The Polar Code will protect the environment of the Arctic

The International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) will enter into force in January 2017 and applies to ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters. It covers the various environmental requirements and recommendations relating to oil, sewage, garbage, chemicals and invasive species providing for safe ship operation and protecting the environment. A […]

Arctic nations and NGOs call on UN shipping agency to drop world’s dirtiest fuel

As delegates gather next week in London for an International Maritime Organization meeting, a coalition of international non-governmental organisations, The Clean Arctic Alliance, is calling for an end to the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters. HFO is used by many ships operating in Arctic waters, and poses a severe risk to […]

Abu Dhabi Ports exhibits its latest digital services and solutions at GITEX Tech Week 2016

Abu Dhabi Ports is participating at GITEX Technology Week 2016 as part of the Abu Dhabi e-Government pavilion, along with other government entities to soft-launch its revolutionary Port Community System (PCS), Maqta Gateway, for the GITEX audience, and to showcase a few services of Maqta Gateway’s recently released Vessel Management System. During its participation at […]

Panama accedes to global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species

Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28%, with 53 Contracting Parties. The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8th September 2017 and will […]

Moore Stephens reports fourth successive year of decline in operating costs

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4% in 2015. This compares with the 0.8% average fall in costs recorded for 2014, and is the fourth successive overall year-on-year reduction in such costs. All categories of expenditure were down on those […]

Nakilat and Shell agree on LNG carrier management transition

Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL) a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakilat, today (Wednesday) signed an agreement with Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell) to begin the planned phased transition of the management of Nakilat’s LNG fleet from Shell to NSQL. Shell has provided a range of shipping services to Nakilat’s LNG fleet since […]

Shipping industry united in seeking further progress on CO2 at critical IMO meeting

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding the need for further progress on addressing the sector’s CO2 emissions. The […]

The Thomas Miller Robin Travis Scholarship 2016

The UK P&I Club has announced that Jan Döhle has been selected as this year’s Robin Travis Scholar. Mr Döhle has an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance and is qualified as a member of the Institute of chartered ship brokers.  He has already gained relevant shipping experience working for a ship operator in Germany […]

Transas calls for regulatory compliance for big data connectivity

Frank Coles, Transas CEO, has delivered a keynote speech calling for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to set standards of compliance for the communication connections between ship and shore or else create a significant cyber security risk. The speech on Connected Ships & Cybersecurity was delivered at the Shipping Insight Fleet Optimization Conference which took […]

Eagle Bulk Shipping and Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions receive SHIPPINGInsight Award

The 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award was presented to Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions, yesterday (Tuesday) at the SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut. The award is presented annually to honour a shipping company and its technology partners for the successful implementation of an innovative […]

Maersk Container Industry manufactures 4,000 new integrated reefers for Seatrade

Seatrade has selected Maersk Container Industry as the main supplier for its expanding reefer container fleet. The 4,000 new Star Cool Integrated reefers will be equipped with the latest technology to protect perishable cargo during long-distance transportation and keep energy consumption at a minimum. The order of 4,000 new Star Cool Integrated reefers from Maersk […]