IBIA finalises SOP for surveyors in Singapore to harmonise approach to MFMs

IBIA has finalised a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to help bunker surveyors identify their responsibilities when overseeing bunker deliveries involving Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) in Singapore. The SOP has been developed to address industry concerns and benefit all parties in the bunkering supply chain, and build trust in this new operating paradigm as Singapore moves […]

Transas delivers its standpoint on the future of maritime operations

Transas CEO, Frank Coles, has delivered the company’s standpoint on the future of maritime operations at the SMM 2016 in Hamburg. He opened the forum by summing up the situation of maritime technology market today, stating that: “Our industry today is awash with innovation, big data, unmanned ships, decision support tools, fuel saving applications and […]

Bureau Veritas recognises MSC Cruises with Safety Best Practices 2016 Award

International classification society Bureau Veritas has recognised MSC Cruises with the 2016 Special Safety Best Practices Award for the high level of voluntary-enhanced safety procedures implemented across its entire fleet. The Award follows the performance of additional drills witnessed by Bureau Veritas for better training and readiness of the crew in case of Fire, Damage […]

Wärtsilä presents its ‘visions of future shipping’

Wärtsilä has set out its visions for the future of the shipping industry. The work on future visions has been prompted by the inevitable effect that growing global energy demand and increasingly stringent environmental legislation to combat climate change will have on the shipping sector. Additionally, Wärtsilä assesses various emerging trends, such as sharing economies, […]

MedCruise endorses Mercy Ships as a Charity of Choice

MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, has recognised the work being carried out by Mercy Ships and aims to raise awareness of the need for greatly improved access to essential surgery in developing nations. MedCruise, its members that represent more than 100 ports in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Red Sea and near Atlantic, as […]

ICS Chairman sets three shipping challenges

At the annual International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Conference in London today (Wednesday) – in the presence of IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim – the new ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, suggested the shipping industry must respond proactively to three major challenges:  maintaining the authority of IMO; addressing the legitimate demand for even greater levels of environmental […]

Shipping must not underestimate physical risk posed by cyber-attack

The London P&I Club says the physical risk to ships from cyber-attack may not be as well understood by ship owners as those threats posed to traditional back-office functions such as accounting, payments and banking. In an article in the Club’s latest StopLoss Bulletin, Philip Roche, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright, notes that good […]

Mont Hope’s focus on efficiency leads to DNV GL’s ShipManager

Mont Hope Ship Management, a new and specialised company focusing on services for vessels engaged in energy segments, is implementing DNV GL’s integrated software system ShipManager on the entire fleet in order to optimise operations and improve performance. Mont Hope Ship Management is a new company, started in May 2015 and based in Kuala Lumpur, […]

Bureau Veritas classes first containership LNG fuel conversion

International classification society Bureau Veritas is to class the first containership LNG–fuel conversion. Haren/Ems-based Wessels Reederei is to convert one of its fleet of 1,036teu container vessels to LNG as fuel. Bureau Veritas will class the conversion, the first of a container vessel to LNG as fuel world-wide. The project is sponsored by the German […]