Seafarers continue to be the targets of pirates and armed robbers, with around 100 held captive ashore by various groups in different parts of the world at the moment. The training of seafarers, best management practice and hardening of ships has formed part of the response, but companies still need to be well prepared for seafarers being attacked or taken captive.
Archives for June 2016
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, today unveiled ABS Nautical Systems Vessel Performance – a comprehensive software solution developed in response to continued demand for tools that improve vessel efficiency, reduce costs and facilitate emissions reporting and compliance.
CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), a global leader in container shipping, today launched an all-cash voluntary conditional general offer (Offer) for all outstanding shares of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) other than those it already owns, controls or has agreed to acquire.
The member national shipowners’ associations of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have agreed to commence a co-ordinated campaign aimed at European Union (EU) institutions, including Member States, Parliament and the European Commission.
Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2015 ocean cruise passenger projections and has increased passenger expectations for 2016 — a sign the industry is stronger than ever.
KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, commissioned the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) to write a report on the human rights and environmental risks related to the current practice of dismantling end-of-life ships on intertidal beaches.
In this issue, DNV GL emphasizes important aspects of fire safety in the engine room, regarding both newbuildings and ships in service.
In fiscal 2015, NYK achieved a 14.3 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, exceeding the goal established in 2011 in the company’s “More Than Shipping 2013” medium-term management plan calling for a 10 percent reduction by fiscal 2015 in the CO2 emission rate per unit of transportation from vessels compared with the rate recorded in 2010.
On Wednesday, June 1, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was informed by its contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) that the Third Set of Locks have officially passed all performance tests and are now functionally completed to allow a safe, efficient and reliable operation of the new locks in accordance with the provisions of the contract.