The saga of the Philippines crewing industry and the European Maritime Safety Audit (EMSA) as to whether the country's maritime training is compliant with the Standards of Training, Certification, Training and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention has now dragged on for an unbelievable 12 years.

An ISO standard is to be developed for methanol as a marine fuel as owners look to a variety of alrenatives to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 0.5% sulphur cap.

Recognising the importance of digitalisation, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels.

Dutch specialist vessel owner Spliethoff Group has just fitted its 24th vessel with a scrubber and plans to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on 30 more vessels in its fleet.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has started a study for a new 0.1% low sulphur emission control area (ECA) in the Mediterranean.

DHT Holdings is the latest large tanker owner to take the plunge on retrofitting Alfa Laval scrubbers to 12 very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 0.5% sulphur cap global from 2020.

This year’s Seatrade Awards was a celebration of 30 years rewarding excellence across the shipping industry. The event had a celebratory feel which culminated in the last award which was given to Dr Ravi K. Mehrotra, CBE, Executive Chairman, Foresight Group for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018.

UAE marine and engineering provider NICO International aims to take greater share of the region's retrofit market for ballast water management and scrubbers through a partnership with Cleanship Solutions in the UK.

John Fredriksen's Frontline has become the latest big name to commit to scrubbers as part of the solution meet the 2020 sulphur buying a 20% stake in Fenn Marine Scrubbers Inc (FSMI).

The Liberian Registry has underlined its commitment to protecting the welfare of seafarers on the occasion of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, which this year takes ‘seafarer wellbeing’ and mental health in particular, as its theme.

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