Regulation

Singapore: Singapore's Keppel Shipyard has undertaken the country's first ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit project for a VLCC owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).
Jakarta: Bulker casualties involving nickel ore cargo liquefaction have resulted in insurance claims of over $200m according a broker involved in one of the cases.
Paris: Lars Lange, the Secretary General of the International Union of Maritime Insurance (IUMI), has written a letter calling for greater availability of port state inspection data from the Paris…
OK, so the ports sector is not necessarily going to welcome all new environmental regulation from Europe with open arms – but surely ports can at least draw comfort from…
Dubai: Five seafarers were stuck onboard their vessel in a UAE port for almost two years because of a legal wrangle are claiming thousands of dollars in unpaid salaries. The…
Houston: Classification society ABS marks the end of an era with its announcement that long serving chairman Robert D. Somerville is to retire, on 30 April 2013.
The rivalry between Hong Kong and Singapore as business hubs is a longstanding one and not just in shipping and maritime, but also areas such as financial services.  
Among maritime heroes in New York, Gordon Loebl, the US Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port, stands out. Captain Loebl oversaw successful efforts that enabled the port in New York…
Though some brand legislation now set to start moving through the Greek parliament as a “game changer” for not only the country’s shipping sector, but for the country as a…
To the ever-growing list of acronyms related to carbon emissions reduction – think GHG, MBM, UNFCCC, CBDR and so on – add MRV, standing for Measuring (or Monitoring), Reporting and…
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