MPHRP saddened by death of another seafarer as a victim of piracy

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has responded to the latest Pirate Attack as a Vietnam bitumen tanker has been attacked and a crew member murdered. A Tanker the Vietnam flagged M/T VP Asphalt 2, carrying 2,300 tons of bitumen, with 16 Vietnamese crew members aboard, sailing from Singapore, bound for Go Dau, Vietnam, […]

ICS publishes new chemical tanker safety guide

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) replaces the previous edition issued in 2002. ICS recommends that a copy […]

ISS announces regulatory changes for San Lorenzo, Argentina

Inchcape Shipping Services is issuing guidance about new towage regulations affecting the port of San Lorenzo in Argentina. Effective from 15th December, and in accordance with local Coast Guard regulation PZBP R17 N° 07/14, all vessels mooring at the terminals Axion, Chacabuco (YPF), Nidera, Tránsito, Pampa and Dempa will have to use tug boats for […]

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieves ISO 28001:2007 Certification for Khalifa Port Container Terminal

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, has been awarded the exclusive and prestigious ISO 28001:2007 Certification in Security Management Systems. The stringent international standards are designed to demonstrate that port operators give the highest priority to security and professionalism in order to safeguard the international supply chain – vital […]