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Polar Code adopted

(May 22 2015)

At last week’s MEPC 68, the environmental requirements of the Polar Code and associated MARPOL amendments needed to make it mandatory were adopted.

ICS welcomes MEPC progress

(May 22 2015)

Commenting on the MEPC meeting, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said it welcomed the progress made on several important environmental issues.

MPA questions Iran over tanker shooting

(May 22 2015)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate the shooting at a Singapore flag tanker last week by Iranian naval vessels (see last week’s news).

DNV GL updates tanker stability requirements

(May 22 2015)

DNV GL has issued a statutory update about the new requirements for stability instruments on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers.

EGCS fitted on board shuttle tankers

(May 22 2015)

The Samsung-built 120,000 dwt shuttle tankers ‘Eagle Barents’ and ‘Eagle Bergen’ are fitted with class and flag state approved Clean Marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS).

Markets- Newbuildings begin to be a concern

(May 22 2015)

The number of tanker newbuildings are starting to cause a few people in the market concern, although others argue that the increase in oil shipments will absorb the new tonnage.

Turkish shipmanager selects Seagull

(May 22 2015)

Turkish shipping company Zenith Gemi Isletmeciligi has chosen Seagull Maritime CBT Training for use fleet-wide across its tankers, and the Seagull Crew Evaluation System for its main office in Istanbul.

AXSMarine introduces AXSTanker4.0

(May 22 2015)

AXSMarine is to launch an upgrade to AXSTanker – AXSTanker4.0 - which is a software solution for competitive shipbrokers in the crude, clean, gas, chemical and product tanker segments.

Saldhana Bay to get oil storage terminal

(May 22 2015)

Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha has started Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of its proposed storage terminal in Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

SCF benefits from strong tanker market

(May 22 2015)

Sovcomflot Group (SCF) has reported a strong start to this year on the back of the improved tanker market.

Oceans HQ partners with Gibraltar Ship Registry

(May 22 2015)

Maritime software solutions provider Oceans HQ has partnered with the Gibraltar Ship Registry (part of the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA)), ahead of new STCW requirements for online access to seafarer certification data, which come into forc...

ISU sees LOF decline

(May 22 2015)

The International Salvage Union (ISU) annual statistics for 2014 showed a vibrant industry providing vital services to the shipping industry, which help protect shipowners and insurers from huge financial losses, the organisation claimed.

Sadler to step down as LR CEO

(May 22 2015)

Alastair Marsh has been appointed Lloyd’s Register’s new CEO designate, following Richard Sadler’s decision to step down at the end of 2015, after eight years in the role.

Navtor teams up with Nautic

(May 22 2015)

E-navigation supplier NAVTOR has joined forces with Nautic, a provider of navigational equipment, charts and publications to the Swedish market.

Standard Club increases tonnage

(May 22 2015)

The Standard P&I Club reported a stable ‘breakeven’ underwriting performance in 2014-15, combined with conservative, selective growth.


May 2015

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