Palau International Ship Registry (PISR), flag administration of The Republic of Palau, has been recognised by the IMO as being in full compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, affording it white list status under STCW Convention 1978.

Classification Society DNV GL has appointed the digital director of its maritime business Kenneth Vareide as chief for its Digital Solutions business as a whole.

Shipping increasingly “sticks out like a sore thumb” in the connected world, but maritime communications executives believe this will change in the short term.

Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the treatment system. To help customers secure it, Alfa Laval has a complete range of training options for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Among them are open crew trainings, which the company now provides in three additional locations.

China’s Guangzhou port signed co-operation agreement with Port of Rotterdam Authority to establish sister-port relationship.

What do you mean by the phrase –“long-term crew strategy”? In recent years, in our beloved shipping industry, I have tended to believe that it is trying to find a Second Engineer with a chemicals endorsement and US visa, for a ship leaving Singapore next Tuesday.

There will be more consolidation in the ship management sector as company founders decide on their future and mid-sized managers come under pressure, believes Anglo-Eastern ceo Bjorn Hojgaard.

Tideworks Technology, Inc, and the  International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica, and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá, S.A. (MIT), have signed a letter of intent for academic collaboration.

Even as the Philippines struggles to comply with European standards of implementation for the STCW Convention, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Esben Poulsson has issued a call in Manila for a comprehensive review of the convention to meet current and future demands.

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.

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