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Liberia announces electronic closings and remote mortgage recordings

Liberia announces electronic closings and remote mortgage recordings
Alfonso Castillero COO Liberia announces electronic closings and remote mortgage recordings 19 March 2020—-The Liberian Registry has announced its latest proactive and industry leading measures with regards to implementing temporary vessel registration and mortgage recording procedures; and in...
March 19th, 2020 | Banking, Flags, Shipfinance | Read More

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together
. Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together IMO Secretary-General stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers’ welfare in face of coronavirus shut down. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued the following statement addressing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic...
March 19th, 2020 | Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study

NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study
Trial of 3D model based approval using NAPA Designer NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study Successful trial sets the scene for faster, easier approvals, and it lays the foundations for commercial digital twin applications Tokyo – 19 March...
March 19th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing

StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing
Veracity Portal Oslo, 18 March 2020: StormGeo and DNV GL announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalization and data standardization in the maritime industry. In the MoU, both parties aim to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet...
March 19th, 2020 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate

Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate
… Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal...
March 18th, 2020 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 18-Mar-2020 COVID-19: TWO SHIPS UNDER INVESTIGATION Cape Town, South Africa ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Namibia AIRPORTS TO CLOSE TO ARRIVING INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER FLIGHTS Sri Lanka MAINTAINING OF RECORD Port Qasim, Pakistan BAN ON FOREIGN NATIONALS...
March 18th, 2020 | Canals, Health and Safety, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ron Krisanda appointed Executive Chairman, Survitec

Mr Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman, Survitec Ron Krisanda appointed Executive Chairman, Survitec Survitec, a global safety and survival solutions leader, has announced the appointment of Ron Krisanda as Executive Chairman for its worldwide life-saving equipment business. As Executive Chairman, Krisanda will...
March 18th, 2020 | Company Profiles, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft suspends operations

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft suspends operations
. Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft suspends operations As a result of the spread of Covid-19 in Europe, many countries have closed their borders and are recalling their citizens from abroad. This directly affects Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and its subcontractors, suppliers as well as...
March 18th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President for the Hellenic Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Protecting our people and your people Bureau Veritas is managing the consequences of the global coronavirus outbreak, protecting health and helping...
March 18th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News | Read More

MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossings

MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossings
Red Osprey MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossings Red Funnel today announced that it has worked with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to identify exceptional solutions to support the government’s social distancing guidance in response...
March 18th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)
Elizabeth Farrell Partner, London The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1) At a Glance… The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on all our lives – professional and personal – is changing day-by-day, if not hour-by-hour. It is hard to predict...
March 18th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Legal, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fugro winner in Carbon Trust’s Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition

Fugro and partners’ winning innovation will develop cost-effective condition monitoring software to characterise wear, corrosion and fatigue on mooring lines of floating wind turbine assets such as this one in the Atlantic ocean Fugro winner in Carbon Trust’s Floating Wind Technology Acceleration...
March 18th, 2020 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Solution will make fogbound Peruvian port safer

Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Solution will make fogbound Peruvian port safer
Traffic safety will be enhanced with the installation of Wärtsilä’s VTS in the busy Peruvian port of Callao. Copyright: Dmitrii Vinogradov Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Solution will make fogbound Peruvian port safer Wärtsilä Corporation, 18 March 2020 at 1.30 pm EET – The technology group Wärtsilä’s...
March 18th, 2020 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU
(c) Piet Vandenkerkhove MBZ COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU 18 March 2020 As main players in the supply of essential goods and materials to European citizens, Europe’s ports are doing everything possible to ensure and guarantee the continuity...
March 18th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives

ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives
Hiroaki SakashitaPresident & CEO, ClassNK ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives Tokyo – Current Senior Executive Vice President Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as President & CEO as well as a Representative Director of leading classification society ClassNK, effective...
March 18th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 17-Mar-2020 SPECIAL MEASURES ANNOUNCED, PORTS STILL OPERATIONAL Costa Rica BORDERS CLOSED, FLIGHTS SUSPENDED Peru COVID-19 CONTROL MEASURES Uruguay ENTRY/EXIT OF FOREIGN CITIZENS Ecuador FURTHER EXTENSION OF PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES Singapore DREDGING NORTH OF JURONG DUA BUOY Singapore CRUISE...
March 17th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

COVID-19 Latest developments from transport workers

COVID-19 Latest developments from transport workers
COVID-19: Latest developments from transport workers Tuesday, March 17- Brussels Ahead of tomorrow’s extraordinary meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers, the ETF is once again reiterating its previous demands to the European Commission (6/03, 11/03, 13/03). All transport sectors are being...
March 17th, 2020 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund
UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund The UK Chamber of Shipping spoke with the Maritime Minister Kelly Tolhurst today (17 March) and demanded an immediate multi-million pound government support package to ensure the shipping industry can continue to bring in the food, goods...
March 17th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states

Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states
Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states The coronavirus (COVID-19) has already caused the loss of thousands of human lives and the imposition by authorities of travel restrictions and lockdown of cities, provinces and countries...
March 17th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, Intercargo | Read More

Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020

Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020
. Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020 In view of the escalating challenges we all face as a result of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic and the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our exhibitors and visitors while at the same time complying with WHO and Greek Government guidelines, we have...
March 17th, 2020 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, News | Read More

How ABB technology is supporting a sustain-able future for Arctic shipping

How ABB technology is supporting a sustain-able future for Arctic shipping
How ABB technology is supporting a sustainable future for Arctic shipping. Image credit – Sovcomflot How ABB technology is supporting a sustain-able future for Arctic shipping High in the Arctic Circle lies the Northern Sea Route, one of the planet’s vital shipping arteries. It cuts a journey...
March 16th, 2020 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage

IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage
Tom Hughes IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage A new London Market committee, established to address non-affirmative cyber insurance coverage, has met for the first time. The group has been set up by the International Underwriting Association in response to a growing regulatory scrutiny...
March 16th, 2020 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU

Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU
Mark Jackson Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU The Baltic Exchange’s subsidiary, Baltic Exchange Information Services Ltd (BEISL), has been authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a benchmark administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation. This means...
March 16th, 2020 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Forth Ports places order for next generation Damen ASD Tug 2312

Forth Ports places order for next generation Damen ASD Tug 2312
l to r: Frank de Lange (Area director of North, West & South EU, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Stuart Wallace (COO Forth Ports Limited) Forth Ports places order for next generation Damen ASD Tug 2312 Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Forth Ports Limited for an ASD Tug 2312. The signing...
March 16th, 2020 | Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hydrex: Emergency grounding damage repair in Phuket

Hydrex: Emergency grounding damage repair in Phuket
A cruise vessel had suffered a large gap and smaller hull penetrations after a grounding. Hydrex: Emergency grounding damage repair in Phuket While a Hydrex diver/technician teams was performing an underwater bow thruster repair in Phuket, a cruise ship suffered grounding damage while on its way to this...
March 16th, 2020 | Groundings, Shiprepair | Read More