The 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum successfully concluded on Thursday 28th of March, at the Hellenic Centre in London, UK, attracting 175 delegates from a total of 80 organizations. Global experts provided insight on industry’s topical issues, discussing key priorities on the path to a more sustainable future and ways to face the safety, environmental and smart shipping challenges.
2020 sulphur cap
SAFETY4SEA Team met with Mr. Suresh Sinha, Managing Director, and Mr. S. Patil, Business Development, of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to discuss about industry’s key challenges and their expansion plans in the Greek market. Since opening its Greek office in 2010, based in Piraeus, IRClass has been actively engaged with Greek shipyards and owners to offer its full range of classification services.
The 2019 SAFETY4SEA Conference in Cyprus successfully concluded on Wednesday 20th of February, at the Columbia Plaza in Limassol, attracting 250 delegates from a total of 130 organizations. Experts shared their views on industry’s critical issues such as the upcoming 2020 global sulphur cap, IMO’s ambitious emission reduction targets and loss prevention challenges.
2019 kicked off with the data collection on fuel oil consumption, alternative mechanisms to comply with the 2020 Sulphur cap, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment as well as amendments designating North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs. With many more regulations and developments still yet to come, nations from all across the globe, ship operators and crew are going through a key period because of ten major issues that will have significant impact over the next ten years in the shipping industry.
Once again this year’s agenda was full with meetings, agreements and important announcements for the maritime community. In this photo recap we have picked key moments that captivated industry’s interest in 2018.
Kühne Logistics University and Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics. The centre, focusing on maritime logistics, aims to promote the discourse between international research and the shipping industry.
The IMO Council announced it has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning from 1 January 2020. The decision is subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly in December 2019. Throughout his first four-year tenure as IMO secretary-general, the IMO produced a strategic plan for the six-year period of 2018 to 2023, with a focus on smart and eco-friendly shipping.
Ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, Transparency International said that the IMO should give the new working group a remit that allows it to effectively increase public scrutiny and civil society participation. The NGO is also worried that some of the Member States could obstruct IMO’s reform.
The Asian Shipowners’ Association held its 27th Annual General Meeting on 15th May 2018 in Hong Kong. ASA dealt with a number of issues, such as protecting seafarers, 2020 sulphur cap compliance, compliance with international conventions and trade matters. ASA also noted that the shipping industry needs to keep its free trade principles.
DFDS’ passenger ferry route between Harwich and Esbjerg has been struggling for a long time with high costs. The route is unable to bear the substantial additional costs that a new environmental law will entail.
Beirut port closed06/08/2020
Container casualty causes in the spotlight06/08/2020
Australia risks clogged ports with over-contract seafarers stopping two ships06/08/2020
Benin to allow foreign Armed Security Teams on board ships06/08/2020
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships initiative launched06/08/2020
Oman bans open loop scrubbers06/08/2020
Simulator training moves to the cloud to continue seafarers training06/08/2020
- Maritime Health
Update 06 August: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus06/08/2020
More actions needed to control slips, trips and falls onboard05/08/2020
- Women in shipping
Career Paths: Karine Langlois, IMO05/08/2020