SMI Newsdesk Archives

The Swedish Club starts a Loss Prevention revolution

The next generation of Loss Prevention has arrived. A pilot project from The Swedish Club means that ship owners can now be offered real time personalised loss prevention, tailored to their location, and voyage profile.

Trade Enabling Loss Prevention (TELP) allows The Swedish Club to use a combination of the latest automatic identification system (AIS) technology coupled with solid statistics and expertise built up over years to map a risk Read More…

ExxonMobil introduces its 0.50% sulphur marine fuels range – EMF.5

ExxonMobil has introduced EMF.5, its range of Engineered Marine Fuels developed ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50% sulphur cap. All the fuels in the range are specifically engineered to help vessel operators comply with the 2020 regulations without compromising on quality.

All EMF.5 fuels announced to date are compatible with each other, provided that bunkering, storage and handling best practice guidance is followed. The fuels also offer Read More…

Optimarin sees revenues double in first six months of 2019 as markets, segments and after sales accelerate

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin reports positive developments in the market today, with the first six months of 2019 showing a year-on-year doubling of revenues, orders and a substantial increase in EBITDA. In addition, the Norwegian-headquartered globally leading company, has recorded increased business activity in key shipping areas such as North West Europe, South East Asia and the Mediterranean, while segments such as offshore are showing signs of recovery.

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Eleven drowning deaths hit home the importance of lifejacket wear

Eleven people, who drowned in 2018, might be alive today had they been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. This is one of the main findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel who met earlier this year to discuss last year’s maritime fatalities.

The Panel reviewed 22 fatalities from 2018 and agreed that 11 lives could have been saved if they had been wearing a lifejacket.  This figure is slightly Read More…

European Space Agency to partner with One Sea Alliance on maritime digitalisation and autonomous shipping initiatives

A far reaching Memorandum of Intent covering future collaboration has been signed by the organisation orchestrating space programmes for 22 European countries and the coordinators of One Sea, the industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology.

The agreement, between One Sea coordinator DIMECC and the European Space Agency (ESA), sets out common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyse, enable and implement maritime digitalisation Read More…

BSM celebrates 40-year milestone of its Crew Service Centre in the Philippines

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Crew Service Centre in the Philippines (BSM CSC PH) last week at an appreciation dinner event held at Sofitel Plaza Manila, to thank its seafarers and shore staff for their contributions over the past 40 years.

Incorporated in 1979, BSM CSC PH is the oldest and largest of BSM’s 24 Crew Service Centres and is led by Narcissus Duran (President), Read More…

Ship manager calls for action to address seafarer suicides

Mental health awareness should be made a core component of first aid seafarer training, according to Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of ship manager Synergy Group.

Speaking last week at a day-long training session designed to further the understanding of mental health at sea, he told delegates in Mumbai, India, that more must be done to understand and alleviate the mental strains of life at sea as the dangers Read More…

Maritime Cook Islands Ship Registry appoints new CEO

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), an international ship registry, has appointed Angelos Chatzigeorgiou to succeed Glenn Armstrong as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1st July 2019.

Mr Armstrong, who has led the registry since 2006, has stepped down and will join the registry’s Board of Directors.

He said: “It is with great pride I now pass the baton to Angelos, a highly experienced finance professional, with nearly 25 years’ experience Read More…

ICS – six months’ countdown to the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

With six months to go until the implementation of the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated guidance to help ship owners comply with new UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations. Taking full effect on 1st January 2020 the legal framework will require merchant ships worldwide to use fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.50% or use alternative mitigation technologies.

Guy Platten, Secretary Read More…

First female President elected at Singapore Shipping Association

The Council of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) – the industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community – has made history by nominating the Association’s first-ever female President since its founding in 1985.

At SSA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 26th June 2019, the 2019/2021 Council elected Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine, as the Association’s President. Ms Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine as Read More…

MARITIME BLOCKCHAIN LABS AND RAINMAKING LAUNCH BLOCKCHAIN CONSORTIUM TO TACKLE MIS-DECLARATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS

Consortium to address perennial issue that accounts for nearly 25% of all serious incidents on board containerships

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), founded by blockchain technology and governance experts BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), today announced the  establishment of a consortium to explore the use of blockchain in tackling the significant risks and challenges associated with the declaration and handling of dangerous goods.

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North P&I Club Partners with Global Maritime Forum

North P&I Club joins maritime industry leaders in their commitment to shaping the future of the industry by partnering with the Global Maritime Forum.

The Global Maritime Forum is a global platform for high-level leaders from the entire maritime spectrum aiming to effect positive long-term change for the industry and for society. The Forum brings together leaders from across the maritime industry together with stakeholders such as regulators, policy Read More…