SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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  • Flag State Performance Table

    ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table

    The new ICS Flag State Performance Table for 2016/2017 continues to highlight the sound performance of all of the world’s major flag administrations, regardless of whether they are open registers or so called ‘traditional’ maritime flags. An important development in this period is that participation by maritime administrations in the IMO Member State Audit Scheme became mandatory in 2016. ...

  • iho

    Few months left for ECDIS updates

    IHO has revised its ENCs standards for ECDIS, therefore, all ECDIS systems used on board a vessel are required to receive updated functions before 31 August 2017. In case the software renewal is not applicable so as the system to be compatible with the latest IHO standards, the ECDIS itself should be replaced before the deadline. ...

  • hanjin

    S.Korea court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

    On February 17, the Seoul Central District Court officially declared the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd which had been the world's seventh-largest container shipper. Earlier this month, the South Korean Court decided in favor of a bankruptcy following estimation that the company's liquidation value would be worth more than its value. ...

  • MAERSK

    Maersk announces key strategic changes

    Ane Uggla, Chairman of A.P. Møller Holding A/S and the A.P. Møller Foundation, announced Group’s future plans in an effort to ‘secure another century of growth for the company. This announcement follows recent losses reported in 2016 and Group’s Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen replacement by ex-SAP Chief Executive Jim Hagemann. ...

  • El Faro

    El Faro Investigative Hearings shed light to the tragedy

    USCG has held Marine Board of Investigation hearings into El Faro accident focusing on the transcript of the containership’s bridge audio recordings, released by NTSB last year. During the hearings, testimonies revealed that the cargo ship that sank after losing propulsion in a hurricane could have suffered a catastrophic boiler explosion and investigated the ship’s safety culture onboard. ...


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