October 1 marks the end of the three-month settling-in period suggested by the IMO to its Member States in which competent authorities were urged to adopt a ‘practical and pragmatic’ approach to the enforcement of the SOLAS revision stipulating all packed containers have a verified gross mass (VGM) before being loaded aboard a ship.
Archives for October 2016
A new car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered by two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engines.
Greenpeace activists closed off access for all imports and exports from palm oil trader IOI in the harbour of Rotterdam, palm oil’s gateway into Europe.
Transport Canada has already conducted sulphur tests on ships calling at ports in the country since beginning a program of sulphur limit in the NA-ECA.
Project Forward, is in discussions Shell about potential LNG supply options and requirements for globally-trading bulk carriers, tankers and container vessels.
Two new Wärtsilä designed AHTS vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China.
World Maritime Day, themed “Shipping: indispensable to the world”, focuses on the importance of international shipping for today’s global society.
The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today’s global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meet the challenges of the sustainable development agenda.
High costs in converting existing vessels can efficiently put an end to updating a fleet but with predefined modules, a vessel can be mobilized without intervening in the ship structure.