Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (update) – UK Code of Practice

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels. The UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) published the first code of practice to global industry-wide acclaim in November 2017. Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, and others as…

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Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port emission toolkits

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping. The Ship…

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Ferry and Ro-Ro update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The shipping world is undergoing dramatic changes: the environmental agenda is forcing all of us to rethink ship propulsion and develop entirely new concepts. At the same time, digitalization and smart technologies are opening up new opportunities to streamline ship operation and management. The ferry segment is in a unique position to pioneer such developments: with relatively small…

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ISO 37001 – Anti-bribery management systems in Shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Bribery is one of the world’s most destructive and challenging issues. With over US$ 1 trillion paid in bribes each year (source: OCDE), the consequences are catastrophic, reducing quality of life, increasing poverty and eroding public trust. Yet despite efforts on national and international levels to tackle bribery, it remains a significant issue, especially in the maritime/shipping…

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