The UK Department for Transport (DfT) posted the Shipping Fleet Statistics: 2017. Gross tonnage on the UK Ship Register was 16.2 million at the end of December 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year and a third consecutive year of growth.
Maritime law makers faces stiff challenges in their work on the future of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, writes Aline de Bièvre
This document published by LR, summarizes the most important IMO/ ILO requirements entering into force.
Overall, 2017 was a good year for the ocean shipping industry. Operating margins for most carriers improved, driven by robust demand, positive inventory developments and higher rate levels. Will the positive recovery continue? Or will the vicious cycle we’ve experienced since 2008 continue, where carriers are truly profitable for only three to four years at a time?
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)