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9.2 million tonnes of trade handled through the Port of Cork in 2016

Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Import figures remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and the subsequent cessation of exporting lead and zinc through the Port of Cork in 2016. Total container volumes through both … Read More...

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (Wednesday) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require ship owners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes under the … Read More...

MISC Berhad hosts commencement ceremony for FSO Benchamas 2 Project

MISC Berhad today (Wednesday) celebrated the commencement of FSO Benchamas 2 conversion, in a ceremony at MMHE West Yard, Pasir Gudang. In attendance were the vessel charterer, conversion contractors and the vessel operator which included the guest of honour, the President of Chevron Offshore (Thailand) (COTL), Pairoj Kaweeyanun as well as representatives from … Read More...

IMO Maritime Day theme launched at the Port of Felixstowe

The theme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) World Maritime Day 2017 has been launched by IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim during a visit to the Port of Felixstowe. ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ has key objectives to improve cooperation between ports and ships and develop a closer partnership between the two sectors. It will seek to raise … Read More...

MLC abandonment provisions come into force

New rules come into force today (Wednesday) to help protect seafarers onboard vessels if they are abandoned. As from 18th January, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) requires ship owners to have insurance to assist crew members. All ships, to which the Convention applies, whose flag states have ratified the MLC, must have the insurance certificate onboard … Read More...

Rotterdam Offshore Group expands its operational capabilities

Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) has announced that as of January 2017, it has started to upgrade its facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. ROG has acquired the neighbouring land and buildings to its existing premises allowing the significant expansion of their quayside, storage as well as office capabilities. ROG will now be able to accommodate vessels up to 320m … Read More...

Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount at the Port of Gothenburg

Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on the port charges. This represents an increase of 83% on the previous year and heading the discount list are Donsö-based shipping companies Tärntank Ship Management and Furetank, whose vessels are powered by liquefied natural gas. The Port of Gothenburg rewards vessels that … Read More...

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry. The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new exhibition which was launched yesterday (Monday) at the headquarters of the … Read More...

HELMEPA launches 2017 training programme

The new Voluntary Refresher Training Programme of HELMEPA is launched today, 17th January 2017, with the two-day ‘Marine Environmental Awareness’ seminar, which is certified by the Maritime Authority of Cyprus. The Programme consists of 24 seminars falling under the following five categories, of which the first four include five two-day seminars and the fifth … Read More...

Peter Döhle turns to MacGregor for 70-ship service agreement deal

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a three-year MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) service agreement with the German shipping company, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Group, for an annual inspection of deck machinery, steering gear and cranes on a mixed fleet of 70 vessels. The agreement became effective as of 1st January 2017. “Our commitment is to provide the operative … Read More...

Former US Ambassador to the EU to speak at European Shipping Week 2017

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union and Visiting Fellow at the College of Europe, will be the guest speaker at the European Shipping Week Gala Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher Hotel in Brussels. Ambassador Gardner, who has dedicated more than 20 years of his career to US-European affairs, … Read More...

Maritime London Chief Executive to head up UK Ship Register

Maritime London has announced that its Chief Executive, Doug Barrow (pictured), will be stepping down in March after 11 years in the role. He has been appointed as Director of the UK Ship Register by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The search for a successor to lead Maritime London, the trade promotion body for the UK’s maritime services sector, is underway … Read More...

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