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  • cargo

    West Club: Requirements for loading clay cargo in Malaysia

    The West P&I Club informed that it has recently experienced a cargo liquefaction case, involving a full cargo of Ball Clay loaded in Lumut, Malaysia for discharge in Chittagong, Bangladesh, similar to another case experienced in 2013. In view of this, the Club urges operators to pay attention when loading a clay cargo. ...

  • maritime

    New agreement to boost shipping education in Malta

    The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Malta Maritime Forum have signed an MoU, aiming to support the education of shipping professionals in Malta, as part of the island's maritime growth strategy. ...

  • uscg

    USCG urges for attention during testing CO2 systems

    The United States Coast Guard is reminding owners and operators that CO2 system inspection, testing, and maintenance requires thoughtful planning and risk mitigation efforts to prevent serious safety threats and loss of lives. ...

  • training

    DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

    The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture.  ...

  • ATSB

    ATSB secures drone qualifications

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau announced that it is now qualified to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as part of its investigations, by securing a relevant certificate through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. ...

Recent Posts


DP World to open new cruise terminal in Limassol

DP World announced that a new modern terminal, designed to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels, is scheduled to open in the summer at Limassol port. The new terminal consists of seven pods with an internal area of 7,000 square meters and offers 24-hour availability.

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New educational resource on human element launched

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and The Nautical Institute have joined forces to produce a special limited edition bound set of all 40 issues of the Alert! human element bulletin, a global educational resource on the human element. From the beginning the project has “raised awareness” of maritime professionals across the industry to human element issues.

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Japanese venture establishment plan unchanged to date

MOL, NYK and K Line announced that the joint venture planned has received all necessary approvals for compliance with local competition laws, confirming that there is no impact on the three companies' integration plans for the new container shipping business. The service commencement date for the new company is likewise unchanged from 1 April 2018.

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Caustic soda should be handled with greatest care

A C/O was seriously injured on board due to caustic soda which splashed into his face, entering under the edge of his protective mask. If the PPE does not fit, is not suitable for purpose, or cannot be worn for some reason, stop the work until proper protection can be provided, UK MAIB says.

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First vessel traffic system set in Brazilian port

Brazil's Companhia de Docas do Espírito Santo has established the first Vessel Traffic Management Information System at Victoria port. The VTMIS, by Indra, targets to enhance safety and improve the efficiency in mooring operations, eventually transforming the port into the most technologically advanced port in Brazil.

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Pool manager’s ship misdesription leads to costly cargo damages

International Transport Intermediaries Club highlighted the costly consequences of a shipping pool manager’s failure to accurately describe a tanker, leading to a substantial claim by charterers. The pool manager misdescribed the tanker as being acceptable to a specific oil major, even though he had received an email from the head owner prior to fixing which stated that it had rejected the vessel.

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Latest industry guidelines on cyber security launched

The second edition of "The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships" has been released, including information on insurance issues and how to effectively segregate networks, as well as practical advice on managing the ship to shore interface, and how to handle cyber security during port calls and when communicating with the shore side.

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Coal transshipment hub introduced in South Vietnam

An alliance consisted of Welhunt, Oldendorff Carriers and Haivan will position a Floating Transfer Platform in South Vietnam capable of discharging and loading all bulk carriers at a discharge rate of up to 25,000 metric tonnes per day. This platform will be the first and only multi-user facility in Vietnam and is specifically designed to handle growing coal imports.

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