Canadian Coast Guard selects ABS for fleetwide contract

ABS has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Coast Guard to provide classification and certification services for an existing fleet of 114 vessels and future vessel acquisitions. “Last year, ABS was selected as the exclusive classification organisation for all non-combatant vessels in service with the Royal Canadian Navy and now, we are expanding our […]

UAE commits to protecting seafarers in signing of historic memorandum with the ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority (FTA) have signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding to work together to protect the rights of all seafarers operating in UAE waters. On signing the memorandum at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London, ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: […]

UK ‘at risk’ of losing its global maritime reputation

As the countdown to the UK’s planned departure from the EU passes the one year mark, maritime trade union Nautilus International is warning that the nation’s maritime reputation could be at risk if the Government does not ensure essential EU legislation is retained after Brexit. The Union, with 22,000 members, is seeking the support of […]

KR launches business continuity management certification service

Marking a first for the Korean maritime industry, Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has awarded ISO 22301, an international standard for business continuity management systems to a shipmanagement company in Korea. STX Marine Service is the first company in the Korean maritime industry to apply for and successfully achieve the […]