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IMO MEPC 71 report

(Jul 14 2017)

At MEPC 71 last week, the ballast water management schedule was clarified, GHG and air pollution issues progressed, new NOx emission control areas agreed, a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area was designated and work to implement the 0.5% global ...

ICS and Liberia commend MEPC on environmental issues

(Jul 14 2017)

Commenting on the outcome of MEPC 71, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said it was pleased with the progress made on a number of critical environmental regulatory issues.

BV introduces BWMC software

(Jul 14 2017)

Bureau Veritas (BV) has addressed the challenge of securing ships’ BWM certificates and approved BWM plans with what is claims is a fast, effective and straightforward platform - ‘My Ballast Water Management Plan’ (My BWMP).

Grounded tankers refloated

(Jul 14 2017)

The Tuvalu-flagged 88,040, 1988-built tanker ‘Theresa Arctic’ was finally refloated, some 22 days since running aground at Bofa beach in Kilifi, near Mombasa, Kenya.

New Case of tanker seafarer abuse

(Jul 14 2017)

Human Rights at Sea (HRS) has published another detailed case study and investigatory report into the alleged abuse of seafarers on board a UAE flagged tanker.

Markets - VLCCs await BOT nominations

(Jul 14 2017)

VLCCs saw more activity and increasing rates ex MEG during the end last week.

Ocean Yield sees profit increase

(Jul 14 2017)

Oslo-based shipping investment firm, Ocean Yield, reported an increase in profit for both the second quarter and the first half of this year.

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures along the NSR

(Jul 14 2017)

SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has called upon the Russian Government to continue its drive to improve navigational safety measures on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and for a ban on substandard ships and crews sailing in the environmentally sensitive region.

New video raises awareness of cybercrime

(Jul 14 2017)

Maritime cyber security awareness campaign, Be Cyber Aware at Sea, has collaborated with Fidra Films to launch a new film, which highlight the increasing importance of cyber security across the maritime industry.

Turkish recycler becomes HKC compliant

(Jul 14 2017)

Class society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance (SoC) to a ship recycling facility in Izmir, Turkey - Isiksan Ship Recycling and Trading Co.

Cylinder lube oil approved by all engine manufacturers

(Jul 14 2017)

Total Lubmarine has received a ‘No Objection Letter’ from MAN Diesel & Turbo for the use of its cylinder lube oil, Talusia Optima, 100 BN in the engine manufacturer's 2-stroke engine designs.

Large percentage of ships ECDIS ready - UKHO

(Jul 14 2017)

Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gt are already compliant with the SOLAS-mandated ECDIS deadline of 1st July, 2017, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

GulfNav to double its Fleet

(Jul 14 2017)

Gulf Navigation Holding (GulfNav) is targeting revenue growth of 300% by 2021.

Primorsk berth damage - Delta pays up

(Jul 14 2017)

According to the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI), the Commercial Court of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region has received about R3 bill (about $50 mill) from Pontoporos Special Maritime Enterprise and Delta Tankers in lieu of damage to a ber...

Verifavia reaches 1,000 not out

(Jul 14 2017)

Emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), Verifavia has announced that it has over 1,000 ships and Monitoring Plans (MPs) under assessment for compliance with the EU MRV regulation.


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