BV publishes Ballast Water Management Systems guidance

 Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on Ballast Water Management Systems. Guidance Note NI 538 is intended to help ship owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers facing complex choices when deciding how to implement the IMO International Convention on Ballast Water Management and also local rules on ballast water which apply in some […]

Carbon Positive launches programme for ship owners and operators

Carbon Positive, the carbon management consultancy for the maritime sector, has launched its Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS). The programme, which is specifically designed to support ship owners, ship managers and operators, will enable a reduction in CO2 emissions through a tailored carbon strategy; future proofing against impending regulations whilst exploiting immediate commercial benefits. […]


Simplifying the bridge environment must be one of the greatest challenges faced by the shipping industry. That is why international chart specialist  Thomas Gunn has teamed up with Regs4ships, to provide a complete bridge solution for the navigator, offering Regs4ships digital maritime regulations incorporated into its streamed Voyager navigational data management system. Ship operators are […]

IBIA to engage in LNG issues

The International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) board has taken a formal decision to “become more closely engaged in LNG matters”. The move was announced at last week’s IBIA’s Annual Convention, held in Barcelona, by its acting chief executive Trevor Harrison. He told delegates that the association would become more involved in the ongoing discussions on […]

LR and UK P&I Club advise over the safe use of lifting appliances

Lloyd’s Register has published a new pocket guide to help ship owners and operators understand the importance of professional maintenance and survey preparation for marine lifting appliances. The new guide – Survey and Examination of Ships’ Lifting Appliances – is the latest in Lloyd’s Register’s series of pocket guides that have been produced in conjunction […]