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World Maritime Day theme - MLC amendments welcomed

(Jan 20 2017)

The IMO has announced that World Maritime Day 2017 will take the theme of ‘Connecting ships, ports and people’.

IMO charts anti-pollution successes

(Jan 20 2017)

A recently opened exhibition at IMO’s London headquarters charts the collaborative work that has been undertaken in its role as the UN agency responsible for shipping’s safety and security and the prevention of pollution from ships.

Bahri hit by weaker spot rates

(Jan 20 2017)

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia’s (Bahri) net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016, has fallen by 42%, compared to the same period a year earlier.

IACS releases latest ‘Blue Book’

(Jan 20 2017)

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published the 2017 edition of its ‘Blue Book’.

STI finances eight MRs

(Jan 20 2017)

Scorpio Tankers (STI) has received commitments for a loan facility of up to $172 mill from a group of financial institutions.

Odfjell places new unsecured bonds

(Jan 20 2017)

Odfjell has successfully completed a new unsecured bond issue of NOK700 mill with a maturity date in January, 2021.

Five killed in Gadani Beach LPG carrier fire

(Jan 13 2017)

Five shipbreaking workers were killed and one injured in another fire that occurred in a Gadani Beach recycling yard this week.

Rudder problems delay VLCCs

(Jan 13 2017)

During a routine inspection of the VLCC ‘DHT Jaguar’, DHT Holdings found a fracture surrounding the inspection window of the rudder.

USCG outlines position on STCW amendments

(Jan 13 2017)

The US Coast Guard (USCG)’s Port State Control (PSC) officers will still review requirements of the STCW 2010 amendments during PSC examinations, while taking the latest IMO guidance into account on the amended STCW rules.

IMO blasts regional emission trading system

(Jan 13 2017)

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his concern about including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS).

Lim addresses ballast water

(Jan 13 2017)

IMO secretary general Kitack Lim has stressed that the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) actively addressed the problem of transferring invasive species, which has been degrading the marine environment for decades.

UACC installs Orion software

(Jan 13 2017)

United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) is installing fleet performance and monitoring software developed by India-based Orion Marine Concepts.

SafeSTS expands Mozambique services

(Jan 13 2017)

Since its incorporation in September, 2015, SafeSTS Limitada, a Mozambican registered company, now offers a range of marine support services.

Hydrex fixes tanker rudder

(Jan 13 2017)

Last November, a 7,071 dwt tanker experienced steering gear problems while manoeuvring in Antwerp.

Markets - VLCCs halt slide

(Jan 13 2017)

After a week with very slow activity for VLCC’s, particularly in the MEG and W Africa, activity resumed.


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