CO2 emission reduction measures must be global and apply equally to all ships

“We believe that shipping, together with all other industry sectors, must be part of the solution to limit the increase in global temperature, as we clearly are a global contributor to carbon emissions”, said ECSA President Niels Smedegaard, addressing a symposium on decarbonisation of shipping held in Antwerp yesterday (Tuesday). “The overall goal however must […]

Container transfers between different Maasvlakte terminals Rotterdam soon to become easier

In the near future, you will no longer require a physical Customs document to transfer containers from one Maasvlakte terminal to the other. The participating terminals (APMT, ECT and RWG) have made agreements to this end with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. This so-called ‘paperless transfer’ system considerably reduces the administrative workload – particularly […]

BSM enhances training hub in Cyprus with installation of new simulators

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has invested in a Full Mission Bridge and an Engine Room simulator for its training centre in Limassol, Cyprus. This state-of-the-art technology is the only one of its kind in Cyprus and will allow BSM to offer unparalleled training for the career development of its own officers, as well as external […]

Day of the Seafarer campaign: #AtSeaForAll

IMO is gearing up for its annual campaign to mark the Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day held each year on 25th June. The purpose of the Day is to celebrate the unsung heroes of shipping, the industry which underpins global trade on which we all rely to transport food, fuel, […]

Moore Stephens reports small rise in shipping confidence

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose slightly in the three months to May 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. In May 2016, the average confidence level expressed by respondents in the markets in which they operate was 5.1 on a scale of 1 […]