While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA, emphasized sustainability as an opportunity of success and change for the shipping industry. Never before the recorded history has so much change and disruption occurring at such an accelerated pace, she argued, providing several examples of how many changes the industry has seen over the recent years, and how the industry can benefit.
As more than 18.000 inspections take place on board foreign ships every year in the Paris MoU ports, BIMCO provides guidance on how to prepare for inspections, highlighting that the best way to ensure and succeed a port inspection is a good preparation, an open mind and positive attitude to the PSCOs.
As the adoption of LNG is becoming a reality, IAPH announced the launch of an audit and accreditation tool to recognise good LNG bunker facility operators and prevent malpractice. The tool aims at supporting ports in making the transition from conventional HFO bunkers to low-sulphur offerings.
The pace in overall technology development in the world has been unprecedentedly fast, however, there is concern that the shipping industry moves slowly due to some of its traditional characteristics and resistance to change. Mr. Max Bobys,Vice President, HudsonCyber, gives his insights on how shipping could move forward and accelerate in the smart era, noting also that cyber risks are looming; thus he suggests four key steps to help shipowners safeguard their businesses.
As part of its crew health scheme series, the UK Club informed that it has observed a recent number of heart disease cases involving young seafarers. Healthy lifestyle choices can positively reduce the risk of getting heart disease or prevent deterioration of the condition.
As the issues with contaminated bunker supplies in the Houston area seem to acquire a global dimension, the Standard P&I Club published loss prevention advice informing that this issue is related to over 150 claims worldwide, including a ship grounding directly attributed to the use of these contaminated bunkers.
A total of 26 maritime law enforcement and regulatory officers from 15 countries have gathered in Yangon, Myanmar, to participate in a three-day capacity building workshop organised by ReCAAP ISC and hosted by the Myanmar Navy, to share best practices with respect to piracy and sea robbery in Asia.
The recent announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Transport regarding the Regulations on the Administration of Domestic Waterway Transport for Imported Ships has raised a number of questions on its impact on marine engines installed on ships navigating domestic waterways in China.
MPA Singapore informed operators of Singapore-registered ships on the reporting of any marine casualty or security-related incident involving Singapore-registered ships. Failure of any persons to extend their fullest co-operation to the Authority in the conduct of investigations may amount to an offence.
Recently, there has been an increase in cases where vessels calling at California ports are issued deficiencies by inspectors from the State Lands Commission (SLC) for a failure to submit Ballast Water Management Reports (BWMR) for each port of call, according to an alert by ECM Maritime Services.
Whale populations are recovering according to IUCN17/11/2018
- Green Shipping
Investing in Coral Reefs is an urgent action to save them17/11/2018
Seychelles issues world’s first sovereign blue bond17/11/2018
US to grant Puerto Rico $28.9 million to prevent risk from natural disasters17/11/2018
EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 201716/11/2018
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 201816/11/2018
Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany16/11/2018
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina16/11/2018
Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October16/11/2018
BIMCO updates ship repair contracts16/11/2018