The IMO issued a notice stating that the theme this year for World Maritime Day is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future” commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Convention establishing the organization.
Greece remains on the throne of the top shipowning nations by value whose combined fleet is worth USD 516 billion, data from VesselsValue’s latest infographic shows.
Any breakdown of the world fleet into ship type, ownership or any other parameter can only ever be a snapshot because it changes constantly as ships are scrapped, newbuildings delivered and vessels change hands all the time.
European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP).
AMI Group Member TMQ International Pty Ltd are now ISO 9001:2015 QA compliant, having completed their Audit successfully on the 5th October 2017.
What’s on the regulatory agenda (Including news from 71th session of MEPC, 98th session of MSC and 29th IMO Assembly)
Cyber security is not just about preventing hackers gaining access to systems and information, potentially resulting in loss of confidentiality and/or control. It also addresses the maintenance of integrity and availability of information and systems, ensuring business continuity and the continuing utility of digital assets and systems.
The shipping industry is by far the most extrovert sector of the national economy, a leading global player and a major source of income, wealth and prestige for Greece. In a challenging global environment, the Greek shipping community is heavily investing and expanding its global footprint.
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71 was a very busy week and ship owners can now benefit from having a firm view of the regulatory timeline for complying with the latest global require-ments for managing the ballast water from their vessels. Unfortunately, the timeline remains very crowded and for owners with ships trading to and from the U.S., compliance is more complicated.
The Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to extend the time for compliance with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. As a result, only vessels built after its entry into force on September 8, 2017 will immediately be subject to the new ballast water performance standard.