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CONTAINER SHIP SIZE LINKED TO BUNKER PRICE

Container ship operators are ordering ever larger vessels even in the face of a weak freight and time charter environment during 2011, Braemar Seascope has revealed. This may appear to be counter-intuitive but actually reinforces a trend that is at least five years old.

Containership operators cannot control freight rates, especially in a post-liner conference competitive environment. They can however control the unit cost of shipping each TEU through economy Read More…

RINA acquires D’Appolonia engineering consultancy

International classification society RINA has taken control of global engineering consultancy the D’Appolonia Group. The acquisition of an 80% holding in D’Appolonia SPA significantly strengthens RINA’s global engineering consultancy and takes RINA’s projected 2012 turnover to over €300m.

The D’Appolonia Group, founded in the USA but headquartered in Genoa since 1981, delivers engineering competencies in the field of strategic consultancy, planning and design in various industrial sectors from a global Read More…

Eniram tops Deloitte Fast 50 in Finland

Eniram – a provider of data analytics software for the shipping and marine industry, has been named the fastest growing company in Finland in the Deloitte Fast 50, recognising the company’s expansion over the last five years.

The Deloitte Finland Fast 50 is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme, which recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over a Read More…

WISTA Hellas in cooperation with HELMEPA clean the beach at Kavouri

Volunteers, members and friends of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Hellas), together with their families (including young members of HELMEPA Junior), have cleaned the beach at Kavouri, in the Greek seaside town of Vouliagmeni.

This voluntary initiative, which took place on Sunday 6th November, was organised by the President of WISTA Hellas, Anna-Maria Monogioudi and Maria-Christina Ktistaki, member of the Board of Directors of HELMEPA and former Read More…

ClassNK Earns Authorisation from Norwegian Flag

The Government of Norway has officially recognised ClassNK as its newest Recognized Organization (RO) at a special signing ceremony held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo on 8th November. Deputy Minister Rikke Lind of Norway’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, and ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda signed the agreement, which grants the Tokyo-based classification society the authority to perform surveys and issue certificates for Norwegian flagged vessels. 

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JAMAICA PUSHES TO GIVE FULL EFFECT TO MARPOL CONVENTION

Protection of the Caribbean Sea and meeting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 1973 will take centre stage in Jamaica this week when the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) joins the National Solid Waste Management Authority to present a training course on the Collection & Disposal of Ship Generated Garbage and Commercial Solid Waste.

The accredited course, on Wednesday November 9th, Read More…

BV publishes Ballast Water Management Systems guidance

 Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on Ballast Water Management Systems. Guidance Note NI 538 is intended to help ship owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers facing complex choices when deciding how to implement the IMO International Convention on Ballast Water Management and also local rules on ballast water which apply in some areas of the world.

The guidance note clarifies the requirements of the BWM Convention and Read More…

Carbon Positive launches programme for ship owners and operators

Carbon Positive, the carbon management consultancy for the maritime sector, has launched its Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS).

The programme, which is specifically designed to support ship owners, ship managers and operators, will enable a reduction in CO2 emissions through a tailored carbon strategy; future proofing against impending regulations whilst exploiting immediate commercial benefits. Reduced carbon emissions will generate carbon credits that can be used for offsetting.

Developed by Read More…

THOMAS GUNN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH REGS4SHIPS

Simplifying the bridge environment must be one of the greatest challenges faced by the shipping industry. That is why international chart specialist  Thomas Gunn has teamed up with Regs4ships, to provide a complete bridge solution for the navigator, offering Regs4ships digital maritime regulations incorporated into its streamed Voyager navigational data management system.

Ship operators are demanding complete business solutions, said Thomas Gunn, founder and Managing Director of Thomas Gunn Navigation Read More…

IBIA to engage in LNG issues

The International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) board has taken a formal decision to “become more closely engaged in LNG matters”. The move was announced at last week’s IBIA’s Annual Convention, held in Barcelona, by its acting chief executive Trevor Harrison. He told delegates that the association would become more involved in the ongoing discussions on LNG as a fuel at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The potential of LNG as Read More…

LR and UK P&I Club advise over the safe use of lifting appliances

Lloyd’s Register has published a new pocket guide to help ship owners and operators understand the importance of professional maintenance and survey preparation for marine lifting appliances.

The new guide – Survey and Examination of Ships’ Lifting Appliances – is the latest in Lloyd’s Register’s series of pocket guides that have been produced in conjunction with the UK P&I Club and, in this case, with the crane manufacturers, MacGregor and Read More…

Babcock completes first refit of UK Border Agency vessel

Babcock has successfully competed the first UK Border Agency vessel refit under a five year support contract won by the company earlier this year.

Babcock was awarded the contract by the UK Border Agency in June 2011, to provide through-life maintenance and support for the Agency’s fleet of five patrol boats (known as ‘cutters’); Sentinel, Searcher, Seeker, Vigilant and Valiant. Under the contract each ship will undergo a docking Read More…