IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the Members of its Council for the 2022-2023 biennium. The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the Organization. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council performs the functions of the Assembly, except that of […]

Full steam ahead for Nor-Shipping despite Covid restrictions tightening in Norway

Nor-Shipping is still expecting visitors to attend in their droves as companies prepare to pack out the exhibition hall in January, despite Korea, China, Singapore and Japan all pulling out. Organisers have vowed to go ahead with its first ever winter event between January 10-13 in Norway, despite new stricter Covid regulations coming in this […]

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Remote Surveys (Ver. 3.0)

Classification society ClassNK has released its ‘Guidelines for Remote Surveys (Ver. 3.0)’. Based on the expertise gained from carrying out many remote surveys, the guidelines have been updated to provide clarification of applicable remote survey items and procedures. ‘The Guidelines for Remote Surveys’ stipulate applicable survey items and requirements for the use of information and […]

The Mission to Seafarers raises over £465,000 to sustain crew welfare in era of crisis

The Mission to Seafarers reports that it has raised over £465,000 for its ongoing Sustaining Crew Welfare Campaign, thanks to the generosity of donors from across the maritime industry. Ocean Network Express and X-Press Feeders Ltd have doubled their previous donations, recognising the need for immediate support and call for others to join the cause, […]

WinGD outlines simple steps to decarbonize deep-sea shipping

Swiss-based marine engine technology developer WinGD has published a new white paper outlining the steps it believes will enable deep-sea shipping to decarbonize in line with IMO provisions. The guide aims to provide shipowners with an illustration of the choices that can be made with confidence today to drastically reduce emissions, rather than waiting for […]

Kale Logistics chosen by MSC to provide e-delivery solution for Thailand maritime industry

Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale) has collaborated with TIFFA EDI Services to provide the CODEX Electronic Delivery Order (e-DO) service to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (Thailand) to digitally enable all stakeholders. Developed in partnership with TIFFA, the CODEX e-DO services enable freight forwarders, shipping lines, custom brokers, importers, and terminal operators to exchange and receive delivery […]

SEA-KIT strengthens fleet with new 12m USV to meet expected 2022 market demand

SEA-KIT International, an award-winning pioneer in the Uncrewed Surface Vessel sector, has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022. This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave the way for the company to meet increased market demand […]

IMO Council to expand as amendments adopted

The IMO Assembly has adopted amendments to the IMO Convention to expand the size of the Council, extend the term of its Members and recognize three additional language texts as authentic versions of the IMO Convention. The Assembly is meeting for its 32nd session this month. Until the amendments enter into force, the current structure […]