2013 January

EUROMARITIME: THE MARINE BUSINESS SHOW (from February 5 to 7th, 2013)

On January 31st, 2013

//SEE YOU NEXT WEEK IN PARIS! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Exactly 180 exhibitors distributed on 6 000 square metres: these are the incredible figures for Euromaritime first edition! This is an ideal scenario for the exhibition which will show “sold out /fully booked” when visitors will pour into Hall 6, Porte de Versailles, on its opening day on..

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ABS Forms Operational, Environmental Performance Team

On January 31st, 2013

Top talent to take leadership role in developing solutions for industry’s most pressing challenges ABS, a leading provider of global classification services, has taken another step forward to meet industry needs with the formation of an Operational and Environmental Performance department. This hand-picked leadership team brings more than 120 years of collective experience to the..

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ClassNK sets new records for newbuildings & class transfers

On January 31st, 2013

The classification society, ClassNK announced its official registration figures for 2012, revealing that the Tokyo based society registered nearly 1000 vessels totaling more than 25m gross tons in 2012. The announcement was made on 28 January 2013 following the January meeting of the ClassNK Classification Committee, which reviews and certifies all registrations and certifications made..

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DMLC Preparation

On January 30th, 2013

By Frank H. Marmol (*) January 30, 2013 A Maritime Labour Certificate (MLC), complemented by a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC), shall constitute prima facie evidence that the ship has been duly inspected by the Member whose flag it flies and that the requirements of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) relating to working..

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GL's ASEAN Committee Meets in Singapore

On January 30th, 2013

Classification society Germanischer Lloyd's ASEAN Committee meeting took place in Singapore, with more than thirty participants from all of the ASEAN member countries. Over the quarter century that has passed since the first meeting a revolution has taken place in the way that communication takes place, yet the Committee remains as ever a forum where..

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Liberia: Time for Openness on Ship Registries

On January 30th, 2013

The Liberian Registry says it is time to put an end to the outdated thinking which results in all open registers, irrespective of their safety record, being referred to pejoratively as 'flags of convenience.' Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, "Liberia..

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ISF Launches New On Board Training Book For Engine Cadets

On January 29th, 2013

The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to meet the latest requirements governing seafarers' training emanating from the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. "The competence of engine officers is critical to safety and environmental protection. The updated ISF Book enables cadets and their companies to monitor and evaluate their..

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Tokyo MoU PSC Committee Held Its 23rd Meeting in Singapore – From 21 to 24 January 2013

On January 29th, 2013

Representatives of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU), met in Singapore for the Twenty-Third session from 21 to 24 January 2013. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Abdul Samad Bin Shaik Osman, Principal Assistant Director, Maritime Industry Control..

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ILO MLC: Training of Cooks and Provision of Food

On January 29th, 2013

MPA Singapore No.3/2013 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular reminding owners, operators, cooks, and masters of requirements of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) pertaining to the training of cooks and the provision of food on ships. Responsibilities of shipowners under MLC pertaining to Food and Catering MLC Standard A3.2 contains..

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Shipping world looks to Panama

On January 29th, 2013

TRANSIT. Pedro Miguel Locks at the Panama Canal. PRESS/Luis Garcia By: Ana Graciela Mendez In Panama Maritime XI conference will discuss new methods of creating shipbuilding and maritime business center. The Canal expansion and the development of sustainable projects will be part of the topics discussed international maritime community from 27 February to 1 March..

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