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Neopanamax transit

On December 19th, 2016

Less than six months after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, the waterway welcomed its 500th transit of a Neopanamax ship on Wednesday, highlighting the trust that Canal customers have placed in the route. Performing the 500th transit was the container vessel YM Unity, which first began its passage through the Cocoli Locks in..

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IMO clarifies transitional arrangements for STCW Manila 2010

On December 19th, 2016

Latest IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee 97th Session held late November addressing STCW deadline problems. The MSC 97 noted that the transitional arrangements for implementation of the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code end on 1 January 2017. However, there was concern that some Parties may not be in a position to issue STCW certificates..

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IMO and ship survey body strengthen cooperation

On December 9th, 2016

On December 7, IMO signed an agreement with the technical body whose members undertake ship survey and certification duties on behalf of IMO Member States. Under the terms of the agreement, IMO and IACS will exchange technical information on a regular basis and strengthen existing lines of dialogue between the two organizations. The International Association..

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IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE, 70th Session 24 – 28 October 2016

On December 7th, 2016

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 70th Session from Monday 24 through Friday 28 October 2016 under the chairmanship of Mr Arsenio Domingues (PANAMA) and his Vice Chair, Mr H Saito (JAPAN), both of whom were re-elected for 2017.  Two Working Groups (WG), one Drafting Group (DG), one Review Group (RG) and a..

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U.S. Type-Approves First Ballast Water Treatment System

On December 7th, 2016

By MarEx 2016-12-02 15:26:08 One of the main stumbling blocks for the successful implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention is retreating now that the U.S. Coast Guard has issued its first type approval certificate for a ballast water treatment system. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Norway’s Optimarin..

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LR’s emergency response service boosted by Seasafe acquisition

On December 7th, 2016

An unexpected incident, such as a grounding, a collision or an explosion, can result in complex technical challenges, all requiring a fast and effective response. Therefore, LR has added to its portfolio of advanced data, digital and software solutions with the acquisition of Seasafe Marine Software & Computation (Seasafe). LR’s ship emergency response service (SERS),..

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What’s on IMO Agenda for MSC97

On November 18th, 2016

IMO is about to hold its 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) next week, 21-25 November, at IMO Headquarters, in London including many topics on the agenda for either adoption or further discussion. Specifically, the MSC is expected to adopt: Draft amendments to SOLAS, including amendments to subdivision and damage stability regulations in SOLAS..

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DMCA, DNV GL sign ‘innovation’ agreement

On November 16th, 2016

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)  has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL at the DNV GL National Committee with a view to collaborate on several maritime innovation initiatives. The agreement was signed in Dubai between Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL Maritime. The new partnership aims..

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Use training to direct the future of shipping, ICS chairman says

On November 15th, 2016

Training acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernisation of the shipping industry as a whole, said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as he delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Crew Connect Global Conference in Manila.          ..

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Turkey highlights shipping’s indispensable role

On November 14th, 2016

Shipping’s unique role in providing most of everything that the world’s people need and want was once again the focus for an international audience, as Turkey hosted the 2016 World Maritime Day Parallel Event through 4-6 November. The event in Istanbul , which focused on the World Maritime Day theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” was formally..

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