IUMI publishes ‘Best practice & recommendations for the safe carriage of electric vehicles’

There are growing concerns within the shipping community, including marine underwriters, about fires breaking out on car carriers and roros with the assertion that many of these fires are attributable to electric vehicles. In response, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has researched these claims and published recommendations on the safe carriage of electric […]

Jamaica’s first floating dock arrives

German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited (GSRJ), a private joint venture of German, Turkish and Jamaican investors, has welcomed its first floating dock to Jamaica. The 215 metre-long Panamax-size dock was towed across the Atlantic by the deep-sea tug ‘Titan’ from its previous home port in Bremerhaven. The dock arrived in Kingston on August 24, 2023, […]

Panama Canal issues update on impact of transit restrictions to conserve water levels

The Panama Canal Authority reported that as of August 29, a total of 135 vessels were waiting to transit the Canal, distributed between the Atlantic and Pacific entrances. Of these, 53 had made reservations and will transit the Panama Canal without delay on their scheduled date, while vessels without reservations would experience a wait of […]

Columbia Shipmanagement and Seacon sign cooperation agreement

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), member of Columbia Group, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong-listed shipowner and operator Seacon Shipping Group Ltd, that will see the Qingdao-based company’s Chinese-owned and operated vessels managed as clients out of CSM’s Greece office. The vessels under management will also benefit from CSM’s sponsored Tanker Centre of […]

Evolving crew challenges call for enhanced focus on seafarer mental health: Wallem

While the pandemic and crew-change crisis inspired collaborative efforts to improve crew welfare, the digitalisation and energy transitions pose new challenges for seafarer well-being, calling for enhanced focus on mental health at sea, says Wallem Group Technical Director, Praveen Shukla. The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing crew-change crisis – later exacerbated by the escalation of the […]

ClassNK recommends safety measures for maritime transport of EVs

Classification society ClassNK has released ‘Guidelines for the Safe Transportation of Electric Vehicles’ and ‘List of Fire Safety Measures for the Maritime Transportation of Electric Vehicles’ in support of enhancing the safety of maritime transportation of electric vehicles. The number of EVs transported by vessels has increased in recent years. However, there are concerns regarding […]

MLA named as Awards finalist

MLA College is thrilled to announce its selection as a finalist for the esteemed National Maritime SME Awards 2023. This distinguished recognition stands as a resounding testament to the college’s unwavering commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing top-tier education to its students. Securing a finalist position in the National Maritime SME Awards is […]

OceanScore and RWE team up to mitigate emissions risk with EU ETS management solution

An integrated solution that enables ship operators both to manage emissions liabilities and trade carbon allowances under the impending EU ETS regime for shipping has been launched by Hamburg-based maritime data firm OceanScore. “The industry faces a major challenge to navigate the complexity of the new regulation and mitigate financial risk due to the requirement […]