Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

“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

The Oslo Stock Exchange imposes a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA

The Oslo Stock Exchange imposes a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA
On 14 February 2018, the Oslo Stock Exchange resolved to impose a violation charge on Oceanteam ASA of NOK 1,315,300 for breach of the duty to disclose inside information to the market and other Continuing Obligations for stock exchange listed companies. The Oslo Stock Exchange passed the following...
February 14th, 2018 | Regulatory, Stock Markets | Read More

Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators

Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators
Audit of STS Service Providers on behalf of Tanker Operators A new concept for this industry Frequently Asked Questions  Are the current applicable standards adequate to ensure healthy competition among STS Service Providers? What is the scope of approvals on behalf of Tanker Operators? Why is there...
February 8th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions
The Mistral PARIS MoU: Today the Secretariat has posted a new “Caught in the Net” concerning a substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working and living conditions for the crew. Full details can be found herebelow:  On 20 July 2017 early afternoon...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions
Valentina Keys As of 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (“Relevant Ships”) became subject to monitoring and reporting requirements on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), fuel consumption and cargo carried within all ports under the jurisdiction of a Member State...
January 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Insight, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | 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 25 December 2017. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research...
December 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
.. Richmond, B.C. – December 18, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its global operations, manufacturing and service processes. A recent audit covered ISO9001:2008 requirements and ISO 9001:2015 transition requirements. The scope of...
December 18th, 2017 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

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