI), verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally...
August 21st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions, Technical, Technology | Read More

IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity

IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity
IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity and expanding application to terminal loadings​ The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)  believes the benefits achieved from adopting mandatory use of Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) for marine fuel oil deliveries in Singapore must be protected...
August 15th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  14-Aug-2017 BALLAST WATER SAMPLING & ANALYSIS Saudi Arabia Ballast water sampling & analysis Monday, August 14, 2017, Saudi Arabia With effect from Wednesday 16 August, all ships calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals from international waters must arrange ballast...
August 14th, 2017 | Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Sulphur cap ahead – Time to take action

Sulphur cap ahead – Time to take action
ECA ZONES – Independent of the 0.5 per cent global fuel cap, the emission controlareas (ECAs) in Europe and around North America, possibly followedby China in a few years, impose a 0.1 sulphur limit in ship fuel today. According to IMO estimates, the 0.50 per cent sulphur limit for marine fuels...
August 11th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS
Operational bridge teams should prepare to demonstrate compliance and competence across a range of navigational disciplines London, 10 August 2017. Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the maritime services group, is supporting seafarers during the upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigation...
August 10th, 2017 | Associations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation
… CIC on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan approval to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.

ClassNK issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan approval to  Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.
(l-r): Mr. Akira Hoshi (Director & General Manager of Engineering Department, Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.) Mr. Toshio Koiwa (Director of Assurance Operations Division, ClassNK). Toyko – Leading classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd....
August 2nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Events, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SAFETY OF NAVIGATION. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention,...
July 31st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers

Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers
The NYK BP Handymax Bulk Carriers which will be equipped with Wärtsilä scrubbers to be built at Oshima Shipyard – image courtesy of NYK BP The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 DWT Handymax bulk carriers. The ships are being...
July 26th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More