2012 June

S.Korea firm urged to stop certifying Iran's ships

On June 29th, 2012

EU oil sanctions kick in on Sunday A South Korean ship classification society faces pressure from a U.S. lobby group to stop verifying safety and environmental standards for Iran's biggest shipping companies as tightening U.S. and European sanctions restrict its oil exports. Without verification from such bodies, ships are unable to call at international ports...

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EU Council Regulation 267/2012- Trade and Insurance Prohibitions

On June 29th, 2012

CIRCULAR NO. 19/12 - JUNE 28, 2012 TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION (PARTICULARLY THOSE DOMICILED IN THE EU) Dear Member: IRAN SANCTIONS-EU COUNCIL REGULATION 267/2012-EXPORTS OF CRUDE OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FROM IRAN - PROHIBITIONS WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 2012. PROHIBITIONS ON INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TRANSPORTATION. Members have previously been informed through Club Circular..

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Labor agreement to improve seafarers' work conditions

On June 28th, 2012

New standards will come into force next year Officials working on preparations for China's signing of an international maritime labor agreement have made "major breakthroughs", a senior official said, raising hopes among industry insiders that new standards will come into force as early as next year. The Maritime Labour Convention, which covers the rights, salaries..

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Modification of the Panama Canal Authority s proposal to change the Toll System

On June 28th, 2012

Tolls system of the Panama Canal The Panama Canal Authority's Board of Directors, after carefully evaluating the observations and suggestions provided by interested parties, has considered it appropriate to adjust the original proposal to modify the tolls system of the Panama Canal as follows: Set the implementation dates for the proposed toll increases to 1..

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IMO reaffirms pledge on sustainable sea development

On June 27th, 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting sustainable maritime development during a side-event organized at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in this Brazilian city. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said promoting sustainable shipping and sustainable maritime development would be one of the major priorities of his tenure as IMO secretary..

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Global Cruise Industry Announces Two New Safety Policies

On June 27th, 2012

Latest Safety Measures Reflect Ongoing Commitment to Continuous Improvement On behalf of the global cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC) today announced that the cruise industry has adopted two new safety policies. These policies, which address issues related to the recording of passenger nationality and the common elements..

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Thank Seafarers on 2012 Day of the Seafarer

On June 25th, 2012

IMO campaign: It came by sea and I can’t live without it On 25 June 2012, the international Day of the Seafarer, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is asking people around the world to use social networks to highlight just how important seafarers are to everyone on the planet, as they transport, all over the..

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Maritime Safety: Commission takes Poland to Court

On June 25th, 2012

Lessons to improve maritime safety in the future The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to communicate what measures were being taken to organise safety investigations after serious accidents at sea. The purpose of these investigations is to establish what has caused the accidents and draw..

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Hong Kong Fflag Passes 76m GT Mark (2,105 Ships On Tthe Register)

On June 25th, 2012

The Hong Kong Shipping Register (HKSR) crossed the 76m gt mark with 2,105 ships on the register, officials from the local Marine Department tell SinoShip News. Out of the 2,105 ships, 1,880 ships are sea-going ships comprising about 56% bulk carriers followed by 20% tankers and 19% containerships in terms of gross tonnage. Statistical data..

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IMO to develop guidelines for private security companies

On June 22nd, 2012

The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its ninetieth session (16 to 25 May 2012) agreed to develop guidance for private maritime security companies. The MSC guidance is intended to complement existing guidance, and further assist policy development at national level with the aim of facilitating greater harmonisation of policies at an international level regarding..

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