UKRAINE NEWS: Latest ISS shipping update on Ukraine, Black Sea and Turkish Straits

Inchcape Shipping Services has today (March 1) published the following shipping update on Ukraine, Black Sea and Turkish Straits: Ukraine • The situation remains unchanged since the 27th of Feb 2022: The entrance / exit to the ports of Skadovsk, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Olvia, Odessa, Pivdennyi, Izmail, Reni, Ust-Dunaisk – are closed • Cargo operations are […]

UKRAINE NEWS: Maersk among more major lines to suspend Russia trade

Maersk said today it would temporarily halt all container shipping to and from Russia, Reuters has reported, echoing a similar move just announced by fellow liner giant MSC. The Danish shipping company added that the suspension, while covering all Russian ports, would not include foodstuffs, medical and humanitarian supplies. “As the stability and safety of […]

UKRAINE NEWS: MSC temporarily halts bookings to/from Russia

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is introducing as of 1 March, with immediate effect, a temporary stoppage on all cargo bookings to/from Russia, covering all access areas including Baltics, Black Sea and Far East Russia. MSC will continue to accept and screen bookings for delivery of essential goods such as food, medical equipment and humanitarian goods. MSC has […]

Norwegian zero-emission bulk carrier project awarded LR Approval in Principle

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS for its zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier, With Orca. The vessel is planned to enter into a long-term transport contract with cargo owners Felleskjøpet Agri and Heidelberg Cement. With Orca will be fully zero-emission in all operations. It […]

IRClass Academy signs MOU with Singapore-based CSIM to provide training solutions

IRClass Academy, the training arm of Indian Register of Shipping, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with Singapore-based marine and offshore asset integrity management consultant and designer – CSIM Systems Pte Ltd (CSIM). The two parties have agreed to cooperate and provide technical maritime and management training. CSIM will deliver IRClass Academy courses and […]

ABS publishes whitepaper on autonomous vessel developments

ABS has published a whitepaper proposing a goal-based framework for future rules to enable autonomous vessel operations. The ABS Autonomous Vessels Whitepaper is designed to support the industry’s increasing adoption of autonomous capabilities with a focus on safe implementation. It sets out 10 goals to create a framework for the design and operation of autonomous […]

American Club experiences encouraging 2022 P&I renewal

The American Club experienced an encouraging 2022 P&I renewal season. Both its mutual and fixed premium portfolios performed well, with increases in rating for its mutual business somewhat exceeding Board mandates, and its Eagle Ocean Marine fixed premium book continuing to show growth in both revenue and market share. Although tonnage entered for Class I […]

AD Ports Group acquires Divetech Marine Engineering Services

Strategic Investment Extends the Range of Maritime Services Available to Customers and Strengthens Group’s Market Position Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 28, 2022: AD Ports Group today announced that it has acquired Divetech Marine Engineering Services, a UAE-based topside-subsea solutions provider that offers a range of services including installation, inspection, repair and maintenance for ports […]

HFW assists NGO on new Geneva Declaration on human rights at sea

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW advised on a new Geneva Declaration designed to define and defend the human rights of the global maritime population and those crossing the world’s oceans and seas. HFW carried out a review of the Declaration on behalf of UK-based NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), which produced the proposed international […]