14 September 2016
BIMCO and Fathom have published an updated 2016 edition of their practical, step-by-step guidance publication that helps shipowners understand ballast water management requirements.
24 May 2017
European Sustainable Shipping Forum(ESSF) subgroup on MRV has completed its work and the results are forwarded for final endorsement by the ESSF Plenary before publication. Draft guidelines on different subjects that will help you in the preparing and making EU MRV Management Plans for individual ships are provided.
29 March 2017
The USCG has recently modified its policy with regards to the granting of extended compliance dates for Ballast Water management systems. Analysis and information on these changes have been kindly provided by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) as well as a USCG document on Highlights and Tips for Application - Extended Compliance Dates under USCG Ballast Water Management regulations.
07 September 2017
The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force and all ballast water to be discharged on or after 8 September 2017 must be either D-1 or D-2 compliant.
25 July 2017
The International Maritime Organization's Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) enters into force 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international trade are required to manage their ballast water and sediments in accordance with an approved ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.
26 September 2017
BIMCO's has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
28 September 2017
The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues.
20 November 2017
This handbook aims to provide substantive public health guidance when there is an outbreak of disease.
07 March 2018
The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force in June 2012 and is now close to being fully implemented so any ship calling US ports have to be in compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. It should also be noted that a number of US individual States have implemented their own requirements beyond the USCG regulations so liaison with a local agent is recommended.
20 November 2018
To say its been tough for Venezuela in recent years would very much be an understatement. The economy has shrunk more than half since 2013, almost 10% of their 30 million population have fled and their oil output – which accounts for 90% of their exports – has plummeted to levels not seen since 1940’s. A chronic lack of investment in the vital oil infrastructure, years of mismanagement and hyperinflation has sent the country’s oil production into ‘free fall’.
The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.