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Ports Regulation – a stepping stone for genuine motorways of the sea

The European Parliament adopted today a report on the Regulation establishing a framework for the organisation of port services and financial transparency of ports presented by […]

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Social Partners ask Commission to amend seafarers’ “Bill of Rights”

The European Social Partners in the maritime transport sector – European shipowners (ECSA) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are requesting the European Commission to amend […]

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Extension of Eunavfor Mandate is Necessary and Welcome to Counter Continuing Piracy Threat

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, following a decision by the EU Council, which will continue to see […]

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USCG updates BWM Extension Program

USCG issued the first U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS on December 2, 2016 after a detailed […]

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If a vessel be placed in layup, will it attract a lower premium rating?

The Shipowners P&I Club acknowledges that vessels entering into laid up status present a much lower risk. As a consequence, policies written by the Club can […]

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USCG issues first BWMC type-approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the first U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS after a […]

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EMSA’s Best Practice Guidance on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Keeping an up-to-date Inventory on board a ship throughout its life-cycle is a key requirement laid down in both the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe […]

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Tapping tomorrow’s LNG demand

This month, Colombia became the latest entrant to the LNG-importers’ club. Other new buyers this year include Jamaica and Indonesia, which have taken delivery of floating storage […]

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LMG Marin to design the first LNG-fueled ferry for the Mediterranean Sea

LMG Marin is recognized as a leader in the field of LNG-fueled propulsion and for the design of innovative and efficient ferries. This was the key […]

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LMG Marin to design the first LNG-fueled ferry for the Mediterranean Sea

IMO addresses STCW deadline problems Among a range of issues discussed during IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee 97th Session (MSC 97), concern was raised towards the implementation […]

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