SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • 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

prevention

Shipowners Club: Malaria prevention for seafarers

Under its "Seafarers’ Health Information Programme", International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network issued a report on malaria prevention, as the disease causes at least 1 million deaths every year, the majority of which occur in resource-poor countries, such as Africa, south and central America, Asia and the middle east.

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cma cgm

CMA CGM helps Marseille startup companies to develop

CMA CGM and le Carburateur, an incubator for small companies in the Marseille Northern Area in France, team up to stimulate entrepeneurship and job creation in the city. The company will offer all incubation costs within Le Carburateur to five newly created companies from the Marseille area.

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greek registry

Greek ship owners turn down their home register

Despite the fact that the Greek-owned fleet is the world leader in terms of ship numbers and capacity as well, the Greek flag has dropped to third. The removal of 62 vessels from the Greek ship register within the space of a year highlights the Greek flag’s declining competitiveness.

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Transas

Rapid technological change forces industry to rethink its role

The Transas Global Conference was successfully concluded earlier this month in Malta addressing the imminent technological changes that are forcing shipping to rethink its role within the global supply chain. Frank Coles, CEO, Transas, opened the two-day Transas Global Conference in Malta highlighting the possibilities and pitfalls of the maritime sector’s fragmented approach to digitalization, and offering an integrated vision for the future of shipping.

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ntsb

NTSB to investigate fatigue and its impact on safety

The National Transportation Safety Board announced that the agency will participate in the International Conference on Managing Fatigue, to be held on 20-23 March in San Diego, which will focus on fatigue, and its impact on safety. In particular, the main discussions will concentrate on the theme “Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness.”

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