2012 April

What's the future of shipping industry?

On April 26th, 2012

"Sustainable development is the right word according to Mr Koji Sekimizu "Sustainable development" is the buzzword for the future of the shipping industry, according to Mr Koji Sekimizu, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Mr Sekimizu, who is in town for the Singapore Maritime Week, spoke to Channel NewsAsia on the challenges and opportunities..

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IMO – Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces aboard Ships

On April 25th, 2012

On 30 November 2011 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution A.1050(27) “Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships”. The revised recommendations replace Resolution A.864(20) published in 1997. Changes in the Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces aboard Ships The revised recommendations update and expand the previous guidance and include a number of changes..

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What Can You Learn from the Danish BNWAS Experience

On April 25th, 2012

While the international shipping community is starting to turn its attention to how it will comply with the latest amendments to SOLAS V/19, Denmark has had a national requirement of a BNWAS on Danish ships for some time. The Danish implementation started in March 2003 for ships with gross tonnage below 500 and thereafter gradually..

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Cruise Industry Announces Three New Safety Policies at EU Conference

On April 25th, 2012

Passage Planning - Personnel Access To The Bridge - Lifejackets On behalf of the global cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council announced that the cruise industry has adopted three new safety policies which are to be implemented with immediate effect. The announcement was made by Chairman of the European..

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New Safety Measures Announced

On April 25th, 2012

Additional on-board life-jackets and limited visits to the bridge are among the new requirements Visits to the bridge are to be restricted and ships will have to carry more lifejackets under new cruise ship safety requirements agreed by the industry in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster. To be implemented with immediate effect, the..

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Safety Review: ’More Changes Needed’

On April 25th, 2012

New cruise safety requirements are a start but do not go far enough While the three new safety regulations announced today by the cruise industry are to be welcomed, I would have expected there to have been some something more substantial, given it has been more than three months since Costa Concordia capsized off the..

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Statutory Alert: MARPOL Annex VI – A reminder of the entry into effect of the North American ECA-SOx

On April 24th, 2012

The North American Emission Control Area for SOx and particulate matter (ECA-SOx) enters into effect on 1 August, 2012. From this date, the same requirements will apply as for the existing Baltic and North Sea ECA-SOx, including the requirements for recording data on entry and exit. The North American ECA-SOx covers three distinct areas: off..

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COSCO eyes main Croatian port

On April 24th, 2012

Chinese shipping giant COSCO is interested in investing in Croatia's main Adriatic port of Rijeka Chinese shipping giant COSCO is interested in investing in Croatia's main Adriatic port of Rijeka, a top company official said on Monday after meeting Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic. "It is interesting for us in terms of (getting a) concession" to..

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Japanese Ship Orders Rise 8.6 Percent

On April 24th, 2012

March increase is first year-over-year gain in four months Orders at Japanese shipyards rose for the first time in four months in March on a year-on-year basis, increasing 8.6 percent to 1.1 million gross tons, according to the Japan Ship Exporters' Association. The March growth followed year-over-year drops of 2.8 percent in December, 56.7 percent..

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Making Labuan the centre of shipping business

On April 24th, 2012

Shipping activities in Labuan, Most people know that Labuan is a major international business financial centre in the Asian region. What does Labuan have to attract and assure the foreign ship owners that Malaysian flag is the right choice to avail with? The island of Labuan is strategically located in the middle of Asia-Pacific region..

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