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BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled

BIMCO has revised and updated its two standard ship repair contracts: REPAIRCON, which is for major work at a repair yard; and MINREPCON, which is for minor repair work that can be done by contractors when a ship is in port. Both contracts were approved at BIMCO’s Documentary Committee in Copenhagen on 13th November. Modifications and improvements have been made to … Read More...

KVH announces two key leadership positions for the global company

KVH Industries, which provides global mobile connectivity and inertial navigation solutions, today (Thursday) announced that Brent Bruun (pictured left) has expanded his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer, and Mark Woodhead (pictured right)has been named Executive Vice President of Mobile Connectivity. The promotions leverage the business and maritime … Read More...

Maritime CIO Forum, Bergen

Building on the great success of the Maritime CIO Forums in London, Athens, Singapore, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Marseille, Cyprus, Busan and Hamburg, Digital Ship is excited to return to Bergen to investigate the digital outlook, connectivity developments, the innovation roadmap and the latest opportunities in iShipping. Across three key sessions, the forum on … Read More...

Inmarsat enhances cyber security offering for Maritime industry

Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber threats faced by ship owners and ship managers. Vessel operators will benefit from a powerful, multi-layered endpoint security solution, Fleet Secure Endpoint, which is based on industry leading … Read More...

ECSA welcomes Brexit deal

European ship owners have welcomed the agreement reached on Brexit yesterday (Wednesday). Martin Dorsman, Secretary-General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associatons (ECSA), said: “Our primary concern on the short term, the frictionless trade, seems to be taken care of. A no deal scenario was just not an option and a clear lose-lose situation for ship … Read More...

Coltraco Ultrasonics proud to sign Armed Forces Covenant

Coltraco Ultrasonics says it is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Commemorating the World War One Centenary in this way recognises the company’s history of public service. “We, Coltraco Ultrasonics, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, … Read More...

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package for Chinese-built Viking Line vessel has been extended to include the ABB Ability System 800xA. ABB Ability System 800xA integrates power, propulsion and vessel management systems into one platform, enabling both crew and onshore teams to get a … Read More...

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister unveils new Tokyo office for the BMA

Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Honorable Peter Turnquest has officially opened the Bahamas Maritime Authority’s (BMA) new office at Nishi-Shinbashi in the heart of the Minato district in Tokyo. He was joined by several other VIP guests to celebrate this momentous occasion including the Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells, both the … Read More...

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for cybersecurity services

Classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity services. ClassNK is a classification society which carries out surveys to help ensure the safety of vessels and marine structures, and has many achievements involving the certification of ship equipment. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in testing, … Read More...

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release. The Global Marine Fuel Sulphur Clause for Time Charter Parties was approved by the Documentary Committee at its meeting in Copenhagen today (13th November). “It is very important that the new sulphur clauses are ready well in … Read More...

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea. The IMRF is the international charity that brings together the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations to share … Read More...

New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents. The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the … Read More...

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