European ship owners welcome CO2 deal for aviation and look forward to positive decisions at IMO

European ship owners welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) agreement reached yesterday (Thursday) on a new global market-based measure to control Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation. “We congratulate our aviation colleagues with this new milestone in reducing GHG emissions from global transport sectors”, said ECSA President Niels Smedegaard. “We are confident […]

ClassNK and the Liberian Registry begin trials for electronic certificates system

ClassNK has begun operational trials for ClassNK e-Certificate – which is says is the world’s first comprehensive system to provide ships’ class certificates and statutory certificates issued on behalf of flag states in electronic format. The use of electronic certificates is expected to bring about significant benefits for shipping companies by reducing the administrative burden […]

Nautisk appoints new sub-distributor in Spain

Global chart distributor Nautisk has appointed SEAMAPS as a new sub-distributor, serving Algeciras and the surrounding areas. The Spanish supplier will service local customers with core navigational products and services direct from Nautisk including Admiralty charts and publications in both paper and digital format. SEAMAPS will also offer a number of solutions developed by Nautisk […]

No reprieve for multipurpose shipping until 2018

The last three months have been some of the worst the multipurpose and project carrier sector has endured in living memory. The breakbulk and project cargo sector remain weak, with little suggestion that volumes will improve significantly until the end of 2017, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by […]

Counter-piracy measures still needed

Merchant shipping should continue to take protective measures against possible piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the western Indian Ocean through diligent application of IMO guidance and Best Management Practices (BMPs). IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and Operation Commander Major General Rob Magowan of the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, which operates off the […]