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Thailand Signs onto CSI

Thailand has signed a Declaration of Principles, establishing the Container Security Initiative (CSI) in the Port of Laem Chabang. With Thailand’s participation, CSI agreements are now in place for 19 of the 20 largest ports trading to the United States.

South Africa implements CSI

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection issued a Press Release stating that the Container Security Initiative (CSI) has become operational in the port of Durban, South Africa. Durban becomes the 17th CSI port worldwide and the first in Africa. Source: HK Law

RIB & Hi-speed Craft: CSI 2013 Conference

Image courtesy of FRC International

FRC International to host the upcoming Crew Systems Integration (CSI) conference in Poole, UK. The international conference includes over 20 presentations focussing on 9 integrated topics for the RIB and high speed craft sector. Keynote speakers include former Royal Navy Rear Admiral Chris Parry, now a noted strategic consultant and geopolitical forecaster. Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a recognised requirement for many maritime organisations

Cruisers Yachts Customer Satisfaction Award

Cruisers Yachts received the CSI Award, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) highest customer satisfaction recognition. 2009 marks the eighth year in a row that the Wisconsin manufacturer has received the honor in the category of “Inboard Express Cruiser Boats,” every year since the award’s inception. To be recognized, a CSI Award recipient must have achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in

South Africa Joins CSI

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Press Release

U.S. Customs Publishes Regulations

U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner announced the publication of final Customs regulations requiring sea carriers to provide cargo manifests 24 hours prior to the lading of cargo at foreign ports for shipment to the United States. This information is required in advance to enable U.S. Customs to evaluate the terrorist risk of cargo containers. "Terrorist organizations pose an immediate and substantial threat to the global trading system

Spain to Implement CSI and Target

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Ralph Basham announced today that CBP personnel will be stationed at the Ports of Barcelona and Valencia to work with their Spanish counterparts in targeting and prescreening cargo containers destined for the U.S. The deployment is part of CBP's Container Security Initiative (CSI). "This represents a major step forward for the protection of global

U.S. Customs Agents To Be Stationed in Le Havre

The Port of Le Havre Authority is ready to accept a team of U.S. Customs inspectors working closely with French Customs officers under an agreement between the French and United States Governments that makes France’s most important port for container traffic part of the Container Security Initiative (CSI) of U.S. Customs. The agreement was announced today in Europe by Robert Bonner, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, and Alain Cadiou

President Signs SAFE Port Act

President Bush signed into law the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE Port) Act of 2006 (H.R. 4954). Among other things, this bill, also known as the Port Security Improvement Act of 2006, modifies the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program by requiring the prompt issuance of TWIC cards to maritime employees and the initiation of a pilot program for installation and use of card readers

Senate Hearing on Implementation of the SAFE Port Act

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted an oversight hearing on Implementation of the SAFE Port Act, which was enacted by Congress in 2006. RADM David Pekoske, USCG explained Coast Guard port security efforts, including development of salvage response plans, unannounced inspections of maritime facilities, and long range identification and tracking. Ms. Maurine Fanguy, TSA, explained the significant progress made with respect to implementation of the

Volvo Penta Wins NMMA's CSI Award

Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) this week presented the 12th consecutive Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award to Volvo Penta recognizing excellence in customer satisfaction in marine sterndrive engines.   The CSI award is based on an independent survey of over 50

PPG Completes Acquisition of CSI

PPG Industries announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI), a privately-owned, Panama-based distributor of protective and marine coatings to customers in Central America. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Clean Shipping Groups Mull Potential Merger

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Clean Shipping Index (CSI)— two environmental reporting initiatives for ships and ship operators—signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for cleaner, more efficient shipping.

DNV GL Building Service Targets Fuel Efficiency

SDARI Green Dolphin (Image: DNV GL)

DNV GL launched a new service named Build2Design to help shipyards and shipowners improve the fuel economy of their ships by reducing variations in their building process. Significant improvements have been achieved in the design of more fuel-efficient ships in recent years

NYK Line PCTC Vessels Verified Environmentally Correct

LR cert. of compliance: Image credit NYK Line

Japan's NYK Line say they have received certification from classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) for two of its PCTCs (pure car and truck carrier) for the disclosure of accurate numerical values based on proper methods of collecting environmental data

Hong Kong Shipowner Again Achieves CSI Verification

OOCL award: Photo credit OOCL

Hong Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) says it has once again attained certification on the integrity and disclosure of its 2012 environmental data by adopting Clean Shipping Index (CSI) verification standards. OOCL was accredited the Verification Certification after an audit conducted

Boston Whaler Receives Tenth Consecutive NMMA Award

Boston Whaler 350 Outrage

For a tenth consecutive year, Boston Whaler was recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as a recipient of the 2013 Customer Satisfaction (CSI) Award. As announced by the NMMA at the 2013 International BoatBuilders Exhibition and

Crew Systems Integration 2013 Program Announced

Finnish Lifeboat - Image by Jaakko Pitkäjärvi

FRC International will host CSI 2013 - Crew Systems Integration conference from July 2-4, 2013 at RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole, U.K. The international conference includes over 20 presentations focusing on nine integrated topics for the RIB and high speed craft sector

Crew System Integration on RHIBs and High Speed Craft

(U.S. Navy photo) Naval Special Warfare (NSW) 11-meter Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) during a training exercise conducted by Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado, San Diego. The airborne launch shown here is not uncommon for such craft.  Landings are characterized by high-acceleration impacts that may be damaging to structure, mechanical and electrical systems, and people.

Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a recognized requirement for many organizations. This is rapidly becoming more important as the professional RHIB and high speed craft sector are required to perform increasingly complex tasks. The objective is for marine units to deal with new scenarios

Seaspan, Walter Gretzky Celebrate NAOSH Week

(left to right, Mark Houghton , Vice-President, Seaspan Marine Operations and Walter Gretzky tour Vancouver Shipyards)

With North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week well underway across the continent, Seaspan welcomed Walter Gretzky to its Vancouver Shipyards to underscore the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Hockey’s most famous father addressed Seaspan employees with

Seaspan Mark NAOSH Week with Walter Gretzky

Vancouver Shipyard Tour: Photo credit Seaspan

During North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week Seaspan welcomed Walter Gretzky on a tour of its Vancouver Shipyards. For those not in the know, Walter Gretzky, is a Canadian who is best known as the father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky

Wabona Awarded Maritime Newcomer Accolade

Seen in the photo from left to right are Chris Magagula Managing Director at Wabona Group and Paul Maclons Managing Director at Smit Amandla Marine. Wabona Group was a proud recipient of the 2012/2013 Maritime Industry New Comer Award presented by Smit Amandla Marine at an awards ceremony in Cape Town. (Photo: Wabona)

Durban's Wabona Group was among the winners in one of the nine award categories, during a Maritime Industry Awards function held on April 28, 2013 in Cape Town. The event, held to celebrate contributions to the South African Maritime Industry, was a culmination of a nationwide nomination process

Italian Terminal Operators to Implement Navis TOS

Contship Italia Group to implement Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS)  at five of its terminals. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce that Contship Italia Group (CSI) group will implement Navis SPARCS N4 at its five terminals

Westports (Malaysia) Designated a 'Safe & Secure Port'

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes Westports for its security measures in the loading US-bound containerized maritime cargo. After the 9/11 attacks the United States instituted various initiatives to increase the layers of security, improve monitoring at points of entry

GL Verifies Product Tanker for Clean Shipping Index

Photo credit Tarbit Shipping

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has undertaken its first Clean Shipping Index (CSI) verification for the product tanker 'Bit Viking' GL issued the vessel with a Statement of Compliance confirming that the data submitted by owner Tarbit Shipping meets the requirements of the Index

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