Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) continues its growth

With Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.) and Seaspan Ship Management, Vancouver (Canada), two more major players within the Container Shipping Industry have joined the Forum recently, increasing the number of CSSF members to 13. Further, the former membership of Univan Ship Management is continued by the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group from Hong Kong, following the […]

Korean Register to deliver statutory services in India

Classification society Korean Register (KR) has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to deliver services on behalf of the Indian flag administration, carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates according to international conventions. KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys and audits and to issue certificates […]

ATPI Group expands network with appointment of new partners in Turkey and Poland

Travel management and events business the ATPI Group has continued its global expansion with the signing of new partners in Turkey and Poland. In Turkey the ATPI Group has appointed travel management company Tatil Sepeti with offices on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait and one in Antalya on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. In Poland, […]

Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) announces voluntary liquidation

After five distinguished years of representing the private maritime security industry, the Directors of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry Ltd (SAMI) have made the decision to put the company into voluntary liquidation. SAMI was formed when piracy and hijackings off the coast of Somalia prevailed, but since the first members joined in April […]

Marine Environment Protection Committee meets

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is meeting for its 69th session (18th-22nd April). Among the items on a busy agenda, the MEPC is set to consider the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, which is close to reaching entry into force criteria. There will […]

Port of Hamburg rail network setting European benchmark

In their “Best route market study for containerised imports to South Germany”, published at the beginning of March, the Drewry Group’s supply-chain consultants investigated via which ports containers imported from Shanghai can be transported fastest and cheapest to southern Germany, ie. Munich, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Ulm and Nuremberg. In almost all markets under consideration, Hamburg comes […]

IMO Ambassador attends reception in Tenerife

Captain Antonio M Padrón y Santiago, IMO Maritime Ambassador and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, attended the traditional reception onboard the Juan Sebastian De Elcano together with representatives of several maritime institutions of Tenerife. Among other authorities represented were present Prof Nicolas Marichal, Dean of the Polytechnic School of Engineering (University of La Laguna), Dr Antonio […]

Crowley takes delivery of Louisiana, third Jones Act tanker with LNG capability

Crowley Maritime took delivery today of Louisiana, the third of four new, Jones Act product tankers being built for the company by Philly Shipyard, the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. The delivery marks another highpoint for Crowley’s petroleum services group as its tankers are at the forefront of the industry for their potential […]

Charity publishes new guidance on voluntary rescue and criminalisation

Maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea has today (Tuesday) published new independent guidance for volunteer maritime rescuers for their awareness of the potential risks of criminalisation when planning for and facilitating rescues at sea. The free guidance is as equally applicable to NGOs and civil society organisations, as it is to private shipmasters. […]