SAYFR and MSI to collaborate on safety culture and loss prevention

Norwegian safety culture specialist SAYFR has entered into an MoU with Japanese underwriter Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) aimed at reducing risks of major incidents through building safety culture maturity in the maritime and offshore energy sectors. SAYFR which helps clients develop and improve their safety culture using innovative methods and a specialised approach to leadership, […]

ORBCOMM’s introduces ground-breaking dry container tracking and monitoring solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that it is leveraging its latest telematics technology to provide end-to-end monitoring for dry marine containers moving through complex supply chains around the world. ORBCOMM’s new CT 1000 solution, which is expected to be commercially available in early 2023, digitalises global container […]

Tanker chief officer Bo Xu receives 2022 IMO Bravery Award

The 2022 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to Mr. Bo Xu, a chief officer from China who selflessly jumped from his oil tanker into freezing seas off northern China to save two individuals clinging to a life raft from a sinking cargo ship. Mr. Bo Xu was honoured during the […]

OOCL orders seven 24000TEU methanol-compatible container vessels

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) last week announced a newbuilding order of seven methanol-compatible 24,000TEU container vessels with expected delivery starting from the third quarter of 2026. Under the terms of a contract, the vessels will be built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. The cost of each vessel will be US$239.85 […]

Liberian Registry approves HHI’s novel lashing-free container carrier design

The Liberian Registry, the world’s second largest ship registry is very pleased to collaborate closely with HHI and ABS from the regulatory compliance perspective for HHI’s innovative container ship design. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently announced that it has obtained Design Approval for the ‘Lashing Free Container Ship’ from ABS and the Liberian International Ship […]

BIO-UV BWTS for first-in-class MSC World Europa

MSC World Europa, the first in a series of four next generation cruiseships to join the MSC Cruises’ fleet, has been delivered with a state-of-the-art ballast water treatment system from the BIO-SEA stable of BIO-UV Group. MSC Cruises’ new LNG-fuelled flagship has been delivered by French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique incorporating a highly sophisticated wastewater […]

Safe manning levels ‘need to increase by 30%’

Additional seafarer shortages caused by the war in Ukraine are exacerbating what was already a challenging situation according to Charles Watkins (pictured), Founder and CEO of Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS). “Seafarers that MHSS speaks to are reporting very high levels of fatigue,” he said. “The shortage of crew means that they are taking on […]

IMO to establish new regional offices for MENA and Pacific Islands

IMO has agreed to boost its regional presence, with the establishment of a regional presence office in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as one in the Pacific. The IMO Technical Cooperation Committee (TCC), at its 72nd session last month (17-20 October) agreed to the establishment of a new office in Alexandria, […]

ABS introduces new industry-leading web apps for regulatory requirements

In what it describes as an industry first, ABS is offering a new set of online tools and an easy-to-search database of the latest regulatory requirements impacting vessel design, construction and operations through its client portal, ABS MyFreedom™. The ABS Regulatory World Map (pictured) allows a client to quickly find applicable regional, national and port-specific […]