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European ship owners encourage European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on EU yards list

European ship owners have encouraged the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU-approved ship recycling yards list.

All vessels sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively applies. This will be on 31st December 2018.

The current edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities only features yards situated in Read More…

Charity competition on lookout for best sea photos

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again on the lookout for photographers to submit their favourite images honouring Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

Launched to mark national Seafarers Awareness Week (23rd-30th June), the Society’s Maritime Photographic Competition, sponsored by the Fishmongers’ Company and supported by Nautilus International, encourages photographers, both amateur and professional, to enter pictures that Read More…

‘Seafarers’ wellbeing and mental health is an area that needs added focus now, more than ever’

“Seafarers’ wellbeing and mental health is an area that needs added focus now, more than ever,” says Solent University Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Kate Pike.

With 25th June marking the IMO’s annual ‘Day of the Seafarer’, Dr Pike says that she is pleased that the theme of this year’s day is wellbeing: “It’s important that wellbeing for all seafarers is emphasised, and making it the focus of Read More…

HFW appointed as honorary solicitors to The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has been appointed as Honorary Solicitors to one of the City of London’s oldest livery companies, The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

HFW has agreed to serve as the Company’s external legal advisor for an initial period of two years.

Craig Neame, Head of Shipping, HFW, said: “This is a great honour for the firm and reflects the commitment of all our partners, associates and mariners Read More…

Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) establishes first-of-its-kind infrastructure in Asia Pacific with the formation of labs in Mumbai & Vizag

Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a well-funded startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has organised its first seminar on Competencies, Employability, Methodology and Skills in Mumbai.

Promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping, CEMS aims to build competency in the field of maritime & shipbuilding sector through skill development in the latest manufacturing Read More…

Nautilus gives fuel for thought throughout Seafarers Awareness Week

Maritime trade union Nautilus International is this month highlighting just how reliant we are on our seafarers, who we depend on for an estimated 95% of everything that is imported to the UK, including the oil for our petrol and diesel.

The Union, representing 22,000 maritime professional members, is promoting Seafarers Awareness Week (23rd-30th June) and the IMO International Day of the Seafarer (25th June), with several ad-placements in petrol Read More…

Sailors’ Society launches Wellness at Sea e-learning

International maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society has launched an online version of its widely respected Wellness at Sea coaching programme.

The e-learning platform opens up the globally renowned course, which until now was only available in a classroom setting, to thousands more seafarers for just $3(US) per user.

Sandra Welch, Deputy CEO of Sailors’ Society, said: “Seafarers are the lifeblood of world trade and our latest Wellness at Sea conference Read More…

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation.

Liberia is the largest flag state to support the push by Australia, which will lead to a submission to the IMO Council meeting in July calling into question the existing role of the IMO Council and the IMO Assembly, Read More…

Schulte Group affirms long-standing commitment to Cypriot shipping sector in meeting with President of Cyprus

The Chairman of the Schulte Group, Dr Heinrich Schulte, underlined his long-term commitment to the Cypriot shipping industry when he met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, last Monday (11th June).

Dr Schulte was accompanied by his son Johann Schulte, Yiannis Sykas, CEO of newly formed Hanseatic Capital Management, and Charis Charilaou, Director of Bernard Schulte (Cyprus).

At Read More…

Maritime Cook Islands makes positive progress to be on Tokyo MOU White List

The Cook Islands flag, operated by ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), has shown positive flag state performance, as reported in the latest report on Port State Control in the Asia Pacific Region by Tokyo MOU.

In the recently published report, Cook Islands reported a decrease in the number of inspections with deficiencies; from 27 in 2016 to 20 in 2017. Number of deficiencies has also seen a significant decrease Read More…

The Swedish Club appoints five new Board members

The Swedish Club announced at its AGM last week that it has appointed five new Board members.

The following new Board members were elected, bringing with them a wealth of experience from many sectors of the shipping industry: Dr Zou Yingying, Deputy General Legal Counsel and General Manager of the Legal Department of China Merchants Energy Shipping; Gu Zhongdong, Deputy Managing Director of Cosco Shipping Lines; Capt Thanasis C. Beis, Read More…

Travis Monson Becomes CEO at Callisto Agency Systems Co

Shipping agency software supplier Callisto Agency Systems Co has appointed a new CEO to take its A3 product, which is designed to reduce the administrative workload and improve efficiencies for ship agencies, to the next level.

After 15 years with Monson Agencies Australia, and over 26 years in the shipping agency business, Travis Monson has now taken the helm at Callisto Agency Systems, a London-based company which delivers a cloud-based Read More…