Hong Kong ship recycling Convention set to enter into force

The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (the Hong Kong Convention) is set to enter into force within 24 months, after Bangladesh and Liberia became Contracting States to the Convention. The Hong Kong Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of […]

Comment on ASA’s response to Bangladesh ratification of the Hong Kong Convention

Bangladesh and Liberia deposited their instruments of accession of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) with IMO. Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) welcomes this ratification! This significant step demonstrates Bangladesh’s commitment to sustainable practices in the ship recycling industry and highlights its dedication to protecting the environment and the well-being of workers. The HKC, adopted by the […]

New recommendations for design and operation of ammonia-fuelled vessels

Safety risks of ammonia as a fuel can only be mitigated if effective technical and operational safeguards are implemented whilst addressing human factors considerations. A joint study into ammonia safety onboard ships undertaken by the Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS), has found that […]

ICS celebrates the Hong Kong Convention entering into force

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) celebrates the leadership shown by both principal ship recycling country Bangladesh and the world’s second largest ship registry, the Liberian Registry, for agreeing to ratify the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention) today. The Hong Kong Convention aims to […]

President Marcos Jr. and shipping industry put seafarer top of agenda at Manila summit

Groups representing the shipping industry have hailed the success of a key summit in the Philippines aimed at strengthening the seafaring workforce, after President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr commended the event as an “extremely important gathering.” The President addressed attendees of the ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping: Seafarer 2050’ yesterday (26 June) in Manila. The […]

Jamaica salutes seafarers’ role in environmental protection on Day of the Seafarer

As it saluted seafarers on the annual international Day of the Seafarer, Jamaica has praised the role mariners across the globe play in protecting the marine environment. In his Day of the Seafarer address, Rear Admiral Peter Brady (pictured), Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, said: “The International Day of the Seafarer gives […]

IMO launches social media campaign to show appreciation for seafarers

In his message for this year’s Day of the Seafarer 2023 (June 25), IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, underlined the part seafarers have in conserving the state of the oceans, as the maritime sector works towards making shipping more environmentally sound and sustainable. Mr Lim said: “Seafarers have always played a critical role in helping to […]

Take-up for methanol grows as Maersk orders six more newbuildings

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has made an order of six mid-sized container vessels – all having dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol. Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group will build the six 9,000 TEU vessels which will be delivered in 2026 and 2027. “With this order, we take another step in the green transformation of […]