Industry slams ‘unworkable’ European Parliament proposals

The world’s national shipowners’ associations in nearly 50 countries – represented by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) – have united to condemn proposed amendments, to be voted on by the European Parliament this week (likely on 18th April), on a new EU […]

HELMEPA completes 31st General Assembly of members

The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association’s (HELMEPA) 31st General Assembly of its Members was hosted by member-company CERES at its offices in Piraeus on Thursday 11th April 2013, in the same location in which the Association was founded 31 years ago. The Assembly unanimously approved the activities and financial status as presented by the auditors, […]

Wärtsilä to supply solutions for environmentally sustainable LNG carriers

Marine power solutions company Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a comprehensive solutions package for a series Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers being built for Danish operator Evergas, transporter of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids. The ships are being built at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China. In addition to […]

Victory for ILA as members ratify master agreement

In a significant victory for the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the ratification of a six-year master contract for dockworkers on 9th April was backed by every ILA local union and approved overwhelmingly by 88% of the more than 8,000 ILA members who voted at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The master contract was […]