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IMO MSC approves draft Polar Code

At the 93rd meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), held at IMO HQ in London from 14 to 23 May, the committee approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related SOLAS amendments with a view to formal adoption in November.

The draft Polar Code covers the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, […]


MUA condemns proposed changes to stevedoring award

”In the same week that we have seen yet another tragic death on the wharves, it beggars belief that our major employers would be engaging in a proposal to strip waterfront workers of their hard-earned rights and conditions.” — MUA Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman

The Maritime Union of Australia has condemned a raft of […]


Panama Canal Authority to charter Post-Panamax ship for pilot training

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs it will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training pilots and tugboat captains in the Third Set of Locks.

The Executive Vice President of Operations Esteban Saenz said the vessel will be used several months before the opening of the […]