SMI Newsdesk Archives

ABS classes world’s first next generation LNG carrier

ABS has confirmed that the ABS-classed Diamond Gas Orchid, the world’s first “Sayaringo STaGE” next generation LNG carrier, has been delivered to Diamond LNG Shipping, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).

“As a global leader in LNG, ABS is proud to support continued innovation in the sector and help advance another industry first,” said ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Jamie Read More…

Garrets International and Sailors’ Society scholarship enables student to pursue career at sea

An aspiring chef has been selected as the second beneficiary of a maritime education scholarship co-funded by Sailors’ Society and Garrets International, and administered by Homer Foundation.

Kristina Kamatoy, 18, from Quezon in The Philippines, was awarded the scholarship to train at the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) in Manila. The Sailors’ Society – Homer Foundation Scholarship enables Filipino students from underprivileged backgrounds to pursue culinary careers Read More…

Drydocks World – Dubai initiates health care campaign for employees

Drydocks World – Dubai organised a health care campaign in cooperation with Al Baraha Hospital and Dubai Health Authority. Employees benefited from medical tests, examinations, information and health advice from doctors and experts at 12 stations covering: safety, nutrition, urology, dermatology, physiotherapy, pharmacy, accident and emergency. This annual health care campaign aims to bring specialist medical services and educational awareness to the yard’s large workforce, in order to promote healthy Read More…

IMO releases Circular MEPC 1/Circ. 877 to Member States for the use of ε-ORB software on Liberian flagged ships

The IMO, in accordance with the provisions of Article 11 of MARPOL, has circulated details of the Liberian Government’s letter confirming that it has approved the use of Prevention at Sea’s Oil Record Book software, called the ε-ORB, on all Liberian registered vessels as an alternative to the traditional hard copy oil record books under MARPOL Annex 1, regulations 17 (Part I) and 36 (Part II).

The IMO’s circular has Read More…

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) appoints Verifavia to provide IMO DCS verification services to its global fleet

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has signed an agreement with Verifavia (UK) and Verifavia SARL to act as independent verifiers and to conduct IMO DCS verification services for the registry’s worldwide fleet.

Verifavia is a worldwide environmental verification, certification and auditing body for aviation and maritime transport and will work with PISR as independent verifiers to provide IMO Data Collection System (DCS) verification services to Palau-flagged vessels. The DCS reporting Read More…

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and World Maritime University strengthen cooperation in fight against piracy and sea robbery

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) and World Maritime University (WMU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in the shared interest in increasing the knowledge of the evolving situation of piracy and sea robbery in Asia.

The cooperation will see ReCAAP ISC share its Asian experience in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships with the next generation of maritime leaders pursuing Read More…

Reducing CO2 emissions to zero – ICS publishes new insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new publication to endorse the recent adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its ambitious strategy for phasing-out CO2 emissions from the international shipping sector – a historic agreement which the global industry, as represented by ICS, fully supports.

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero explains what the high levels of ambition agreed by IMO Member States could mean for Read More…

VIKING boosts support for Japanese ship owners

Having obtained Japanese government approval to supply liferafts to Japanese-flagged vessels and carry out final assembly in the country, maritime safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is establishing a local subsidiary and employing staff to bring new value to Japanese ship owners and managers.

VIKING Japan builds upon an alliance with MOL Techno-Trade that began five years ago when VIKING’s products were first added to the maritime supplier’s Read More…

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments

Ocean plastics, coastal resilience and the Blue Economy were high on the agenda at the G7 summit in Canada earlier this month, where a commitment to support and drive ocean science and sustainability was signed. The Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities sets out G7 commitments on ocean plastics, and creates a blueprint for the development of a more sustainable and climate-resilient future for oceans and Read More…

Shipping technology startup CargoMate close £500,000 seed round

Shipping technology startup CargoMate has closed a £500,000 seed investment round. The investment allows the company to continue the development of its port call optimisation platform for container ships and expand the number of shipping companies it works with.

CargoMate, which has been piloting its technology with a major ship operator since December 2017, says it can reduce turnaround time for container ships in port by providing real-time port productivity Read More…

Maritime Cook Islands promotes careers in maritime on Day of the Seafarer

Maritime Cook Islands commemorated Day of the Seafarer with the first Cook Islands Maritime careers expo.

The ship registry initiated and organised the event together with several Cook Islands government bodies including Cook Islands Ministry of Education, Ports Authority and Cook Islands Tourism.

The event, held at Avatiu Wharf, allowed attendees to explore a spectrum of career opportunities that are available within the maritime industry, both locally and internationally.

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Ten years after, shipping industry confidence holds firm

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-May 2018 according to the latest Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.

The average confidence level expressed by respondents was unchanged at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10.0 recorded in February 2018.  Confidence on the part of owners was also sustained at a four-year high, of 6.6, while managers’ confidence was up from 6.4 to Read More…