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Cammell Laird bolsters safety and sustainability expertise with new senior appointments

Merseyside shipyard and maritime engineering company Cammell Laird is expanding its Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) team to further enhance its safety and sustainability credentials.

For the first time, HSEQ will be headed up across both Cammell Laird and Atlantic and Peninsular Marine Services, with directorship being assumed by Kevin Peart – who retains his role as Group HSEQ Director of A&P Group.

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V. Group and Xihe Group of Companies announce Technical Management Partnership

Singapore-based tanker shipowner Xihe Group of Companies (Xihe) has appointed V.Group, a leading global provider of ship management and marine services as the technical manager for 16 of its modern tankers.

Mr. Kenny Lim, Interim CEO of Xihe said: “This strategic partnership kickstarts Xihe’s engagement of independent, world-class professional companies to provide technical and commercial management for our vessels. Having witnessed the professionalism of the V.Group team in taking Read More…

IMO assisting in Wakashio oil spill response

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined international efforts to assist the Government of Mauritius, following an oil leak from the bulk carrier Wakashio, which ran aground on 25th July off Pointe d’Esny natural area, south-eastern coast of Mauritius.

IMO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Environment Unit have jointly deployed an oil spill response expert. Due to COVID-19 Read More…

The Mission to Seafarers extend nominations for Singapore Seafarers’ Awards to recognise shipping’s key workers

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers has extended nominations for its annual Seafarers’ Awards, hosted in Singapore, until 30th September.

The dinner will take place at Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It is supported by gold sponsors Shell and BHP, along with silver sponsors North P&I, SOS, SMOU and Bureau Veritas. The event will open with a drinks reception sponsored by HFW.

The welfare of seafarers has become an Read More…

Coveted RoSPA Award for MENAS

Bahrain-based Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has  been presented with the RoSPA Bronze Health and Safety Award for demonstrating high standards of health and safety.

The award, made annually by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, was in recognition of MENAS’s hard work in ensuring its staff, customers and contractors all arrive home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

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IMO sets remote meeting plan for rest of year

IMO has issued the calendar of meetings for September to December 2020, setting dates for remote sessions of the IMO Council and Committees.

The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous, remote extraordinary sessions of all Committees (expected to be held 16-18 September), to address procedural matters. This follows decisions of the IMO Council’s thirty‑second extraordinary session (summary here C.ES 32), which adopted interim guidance to facilitate remote Read More…

Anglo-Eastern solicits real world experience for second edition of Gender Diversity Manual Gender Diversity Survey

WISTA International, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Limited, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have launched a public online survey to collect data for the next edition of Anglo Eastern’s Gender Diversity Manual.

First published in February 2018, the Gender Diversity Manual addresses critical social, cultural, and interpersonal issues that can obstruct the productivity of a shipboard team. Aimed to sensitise junior and senior officers Read More…

More oil pumped from stricken bulk carrier Wakashio

MOL says it is doing everything possible to support the efforts of owner and manager, Nagashiki Shipping and their appointed teams in mitigating they effects of the oil spill from the bulk carrier Wakashio, which grounded after hitting a reef off Mauritius last month.

Time charterer MOL says it deplores any incident of oil pollution and continues to offer support to all involved in the response.

The vessel had around Read More…

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal Launches New Direct Services to Europe and Indian Subcontinent

Khalifa Port Terminal to Connect with Rotterdam, Hamburg, London, Antwerp, Le Havre, Karachi, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 August, 2020: CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, the first overseas greenfield project of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSP), has announced the start of a direct, weekly service to several ports across Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.

Operating from Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water port, Khalifa Port, where the Read More…

London Has Over 80% Share of the Global Maritime Arbitration Market

Research by global, sector-focused law firm HFW has found that London continues to dominate the market for international maritime arbitration, accounting for more than 80% of all cases globally.

London handled 1,737 maritime arbitrations in 2019 – up 14% on the previous year – which equates to around 83% of all international maritime arbitrations that year, according to HFW’s analysis of data from major arbitral institutions around the world.

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Jamaica takes steps to enable crew changes and repatriations

In order to enable crew changes, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has listed seafarers among the class of “essential workers” under its Disaster Risk Management Act and has put in place measures to speed up the transit of registered seafarers through its borders.

An estimated 600,000 seafarers are waiting for crew changes – 300,000 on vessels and 300,000 waiting to embark – according to the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).  Many Read More…

Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor has received Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards.

The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO BWMS Code October 28, 2020 deadline. The Company completed the Read More…