SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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  • coast

    EU Agencies cooperate for enhanced maritime security

    Frontex, EMSA and EFCA signed a Tripartite Working Arrangement in an effort to strengthen their cooperation on coast guard functions. The agreement sets out the framework for the synergy between the European agencies which will enable them to support in “an effective and cost-efficient way” the activities of more than 300 civilian and military authorities in the EU member states. ...

  • soya

    How to transport soya beans carriage safely

    UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports. ...

  • shipping

    Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry, political pressures

    Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, Moore Stephens' latest Shipping Confidence Survey shows. Specifically, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10.0, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating since August 2015. ...

  • imo

    IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems & Equipment: What’s on the agenda

    The first set of international requirements for onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be finalized during the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment which is meeting from 20 through 24 March 2017. ...

  • blue

    Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

    In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships. ...

Recent Posts


Search started for two missing after collision off Barcelona

The Maritime Safety Agency of Barcelona (Salvamento Maritimo) is conducting a research in Barcelona for the two missing crew members, after the collision occurred on March 20, between the fishing vessel El Fairell and the vessel Midvolga. As a result of the collision, the fishing boat sank, 3 miles from the port of Barcelona in a depth of 160 meters.

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Australia proposes reforms in coastal shipping

The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Development issued a Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper, where it suggests a change in current regulation of coastal trading, to ensure safe, secure and efficient coastal shipping as part of Australia’s national transport system.

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Industry calls for action to prevent decline in UK shipping

Latest official statistics show a 14% reduction in the number of UK seafarers over the past decade. Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson, at the House of Common, indicated how the attempts by successive governments to end the decline in British shipping over the past 30-plus years have only managed to slow the losses rather than reverse them.

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