ABS becomes a Recognized Organization for Italy

Classification society ABS has been authorised as a Recognized Organization (RO) for Italy, giving the organisation the ability to carry out statutory reviews and certifications on behalf of the Italian Flag Administration. “This authorisation strengthens our offering to Italian flag vessel owners and provides a compelling option as they consider their classification and RO partner,” […]

Continuing to pay crew with cash will bring further challenges, says ShipMoney

Paying crew members in cash will lead to further challenges of increased incidents of piracy and theft, says global financial payments company ShipMoney. ShipMoney President Stuart Ostrow (pictured) will address delegates at Crew Connect Global, taking place between 6th and 8th November, explaining the challenges ship managers face by continuing to pay their seafarers with […]

Progress made on draft initial IMO Greehouse Gas strategy

The second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (23rd-27th October) has made progress in starting to shape a draft initial IMO GHG strategy including refining the vision for IMO, which will express IMO’s further commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping. While the structure of […]

Large Iranian presence confirmed at Europort 2017

This year’s Europort exhibition, which takes place at Rotterdam Ahoy from November 7th to 10th, will have a significant presence from Iran, one of the fastest growing markets in the maritime sector. A total of 12 companies are taking part in the dedicated Iran Pavilion, coordinated by the maritime and offshore event organiser, KTP Group, […]

Fourth ‘Go Green’ environmental initiative engages 7,500 port industry employees

For the fourth year in a row, a collaboration of the world’s leading container port operators DP World, Hutchison Ports, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group, along with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has completed a week-long global ‘Go Green’ initiative across their international port and facility networks, yielding positive results in terms of […]

Breakthrough for liquefied natural gas at the Port of Gothenburg

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has arrived at the Port of Gothenburg and is set to stay. The first bunkering of a ship with LNG whilst it was loading took place on Friday. Less than a month ago, we saw the very first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG at the quayside. Bunkering of LNG has in the […]