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Industry pleased with IMO BWM outcome

(Oct 24 2014)

Measures to help accelerate the entry into force and implementation of the the IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the BWM Convention) were adopted at last week’s MEPC 67 meeting.



Polar Code adoption moves closer

(Oct 24 2014)

A key step on the road to mandating the Polar Code was agreed at MEPC 67.



The IMO and energy efficiency

(Oct 24 2014)

MEPC 67 continued to further develop guidelines to support the uniform implementation of the regulations to address shipping’s energy efficiency, which entered into force on 1st January, 2013 under Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI.



IOPC’s 1971 Fund to be dissolved

(Oct 24 2014)

Despite protests from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) other industry bodies and the P&I clubs, the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund 1971 will be dissolved and its legal personality cease from 31st December 2014 (see last week...



Unicom joins InterManager

(Oct 24 2014)

Cyprus-based shipmanagement concern Unicom has joined InterManager, the international trade association representing third party and in-house shipmanagers, as a full member.



Products tanker refloated

(Oct 24 2014)

After more than a week aground in the Amazon River, the 2008-built MR ‘Seychelles Patriot’ was refloated on 17th October (see last week’s news).



Chemical tanker attacked

(Oct 24 2014)

An unnamed chemical tanker was boarded by a group of pirates on 18th October while the ship was sailing around three nautical miles east of Karimun Kecil, Indonesia, the IMB said in a report.



What price oil?

(Oct 24 2014)

Oil could fall to $80 per barrel in the near future driven by ample supply and sluggish growth.



Markets - Once again China dominates the headlines

(Oct 24 2014)

Unipec was again dominating the large tanker charter market by fixing several VLCCs to load crude for China during the past couple of weeks on a voyage basis.



All change at Frontline

(Oct 24 2014)

Robert Hvide Macleod has been appointed (CEO) of Frontline Management AS.



MOL expands training through joint venture

(Oct 24 2014)

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has established MOL Synergy Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd.



Navico takes over MARIS

(Oct 24 2014)

Navico Holding, owner of the Simrad brand of navigational marine electronics, has acquired MARIS (Maritime Information Systems) from the Grieg Group.



Shipboard Ebola protection kit available

(Oct 24 2014)

Martek Marine has introduced the patented EBOLAGUARD kit.



C-Bird VSAT moves into Greece

(Oct 24 2014)

Maritime Broadband has expanded by opening an office -Maritime Broadband Hellas - in Athens, Greece.



OW Bunker hit by falling bunker price

(Oct 24 2014)

Danish bunker supplier OW Bunker has once again reduced its expected full-year 2014 volume growth from 10% to around 6%.




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