USCG – Guidance regarding inoperable BWMS (Ballast Water Management System)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a policy letter providing guidelines for evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel bound for a US port has an inoperable ballast water management system. As a reminder, the United States is not a party to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water…

Dromon accredited by Clean Shipping Index (CSI)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Society further enhances its Verification Services On behalf of Clean Shipping Index (CSI), Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) can provide verification services for the environmental parameters emitted and produced from your fleet.  Data such as greenhouse gases, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, chemicals and wastes harmful to the marine environment are enter to the index…

Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince & Co. January 2018

(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: Serving notice of arbitration on agent: a fair conclusion on unusual facts Court of Appeal upholds liability without fault under the Inter-Club Agreement…

Brighter horizons for shipping finance and investment opportunities

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new shipping ministry is the latest positive news for Cyprus. This demonstrates further commitment from the government to the growth of shipowning, operations, management and finance which has progressed tremendously over the past few years. The new Deputy Minister for Shipping will be introduced to the maritime community at the 2nd Marine Money…

EMSA – New guidance on the use of LNG as a ship fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) LNG as an alternative fuel for Shipping has been increasingly adopted as a strategy for environmental compliance, either sailing or at port. With an immediate significant impact on the reduction of Sulphur Oxides emissions (SOx), Particulate Matter (PM), and also of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) the motivations for the use of LNG as fuel in maritime transport are…

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Standard Update

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) When it is published on 15 March 2018 it will be the first truly Global standard for occupational health and safety management system.  It will replace OHSAS 18001 which is currently used by over 100,000 organisations worldwide. This International Standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, (note ISO will not develop…