Marshall Islands first to adopt new standards for PMSCs

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has informed those companies with vessels under its flag that “effective 1st January 2016, companies shall engage only those PMSCs that are certified to the new ISO 28007-1:2015 standard by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) authorised certification body”. The Marshall Islands, the world’s third largest registry with a […]

Global shipping industry will support further CO2 reduction measures at IMO

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commented on the latest draft UNFCCC text saying it would be helpful for the new agreement to reiterate the vital role of the UN International Maritime Organization in the development of further measures to reduce shipping’s CO2 emissions. ICS, which has represented global ship operators throughout the UN Climate Change […]

European ship owners want shipping reintroduced in COP21 text

European ship owners join the European Commission, MEPs and various stakeholders in calling for shipping to be brought back in the text currently negotiated in the context of the COP21 climate talks in Paris. “The talks in Paris are a unique opportunity to give a clear signal to the Member States of the International Maritime […]

Paddy Rodgers named Connecticut Maritime Association Commodore 2016

Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav,  has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2016. Mr Rodgers follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore.  The 2016 Commodore Award will be presented on 23rd March, 2016 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime […]

BV issues international pilotage certification to Port of Cork

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued its first certificate under the ISPO (International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations) standard of best practice for pilots and pilot organisations to the Pilotage Authority, Port of Cork, Ireland. The certification covers the Pilotage services and Vessel Traffic Management System. The ISPO is an accessible industry specific standard, managed […]

Wärtsilä enables two icebreakers to operate in super arctic conditions

Two new Aker Arctic designed icebreakers, under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard in Russia, will have their main power provided by Wärtsilä generating sets. The ships are being built for Gazprom Neft based in StPetersburg, Russia. The contract was agreed between Wärtsilä and Ruselprom Group and was signed in October. The new icebreakers will […]

MSC’s Vago to remain at CLIA Europe’s helm

The CLIA Europe Board, which is in charge of providing strategic direction to Europe’s cruise industry association, has voted to reappoint Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as CLIA Europe Chairman. First appointed to lead the European branch of the Cruise Lines International Association in November 2013, Mr Vago has recently completed his two-year […]