Monday, January 22, 2018

USD 100 Billion for Proper Implementation of New BWT Systems

To install new ballast water treatment systems as required by law for compliance with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an estimated USD 100...

Bulker Fined by USCG for Untreated Ballast Discharge

On 16th August, newly built bulker ANSAC Moon Bear was fined USD 5000 by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for unauthorised ballast water discharge into...

Chittagong Ship Recycling Yard Bags SOC from HKC

Chittagong-based recycling yard, PHP Family, has received a Statement of Compliance (SOC) with the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for safe and environmentally sound ship...

Liberia’s Feat for Global Shipping in Brazil Court

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Liberian Registry have helped the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the...

The Maritime Industry’s Greatest Responsibility

While the maritime industry is one of the biggest industries in the world and has grown exponentially since its inception, it is crucial to...

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...

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...

Member States Approve Revised EU Emissions trading System

The revision of the European Union (EU) emissions trading system (ETS), intended to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, has received an approval from the...

Hapag-Lloyd Uses Environmentally Friendly Methods for Recycling Ships

Haag-Lloyd has set a standard in the way it is employing environmentally friendly techniques to recycle three of its older container vessels. The ships...

Fishing Vessel Penalised USD 2.5 Million for Polluting Waters Near American Samoa

Taiwanese company Yuh Fa Fishery (Vanuatu) was convicted and sentenced on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to...