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New ship safety rule enters into force

A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship entered into force on July 1st […]

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More EU transport budget – more jobs and growth

“Efficient transport of people and goods are crucial to maintain the competitiveness of the EU economy. The economic growth and jobs of all European industries depend […]

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TEN-T Days 2016 : Europa Ship Plan in the Detailed Implementation Plan of Motorways of the Sea

From the 20th until the 22nd of June 2016, the TEN-T Days were held in Rotterdam. During those days, the key policy axes of the trans-European […]

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IBIA surveys members on transition to the 0.50% global sulphur caps

Ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision on the timing of the global 0.50% sulphur cap for marine fuels, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) […]

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Statutory IMO and ILO requirements entering into force from 1st July 2016 to 1st July 2018

Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO/ ILO can be a challenge. DNVGL has provided a summary of the most important IMO/ ILO requirements […]

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BIMCO PRESIDENT SPEAKS ON THE “ROAD TO RECOVERY” FOR THE DRY BULK MARKET

“Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market” BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus comments on BIMCO’s latest market […]

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Asian Shipowners’ Association raises concerns over EU levy

Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) says that is in discussion with ICS and ECSA regarding the EU’s proposal to potentially introduce a levy on all ships entering EU ports […]

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PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES DIRECTIVE: A REVIEW COULD CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS, BUT SHOULD NOT CHANGE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive at a dedicated meeting under the […]

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Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed […]

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LNG powered container ships make headway

Last year saw the delivery of Isla Bella, the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship, to TOTE Maritime by General Dynamics NASSCO. The […]

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