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SMITV talks to Thome’s Carsten Ostenfeldt

SMITV used the recent Sea Asia show in Singapore to catch up with Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt, CEO of Thome Ship Management

ITIC warns on costs of US documentary disclosure

 ITIC has warned that onerous documentary disclosure rules in the US courts can drastically increase the cost to shipping interests of defending even without-merit claims. 

In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites a case involving the manager of a number of cruise ships which was sued by a shipowner in a US court for alleged failure to oversee maintenance, for negligence in the provision of manning advice, Read More…

THE ECO BATTLE WILL BE FOUGHT AS MUCH WITH THE EXISTING FLEET, WARNS BIBBY BOSS

The Eco Ship revolution may be on the horizon but these new ships will not replace the existing fleet overnight and ship managers are under increasing pressure to come up with solutions to save ship owners money when it comes to fuel efficiency and operation expediency, according to Simon Barham, Chief Operating Officer at Bibby Ship Management.

While slow steaming is an option, it can Read More…

Intercargo Calls for Swift Casualty Investigation into the Loss of the Harita Bauxite

 

 

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has called for an early casualty investigation following the tragic loss of the bulk carrier Harita Bauxite. 

The Panama-registered, 1983-built handymax ship which was reportedly carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Obi, Indonesia to China, sank on the evening of 17 February after suffering engine failure, possibly during poor weather.

Although ten crew were rescued Read More…

Videotel responds to changing piracy patterns with new piracy and armed robbery programme

As yet more crew are kidnapped in another raid on a vessel off the coast of Nigeria, ship owners, ship managers and operators are once again forcibly reminded of the need to take steps to protect the safety of their crew, their cargo and their vessels.

Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, is well aware of the industry’s need for support and guidance. “In the last few Read More…

ClassNK issues statement of compliance for ship recycling facility

ClassNK announced that it has issued the world’s first Statement of Compliance (SOC) for a ship recycling facility to Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel Co. The Statement of Compliance issued by ClassNK certifies that the facility and its recycling procedures are in full compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention). This marks the first time that a Read More…

UN climate change conference DOHA – ICS comments on shipowner contribution to UNFCCC green climate fund

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing global shipowners at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP 18).

 At an event in Doha (27 November) hosted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), ICS will report on the further progress being made by shipowners worldwide to reduce their CO2 emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

ICS comments on the recent UNFCCC secretariat report on means of long term Read More…

Seafarers’ charity concerned at drop in public donations

A report issued today by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charities Aid Foundation suggests that giving to charities by members of the public dropped by 20% from £11bn to £9.2bn in 2011-12.

The report also found that in a typical month the proportion of people giving to charity dropped from 58% to 55%. 

John Green, Head of Fundraising at the Apostleship of the Sea said: “At Read More…