Ship owners reject proposals for ships to pay for EU ship recycling licences

Proposals to compel ships, regardless of flag, to pay for European Union ship recycling licences when calling at EU ports, will undermine efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve working and environmental conditions in developing nations, where most ship recycling yards are located. If proposals to establish an EU ship recycling fund are […]

Brexit: IBIA looks at implications for marine fuels market

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has today (Friday) published a paper examining the potential implications for ship operators and ports following the UK’s possible decision to leave the EU. Brexit and sulphur regulations – what now? looks at a range of scenarios including their impact on existing Emission Control Areas; the potential for the […]

Standard Bunker Contract under spotlight as industry experts begin review

Three of the world’s largest bunker suppliers, including World Fuel Supplies and Dan Bunkering, have joined a team of industry experts to review BIMCO’s standard bunker contract – BIMCO Terms 2015. Ship owners will be represented by Denmark-based J Lauritzen and Norden. Legal and P&I input comes from Clyde & Co and the North of […]

MARTHA findings discussed at maritime seminar

Captains suffer from fatigue and stress more than their crews; fatigue can result in long term physical and mental health issues, motivation decreases over the length of the voyage and that night watch keepers get significantly less total sleep than others on board were some of the key findings from MARTHA – the international research […]

Good preparation is essential to effective kidnap response management

The total number of kidnaps for ransom during 2016 in the Gulf of Guinea has already surpassed the total number of incidents recorded by the International Maritime Bureau for 2015, the Oceans Beyond Piracy Report has revealed. As a result, pressure is mounting on the industry to ensure that shipowners, ship management companies, Company Security […]

“Good preparation is essential to effective kidnap response management”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the importance of preparation in kidnap response management for shipping companies operating in West Africa “As the report by Oceans Beyond Piracy revealed, the total number of kidnaps for ransom during 2016 in the […]

ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control

Classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2015. PSC inspections ensure that vessels departing […]

Shipowners reject proposals for ships to pay for EU ship recycling licences

Proposals to compel ships, regardless of flag, to pay for European Union ship recycling licences when calling at EU ports, will undermine efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve working and environmental conditions in developing nations, where most ship recycling yards are located. If proposals to establish an EU ship recycling fund are […]

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