Sunday, April 22, 2018

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...

Coal-Laden Vessels Stand Idle, Battle Import Restrictions in China

Over 100 coal-laden ships were stationary off the southern and eastern coasts of China as on October 31. The figures rose sharply after mid-September...

Samudera to Exit Domestic Routes in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Samudera Shipping has announced the disposal of two vessels, as a part of its new strategy to sell off a large chunk of...

‘Emissions Calculator’ for Shippers at Panama Canal to Reduce Carbon Footprint

As part of its Environmental Recognition Program, the Panama Canal has implemented a tool to centralise shippers’ emissions data and incentivise the industry to...

WSC Slams InfluenceMap’s Report on ‘Corporate Capture of IMO’

Ever since ‘InfluenceMap’ released the report – Corporate Capture of the UN International Maritime Organisation, the World Shipping Council (WSC) has raised objections, stating...