SMI Newsdesk Archives

Breakbulk Europe opens today

Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen today (Tuesday) to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries. A Welcome Reception will be held this evening, followed by two days of exhibition, conference programming and networking activities.

Breakbulk Europe 2019 returned to Bremen for a second year and will be held in the same location in 2020. With Read More…

NCS West Africa announces launch in Nigeria

There is a growing need for dedicated local support for the users of Electronic Fuel Management Systems (EFMS) in Nigeria. NCS WA will be the first-ever subsidiary for Nautical Control Solutions, LP, the makers of FUELTRAX, and will provide the first EFMS maintenance and calibration facility in WestAfrica.

A  head  office  has  been  established  in  Victoria  Island,  Lagos,  with  a  facility  in  Onne,  Port  Harcourt.  The services  to  be  offered  Read More…

Port of Hamburg – strong first-quarter growth powers upswing

Germany’s largest universal port, Hamburg, is again on a growth path, achieving a distinct advance in the first quarter of 2019 with seaborne cargo throughput ahead by 6% at 34.6 million tons. Both general cargo throughput at 23.9 million tons – up 5.4% – and bulk cargo throughput at 10.7 million tons – up 7.5% – rose substantially in the first three months.

The 6.4% increase in container handling to Read More…

Danica manages another Ultramax newbuilding

Crew management specialist Danica Crewing Services has announced it has taken on the crew management of a further newbuilding Ultramax Port Kyushu for Lisbon-headquartered Portline Bulk International.

The 62,550dwt Port Kyushu, on her maiden voyage from Japan to Canada, was delivered by Oshima Shipbuilding Company, Japan, on 16th May. The Liberian-flagged bulk carrier brings Danica’s fleet of crew managed vessels to 25.

Delivery of the Port Kyushu follows the entering Read More…

HFW helps BIMCO draft industry’s first offshore decommissioning contract

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft an industry standard offshore decommissioning contact.

The contract – DISMANTLECON – has been approved by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee and will be released at the end of June, along with guidance notes.

It can be used for removal of any offshore field architecture, including pipelines, mattresses, manifolds, jackets, topsides, platforms and monopole structures.

HFW is the only law firm on Read More…

Port of Tyne Say the Tyne Is Right

Offshore wind could provide 30% of Britain’s electricity generation by 2030, and the Port of Tyne is perfectly placed to support this growing renewable sector.

Announcing that the ‘Tyne is right’ to utilise its location, within 100 nautical miles of Dogger Bank, Hornsea, Seagreen and Sofia, the Port of Tyne is increasing their offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers.

The Port of Tyne is nearing the final phase of a Read More…

Post-Brexit port preparation a priority

Departure from the EU could be fast approaching, and leading AEO compliance specialists, VARTAN, is urging UK ports to get their customs compliance ‘house in order’. HMRC and Border Force need to know that consignments do not leave the port until they have been customs cleared and have no holds on them. ‘Unlawful removal’, in all probability will lead to civil penalties.

UK Ports of Entry have been given Read More…

Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping and Korean Register for inventory of IHM services

Verifavia Shipping and the Korean Register (KR) have been contracted by Zeaborn Ship Management to perform Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) preparation and certification for more than 100 vessels.

The vessels are managed by Zeaborn Ship Management and must be IHM compliant to meet the terms of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and the Hong Kong (HK) International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

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International shipping on track to meet 2030 CO2 reduction target following critical UN IMO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowner associations – remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  This follows important decisions made by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) which met in London this week.

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Shine the spotlight on exceptional team members and game-changing innovations, says IMRF

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) Awards 2019 are now open for nominations, offering a chance to recognise incredible people, new innovations and technologies that make saving lives at sea possible, even in the most difficult and demanding circumstances.

Captain Nikifor Guerchev (pictured), a winner of The IMRF Vladimir Maksimov Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Maritime SAR Sector in 2018, and chairman of BULSAR, the Bulgarian maritime search and Read More…

Palau records 0% detention with USCG

The world’s fastest growing digital ship registry has recorded a zero percentage detention record with the United States Coastguard (USCG) in the latest figures issued for 2016-2018 Port State Control examinations.

The USCG targets flags for additional Port State Control examinations if their detention ratio scores are higher than the three-year rolling average detention record. In the latest figures published recently, Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) recorded an impressive overall Read More…

Euronav selects SQLearn’s e-learning courses and system for its training needs

SQLearn has announced its collaboration with the large tanker company Euronav, providing e-learning courses from its Dolphin Library and Dolphin System for the EURONAV Ship Management Hellas & SAS operating fleet of 52 vessels.

“In our continuous effort to provide our crew with specialised training, we at Euronav are pleased to select SQLearn as one of our providers. Through its innovative suite of e-learning products and services, SQLearn adds to Read More…