Marine publisher goes Green

Jun 23 2017

Witherby Publishing Group, has joined the Green Award scheme.

In support of the initiative, Witherbys will offer all Green Award certificate holders a 10% reduction across its catalogue of publications.

Speaking about joining the scheme, Iain Macneil, Witherbys CEO, said: “I’m especially pleased to join the scheme as in 1994, I was a young third officer on a ship, the ‘Esso Hawaii’, which was the first-ever to receive a Green Award. As a company we’re committed to promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible shipping.”

“Proper and timely information about standards of the maritime industry, the best practices and effective preventive measures is crucial for the safety of shipping. Publishers providing reliable and relevant publications play an essential role in enabling the industry to improve quality and safety levels,” said Jan Fransen, executive director, Green Award. “We welcome Witherbys decision to join the Green Award scheme; many of its books are fixtures on the bridges and engine rooms of ships sailing around the globe.”

Witherby Publishing Group has more than 500 titles incorporating technical and operational guidance, best practice and regulatory information.

One of Witherby’s latest offerings is BIMCO’s ‘Check before fixing 2017’.

BIMCO said that most of the charterparty queries concern problems after a c/p has been signed.

This latest version of the more than 30-year old publication includes recent legal developments and current commercial practice, plus a new section on cyber security.

The soft back 308 page book covers various clauses to be found in voyage, time charters, booking notes and bills of lading, plus other relevant information.

For example, for the tanker sector there is a section on Asbatankvoy’s pumping warranty and Shelltime 4 - illegitimate voyage orders - both containing examples of problems encountered, which BIMCO has provided answers for in the book. 

The book retails at €195, or €145 for BIMCO members.  

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