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Regulatory headache?

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Japanese approval signals first for class

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Zinzan Brooke pictured with Mersey Maritime apprentice Olivia Weston

Mersey Maritime big players host Skills Breakfast

All Blacks rugby star Zinzan Brooke was a guest of honour at a Skills Breakfast hosted today (Friday) at Mersey Maritime’s Birkenhead Headquarters. Zinzan Brooke now spends his time as CEO of Number 8 Group, a recruitment and skills specialist company. He took part in the Skills Breakfast with representatives from Cammell Laird and Liverpool John Moores University. … Read More...

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Shipping industry sets out progress on CO2 reduction on eve of UN climate conference

The global shipping industry, which transports around 90% of world trade, only produced about 2.2% of the world’s total Green House Gas emissions during 2012 compared to 2.8% in 2007. Shipping’s total emissions have reduced by more than 10% during the same period. In advance of the United Nations Climate Conference in Lima (1-12 December), the global trade … Read More...

THE Awards

Plymouth University wins national award for innovative maritime offshore learning programme

A one-of-a-kind educational programme that enables professional mariners in the offshore sector to study for a degree even when they are in the middle of the ocean has won a national award for Plymouth University. The Hydrographic Academy, which was launched in 2012 in partnership with global geosciences company Fugro, scooped the Outstanding Employer Engagement … Read More...


New ‘safety net’ to reduce arrests over unpaid bunkers

A new Bunker Non-Lien Clause, billed as a ‘useful safety net’ has been launched by BIMCO to try and reduce bunkers suppliers’ reliance on ship arrest as a way of resolving claims for bunkers ordered but not paid for by charters, often due to bankruptcy. If a time charterer goes out of business during the currency of a charter, owners can sometimes face loss of hire … Read More...

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CSCL Globe – World’s largest containership named with DNV GL class

CSCL Globe, the world’s largest containership and the first of a series of five 19,100teu containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013, has been named at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea. All of the vessels in the series will be constructed to DNV GL class. “At DNV GL, we are very honoured to be part of this project. … Read More...

Celebration of Tsavliris Salvage new Chinese venture

Tsavliris Salvage celebrated its new venture in China with its Chinese partners, Kamji Marine International, by hosting a special Reception at the Yacht Club of Greece. Guests were able to absorb the stunning views and also enjoy the excellent Oolong teas from China before the Cocktail Reception. Guests included the Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the … Read More...

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Government launches maritime study to boost growth

A wide-ranging study that will look at how to boost the UK’s multi-billion pound maritime industry has been launched by Transport Minister John Hayes. The work will look at all aspects of the sector to identify where and how improvements can be made to generate growth. The study will report in summer 2015 and is expected to make recommendations that could … Read More...

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Wärtsilä integrated solutions chosen for deep water Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels

A new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels to be built at the Kleven Verft AS in Norway for the Danish based Maersk Supply Service A/S - part of the A. P. Møller-Mærsk Group, will feature fully integrated solutions from Wärtsilä. There is an option for an additional four vessels within this series. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November. The … Read More...


BIMCO urges IMO to reduce red tape for the shipping industry

BIMCO has announced its support for a report identifying ways to reduce red tape for shipping which will be presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next week in London. The report comes from the Ad Hoc Steering Group for Reducing Administrative Requirements (SG-RAR), set up by the IMO in 2012, and contains their findings and conclusions on the … Read More...


East Coast India and Sri Lanka seafarers and dockers unions target FOC ships during ITF Action Week

Seafarers and dock workers unions in designated ports of Chennai, Tuticorin, Paradip, Kolkata and Haldia along the east coast of India and neighboring Colombo in Sri Lanka are, this week, holding a week-long industrial campaign against `Flags of Convenience’ (FOC) shipping. ITF Inspectors and union activists inspected 16 ships on the first day of action week - … Read More...

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ICS addresses OECD Shipbuilding Working Party

The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) at a meeting of the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding yesterday (Tuesday). ICS believes that this subject is best left to the International Maritime Organization … Read More...


BIMCO to develop standard term sheet for ship finance

BIMCO has now announced its intention to develop a standard term sheet to assist the shipping industry in the creation of ship financing documentation. The aim of developing this document would be to offer lenders and borrowers a comprehensive and simple standard which would become well-known – and could replace the many individually drafted term sheets developed … Read More...

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