GMS has welcomed news that two ship recycling yards in Alang , India have been issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) by the Japanese and IACS member classification society, ClassNK.
This confirms that the yards – Kalthia and Priya Blue Industries – comply with the technical standards of Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. Both facilities are located in Alang, Gujarat, India, and are the first ship recyclers in South Asia to gain such recognition. Read more
Jim Teasdale, CEO of Mersey Maritime, has announced his retirement after 11 years at the helm of the industry representative body.
His last day in the role will be Friday 2nd October 2015. Read more
Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) commemorated its 30th Anniversary this evening at the Sands Grand Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, with a mass birthday celebration involving over 2100 guests cutting 210 birthday cakes simultaneously. Read more
In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to government negotiators, explaining the impressive progress the industry is making to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more
Following a 20% increase over the past year in the number of ships managed by its Cyprus-based Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) will be a prominent participant in Maritime Cyprus, taking place this week in Limassol. Read more
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) highlighted the issues and solutions surrounding LNG as a marine fuel at its industry forum, LNG as a Marine Fuel: Addressing the Challenges. Attended by close to 100 delegates from the ship owning, equipment manufacturing, brokering and media segments of the industry, the session was held in conjunction with London International Shipping Week 2015, which opened this Monday. Read more