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  • 29 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Leading classification society ClassNK announced recently that it had released an updated edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers, approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee on November 19. The rules are scheduled to apply to container ships contracted for construction on or after 1 April 2016, three months before the application of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) new Longitudinal Strength […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Japanese classification society ClassNK  announced the release of the latest amendments to the ClassNK Rules. ClassNK constantly reevaluates its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in order to incorporate the latest R & D results and feedback from damage investigations, as well as to address changes in international conventions and […]

  • 19 December 2012

    New environmental rules on marine fuels, entering into force on December 17, 2012, will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported over long distances and as a result contribute increasingly to the air quality problems in many European cities. Without any action, sulphur emissions from […]

  • 4 March 2016

    European Commission on Thursday approved the deal between Greece and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, ruling it was in line with EU state aid rules.

  • 25 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    July 20, Sweden has signed the ‘Rotterdam Rules’ as 24th country. Spain has ratified as well. The UN convention will take effect one year after 20 countries have ratified. So far did sign: Armenia, Cameroon, Congo, Denmark, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Togo […]

  • 9 October 2017

    Classification society Bureau Veritas has unveiled a new rule for the classification of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) in response to industry demand. 

  • 5 May 2016

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) plans to push for an improvement on the present system of the York Antwerp Rules of General Average in the proposed revision during the Comité Maritime International (CMI) Conference, being held in New York this week. Furthermore, the ICS said that it intends to secure that the revision “does not touch on fundamental principles” of […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The UK government has extended the recently introduced concession to the immigration rules to allow the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters.

  • 20 May 2013

    The release earlier this month of an official Chinese government report showing that the threats that country faces come mostly from the sea serves to underscore the importance of safeguarding national security through effective maritime security—including state-of-the-art counter-piracy efforts, said Commander Nicholas-Andrew Iliopoulos, who is the Senior Business Development Manager for AdvanFort Company, in the […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday expressed excitement on the ruling of the Appeal Court which authorizes the state to control inland waterways and dredging activities in the region. Previous judgment of the Federal High Court empowered the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to regulate transportation and sand dredging in the State. The Appellate […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The amendments to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention on the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on July 1, 2016, now prescribe that all packed shipping containers need to have a verified gross mass (VGM) before they can be loaded on a ship for export. SOLAS amendments were adopted by the IMO […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Vessels

    Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has released Rules for LNG-fueled coastal and inland vessels in addition to its already established rules for ocean-going ships.

  • 8 February 2017
    Research & Development

    Bureau Veritas, international classification society, has issued a new rule note covering the classification of diving systems. The rules sets out requirements for the classification of professional diving systems ranging from surface-supplied systems for shallow water diving to complex saturation systems for deep sea diving. The rules deal with the main safety issues in diving, including  […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday issued an interim rule regarding regulations to mitigate the risk created by the removal of the statutory size limit previously placed on offshore supply vessels. The regulations were effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 removed the statutory size limit previously […]

  • 25 December 2013

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of a final rule revising its regulations to implement Section 301 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. This Act authorized the Commandant of the Coast Guard to waive the statutory requirement to mark sunken vessels with a light at night if the Commandant […]

  • 29 June 2018

    Classification society DNV GL overhauled its class rules, including the regasification section, to include the technical and market knowledge acquired in the FSRU sector. 

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    International classification society RINA has launched new rules for Offshore Support Vessels, new environmental notations covering cargo handling and transhipment operations and a new guide on complete ship model calculation of passenger ships. All these initiatives were approved at a meeting of RINA’s technical committee held in Genoa this week. OSV Rules The free-standing and […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Strict competition rules in Europe prevent the creation of EU giants that would compete with US and Chinese rivals.

  • 10 June 2013

    International classification society RINA has launched new rules for Offshore Support Vessels, new environmental notations covering cargo handling and transhipment operations and a new guide on complete ship model calculation of passenger ships. All these initiatives were approved at a meeting of RINA’s technical committee held in Genoa this week. OSV Rules The free-standing and […]

  • 16 January 2015

    Nautilus International, a trades union and professional association representing seafarers and allied workers in the United Kingdom,  has welcomed the UK government’s decision to abandon controversial proposals to scrap rules requiring ro-ro passenger ships to be fitted with lockers containing emergency equipment. Following an eight-week consultation and talks between the Union and shipping minister John […]

  • 1 July 2014

    New requirements under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to require all ships to have plans and procedures to recover persons from the water are among a set of SOLAS amendments entering into force on 1 July 2014. The SOLAS amendments, adopted in 2012, were developed as part of the […]