ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for cybersecurity services

Classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity services. ClassNK is a classification society which carries out surveys to help ensure the safety of vessels and marine structures, and has many achievements involving the certification of ship equipment. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification […]

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release. The Global Marine Fuel Sulphur Clause for Time Charter Parties was approved by the Documentary Committee at its meeting in Copenhagen today (13th November). “It is very important that the new sulphur clauses are […]

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations’ shared objective to improve safety at sea. The IMRF is the international charity that brings together the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations to share lifesaving ideas, technologies […]

New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents. The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping […]

Asian seafaring nations announce first ever Manila Statement on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers

A Regional Meeting of Asia’s leading seafaring nations has highlighted the plight many seafarers face in the event of a maritime accident and has pledged to lead the drive towards proper and effective implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers. The Regional […]

Hill Dickinson enhances knowledge provision with video blogs

The Marine Business Group of international law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is rolling out a programme of video blogs targeted at the maritime sector. The short three-minute vlogs will cover a variety of topics including briefings on recent judgements and new regulations, information about events that Hill Dickinson will be participating in, the management of […]

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

HullWiper, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is now offering an affordable, safe and eco-friendly hull cleaning solution for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme, introduced in 2017, to work with partners worldwide to offer ship owners […]

Senior maritime law enforcement and regulatory officers from 16 countries gather in Seoul to discuss measures to strengthen fight against piracy and sea robbery in Asia

Senior officers of maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies from 16 ReCAAP Member States gathered today in Seoul, South Korea for a two-day meeting to take stock of the evolving maritime safety situation, and strengthen their collective efforts in the shared mission to combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia. Hosted by ReCAAP’s Korean Focal […]

ICS Chairman voices concern about serious threats to global trade

Speaking in Tokyo on behalf of the global trade association for ship owners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), its Chairman, Esben Poulsson, highlighted serious concerns about the challenge presented by the United States “to the proven benefits of multilateralism and the existing global trading order underpinned by a system of international rules and norms […]

Winners of IMRF Awards 2018 announced

The winners of the IMRF Awards 2018 have been announced at a formal dinner and award ceremony attended by shortlisted finalists from around the world. Theresa Crossley (pictured), CEO IMRF said: “The winners of this years’ IMRF Awards include some outstanding individuals and exceptional organisations and companies who really set the ‘gold standard’ for maritime […]