AkzoNobel launches consultancy tool to predict the impact of fouling control coatings on ship efficiency

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings brand, International, today (Thursday) announced the launch of Intertrac Vision, claimed to be the shipping industry’s first consultancy tool that provides accurate and transparent predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of fouling control coatings, prior to application. The advanced science that underpins Intertrac Vision has taken over four years to […]

Cyprus Maritime Administration confirms RS recognition

The Maritime Administration (MA) of the Republic of Cyprus has completed the audit of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) as a recognised organisation. Such audits are mandatory under the Code for Recognized Organizations (Res. MSC.349 (92)) that entered into force on 1st January 2015. The first agreement on delegation of authority between Cyprus […]

Professional recognition for Merchant Navy Engineer Officers, Marine Electro-Technology Officers and Deck Officers

Merchant Navy Officers will be able to register as professional engineers thanks to an initiative approved by the UK Engineering Council. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has announced that UK schemes for maritime education and training for Merchant Navy officers meet the academic standards required for registration as a professional engineer. […]

Chris Shirling-Rooke appointed as new CEO for Mersey Maritime

Chris Shirling-Rooke has been confirmed as the new CEO for Mersey Maritime following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Teasdale. Mr Shirling-Rooke, who joined Mersey Maritime as Commercial Director in 2013, took on the role of Acting CEO 12 months ago and, during that time, has been instrumental in forming strategic partnerships with key Mersey […]

Major revision of NYPE time charter party promises to be both balanced and comprehensive

BIMCO has today (Thursday) jointly issued the first revision of the New York Produce Exchange Time Charter (NYPE) since 1993, following three years of intensive discussions between BIMCO, copyright holder the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF). BIMCO, ASBA and the SMF have consulted with the industry globally […]

Port of Rotterdam handles 5.4% more goods

The handling of goods in the port of Rotterdam has increased by 5.4% in the first nine months of the year. Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “The growth is almost entirely due to the increase in the handling of crude oil and oil products. Most other types of goods were handled in […]

IRClass Academy delivers training for naval shipbuilding sector

IRClass Academy, the training arm of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has delivered a customised, six-day training programme on naval shipbuilding for the officers and members of the Warship Overseeing Team of the Indian Navy and managers from India’s leading naval shipyards. This initiative further strengthens IRClass’ ongoing engagement with the Indian Navy and […]

Port operations – risky business

The horrific explosions in the Chinese port of Tainjin illustrated vividly just how volatile port operations can be. But safety issues are only one facet of risk in the complex world of shipping ports. From piracy on the high seas to data thievery in port, players all along the shipping value chain need to be […]