Classification societies have been called on to take a bigger role in the formulating of legislation, rather than just enforcing compliance with the regulations when they come into force.

Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.

Norway is proposing to implement a new legislation to reduce emissions and discharges from cruise ships in the world heritage fjord, a move that will ban operators from burning high-sulphur fuel and using scrubbers.

Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE), a joint venture of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Babcock International Group, is actively seeking long term charter contracts to back the purchase of its second LNG supply vessel following the recent delivery of its first vessel unit.

Quality over quantity is the message from Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Natasa Pilides, when it comes to growing the country’s vibrant maritime cluster.

The toxic political climate in the States has impacted matters related to shipbuilding, the Jones Act and other maritime matters.

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Mohit Batra to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market.

Bimco and the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA), the two leading associations representing shipowners globally and in Europe respectively, are looking at ways they can tighten their cooperation.

As the world of shipping changes much more rapidly than it has done before, the transition of leadership at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is also about keeping up with that change.

Cosco Shipping Holdings has received all the approvals required for its takeover of Orient Overseas International one day ahead the 30 June deadline for the $6.27bn.

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