Covid-19 impacts ability to properly debate dry bulk sector quality scheme

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HHI and HMD acquire AiPs for solvent free 1 coating system from Liberian Registry and KR

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) are continuing to lead the field in the design and construction of eco-friendly vessels, and have furthered this leadership by acquiring an Approval in Principal (AiP) of the application of “solvent free 1 coating system” for water ballast tanks from both the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and the … Read More...

Managing the logistics of continual change: travel and the new normal for Marine and Energy businesses

Gary Pearce, Chief Commercial Officer ATPI Marine and Energy talks to SMI about the challenges COVID-19 has brought for marine travel Planning and managing travel to offshore locations is complex under normal circumstances. Moving the right highly-specialist people to the right crew rotation port or heliport takes logistics professionals with a military-style … Read More...

ASA stresses importance of shipping during COVID-19 at online AGM

The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) held its 29th Annual General Meeting today (Thursday), hosted by David Parmeter, the ASA Chairman and Chairman of the Maritime Industry of Australia Limited (MIAL). It was also attended by representatives from all ASA member associations and was held online, rather than in Darwin as previously envisaged, because of COVID-19. … Read More...

North resilient in the face of large claims

Two major casualties put a dent in North P&I Club’s underwriting figures for policy year ending 20th February 2020, but the period also saw the launch of new products as part of its continuing diversification, Member retention maintained at 99% and more tonnage insured than ever before. North’s 15th consecutive year of ‘A’ financial strength rating, supported by … Read More...

Covid-19 impacts ability to properly debate dry bulk sector quality scheme

INTERCARGO tells SMI the time is not yet right to launch a quality self-assessment scheme for the sector INTERCARGO is prepared to launch an industry wide consultation process prior to implementation of a dry bulk sector quality self-assessment scheme, DRY-SAS, which, it says, will enjoy universal support, embrace best practices and key performance indicators, and … Read More...

UN agencies call for urgent action on crew changes and keyworker designation for sea and air workers

The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organizations of the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation so that sea and air workers can be relieved and repatriated in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a joint statement, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International … Read More...

First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris … Read More...

Familiar faces join The Mission to Seafarers as new Vice-Presidents

Two well-known faces in the shipping industry have been appointed as Vice-Presidents of maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers. Esben Poulsson (pictured left), Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of Enesel, and Dr Grahaeme Henderson (right), Vice President, Shell Shipping & Maritime take on the newly created position for a … Read More...

“K” LINE signals the way forward for decarbonisation by joining IWSA

Japan-based shipping line “K” LINE has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) as it takes on wind propulsion and its place in the decarbonisation of the industry. As the shipping industry starts to make its first tentative steps back towards ‘new normal’ operations, there are increasingly loud calls to ‘build back better’ and to make smart investments … Read More...

UK P&I Club advises on compliance with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials

The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of protection and indemnity insurance to the international shipping community, has published a guide for ship-owners to ensure compliance with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) legislation. The guide addresses the technical aspects, important concepts, processes and requirements of the IHM, aiming to assist Members … Read More...

Industry-wide survey highlights shipping’s diversity challenges

The first results from a ground-breaking new study into diversity and inclusion in shipping reveal the progress still to be made, particularly in gender balance, pay gap, and workplace environments, but also signs of progress, including a growing female talent pool. The survey, conducted by the Diversity Study Group, aims to act as a barometer for diversity and … Read More...

New ICS research a ‘ray of light’ among COVID-19 clouds

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant challenges for ship operators and seafarers, but new research from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has highlighted that, for users of its ISF Watchkeeper software, incidents of non-conformities continue to drop to increasingly lower levels over the past year. The ICS software, which tracks over 25 million … Read More...

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