Iridium Approved to Provide Global Maritime Distress Safety Services

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Iridium has announced that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) agreed to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria of the IMO needed to provide mobile satellite services in the GMDSS, and to adopt the “Statement of Recognition” proposed by the United States as a Committee Resolution.  This is a…

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SOFTimpact’s maritime crewing solution CREWimpact interfaced with Seagull Training Administrator

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Leading maritime training provider, Seagull AS, have collaborated with IT specialists, SOFTimpact, to develop a web interface between their software systems. The technical collaboration of ‘CREWimpact’ crewing solution is now integrated with Seagull Training Administrator (STA) and enables the automatic exchange of information between the two systems. In practical terms, this means that users…

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Environment – Reducing Shipping Greenhouse Gas Emissions (port-based incentive schemes)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report reviews port-based incentive schemes to reduce shipping emissions, such as environmentally differentiated port fees. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% of total global emissions, but this share could more than triple by 2050. Ports have a crucial role to play in facilitating the reduction of shipping emissions, alongside the ship operators themselves. Which incentives are…

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ABS launches electronic certificates for its fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) American Bureau if Shipping (ABS) recently announced the launch of e-Certificates. Continuously available, tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates, e-Certificates are now available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorization. Traditional paper certificates are always still available.  “E-Certificates are the latest product from ABS’ FutureClassTM program.…

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Energy efficiency in shipping – why it matters!

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) All industries are looking to becoming cleaner, greener and more energy efficient – and shipping is no exception. Improved energy efficiency means less fuel is used, and that means less harmful emissions. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for safe, secure and environment-friendly shipping –  is leading…

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DNVGL – Cruise update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise industry’s growth seems unstoppable, with yard capacity as the only limiting factor. Asia has joined the game – Genting Dream (Dream Cruises) and Norwegian Joy (Norwegian Cruise Line), both built by Meyer Werft, are vessels expressly designed for the burgeoning East Asian market. Meanwhile new yards are entering the market: Norway’s Ulstein Verft brings its unique…

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MaRITeC-X launching a Blue Economy survey – be part of it !!!

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Local and European private and public institutions have teamed up to create in Cyprus an International Marine and Maritime Research Innovation and Technology Centre of Excellence, “MaRITeC-X”. This Centre aims at addressing the real needs of the Blue Economy as well as at bringing together the academia, the society and the marine and maritime…

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