2012 December

MHI Announces Shipbuilding Results in 2012

On December 28th, 2012

MHI announced on December its vessel construction figures for 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced on December 21, 2012 its vessel construction figures during the calendar year 2012, at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works and Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works, as follows: MHI Announces Shipbuilding Results in 2012..

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ICS Class: The Best Performance in the Asia-Pacific Region during 2009, 2010 & 2011

On December 28th, 2012

The best performance for a Recognized Organization non-IACS member ICS Class reached an average detention rate less than 10% in the Asia-Pacific region including China Ports during the last three years 2009, 2010 and 2011 (inclusive). This is the best performance for a Recognized Organization non-IACS member. It should be noted that, in the same..

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Feature: MLC “paper tiger” fears

On December 27th, 2012

By Andrew Guest As the entry-into-force date for the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) draws ever nearer, fears it will prove to be merely an exercise on paper have been expressed. With less than eight months to go before the deadline of August 20, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official warned last month of the danger..

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Reception Facilities & MARPOL Annex V (Garbage)

On December 27th, 2012

Intercargo Warns of Potential Confusion and Enforcement Issues Intercargo, representing the interests of dry bulk shipowners and operators, has found a general lack of information and understanding concerning important changes to MARPOL Annex V for port reception facilities that enter into force on 1-January-2013.The new requirements, which will place additional planning and reporting responsibilities on..

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Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg-Sued in merger talks

On December 25th, 2012

Tie-up would create world's fourth-largest shipping player FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest container shipping companies, loss makers Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg-Sued, are exploring a merger to create a global player better able to survive the sector's four-year slump. A combined operator would rank as the world's fourth-largest after Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM with..

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Business Opportunity in Panama Maritime XI – From February 27th to March 1st, 2013

On December 25th, 2012

The event will feature exhibition of transport equipment and marine services, and a broad agenda of conferences. From 27 February to 1 March 2013, Panama will be the focus of the global maritime industry with the development of the Panama Maritime Conference and Exhibition XI. The event will feature exhibition of transport equipment and marine..

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New passenger ship insurance provisions

On December 24th, 2012

New regulations are to ensure that shipping companies can pay compensation in case of accidents New regulations are to ensure that shipping companies can pay compensation in case of passenger accidents. Starting from the New Year, a number of Danish passenger ships must not engage in trade without a certificate. On 31 December 2012, new..

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New Interim Anti- Piracy Guidelines for Gulf of Guinea – Issued by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO

On December 21st, 2012

Recognising the significantly increased security concerns in the Gulf of Guinea region, the Round Table of international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO) have developed a set of Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea region. Based upon consultations with their respective members,..

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Global Cruise Industry Announces Support of Paris MOU's – Focus on Passenger Ship Safety in 2013

On December 21st, 2012

On behalf of the global cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced its support of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control's (MOU) Harmonised Verification Programme (HAVEP), through which its 27 member States will provide focused attention on passenger ship safety throughout the 2013 calendar year. During the HAVEP, Port State Control..

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Passenger Ship Liability: ICS urges EU Governments To Issue New Certificates by Year End

On December 20th, 2012

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling upon EU maritime administrations to ensure that they are ready to issue passenger ships with the required insurance certificates in order that ships can comply with the EU Passenger Liability Regulation (PLR). If the necessary certificates are not issued as required, by 31 December, then cruise ships..

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