Safety News
 

18/08/2014 21:08

Jet ski owners told to register their craft - The National
The NationalJet ski owners told to register their craftThe NationalThe registration campaign is part of the authority's effort to enhance marine...

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18/08/2014 16:08

Maritime reforms lag in wake of ferry accident - Korea JoongAng Daily
Korea JoongAng DailyMaritime reforms lag in wake of ferry accidentKorea JoongAng DailyFour months after the Sewol ferry disaster, maritime safety...

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18/08/2014 14:08

Shipwrecked tourists swam 6 hours towards erupting volcano - New York Post
New York PostShipwrecked tourists swam 6 hours towards erupting volcanoNew York PostIndonesia relies heavily on boats to connect its more than 17,000...

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18/08/2014 03:08

Eight foreigners, five locals found after Indonesia tour boat sinks - Yahoo!7 News
Yahoo!7 NewsEight foreigners, five locals found after Indonesia tour boat sinksYahoo!7 NewsIndonesia relies heavily on boats to connect its more than...

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16/08/2014 21:08

New requirement to comply with international safety at sea law - Fiji Times
New requirement to comply with international safety at sea lawFiji TimesSECURING cargo or storage facilities in a vessel will strictly be monitored...

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15/08/2014 15:08

Australian Maritime Safety Authority responses result in rescue of 13 - Sail World
Australian Maritime Safety Authority responses result in rescue of 13Sail WorldThe Australian Maritime Safety Authority responded to three separate...

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      Security News
 

20/08/2014 01:08

Security forces arrest Somali pirate commander - JURIST
JURISTSecurity forces arrest Somali pirate commanderJURISTA number of countries around the world have taken actions in the attempt to solve the...

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19/08/2014 16:08

Maritime Piracy: New two-part report published by UNCTAD - UNCTAD
Maritime Piracy: New two-part report published by UNCTADUNCTADThe report considers the costs and trade-related implications of maritime piracy and...

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19/08/2014 11:08

Border Control Behind the Scenes: Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan - CIMSEC
CIMSECBorder Control Behind the Scenes: Maritime Operational Threat Response PlanCIMSEC... maritime border poses an even more challenging endeavor....

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19/08/2014 11:08

Is Ghana becoming a piracy hot spot? - defenceWeb
defenceWebIs Ghana becoming a piracy hot spot?defenceWebIt is encouraging that attention is being focused on maritime security in West Africa through...

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19/08/2014 06:08

Freedom of Navigation and China: What Should Europe Do? - The Diplomat
The DiplomatFreedom of Navigation and China: What Should Europe Do?The DiplomatEurope could assist in a number of areas. First, it should invite...

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18/08/2014 21:08

Is Ghana Becoming a Piracy Hot Spot? - AllAfrica.com
Is Ghana Becoming a Piracy Hot Spot?AllAfrica.comIt is encouraging that attention is being focused on maritime security in West Africa through the...

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      Enviroment News
 

19/08/2014 18:08

Open and closed registers for ships - Financial Express Bangladesh
Open and closed registers for shipsFinancial Express BangladeshAbove all, ships will have P&I cover for all liabilities (including claims against...

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14/08/2014 18:08

USA. Global Marketing Systems applauds early moves towards responsible ... - BYM News (press release)
USA. Global Marketing Systems applauds early moves towards responsible ...BYM News (press release)Global Marketing Systems, Inc (GMS), the world's...

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05/08/2014 21:08

Shipping service contributed Dirhams 2.5m to Suqia - Gulf Today
Shipping service contributed Dirhams 2.5m to SuqiaGulf TodayDUBAI: Drydocks World and Maritime World, the international service provider to the...

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11/07/2014 03:07

FBN Capital partners LBS on education, donates Bloomberg terminals - WorldStage
WorldStageFBN Capital partners LBS on education, donates Bloomberg terminalsWorldStageMr. Akinkugbe explained that education is a core focus of FBN...

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25/06/2014 08:06

3326th Council meeting General Affairs - DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)
3326th Council meeting General AffairsDeHavilland (press release) (subscription)The objective is to secure the EU's maritime security interests...

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24/06/2014 14:06

Contributors to Cebu growth honored - Sun.Star
Contributors to Cebu growth honoredSun.StarEvent chairperson Sabino Dapat said the awardees have brought Cebu to the world by being champions of...

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      Company News

NYK hosts Fleet Safety Promotion Conference

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Over three dates in July, NYK hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

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Star Bulk Takes Delivery of M/V Peloreus, its First Eco, Fuel - Efficient Capesize

Monday, 28 July 2014

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (Nasdaq: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that on July 22, 2014 it has taken delivery of M/V Peloreus (the “Vessel”), a 182,000 dwt Capesize built by Japan Marine United (“JMU”), one of the leading shipyards worldwide.

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MOL's LNG Carriers are Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’

Monday, 28 July 2014

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that four MOL-operated and managed ships were selected for the FY2013 Best Quality Ship Awards by Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations(*).

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ABS, MPA Singapore agree on new eco partnership

Friday, 25 July 2014

ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation.

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ClassNK holds seminars on LNG-fuelled vessel technologies

Friday, 25 July 2014

ClassNK held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24 July 2014 respectively.

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Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions secures Inert Gas System orders

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Breakthrough order in Japanese shipbuilding market sees largest ever capacity Maritime Protection IG units delivered for leading domestic owners

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      General News
 

Tanker Market: Unipec maintains top spot among dirty spot charterers for 2013

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Dirty tanker spot activity increased year-on-year, with Unipec maintaining its spot as the top Charterer, noted analyst Poten & Partners in its latest weekly report. According to Poten, the rankings for the top charterers of 2013 remain largely unchanged from last year with number one seed Unipec outpacing its nearest contender Shell by nearly double the volume. "Total reported...

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Ships: Reshaping the underwater form

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Twenty years ago, it seemed that the underwater shape of any ships was a more or less settled science. Bulbous bows, (the benefits of which had been first identified by Italian naval architects in the 19th century), were widely fitted, with the most “extreme” bulbs fitted to the fastest ships. But hydrodynamics as a science has continued to develop and recent years have seen all...

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EIA: Change in energy prices mixed in 2013 as prices of nonenergy commodities fell

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

During 2013, the prices of various energy commodities increased from 2012 levels or were down modestly as prices of nonenergy commodities generally fell significantly. Prices for natural gas, western coal, electricity, and WTI crude were all higher (on average) in 2013 than in 2012, while the price of North Sea Brent crude oil, various petroleum products, and eastern coal...

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Gambia: Banjul Ports handled 364 vessels in 2012

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The total number of vessels handled at the Gambia Ports Authority in 2012 was 364 compared to 358 in 2011,...

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Singapore runs Shanghai close for boxport supremacy

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

A strong finish to the year cemented Shanghai’s position as the world’s busiest port for the fourth consecutive...

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Batam businesses seek ISPS compliance for port

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The business community in Batam is pushing for the main port of Batu Ampar to be an international port...

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Manila Welfare Responder Training

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Few people are as devoted to seafarers' wellbeing as MPHRP's partners, which include the members of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA).

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Caribbean MoU to launch CIC on fire safety systems

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (CMOU) on port state control will launch its second concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on 1 September, 2014. This will focus on ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems on board ships.

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Environmental and Oceanographic Monitoring Solutions

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Over the years, Unique Maritime Group has implemented many systems for Environmental and Oceanographic Monitoring, which consist of remote sites for the measurement of various parameters, data transmission and centralised data collection.

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Thome earns green award for Long Beach performance

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013.

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Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Council today adopted a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020.

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Feature: Safety divided by competition won’t go

Thursday, 24 July 2014

There have been some puzzling headlines in the past week or so following the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to give recognition to the bid by satellite services provider Iridium to run the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

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      Events

2nd GreenPort South Asia Conference

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Mumbai, india
The second GreenPort South Asia conference will cover environmentally efficient technologies for planning, expansion, operations and equipment as well as integrating the port into a city, investment, the greening of the logistics chain and the practical issues of pollution control. It is a must attend event for anyone involved in the development of maritime ports and terminals in this region. The second GreenPort South Asia conference will cover environmentally efficient technologies for planning, expansion, operations and equipment as well as integrating the port into a city, investment, the greening of the logistics chain and the practical issues of pollution control. It is a must attend event for anyone in the region that is involved with the development of maritime ports and terminals.

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Marine Design 2014

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - Thursday, 04 September 2014

Coventry, UK
Building on the success of the first International Conference, RINA Marine Design 2014 will provide a forum for reporting and discussing the design practice and technical issues associated with aesthetic design. The full spectrum of marine design from small craft to super yachts, including commercial and specialist vessels, will be examined. An exhibition celebrating the 30th year of boat design will be open at the end of the conference, which will include a virtual 3D exhibition of Coventry University students' design work. This will show the breadth of capability within the department including automotive, transport and boat design.

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3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2014

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - Thursday, 04 September 2014

Istanbul
The 3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2014 will comprise both a world-class Exhibition and Conference consisting of 30 international business leaders responsible for global transport and logistics and will be attended by more than 300 senior executives from the world's leading ports, shippers, cargo owners, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, terminal operators, railway operators and port-rail equipment services suppliers.

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GreenPort Cruise 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Barcelona, Spain
The 2nd GreenPort Cruise conference will highlight the environmental and sustainability issues facing Cruise terminals across the world. With the increasing popularity of cruise holidays, ports are seeing a large increase in the number and size of passenger ships using their facilities and the local infrastructure is also required to cope with the influx of huge numbers of passengers at a time.

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GreenPort Congress 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - Friday, 17 October 2014

Barcelona
Now in its 9th year, the GreenPort Congress provides decision makers with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice that will enable them to effectively implement these changes. The emphasis of the Congress will be on highlighting innovation in equipment and technology whilst illustrating practical solutions through case studies from the global logistics chain.

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4th Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

London, UK
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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