IMO: new protocols designed to lift barriers for safe crew changes

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other maritime stakeholders. The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of…

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Shipping industry proposes $5 billion Research and Development fund to help cut emissions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime associations representing 90% of world merchant fleet on Wednesday (18 December) submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal include a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to pave the way for decarbonization of shipping. The other highlights of…

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BIMCO and INTERTANKO Publish Q&As for Scrubber-Fitted Ships (2020 sulphur cap)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO and INTERTANKO have jointly published Q&As addressing the contractual implications owners and charterers should keep in mind when chartering ships fitted with scrubbers. The Q&As highlight the key charter party clauses and concepts which should be reviewed for both time and voyage charter parties. These Q&As have been produced jointly by INTERTANKO and…

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Intertanko – Gap analysis and mapping of Vessel Inspection Questionnaire edition 7 against edition 6

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the launch of the seventh edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers, INTERTANKO has been developing a gap analysis and mapping document for use by the tanker industry. OCIMF has stated that this edition has undergone an extensive revision process which has…

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Intertanko Guidance for Ballast Water contingency measures (update Sept.2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the Ballast Water Management Convention came into force last September, port-states have not been homogeneous in dealing with contingencies where ship operators were unable to carry out ballast water exchange. In light of the entry into force of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) as well as the step change in enforcement of the…

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