Category archives: Regulations

Chinese language version of solid bulk cargoes guide to support safer ship operations

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code pocket checklist will be available at Marintec 2013 next week.

Lloyd’s Register, UK P&I Club, and Intercargo produced a pocket guide ...

DNV GL is calling on the industry to step forward and support its ‘Walk to Work’ JIP

DNV GL is initiating a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to provide guidance on an alternative means of personnel transfer onto offshore installations.

The “Walk to Work” (W2W) approach, where offshore ...

EU Commission opens proceedings against container liner shipping companies

The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings against several container liner shipping companies to investigate whether they engaged in concerted practices, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Container liner ...

IMO Assembly set to adopt mandatory audit scheme

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 28th session in London, is expected to adopt key resolutions and amendments relating to the Organization’s mandatory audit ...

Reducing CO2 is economic ‘no brainer’ for shipowners, says ICS

Today, at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will advise a United Nations event on the economics of mitigation ...

ClassNK issues first statement of compliance for ship recycling facility

Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has issued the first Statement of Compliance for a ship recycling facility in Japan to Miyaji Salvage Co. Ltd.  The Statement of Compliance ...

DNV GL releases enhanced offshore class rules

DNV’s Enhanced Classification Rules for mobile offshore units presented in May have been further improved through a process of industry consultation and feedback. The final versions of the related ...

Lowestoft man convicted of using forged seaman certificates

A Lowestoft man has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty at the town's magistrates' court yesterday to using forged professional seaman certificates to secure employment on ...

ICS questions France about CO2 reporting requirements for ships

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has written to the French Government to raise concerns about a new requirement for foreign shipowners to provide ...

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource

In Manila (Oct. 29), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour ...

Canada makes its third MLC detention

The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Kouyou was detained last in the port of Quebec, Canada, after maritime labour officials determined that crew were owed more than USD51,000 in backpay.
 
It ...

High-viscosity PIB carried by ship to be subject to stringent discharge requirements

IMO’s  Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH 19), meeting at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 25 October, has agreed to classify high-viscosity ...

Arctic Shipping: a new chapter in the maritime history

The international conference “Arctic Shipping and Offshore Activities: Responding to Safety and Environmental Challenges” hosted by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took place in St Petersburg on 17 October ...

Parliament backs plans to halt reckless scrapping of old ships

Plans agreed with EU ministers to end the scrapping of old EU-registered ships on third-country beaches and ensure they are recycled in EU-approved facilities worldwide instead were backed by the ...

Marine geoengineering including ocean fertilization to be regulated under amendments to international treaty

Marine geoengineering, including ocean fertilization, will be regulated under amendments to the 1996 Protocol to the international treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes and other matter at sea.
 
The ...

Marshall Islands Registry continues strong growth

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is the third ...

Moore Stephens welcomes EC decision to maintain maritime state aid guidelines

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has welcomed a decision by the European Commission to keep in place in their current form the guidelines relating to state aid to ...

EU Commission blows opportunity to link State aid to shipping jobs for community seafarers

Following a recent decision by the Commission, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) slammed the European Union for missing a golden opportunity to link state aid for the shipping industry ...

Bureau Veritas sharpens ice tools

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has responded to demand for safe LNG transportation in the Arctic regions by developing new high-level tools to assess cargo sloshing in ice conditions ...

ITF urges action over container weights

The ITF is calling on governments and industry bodies to back a proposed amendment that will tackle the dangers posed by unweighed or mis-declared shipping containers. The amendment – to the ...

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