Cyprus Shipmanagement round table debate April 2017

In the latest series of round table debates, Ship Management International (SMI) drew together leaders of the Cyprus shipping cluster to discuss key issues facing shipping. Chaired by SMI Editorial Director Sean Moloney, panellists included Giles Heimann, Corporate Director Fleet Personnel, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement; Capt Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO and Partner of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping;…

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organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes.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…

EU and DNVGL – FAQ on the implementation of the MRV shipping Regulation

A. The EU MRV is applicable for ships >5,000 GT and for each voyage to, within and from EU (and EFTA) ports. Exempted are warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, wooden ships of a primitive build, ships not propelled by mechanical means or government ships used for non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, it is not applicable…

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…

Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) updated list of approved Doctors

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) recently issued an updated list of medical practitioners authorised to carry out examinations and issue certificates under Article 12 of the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) Laws 2000 and 2014 and the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) (List…