9.2 million tonnes of trade handled through the Port of Cork in 2016

Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Import figures remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and the subsequent cessation of exporting lead and zinc through the Port of Cork in 2016. […]

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (Wednesday) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require ship owners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes […]

MISC Berhad hosts commencement ceremony for FSO Benchamas 2 Project

MISC Berhad today (Wednesday) celebrated the commencement of FSO Benchamas 2 conversion, in a ceremony at MMHE West Yard, Pasir Gudang. In attendance were the vessel charterer, conversion contractors and the vessel operator which included the guest of honour, the President of Chevron Offshore (Thailand) (COTL), Pairoj Kaweeyanun as well as representatives from COTL, Malaysia […]

IMO Maritime Day theme launched at the Port of Felixstowe

The theme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) World Maritime Day 2017 has been launched by IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim during a visit to the Port of Felixstowe. ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ has key objectives to improve cooperation between ports and ships and develop a closer partnership between the two sectors. It will […]

MLC abandonment provisions come into force

New rules come into force today (Wednesday) to help protect seafarers onboard vessels if they are abandoned. As from 18th January, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) requires ship owners to have insurance to assist crew members. All ships, to which the Convention applies, whose flag states have ratified the MLC, must have the insurance […]

Rotterdam Offshore Group expands its operational capabilities

Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) has announced that as of January 2017, it has started to upgrade its facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. ROG has acquired the neighbouring land and buildings to its existing premises allowing the significant expansion of their quayside, storage as well as office capabilities. ROG will now be able to accommodate vessels […]

Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount at the Port of Gothenburg

Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on the port charges. This represents an increase of 83% on the previous year and heading the discount list are Donsö-based shipping companies Tärntank Ship Management and Furetank, whose vessels are powered by liquefied natural gas. The Port of Gothenburg […]