New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents. The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and…

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IMO Guide on Ship Implementation Plan of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist ship operators and owners to plan ahead for the 0.50% sulphur 2020 limit, the IMO MEPC approved guidance on ship implementation planning. The guidance is part of a set of guidelines being developed by IMO for consistent implementation of the MARPOL regulation coming into effect from 1 January 2020. Details MEPC 70…

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Cyprus international ship Registry and World Class Maritime Hub

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cyprus is an international maritime centre, boasting strength, breadth and experience, attracting quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from around the world. The maritime industry is one of Cyprus’ most successful export services, and with over 200 shipping companies, the island is considered one of the top global hubs for ship…

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UNCTAD explores 50 years of global Maritime Transport

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over the last 50 years seaborne trade has seen a remarkable development. Shipping carries the vast majority of international trade with its share ranging between 80 and 90 per cent of trade. This predominance is particularly pronounced in developing countries where trade structures including the low volumes of intraregional trade leave limited space for land transport and air transport.…

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Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince & Co. October 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Shipping legal E-Brief is a regular publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas provided by Ince & co. Subjects covered in this issue: Court concludes delivery made in accordance with terms of LOIs Deviation and the right to rely on contractual time bars…

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USA – German Shipping Operator Mineralien Sentenced to Pay $3.2 Million for pollution case

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST), pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from one of its ships, the M/V Marguerita, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey B. Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment…

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New Zealand – Investigation report on the 23 Sept 2017 KOKOPO CHIEF cargo hold fire

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 23 September 2017 fire in a cargo hold of the multipurpose/container vessel Kokopo Chief at the Port of Tauranga. The number 4 cargo hold was loaded with tiers of packaged timber. When loading was completed, the hatch lid…

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