EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification of the “waste” produced by a breakdown on board a ship. All waste intended to be moved between the Member States of the European Union, and outside the European Union, have to be…

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Maritime innovation: First ever electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod® electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo transshipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the industry to feature ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion. Both vessels, due for delivery to Oldendorff…

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IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Restrictions for discharging washwater from Scrubbers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI. A separate guideline, Resolution MEPC.259(68), specifies the requirements for the verification, testing, survey and certification of scrubber systems and sets out the criteria for discharging scrubber washwater into the sea. However,…

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Why Online Training is Essential for Your Business Performance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) “Online learning is not the next big thing; it is the now big thing.” — Donna J. Abernathy, former editor of Training + Development Magazine. Organisations today are aware of the rising demand for modern and more personalised approaches when it comes to training and the need to develop employees quickly and effectively. Online…

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World’s Largest Containership Completes First Voyage from China to Europe (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) MSC Gulsun is the first batch of six ultra large container vessel ordered by MSC in 2017. The vessel is fitted with the latest smart and eco-friendly technology focusing on low-carbon, energy and operational efficient state-of-the-art system. MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage…

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Flashback in Maritime History – Sinking of SS Metis – 30 August 1872

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During a rainstorm, the passenger vessel SS Metis, with approximately 242 passengers and crew on board collided with the schooner Nettie Cushing at about 4 a.m. on 30 August 1872 in Long Island Sound near Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Metis, en route from New York to Providence, was holed below the waterline and flooded quickly. Passengers…

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