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Maritime Cook Islands Highlights “Positive Progress” to Tokyo MOU White List

Image: Maritime Cook Islands Limited

 The Cook Islands flag, operated by ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), has shown positive flag state performance, as reported in the latest report on Port State Control in the Asia Pacific Region by Tokyo MOU.   The data and figures were published in the new report on Port State Control in the Asia Pacific by Tokyo MOU.

ABB Power and Automation for New Indian Ferries

Rendering of the new 1,200-passenger ferry to be built at Cochin Shipyard in India (Image: ABB)

ABB said it has signed a contract with India’s largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, to deliver a first-ever integrated power and automation package to an Indian shipowner.ABB’s contract with Cochin Shipyard covers two new 1,200-passenger ferries, to be delivered to the Andaman & Nicobar Administration in 2020.

Cargill Aims to Cut Ship Emissions 15% by 2020

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Cargill Inc aims to cut carbon emissions from its international shipping unit by as much as 15 percent by 2020, to meet U.N. regulations to reduce pollution and demands from some of its food manufacturer customers for more environmentally-friendly operations.The global commodities trader, which was

Port and Maritime Officials Gather in Singapore

Participants with embassy and industry representatives at 5th Port Management Programme. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The fifth run of the MPA Academy Port Management Programme (PMP), aimed at port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from maritime and port authorities, kicked off today with a record 20 maritime officials from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.   Developed and organised by MPA Academy,

Poland's World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (13-15 June), held in Szczecin, Poland.    “IMO's heritage for 70 years has been to drive improvements in shipping to achieve a better world today. But we cannot rest on past achievements.

ICHCA, IAPH Joins for World Ports Sustainability Program

Photo: ICHCA International

 ICHCA International, the global NGO and membership association for cargo handling operations, technical, HSSE and risk professionals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) to pursue cooperative projects of mutual interest.  This

Shipping Industry Critical Meeting in July on Sulphur Cap

Image: International Chamber of Shipping

 The shipping industry - as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) - calls on the Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulphur cap to avoid compromising safety or unfairly penalising individual ships.

Interesting Launch for Interesting Tugs

As the crane swing on its 60-foot diameter ring, the tug had to be lifted to clear winches and containers on the barge deck. (Photo: Haig-Brown / Cummins)

The ownership of the Canadian firm Island Tug and Barge has changed with the purchase by the U.S. parent company Tidewater Inc. The firm is now known as Island Tug.The second tug, with the hull and superstructure completed and with the Cummins K38s installed still requires more work, was also launched in early May of 2018.

Twin Disc Acquires Veth Propulsion

(Photo: Veth Propulsion)

U.S. based power transmission technology and equipment manufacturer Twin Disc, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Netherlands based marine propulsion products supplier Veth Propulsion Holding, B.V. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.Twin Disc said the purchase price is approximately $58.

EU Commission Proposes New Fund for Maritime Economy

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 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing EUR 6.14 billion under a simpler, more flexible fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy.   The new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will continue to support the European fisheries sector towards more sustainable fishing practices,

MJP to Unveil New Waterjets at SeaWork

Waterjet propulsion specialist Marine Jet Power (MJP) said its plans to roll out its new X Series range of waterjets at the upcoming SeaWork Exhibition.MJP said the new range of waterjets capitalize on its duplex steel product line by offering an efficient, durable product at a much lower price point.

WISTA Japan Re-launched

Photo: WISTA

 Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the re-launch of WISTA Japan.  "We are delighted to welcome Japan back to our WISTA family. Japan plays an important role in the maritime industry, being the second ship owing nation in the world and we are positive that

BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia Converted to LNG

(Photo: ABS)

Spirit of British Columbia, one of two BC Ferries vessels that will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel, has finished conversion at the Remontowa Ship Repair Yard S.A. in Gdansk, Poland and has returned to service for the Canadian operator.The 1993-built ro-pax ferry Spirit of British Columbia was

Day of the Seafarer Campaign Focuses on Wellbeing

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Seafarers' rights to be treated fairly and enjoy quality of life at sea is the focus this year's Day of the Seafarer campaign, under the theme: Seafarer's wellbeing.    "Day of the Seafarer 2018 (25 June) will provide a platform to advocate for higher standards of welfare and enable shipping companies

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