List of amendments expected to enter into force this year and in the coming years

1 January 2017 – Polar Code The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both […]

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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping […]

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Multipurpose shipping freight rates to improve by end 2017

The multipurpose shipping market will see the first signs of recovery by the end of 2017, following in the steps of the dry bulk and container […]

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Turkey imposes ports pollution fines

In Turkish waters, environmental protection is developing and significant fines are applicable to vessels that violate Turkish anti-pollution regulations in accordance with the Turkish Environmental Code. […]

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To NISS σκιαγραφεί τις τεχνολογικές εξελίξεις στο χώρο της ναυτιλίας με ορίζοντα το 2050

Το Εθνικό Ινστιτούτο Ναυτιλίας και Ναυπηγικής της Ολλανδίας (NISS) παρουσίασε πρόσφατα μια έρευνα με τίτλο «Προσχέδιο 2050 – Ο κόσμος της ναυτιλίας πέρα από τον ορίζοντα» […]

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New safety code for gas-fuelled ships adopted by IMO

The 1 January is traditionally a day when new legislation and amendments to existing regulations come into force. The year 2017 will be no different. The […]

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Solid bulk cargoes carriage update

The RMI has issued Marine Notice which reflects updates to IMSBC Code requirements for solid bulk cargoes and hazardous chemical cargoes that enter into force on […]

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Σε πιο ήρεμα νερά η ναυλαγορά χύδην ξηρού φορτίου το ’17

Μια ελαφρώς καλύτερη χρονιά αναμένουν οι αναλυτές ότι θα είναι το 2017 για τη ναυλαγορά χύδην ξηρού φορτίου, καθώς θεωρείται ότι το 2016 ο κλάδος «έπιασε […]

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Regulations will keep coming during 2017

Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President, Technology & Business Development, Hellenic, Black Sea Region & Middle East, Bureau Veritas makes an assessment of the important issues that […]

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USCG issues further BWMS Type Approval certificates

On December 23rd, the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the second U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Swedish manufacturer […]

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