2015 September

EU, China discuss latest maritime issues

On September 30th, 2015

Annual Meeting of the China-EU Maritime Transport Agreement The 12th Implementation Meeting of the China-EU Maritime Transport Agreement, hosted by the Polish government, was held in Szczecin, Poland from 21 to 23 September. Official delegations consisted of representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG Move) of the European..

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MLC: Certificate of authorization for seafarer recruitment and placement services

On September 30th, 2015

MPA Singapore Circular 22/2015 MPA Singapore has issued circular 22/2015 to provide an update  on the requirements for seafarer recruitment and placement services (SRPSs) which operate in Singapore. All SRPSs operating in Singapore are required to comply with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Seafarer Recruitment and..

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New technologies to reduce costs in the bulk carrier industry

On September 30th, 2015

DNV GL focus on future trends DNV GL’s latest Bulk Carrier Forum looked at future trends and some of the classification society’s most recent projects in the segment. Public authorities are increasing the pressure on the shipping industry to reduce emissions and invest in sustainable technology. Narve Mjøs, Director Battery Services & Projects at DNV..

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USCG detains again vessel in port of Tacoma

On September 30th, 2015

Due to safety deficiencies found on board USCG has detained another vessel due to safety deficiencies in Port of Tacoma during September. Last week, USCG detained the motor vessel Rena due to improper pressurization of the crew's self-contained breathing apparatuses. Motor vessel Rena will be required to remain in port until the deficiencies are rectified. A..

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New ISO 9001 is published

On September 30th, 2015

ISO 14001:2015 updated standard The revised ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management was published on September 23rd, 2015 after being approved unanimously by 75 member countries. With the announcement of the ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management previously, ISO concludes the release of its standard 9001 revisions. The new version follows a new, higher level structure to make..

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Indian Register of Shipping expands in SE Asia

On September 30th, 2015

Expands operations in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong The Indian Register of Shipping expands its operations in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong The Southeast Asian expansion of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) will be managed from the regional office in Singapore, its chairman and managing director Arun Sharma said. Expansion in Hong Kong, with..

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Internet on ships a key to recruiting and retaining seafarers

On September 25th, 2015

Shipping needs to be more visible in the public eye Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession and shipping needs to be more visible in the public eye, according to speakers who addressed an IMO symposium on maritime education and..

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ECSA, ICS, BIMCO call for 2010 Protocol ratification

On September 25th, 2015

Regarding the Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea In a joint position paper submitted by ECSA, ICS and BIMCO to EU member States' maritime attachés, member States have been urged to ratify or accede to the Protocol of 2010 to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of..

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IMO warns on bauxite liquefaction dangers

On September 25th, 2015

Following findings from the investigation into the loss of bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has taken action to warn ship Masters of the possible dangers of liquefaction associated with carriage of bauxite, following consideration of findings from the investigation into the loss of the 10-year-old Bahamas flag bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter,..

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INTERTANKO releases version 4 of its Questionnaire 88

On September 17th, 2015

INTERTANKO releases version 4 of its Questionnaire 88 Including information for assessing vessel suitability and risk when chartering tankers The Questionnaire 88 (Q88), first issued in 1988 by INTERTANKO, has been revised to include the most up-to-date information for assessing vessel suitability and risk when chartering tankers. The Questionnaire, now in its 4th version, is..

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