More States urged to ratify the London Protocol

Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea in order to ensure the universal application of its precautionary approach towards protection of the marine environment. The London Protocol, which currently has 47 Contracting States and has been in force since 2006, prohibits all dumping of […]

Cargo liquefaction a problem for bulk terminals, warns ABTO Chief

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has warned that cargo liquefaction – an issue commonly associated with the seaborne transportation of unprocessed mineral ores and concentrates – is also an issue which bulk terminals need to pay attention to. Speaking at the ICHCA ISP76 panel meeting in London last week, ABTO Chief Executive Ian Adams, […]

IUMI’s education programme receives boost from Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

At the annual International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) conference in Genova, which got underway yesterday (Monday), IUMI President Dieter Berg received a generous donation of €100,000 from the Hong Kong Federation of Insurer’s (HKFI) to support IUMI’s new education programme. The education progamme is a key IUMI objective and the Association believes it is […]

Abu Dhabi Ports continues its double-digit growth journey in H1 2016 results

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has seen a successful first half of 2016 with new remarkable results announced today (Tuesday). This comes in parallel with the prosperous economic growth witnessed in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, reaffirming its prestigious commercial status […]

Updated Ballast Water Guide keeps pace with evolving regulatory requirements

Classification society ABS has updated the ABS Guide for Ballast Water Treatment to support industry in the design and installation of ballast water management solutions that meet both regulatory and operational requirements. “As vessel owners and operators prepare for the implementation of the recently ratified IMO (International Maritime Organization) Ballast Water Management Convention, they need […]

ITF: guarded welcome for Cambodia FOC promises

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is giving a guarded welcome to the Cambodian government’s promise to turn its maritime flag into a genuine national ship register. ITF maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith stated: “In May the government said it was abolishing the register entirely. Since then they have suggested they will decisively act to transform […]

IMRF Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme will involve 13 European rescue organisations

For the fifth consecutive year, rescue volunteers from European nations are to participate next week in a seven-day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). The well-established programme will include representatives from 13 countries and nine will host a full exchange seven days in their respective locations with each country […]

Dr Al Nuaimi to inaugurate MARACAD 2016, the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime will inaugurate MARACAD 2016 the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo today (Tuesday) at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. MARACAD 2016, which is organised by Cham Events, has been […]