ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to IMO’s verification of the gross tonnage data relating to Indonesia’s registered fleet).
ICS believes it is now incumbent upon IMO to finalise the revision of the G8 Type Approval Guidelines as soon as possible, in order to ensure that shipowners can have absolute confidence that the expensive equipment they will soon have to install will be effective in treating ballast water conditions normally encountered during worldwide operations and be regarded as fully compliant during Port State Control inspections. Read more
The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a Synthesis Report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions in advance of next week’s Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says the mandatory CO2 reduction measures already adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), combined with the aggressive fuel efficiency measures being taken by merchant ships worldwide, will proportionately deliver far more ambitious CO2 reductions than the pledges so far made by governments. Read more
With IP-MobileCast subscribers viewing news and entertainment content in record numbers, KVH further expands the potential audience
MIDDLETOWN, RI – November 19, 2015 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has updated its unique IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service for additional viewing flexibility and expanded content offerings. The new features are being rolled out in stages, with the first round of upgrades automatically delivered via over-the-air software updates for current subscribers. Read more
The e-Learning maritime training pacesetter reaches several new milestones as vessel operators continue to invest in crew training despite a tough economic climate
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – November 11, 2015 – Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training and software solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that its training solutions are now in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide, with more than 300 new vessels having joined in the third quarter of 2015 alone. A further milestone reached by the award-winning training-program producer is that Videotel has recorded more than 10 million training events in recent years. Read more
Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden. The appointment has been welcomed by Jamaica’s maritime community as recognition for the MAJ’s focus on training and the Admiral’s crucial role within the international shipping sector. Read more
A new report from The Swedish Club shows that incorrect maintenance and repair continues to be the most frequent cause of main engine damage – a trend which has continued unabated since the Club began monitoring the issue nearly ten years ago. Read more
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Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (“Braemar SA”), the international multi-disciplinary marine surveyors and consultants, has published the third edition of its well-regarded Guide to Hull & Machinery. The publication is primarily designed to help those with a non-technical background and who are possibly unfamiliar with some or all of the nautical and engineering technical terms used in marine survey reports.
Fast growing cash buyer strengthens its resources
GMS is proud to announce that Ms. Jasvinder Virdi has joined the company to further develop its growth within the industry.
Jasvinder comes with a wealth of determination and enthusiasm, as well as experience of working within the shipping industry, having spent the last 10 years at the St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry as a Ship Registration Executive where she was instrumental in building strong client relations. Read more