London P&I Club says consistent approach to publication management is essential

The London P&I Club says its inspectors have consistently noted negative findings in connection with the management of ships’ chart folios and associated publications, as well as concern over the approach adopted by deck officers to the management of external navigational warning information from SAT-C and Navtex. The most common finding is the lack of […]

Moore Stephens warns on dangers of diving unprepared into shipping pools

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned ship owners and operators to check carefully the financial, tax and jurisdictional implications of participating in shipping pool arrangements. Shipping partner Michael Simms said: “Shipping pools can be an attractive option, particularly in difficult markets and during periods of economic uncertainty. Interest in the concept generally […]

North P&I Club encourages members to use Seagull’s crew evaluation system

North P&I Club is encouraging its ship owner members to consider the crew evaluation and benchmarking service offered by Seagull Maritime through an exclusive partnership between the two organisations. The initiative is part of a pioneering campaign by North to support its members in their aim to attract, recruit and retain the ‘right crew’ for […]

IMRF calls for nominations for the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O. (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards 2017. An estimated 400,000 lives are lost in the world’s waters every year, a number that would be much higher without the outstanding work done by individuals and teams in the maritime search and rescue […]

Advances in connectivity and digital transformation creating new opportunities for maritime procurement

The significant opportunities that can be realised by utilising developments in connectivity to drive e-procurement within the maritime sector was the key theme at the annual Smart Procurement Conference organised by ShipServ, the maritime e-procurement platform. With continued global economic challenges, and a rapidly changing market, there was widespread consensus that the digitalisation of procurement […]

Registrations open for Nor-Shipping 2017 charity fun run

Nor-Shipping has opened registration for this year’s 5k charity fun run which aims to raise £100,000 for Nor-Shipping’s 2017 partner charity, the Mission to Seafarers, the maritime welfare charity offering emergency assistance and practical support to seafarers. The non-competitive 5k run will begin at 5pm on Monday 29th May, taking a scenic route around Oslo […]

DNV GL wins DAkkS accreditation as EU MRV verifier

Classification society DNV GL has gained the accreditation from German accreditation body DAkkS to verify compliance with the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. The regulation, part of the EU’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, requires operators to monitor and report on CO2 emissions based on ship fuel consumption. It applies to […]

Gibdock secures Quality and Environmental recognition

After an intensive 10-month review and upgrade of operating processes across the company, Gibdock has made the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard, and from ISO 14001:2008 to the ISO 14001:2015 environmental standard. The Gibraltar yard has completed both transitions long in advance of the mandatory date of September […]

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic shipping – report

A report published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to the cost of moving to safer fuels, that transitioning to these safer fuels is the only […]