Marine insurance is a very important aspect that ship owners have to consider. In the absence of marine insurance, ship owners could incur not just
It is important for maritime professionals to understand what would happen to the vessel, cargo, and wages of the crew when the ship is called for a port of refuge. Find out how general average is calculated in such situations.
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is a very important part of United States’ maritime law enforcement campaign pertaining to strengthening marine security – both internally as
Due to rapid development in the container market and huge competition among the companies, the ship owners are looking for a new breed of container ship having a large capacity of up to 18000 TEU (Twenty Equivalent Unit). The earlier rules and requirements were developed for conatainer ship of 130 to 350 Meters length. But due to rapid expansion of the global container trade, the upper limit of the range of length i.e. 350 meters has already been reached, and thus new rule is required to cover container ship upto 450 meters length.
Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase, as the date it enters into force approaches. Currently, the ILO has registered ratifications of the Convention by 45 ILO member States responsible for regulating conditions for seafarers on more than 75 per cent of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.