Five pilot projects for Green Coastal Shipping programme chosen

DNV GL and 25 partners from the Norwegian maritime industry and the Norwegian authorities have presented the five pilot projects that will be pursued as part of Norway’s Green Coastal Shipping Programme. The programme aims to encourage the research and implementation of green technology concepts in the country’s shipping sector. The pilot projects include several […]

Maritime Cyprus Conference – Day 3

The subject of ‘Shipping – New World Order’ was the discussion on the third day of the Maritime Cyprus 2015 Conference today (Wednesday) in Limassol. The topic was divided into two parts, the first one examining ‘Geopolitical Developments v Shipping’ while the second looked at ‘Markets Oracle’. The first discussion relating to ‘Geopolitical Developments v […]

Report sets out women seafarers’ health and wellbeing concerns

A new report designed to identify key areas of concern for women seafarers will be the centrepiece of a meeting on the health and wellbeing of women working at sea, to be held in London tomorrow (Thursday). The new Women Seafarers’ Health and Welfare Survey is a joint initiative by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and […]

Greencarrier Freight Services and CMA-CGM Scandinavia reduce joint CO2 emissions by 30%

The logistics company Greencarrier Freight Service and shipping company CMA-CGM Scandinavia have initiated a long-term collaboration project to cut their joint CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020. This will be achieved by developing new and sustainable logistics solutions that will also be made available on the market. One example is a joint solution involving sea […]

ISS wins new Asia-Pacific contract with Cheniere

Inchcape Shipping Services has won a new hub agency contract for the Asia-Pacific with LNG energy giant, Cheniere Energy.  Under the major two-year contract, ISS will manage approximately 100 port calls annually for Cheniere Energy across the Asia-Pacific, with the first already successfully completed in China. Cheniere Energy is developing LNG export terminals along the […]

Chemical tanker owner fails in claim against agent for low-sulphur fuel costs

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which the owner of a chemical tanker made an unsuccessful claim against a port agent for costs incurred in taking on additional low-sulphur fuel at a European port. The port agent was appointed by the owners of the chemical tanker to attend the vessel in […]

Malaysia considering regional cooperation and armed guards

Maritime security company MAST has welcomed news that Malaysia is considering regional cooperation and armed guards onboard ships but warns that the burden of responsibility will still be with shipping companies to protect their assets and crews. In response to the ongoing threat of piracy, Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed suggested that […]

IUMI conference raises concerns over “mutual recognition”

Concerns were raised yesterday (Tuesday) by marine insurers at IUMI’s annual conference in Berlin over the potential impact of “mutual recognition” by classification societies acting as EU Recognised Organisations (ROs). Classification societies can be individually approved by EU flag states to operate as EU Recognised Organisations and this gives them authority to carry out statutory […]

Maritime Cyprus holds Young Executives Session

The Young Executives Session of the Maritime Cyprus conference took place yesterday (Tuesday), with great success and attendance, for the fifth time. The young executives (aged under 40) were presented with the opportunity to discuss and exchange views and perspectives on the subject ‘Challenge the Leadership Process’. The discussion sought to examine what the challenges, […]