2015 April

NIMASA extend phase-out date for single-hull tankers

On April 20th, 2015

Date extended by five years NIMASA has extended the phase-out date for single-hull tankers by five years. The new date now is December 31, 2020 as against the initial deadline of 2015 set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). According to the NIMASA , the decision to extend the phase-out date was taken in line..

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IMO Legal Committee Outcomme

On April 20th, 2015

102nd Session, 14-16 April 2015 The IMO's Legal Committee held its 102nd session from Tuesday 14 April through Thursday 16 April 2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr Kofi Mbiah (GHANA) and his Vice-Chair, Mr Walter de Sá Leitão (BRAZIL), both of whom were subsequently re-elected for 2016. 83 Member plus 2 Associate States together with..

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IMO updates current status of its counter-piracy efforts

On April 20th, 2015

IMO Legal Committee 102nd Session proposal IMO Legal Committee was updated on the current status of the Secretariat's counter-piracy initiatives in relation to piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Guinea during its 120nd Session (14-16 April 2015), and was informed that piracy would remain contained, as long as merchant ships..

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Draft International Convention on Foreign Judicial Sale of Ships

On April 20th, 2015

IMO Legal Committee 102nd Session proposal IMO held the 102nd Session of its Legal Committee from 14-16 April 2015 in London. The Committee took note of a draft convention developed by the Comité Maritime International (CMI), the purpose of which was to ensure international uniformity in relation to judicial ship sale procedures and to reinforce..

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IMO to encourage Implementation of Guidelines on fair treatment

On April 20th, 2015

During IMO Legal Committee 102nd Session   IMO held the 102nd Session of its Legal Committee from 14-16 April 2015 in London where encouraged Member States, who had not yet done so, to give effect to the 2006 Guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident, adopted jointly by IMO and the..

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IMO Committee promotes 2010 HNS Convention

On April 20th, 2015

During IMO Legal Committee 102nd Session   IMO held the 102nd Session of its Legal Committee from 14-16 April 2015 in London where encouraged Member States to ratify and bring into force, as soon as possible, the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances..

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ABS Chairman & CEO Lays Out Vision for a ‘New Generation of Technical Leadership’

On April 20th, 2015

(Houston) During the recent CMA Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford, Connecticut, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki provided the conference’s keynote address to set the agenda for discussion over the following two days. CMA Shipping is an annual meeting of nearly 1,300 leaders of the maritime industry from around the world, the largest gathering of..

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ABS Group annouces new president and CEO

On April 17th, 2015

Todd Grove President and CEO ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Grove as its new President and CEO. Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS Group’s parent company, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). With..

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Legal Committee begins 102nd session

On April 14th, 2015

Legal Committee is being chaired by Mr. Kofi Mbiah IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the Legal Committee, 102nd session (14-16 April), which is being chaired by Mr. Kofi Mbiah (Ghana). Items on the agenda include: Facilitation of the entry into force and harmonized interpretation of the HNS Protocol, 2010; Liability and compensation issues connected with..

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Report on Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time released

On April 14th, 2015

Explaining the rules and practices by a sampling of vessel-operating common carriers The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted at its meeting to release a staff report entitled: "Report: Rules, Rates, and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time for Containerized Imports and Exports Moving Through Selected United States Ports." Using publicly-available information, the..

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