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IMO Assembly concludes with adoption of ambitious six-year Strategic Plan

IMO Assembly concludes with adoption of ambitious six-year Strategic Plan

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded its 33rd session on 6 December 2023. A total of 175 IMO Member States and three Associate Members deliberated on crucial matters, adopting a strategic plan, budget, and a series of resolutions to shape the maritime industry’s future.   As per tradition, the Assembly commenced with the annual IMO Awards […]

Fortune still smiling on Lisnave

Fortune still smiling on Lisnave

All the signs are that 2023 will be one of the best years for some time for Portuguese shiprepair yard Lisnave. Over the first nine months the company docked 55 vessels of varying types. This is not an exceptionally high figure. However, the average value of the work per vessel contracted by owners was significantly […]

News Analysis: GHGs, EV fires and tanker order drought

News Analysis: GHGs, EV fires and tanker order drought

By Malcolm Latarche, correspondent Shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) had been a topic of conversation for several months in the run up to MEPC 80 in July with many predicting that the economic climate and lack of suitable alternative fuels could see ambitions watered down. Depending upon your viewpoint that was either what happened, or […]

Will the Hong Kong Convention solve the world’s ship recycling hot mess?

Will the Hong Kong Convention solve the world’s ship recycling hot mess?

Nick Walker, partner, Valentina Keys, senior associate, and Lauren Buchan, associate, Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) On 7 June 2023, the European Commission (the Commission) closed its consultation on the much-maligned EU Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR) seeking views on its improvement from shipowners, recycling yards, national authorities and other industry participants. The consultation sought to […]

Why today’s ‘new industries’ are pulling in the crowds

Why today’s ‘new industries’ are pulling in the crowds

When it comes to the question of employment, more and more young marine professionals are re-evaluating their priorities, and many are being drawn in by a sense of ‘morals not money’ The UN 2015 Paris Climate Accord (COP21) international treaty on climate change was significant for reaching a binding agreement across participation nations to hold […]

Lifejackets: fit for purpose?

Lifejackets: fit for purpose?

What goes into producing a high-quality lifejacket? Obviously, there is the selection of suitable, durable materials, components and foam, as well as stringent tests to ensure that the jacket’s performance meets ISO, SOLAS and/or MED standards and helps to keep the wearer alive. Another consideration, though, is customer feedback: the end user’s requirements play a […]

Wave goodbye to grey water tanks?

Wave goodbye to grey water tanks?

Wave International plans to formally launch its Wavebrite Smart grey water filtration system at this year’s Seawork exhibition, to be hosted in Southampton, UK in June. Featuring dimensions of 360mm x 670mm x 337mm, and weighing 30kg, the unit was primarily developed for smaller boat newbuilds and retrofits with the aim of removing the need […]

CII drives hull and propeller cleaning interest

CII drives hull and propeller cleaning interest

SeaTec Services reports increased demand for its propeller polishing and hull cleaning services on the back of the latest IMO environmental regulations UK-based SeaTec Services last year launched its new closed-circuit propeller polishing system, which features technology that captures biofouling and metal particles and removes them safely to the surface for filtering. Over the past […]

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