Legal & Regulations

  • Now, a software to capture data of seafarers...

    Seafarers going abroad to work on ships beware! Those who have secured placement through a recruitment agent not registered with or licensed by India’s maritime regulator will not be allowed to leave the country.

  • Manuport Logistics Uses Descartes for SOLAS...

    Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Manuport Logistics in Belgium is using the Descartes Verified Gross Mass(TM) (Descartes VGM(TM)) solution to help its customers comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations for container weight requirements.

  • International Marine Organization’s (IMO) sulfur...

    In its recent five-year outlook on petroleum products, ESAI Energy examines the implementation of the International Marine Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 percent sulfur content cap on bunker fuels, which is slated to take effect globally in 2020. 

  • Oil, Chemical Companies and Steelmakers Facing...

    The Ministry of Environment of South Korea recently formed a task force in order to impose stricter regulations related to particulate matter. Under the circumstances, the concerns of local steelmakers, oil companies and chemical companies are rising.

  • IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM...

    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) believes the benefits achieved from adopting mandatory use of Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) for marine fuel oil deliveries in Singapore must be protected by effective enforcement, and that using approved MFMs to measure quantity being loaded onto bunker tankers as well as that delivered to ship would address a missing link in supply chain integrity.

  • Oil, Chemical Companies and Steelmakers Facing...

    The Ministry of Environment of South Korea recently formed a task force in order to impose stricter regulations related to particulate matter. Under the circumstances, the concerns of local steelmakers, oil companies and chemical companies are rising.

  • Shell Strengthens LNG fuel business with...

    Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) today announced two significant milestones for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuels business, including the arrival of the Cardissa, a state-of-the-art LNG bunker vessel with capacity to hold around 6,500 cubic metres of LNG fuel. This vessel’s seagoing capability enables Shell to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe.

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Getting the UAE to number 1 in the shipping industry

The maritime industry in the UAE is constantly evolving and the UAE is now ready to voice its ambitions to become the leading international shipping hub. In this article we tackle what makes the country number 1 in the shipping industry and comment on what the UAE is doing to improve its position as the world maritime centre and to get ahead of its competitors.

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Collaboration for Future Ready Shipping

“No stakeholder, alone, can deal with the complexities the planet faces in addressing the challenge of climate change”, said IMO’s Director of the Marine Environment Division, Stefan Micallef, as he opened the joint Singapore-IMO International Conference on Maritime Technology Transfer and Capacity-Building also known as Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017, held in Singapore (25-26 September).

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Shipping’s new technologies will help address pollution concerns

A ship owner investing in a newbuilding today has in front of him a flurry of options to consider in order to comply with the upcoming new regulations. In a recent weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal said that “an undoubtedly interesting market lately is the newbuilding market, in which we are witnessing numerous orders across all sectors and sizes. 

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Jamaica Deposits Instrument Of Accession To The Ballast Water Management Convention

Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Ballast Water Management Convention on September 11. Ballast water is used to control the stability of a ship to ensure its safe operation when it is empty or partially loaded, and the convention seeks to prevent and reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic species and pathogens carried in ballast water.

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