EU Regulation on CO2 Reporting a Setback for ICS Efforts
place at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the collection of data on CO2 emissions from ships, by unilaterally adopting a regional Regulation which will apply to non-EU flag vessels, as well as ships registered in the EU. The Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission are understood to have reached agreement on the text of an EU Regulation on the Monitoring…
Kleven Wins New Yacht Contract
Norwegian ship builder Kleven has secured a new contract for a high specification, 116-metre long Expedition Support Vessel. The order is placed by Mr Graeme Hart, who currently has another vessel of the same type under construction at Kleven Verft. This new vessel is almost ten metres longer than the vessel currently under construction at the yard, and is of type MT 5006 MKII ESV, designed by Norwegian…
High Seas Becoming Less Secure
Despite the significant reduction in piracy attacks over the last few years it is now widely accepted by the maritime community that the safety of the High Seas cannot always be guaranteed by Governments. The future of security in the marine environment is about cooperation between the public and private sector according to the leading private maritime security company MAST. He added: “Although the Indian Ocean is relatively quiet at the moment…
Sulphur Regulation Enforcement Support Gathers Momentum
Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, broadens its platform as some of Germany’s and Denmark’s most prominent shipping companies join its ranks together with new members from Chile, Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Belgium. Roger Strevens, Chairman, is delighted at the level of industry engagement: “We are just a few weeks away from what will be a sea-change in the regulatory landscape for shipping…
DNV GL “Modification Excellence Award” for Schiffahrt
Classification society DNV GL recognised that E.R. Schiffahrt has retrofitted seven ultra large container vessels to meet the highest energy efficiency standards and improve its cargo capacity through the DNV GL Modification Excellence Award. Jörg Lampe, Senior Project Engineer Risk & Safety and Systems Engineering at DNV GL, presented the award to Jürgen Kudritzki, Technical Director at E.R. Schiffahrt, in Hamburg. The German shipping company is the first to receive this award. “E.R.
Rolls-Royce Bags £12 mi Order from Myklebusthaug Management
Rolls-Royce has won a £12 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for a highly advanced multipurpose service vessel for the Norwegian ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to be built at the Beşiktaş Shipyard in Turkey. This latest contract will see the first UT design vessel to be built by a Turkish shipyard. Around 800 Rolls-Royce UT vessels have been built or are under construction since the first one entered service 40 years ago.
MSC Magnifica Completes Drydocking at Damen Shiprepair
After a very fast and successful 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) for Hamburg on schedule to start her next cruise. Next week (December 2) another cruise vessel will arrive at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam - the 200 m MS Saga Sapphire. In the meantime, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen recently handled two, 167 m cruise ships, the Astor and Marco Polo.
PSA Chairman Receives Belgium Award
On 27 November 2014, PSA Group Chairman Fock Siew Wah was conferred the national distinction ‘Commander of the Order of the Crown’ from His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium for his merit, dedication and services rendered to the Kingdom of Belgium. Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, Representative of His Majesty the King of Belgium, who was visiting PSA as part of the Belgian Economic Mission in Singapore…
ESSA's Fleet Upgradation Environmental Driven
State-controlled Exportadora de Sal SA de CV of Mexico ("ESSA"), one of the world’s largest salt exporters with a 10-million-ton annual production, has strengthened its commitment to the continued protection of its operating environment with the signing of a recent contract in China for a new ship-type. This move forms part of ESSA’s on-going programme to upgrade and modernise its fleet, in step with recent advances in environmental technology and in line with economic imperatives.
Findland Fairway Due Law
Financial impact on cruise lines, especially on those who have several calls during a season, is considerable.
USCG Medevacs Man From Sailboat off NC Coast
The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 62-year-old man from his sailboat Thursday approximately 100 miles east of Kill Devil Hills. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received notification at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, reporting they received a distress message from the sailboat Austina.
Asian Airlines Pause Before Hedging on Fuel
Oil fell to four-year low of $72 on Thursday; Airlines hope the price will slip below $70 a barrel. Airlines in Asia-Pacific are holding off from hedging their fuel…
Japan Military Wants China "Crisis Management" Pact
Japan's highest-ranking military officer on Friday urged an early start to a "crisis management" mechanism with China amid conflicting claims to a group of tiny East China Sea islands.
NATO Unconcerned by Russian Warships in English Channel
A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.
New Players in Singapore Markets in OW's Absence
The downfall of a leading marine fuel supplier that prompted sellers to tighten credit terms in Singapore is skewing the post-OW Bunker jostle for market share towards…
Asia VLCC Rates Could Could Climb Even More
Owners see rates climb by nearly $22,000 per day; Rates could peak as more tonnage comes free. Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian routes could…
World’s Largest Boxship is DNV GL classed
CSCL Globe, the world’s largest containership and the first of a series of five 19,100 TEU containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013, has been named at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea. All of the vessels in the series will be constructed to DNV GL class. “At DNV GL, we are very honoured to be part of this project. CSCL Globe represents not only the largest, but one of the most energy efficient containers vessels in the world.
EU Regs on Ship CO2 Reporting Complicates IMO Agreement
ICS Concerned that EU will Preempt IMO CO2 Negotiations. The global trade association for shipowners – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is disappointed and concerned that the European Union is about to pre-empt negotiations taking place at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the collection of data on CO2 emissions from ships, by unilaterally adopting a regional Regulation which will apply to non-EU flag vessels, as well as ships registered in the EU.