Thursday, January 18, 2018

Insurance to Shield Chinese and Asian Vessels in Conflict Zones

A marine insurance facility, 'Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate' (HKCWRS), to protect Chinese and Asian ship owners from the risks of war and...

Improvised BWMS for Large Bulkers

Coldharbour Marine’s inert gas based ballast water management system has always targeted bigger ships. Now the company has launched a new version of its...

Turk Loydu to Survey, Certify Panama-Flagged Ships

Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has authorised Turk Loydu to conduct survey and certification activities for Panama flagged ships. An authorisation ceremony, to mark the...

Liberia, USCG Discuss BWM Status, Developments

The Liberian Registry recently held a discussion with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and a dozen shipping companies on topical issues on ballast water. USCG...

Cut Administrative Load on Seafarers, Operators: ECSA ETF

European shipowners (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have demanded easing the administrative burden that seafarers and ship operators are now facing. The...

Palau Welcomes the Future of Shipping Regulation

Port State Control could be about to change and move away from black, grey and white performance lists as pressure grows to concentrate more...

Safe Bulkers to Install Erma First’s Ballast Water Treatment System

Safe Bulkers Inc announced an agreement with Greece-based, Erma First, to install a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in all its vessels. The BWTS of...

EU Approves Belgian Support to Boost Maritime Transport

Under the European Union (EU) State Aid Rules, the European Commission (EC) has approved the prolongation of Belgian support measures for maritime transport till...

Kongsberg Bags 1st DNV GL Cyber Security Approval

In an era when the shipping industry is undergoing a digital revolution, vessels have transformed into sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors, which...

UAE Bans Micronesian-Flagged Ships

The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it will not endorse any ships or seafarers certificates issued under...