SMI Newsdesk Archives

Istanbul hosts ISSA Convention

The bustling city of Istanbul played host to the 63rd Annual Convention of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association.

Organised by ISSA and the Turkish Ship Suppliers Association (TURSSA), the two-day event, held on the 23rd and 24th November at Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel, attracted two distinguished Guests of Honour – Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Chamber of Shipping President, Tamer Kiran.

As always, Convention provided Read More…

The Swedish Club maintains 0% general increase

For the fourth year in succession The Swedish Club has announced a 0% general increase for the forthcoming P&I year.

The decision was made by the Club’s board in consideration of the general market view that premiums are not in proportion with expected claims outcome.

Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of The Swedish Club says: “In a number of shipping sectors the market remains weak and we have a commitment to Read More…

ABS and KOMERI lead industry in advancing safety of LNG as fuel

In an industry first, ABS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow ship owners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard.

“ABS is proud to partner Read More…

Tindall Riley to sell its Carina Fixed P&I Product to The MECO Group

Following a strategic review of its operations, Tindall Riley (TR) has agreed to sell Carina, its fixed premium P&I Managing General Agent (MGA), to The MECO Group for an undisclosed sum. Set up by TR in 2012, Carina is a successful and well managed specialised fixed premium P&I provider.

The terms of sale are agreed, but the transfer will only complete once all the regulatory and underwriting approvals have been Read More…

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.

Delegates were first treated to a song commemorating IMO’s 70th anniversary (since the Convention establishing IMO was adopted in 1948) as well as the MSC 100 session. Then a specially-commissioned Read More…

SEA Europe and ECSA are pleased with EU’s actions on trade-distortive South Korean measures in shipping and shipbuilding

Today (6th December), the EU and South Korea will discuss the South Korean shipping and shipbuilding state subsidies measures in the context of the EU – South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) implementation. SEA Europe and ECSA highly welcome these discussions, as European shipbuilding and maritime equipment industry and European ship owners need a global level playing field and benefit from fair trade and competition as well as open markets.

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Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet just in time for peak reefer cargo season

Crowley Logistics has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its industry-leading equipment fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season beginning in Central America.

The additional units, all 40ft-long, high cubes built to Crowley’s exacting standards, further demonstrates the company’s focus on offering customers the most reliable and efficient equipment in the market. These units have wireless asset monitoring technology, which will provide continuous monitoring of Read More…

Busy Autumn sets A&P Falmouth up for strong 2019

A&P Falmouth has experienced one of its busiest Autumn seasons on record, thanks to a flurry of ferry and commercial projects.

Ferry operators Condor Ferries, Red Funnel, Torpoint, Sandbanks Ferry, and Wightlink are all calling on A&P Falmouth’s expertise for annual repairs and maintenance.  In recent weeks, Condor Liberation, Plym II, Bramblebush Bay and Red Funnel’s Red Falcon have all been in A&P’s dry dock in Falmouth.

A number of Read More…

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with eight ROs to support IMO DCS verification

Verifavia, emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), has announced eight new cooperation agreements with Recognized Organisations (ROs), supporting the verification of data for the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Data Collection System (DCS) regulation.

ROs including Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (Class IBS), Intermaritime Certifications Services (ICS Class), International Naval Survey Bureau (INSB Class), Marine Consultants, Surveys & Naval Register (MACOSNAR), Overseas Marine Certification Services (OMCS Class), Panama Read More…

Radio Holland and SRH Marine Group launch Global Strategic Service Partnership

After a longstanding relationship SRH Marine Group and Radio Holland Group signed a Global Strategic Service Partnership on 30th November, in Piraeus at the office of SRH. Under this agreement, Radio Holland will provide Global On Demand Services and technical assistance to SRH customers for Navigation and Communication equipment.

John Laderos, CEO of SRH Marine Group said: “This partnership, which is a mutual promise of a fruitful cooperation between our Read More…

Geo-data specialist Fugro selects ATPI as travel management partner for corporate and crew travel

Fugro and ATPI formalised a new agreement for global travel management services, following an intensive bid process between a large number of Travel Management Companies over a 12-month period.

Fugro awarded the contract to ATPI based on its worldwide marine and energy sector expertise, specialist tools and processes, and a well-balanced service contract. The new global agreement commences on 1st January 2019.

ATPI will manage travel for scientists, engineers and Read More…

On course towards administrative simplification for shipping

ECSA and the World Shipping Council (WSC) welcome the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment by Transport Ministers yesterday.

European co-legislators have been working intensively to reduce the administrative burden shipping faces. This burden stems from today’s unharmonised and inefficient reporting obligations and mechanisms within the EU. ECSA and WSC are pleased with the progress being made in both Council and Read More…