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Shipping associations urge MEPC to address CO2 emissions

(Oct 21 2016)

The global shipping industry has called on IMO members to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding the need for further progress on addressing the sector’s CO2 emissions at next week’s MEPC 70 meeting.

RMI calls for a BWMC five year cooling off period

(Oct 21 2016)

At a meeting in Athens this week, the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry said that it foresaw difficulties and possible complications caused by the introduction of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC), both in the implementation process as wel...

Panama signs up to BWMC

(Oct 21 2016)

This week, Panama become the latest flag state to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments - BWM Convention (BWMC).

José Maura re-elected as IOPC Fund director

(Oct 21 2016)

The 1992 Fund Assembly has re-elected José Maura Barandiarán of Spain as director of the IOPC Funds for a second term.

SafeSTS strengthens its presence in Malaysia

(Oct 21 2016)

SafeSTS has formalised a partnership agreement with KA Petra to strengthen the provision of ship-to-ship (STS) transfer services in Malaysia, and to develop a pool of trained Malaysian Mooring Masters.

Milaha feels the pinch

(Oct 21 2016)

Diverse shipping group Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has announced a fall in operating revenues to QR1.99 bill for the first nine months of this year, compared to QR2.30 bill for the same period in 2015.

Bahri’s profit falls

(Oct 21 2016)

National Shipping Co of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) suffered a 37% drop in net profit during the third quarter of 2016.

Markets - VLCCs remain on the up

(Oct 21 2016)

In general, VLCC activity was not as high as was expected when the Saudi stems for November were reported on Monday, while the BOT programme for early November was also thinner than expected, Fearnleys said in its weekly report.

ADNOC to merge subsidiaries

(Oct 21 2016)

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) plans to merge its three tanker and marine services companies into a single entity.

ICS contests Canada’s proposed moratorium on crude oil shipments

(Oct 21 2016)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has written an open letter to Canadian Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, expressing dismay on the proposed moratorium on oil shipments off Northern British Columbia’s waters.

Fourth successive year of declining opex

(Oct 21 2016)

Total annual vessel operating costs fell in 2015 for the fourth year running, according to a survey conducted by accountant and shipping consultancy, Moore Stephens.

ASRY to announce new CEO soon

(Oct 21 2016)

At the recent Bahrain-based shiprepairer ASRY’s board meeting, the chairman, HE Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al-Khalifa revealed that the board first discussed the overall challenging situation of the market and said that total sales up to the end...

Fast response claimed to emergency seal repair

(Oct 21 2016)

A 134 m long unnamed chemical tanker suffered a leak to her stern tube seal assembly while berthed in Antwerp.

Russian oil continues to flow

(Oct 21 2016)

Thus far, Russia has defied industry expectations of a crude production decline on the back of Western sanctions, following events in Ukraine and the collapse in oil prices, Gibson Research said in a report.

Elcome to represent EMC in ME

(Oct 21 2016)

Global Eagle Entertainment has appointed Elcome International as sales and service representative in the Middle East for its EMC maritime VSAT solutions.


August--September 2016

-Ballast water treatment system on 10 Turkish chemical tankers -Special feature on third party shipmanagement -ABS' new vice president of tankers Tom Blenk -EU’s forthcoming ship-specific monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) plans

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