SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • Maersk

    Maersk Line acquires Hamburg Süd

    Maersk Line and the Oetker Group have reached an agreement for Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd, the German container shipping line. The acquisition is subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals. ...

  • EL FARO

    NTSB opens docket for El Faro investigation

    On August 15, a voyage data recorder group was convened to audition the El Faro’s VDR and to develop a detailed transcript of the sounds and discernible words captured on the cargo ship’s bridge audio. A few months later, the NTSB announces its intent to open the docket for its investigation into the sinking of the ship. ...

  • ABS

    ABS releases guidance on drones use

    ABS has released a new comprehensive guidance providing best practices for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Recognizing that drone technology can be a powerful tool that makes surveys less intrusive and reduces work-related risks, ABS provides a path to using these new remote inspection tools to support class surveys. ...

  • stcw

    IMO addresses STCW deadline problems

    As the end of the transitional provisions of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention is approaching, the IMO MSC 97 agreed to issue a MSC circular providing advice to port State control authorities and recognised organisations for a practical and pragmatic approach for a period of 6 months. ...

  • MSC

    IMO MSC 97 Outcome

    IMO MSC 97 was held from Monday 21 through Friday 25 November 2016 discussing a range of important issues for the industry such as the implementation of STCW Convention and measures to enhance maritime security. ...

Latest News

hose

Installation methods for diving hoses

IMCA has reported an incident in which a complaint was received about an odour or smell in a divers’ breathing hose or gas hose order to explain a safety issue that exists with some methods used to install fittings and the use of re-usable fittings on diving umbilicals and hoses.

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tariffs

Rotterdam port tariffs to increase once again

The Port of Rotterdam has announced that in 2017, the port tariffs paid by sea-going vessels in the port will increase by 0.3%. This is equivalent to half the rate of inflation over the past year. The adjustment is in line with the three-year agreement made by Deltalinqs, VRC, VNPI and the Port of Rotterdam Authority regarding the development of Rotterdam’s port tariffs.

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AMSA

Appeals Tribunal supports AMSA ship detention

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has stated that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal upheld the AMSA detention of the container ship OOCL Le Harve in Brisbane in May after a port state control inspection found that the vessel’s safety management system had failed to ensure that the crew had an adequate understanding of the rules relate to management and discharge of garbage at sea.

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port

Grangemouth Port eyes record volumes

The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility has enjoyed one of its busiest seasons, with over 50,000 TEUs being handled at the port in the last two months. This four-year high is the result of a buoyant fresh food export season utilising the port’s refrigerated container handling capability.

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piracy

ONI Piracy Report for 24-30 November 2016

The Office of Naval Intelligence has issued its Piracy Analysis and Warning Weekly Report for 24-30 November 2016. According to the report, pirate and maritime crime activity in East Africa waters is at a low level while at a moderate level in West Africa.

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rolls royce

Rolls-Royce marine business goes through further restructuring

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to accelerate the transformation of its Marine business as a result of continuing weakness in the maritime market. Planned measures include a further simplification of the structure of the business, with a streamlining of the senior management team, and a series of cost reduction initiatives.

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