Egypt plans to complete a side channel in East Port Said, near the Suez Canal, that would speed up shipping and allow ships direct entry into the port by the end of June 2016, Mohab Memish, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said on Wednesday.
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BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping organisation, has now launched an anti-corruption clause for charter parties. The new clause will give owners and charterers a contractual platform for cooperative action to resist demands for illegal payments from port officials and others.
ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to IMO’s verification of the gross tonnage data relating to Indonesia’s registered fleet).
LNG as a ship fuel holds great potential for shipping to increase operational efficiency, while reducing its environmental impact – especially in the inland navigation sector. The LNG Masterplan safety studies, performed by DNV GL, were initiated by the Pro Danube Management and the Port of Rotterdam in collaboration with more than 50 companies and stakeholders as part of the EU funded project LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube.
The 29th session of the IMO Assembly opened this morning (23 November) at IMO Headquarters in London. More than 1,000 delegates from IMO Member States, international governmental and non-governmental organizations were present to hear Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu outline some of the Organization’s major achievements during 2014 and 2015 in his opening address.
Oil major Royal Dutch Shell was handed a 22,500 pound ($33,919) fine by a local Scottish court on Tuesday for a 2011 oil spill in the North Sea that was the largest in more than a decade.
The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a Synthesis Report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions in advance of next week’s Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive aims to strip out costs and complexity, rather than selling off chunks of the business, as he seeks to return the British aero-engine company to growth.
View over 42 kilometres of harbourside from your desk: this is now possible for Europe’s largest port. In collaboration with Skycap, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is launching Port360: a virtual tour of the port.