Safety News
 

30/03/2015 11:03

Strengthen strategic Japan-Indonesia partnership through maritime security - The Japan News
MarineLinkStrengthen strategic Japan-Indonesia partnership through maritime securityThe Japan NewsDuring a meeting on March 23 with Prime Minister...

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28/03/2015 18:03

Navies of the gulf region urged to ensure maritime safety - spyghana.com
spyghana.comNavies of the gulf region urged to ensure maritime safetyspyghana.comVice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on navies of the Gulf...

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27/03/2015 06:03

NPA Canvasses Conference on Maritime Safety, Security - The Guardian
NPA Canvasses Conference on Maritime Safety, SecurityThe GuardianTHE Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Habib Abdullahi has called...

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27/03/2015 01:03

Sea cadets help in water safety survey - Northern Advocate
Sea cadets help in water safety surveyNorthern AdvocateMaritime NZ partnered up with the small, but keen, sea cadet unit, based at Training Ship...

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27/03/2015 01:03

Sea cadets help in water safety survey - New Zealand Herald
Sea cadets help in water safety surveyNew Zealand HeraldMaritime NZ partnered up with the small, but keen, sea cadet unit, based at Training Ship...

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26/03/2015 15:03

NPA canvasses conference on maritime safety, security - The Guardian Nigeria
The Guardian NigeriaNPA canvasses conference on maritime safety, securityThe Guardian NigeriaTHE Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA),...

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      Security News
 

30/03/2015 22:03

Pakistan To Aid Saudi Coalition in Yemen - DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.comPakistan To Aid Saudi Coalition in YemenDefenseNews.com"Pakistan can help in two ways: One, provide special forces to help [Saudi...

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30/03/2015 18:03

The High-Tech Battle Against Pirates - Popular Science
Popular ScienceThe High-Tech Battle Against PiratesPopular ScienceAccording to Ian Millen, chief operating officer of Dryad Maritime, a shipping...

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30/03/2015 15:03

Comesa Lends Support for Establishment of EU-Funded Maritime Security ... - Seychelles News Agency
Comesa Lends Support for Establishment of EU-Funded Maritime Security...Seychelles News AgencySeychelles President James Michel and his counterpart...

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30/03/2015 11:03

Recent Nigerian military acquisitions - defenceWeb
defenceWebRecent Nigerian military acquisitionsdefenceWebSecurity experts from the International Maritime Bureau say the waters off Nigeria are now...

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30/03/2015 11:03

Strengthen strategic Japan-Indonesia partnership through maritime security - The Japan News
Strengthen strategic Japan-Indonesia partnership through maritime securityThe Japan NewsSince taking office last autumn, Joko has been advocating a...

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30/03/2015 09:03

Air India Airbus deployed to rescue Indians stranded in Yemen - Calcutta Telegraph
Air India Airbus deployed to rescue Indians stranded in YemenCalcutta TelegraphAn Indian Navy patrol vessel involved in anti-piracy operations was...

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      Enviroment News
 

16/03/2015 12:03

Implementing the Indonesian vision - The Worldfolio
Implementing the Indonesian visionThe WorldfolioThe government is laying out a set of incentives to spur growth in the shipbuilding industry as part...

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09/03/2015 01:03

Massive reforms in higher education in Andhra Pradesh - The Hindu
Massive reforms in higher education in Andhra PradeshThe HinduA separate authority would also to be created to curb commercialisation of education and...

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09/03/2015 01:03

Massive reforms in higher education on cards - The Hindu
Massive reforms in higher education on cardsThe HinduA separate authority would also to be created to curb commercialisation of education and regulate...

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09/03/2015 01:03

Massive reforms in higher education on the cards - The Hindu
The HinduMassive reforms in higher education on the cardsThe HinduA separate authority would also to be created to curb commercialisation of education...

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05/03/2015 17:03

IMPA ACT maps out trends for the supply chain - Superyacht News - The Superyacht Report
Superyacht News - The Superyacht ReportIMPA ACT maps out trends for the supply chainSuperyacht News - The Superyacht ReportIMPA ACT, an initiative for...

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25/02/2015 13:02

APM Terminals named "Port Operator of the Year" during the 2015 North ... - Zawya (registration)
APM Terminals named "Port Operator of the Year" during the 2015 North ...Zawya (registration)APM Terminals, which operates Aqaba Container...

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      Company News

InterManager IMO Report

Monday, 30 March 2015

The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2) from Monday 23 through Friday 27 March 2015. 72 Member plus 1 Associate States together with 1 United Nations Agency, 2 Inter-Governmental and 32 Non-Governmental organisations enrolled for the meeting.

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Maritime CEO addresses cybersecurity risks

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems. These integrated and networked solutions provide an ever-larger target for cyber threats.

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Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker join forces to protect the climate

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker are now working together to protect the climate. The two companies today signed a strategic partnership agreement that aims to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Singapore MPA Unveils Smart Port Initiatives

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has unveiled new initiatives harnessing the use of mobile technology and wireless connectivity to enhance communications, productivity and crew welfare in the Port of Singapore.

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NYK to implement new employment scheme for Japanese seafarers

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Japanese seafarers have traditionally been well regarded the world over for their teamwork and skills, generally developed through state-of-the-art education and training programs provided at renown maritime education institutions.

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ABB named again as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

BB, the power and automation technology group, has been named by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent research center promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, to its 2015 list of the world’s most ethical companies.

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      General News
 

Diana Containerships announces the filling of its annual report on Form 20-F

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

ATHENS, GREECE, March 24, 2015 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that yesterday it filed its 2014 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Annual Report is available for download on the Company’s website, [...]...

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RINA develops new rules for offshore platforms

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Italy’s RINA Services has responded to the challenges of life extension and new regulatory regimes by completely updating its Rules for the Classification of Fixed Offshore Platforms. The new rules and guidelines will be published in May 2015 and will cover classification, certification and verification of fixed offshore oil and gas platforms. Andrea Bombardi, Head [...]...

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Cleaning up the air in ports

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

European ports “have to act ahead of stricter legislation” if the ongoing problem of air pollution is to improve, says the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)....

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Green concept vessel partnership

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Norway-based NGO Bellona Foundation has launched a three year partnership with the Damen Shipyards Group to explore and develop green concept vessels for the future....

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ABB unveils newest Azipod thruster to growing electric propulsion market

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Azipod D couples superior reliability with ease of maintenance, requiring up to 25 percent less installed power. Zurich, Switzerland, 24 March 2015 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today introduced a new addition, Azipod D, to its line of Azipod electric propulsion offering. This new product will allow a wider range of vessel [...]...

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DNV GL publication unveils emerging trends in the industry

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

DNV GL has published this year’s first issue of the classification society’s customer and stakeholder magazine Maritime Impact. It covers emerging trends in the shipping industry. This issue’s theme is ‘pushing the limits of performance’. “There are many ways to unlock hidden performance–enhancement potential, from scrutinizing operating expenditure and retrofitting existing vessels to the Route Specific Container Stowage class notation and new experiences with innovative ship design”, says Tor E. Svensen, Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL Maritime. This issue of Maritime Impact picks up on the challenges and opportunities that the shipping industry faces and includes the following topics: Cost savings – how to optimize your OPEX Emission Control Areas – stricter limits on ship emissions require substantial investments in technology, and time is running out. Maritime Impact takes a look at the available options The launch of the MSC Oskar – the world’s biggest containership to date has brought the success story of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company to the fore Financing retrofits – Dr. Carsten Wiebers, Global Head of Maritime Industries at KfW-Bank, explains which financial tools are available Efficiency surprises – amid the financial crisis, Seaspan ordered an entire fleet of large, next-generation container vessels. The first one is now in operation and is surprising its owners The core team at work – a look at the issues surveyors look for on different vessel types and which DNV GL services can do the most to help owners and operators increase the safety and performance of their fleets Aiming high – the Route Specific Container Stowage class notation boosts vessel utilization rates with flexible container stowage options Quantum leap – Quantum of the Seas marks the next generation of cruise ships   Click below to download DNV GL Maritime Impact - Issue 01      ...

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Conditions of entry for vessels at US ports from certain countries

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued a Ship Security Advisory to advise that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has announced that, effective 8 April 2015 it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States (US) from any port in Yemen other than Balhalf LNG Terminal during their last five (5) port calls.

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Industrial Safety in Ports

Thursday, 26 March 2015

During the First International Congress of Industrial Safety in Ports, celebrated in A Coruña, the Managing Director at Siport21, Jose R. Iribarren, explained the significance of simulation tools in the risk assessment of the arrival at port, berthing/unberthing operations of hazardous goods vessels, as part of the Safety Management System at Terminal.

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Damen Shipyards Group Joins Global Industry Alliance on ‘Corporate Ocean Responsibility’

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Damen Shipyards Group, a global shipbuilder headquartered in the Netherlands, has become the latest member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).

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Forklift trucks get greener

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Production has started on Doosan Industrial Vehicles' (DIV) largest forklift trucks yet which are equipped with the innovative new G2 engine to meet EU emissions standards without needing a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

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Malaysian Flag approves IRClass as RSO

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Maritime Administration of Malaysia has recently authorised IRS to act as a ‘Recognised Security Organisation' (RSO) towards verification and approval of ship security plan and issuance/ endorsement of International Ship Security Certificates (ISPS) for ships operating under Malaysian Flag Administration.

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UK MCA issues guidelines on Seafarer Medical Examinations

Friday, 20 March 2015

The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (UK MCA) issued a Maritime Guidance Notice regarding the arrangements for provision of seafarer medical examinations, following the introduction of the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Regulations 2002 on 30 June 2002.

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      Events

Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Singapore
The ReCAAP ISC together with BIMCO, INTERTANKO, and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) will be organizing the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2015 on 23 April 2015 (1330 – 1700 hrs) during the Singapore Maritime Week at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The theme of the Conference is “Piracy and Sea Robbery: Separating Fact from Fiction”. The Conference will feature two scenario‐based panel discussions using case studies based on real incidents occurred in Asia. Distinguished speakers representing the shipping industry, IMO, enforcement agencies and relevant governmental agencies are invited to speak about their roles, expectations and challenges in each scenario. This Conference encourages interactive dialogues and sharing between the panelists and audience; in hearing each other’s views, challenges and sharing good practices and lessons learned. Attendance is by invitation only, and invitees are from ReCAAP Focal Points, shipping companies, shipping associations, governmental agencies and research institutes. Further details regarding the conference, including registration and programme, will be shared with invitees closer to the date.

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7th Annual UK Ports Conference

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

London
This essential update for the UK ports industry allows senior representatives from across the ports, shipping & maritime sector to network and discuss the opportunities for ports in 2015 and beyond. Key themes that will be covered at this year’s event include policy updates, shipping trends and the latest logistics and supply chain guidance.

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35th WISTA International Conference

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - Saturday, 10 October 2015

İstanbul
By the aim of 35th International WISTA "Veins of Shipping" Conference 2015, shipping & trade routes, shipping market overview, important trade points such as canals and straits, vessels' safety & quality and more subjects about shipping will be discussed including many representatives and state authorities all around the World who hold a significant role in maritime industry.

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5th Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Lodnon
With greater industry sophistication, awareness, and expectations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important issue that shipping and offshore companies cannot afford to ignore. This forum will explore how companies can keep a competitive advantage in terms of gaining market share, attracting top talent, and preserving employee retention by adopting CSR policies.

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World Ocean Council SOS 2015

Monday, 09 November 2015 - Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Singapore
The World Ocean Council (WOC) is proud to announce that the 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will be held on 9-11 November, 2015 in Singapore. The SOS is the only international, multi-sectoral, business event dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. This first SOS to be held in Asia, the 2015 event is being developed in collaboration with stakeholders in Singapore, Hong Kong and responsible business leadership companies from around the world.

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