Major shipping nations join forces to promote digital certificates

The Danish Maritime Authority, Singapore and Norway have signed a cooperation agreement regarding digital certificates intending to make more countries migrate from paper certification to digital certifications which are very efficient and save time and money for both shipowners and authorities.   ​The Danish Maritime Authority made world news when it announced on 24 June…

Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates

As a result of ongoing commercial challenges and regulatory changes in the maritime industry, maritime organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes. One of the prominent approaches for driving efficiencies, reducing costs and gaining competitive advantages has been through technological innovation. An existing example…

ECSA – EU Shipping Competitiveness Study

The European maritime industry is at the risk of losing ground to other globally leading shipping centres. Relocation of activities as well as further de-flagging may be the consequence and would have negative impacts on the EU economy and competitiveness. Monitor Deloitte finds that while in general the EU has developed a competitive framework for…

DNVGL – DMA: Safety analysis provides offshore support vessels with new insight

New safety analysis can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. The normal operations of this vessel type have resulted in a risk scenario considerably different from that of both ordinary cargo ships and passenger ships. Major risks are related to: fire hull and accommodation integrity stability man-over-board incorrect…

Panama Canal to Launch State-of-the-Art Vessel Scheduling and Maritime Resources Management System

In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal announced today that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to further optimize costs, improve safety and increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the service it provides. “For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a…