IMO – Electronic information exchange mandatory for ports from 8 April 2019

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports comes into effect from 8 April 2019. The aim is to make cross-border trade simpler and the logistics chain more efficient, for the more than 10 billion tons of goods which are traded by sea annually across the…

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Statutory IMO requirements entering into force from July 2018 to May 2021

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. You can see below a summary of the most important IMO requirements entering into force from July 2018 to May 2021 to help Owners/Managers with implementation. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality and Operation departments of shipping companies, but there…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates the Directory of Services and contact persons 21 Feb 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping (Cyprus DMS), has recently issued an updated version of their Directory of Services, and contact persons. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this article. Cyprus is an international maritime centre, boasting strength, breadth and experience, attracting quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from…

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Loss Prevention – Lay-up and re-commissioning of ships and mobile offshore units

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) When the market moves back from a downturn, vessels are leaving the lay-up buoys and the focus shifts from preservation to recommissioning. One of the reputable Classification societies has accumulated its best practices into a revised Recommended Practice (RP) containing a new approach for assurance of non-class equipment and systems during recommissioning. Through 2018…

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Shipping carbon dioxide emissions – DCS and MRV systems to align

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 4 February 2019 the European Commission (EC) tabled a proposal concerning the amendment of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”). The main objective of the proposal is to amend the EU MRV Regulation in order to take account…

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