A vessel which had already been detained following a Port State Control inspection by MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) surveyors in Cardiff, Wales, has been issued with a further detainable deficiency notice after it was discovered the crew had not been paid for many months.
“The state of the vessel is bad enough from a […]
Ice floats past a cargo ship and the hamlet of Pond Inlet Sunday August 24, 2014. Photo by The Canadian Press.
The fragile and increasingly ice-free waters of the Arctic are expected to benefit from tougher environmental rules likely to be passed this week when an international body holds a final vote on northern […]
By Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Unsafe containers affect workers in every section of the transport chain – that makes it a trade union issue.
Today, on International Workers’ Memorial Day we remember the dockers, seafarers, truck drivers, railway […]
Once the convention officially takes effect, possibly in late 2015, it will mean the roughly 65,000-75,000 ships in operation globally, including some 5,000 container ships, will, upon dry-docking, be required to install expensive systems to treat ballast water and thus prevent the introduction of nonindigenous species into marine ecosystems, reports the JOC.
Excerpts from […]
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, […]
Maersk created this graphic on the potential catastrophe created by improper weight distribution on a Triple-E ship. IAHP reports that ‘incorrectly declared container weights are one of the major causes of maritime container accidents in ship navigation, road transportation and terminal operation.’
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has welcomed the IMO’s Maritime […]
In a recent address to the general assembly of the International Maritime Organization, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp encouraged the IMO to address the pressing issues facing the international shipping community, including the Arctic, piracy and passenger ship safety. He challenged the international community to adopt a mandatory polar code of international norms for […]
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu: “In the forthcoming five years, the Northern Sea Route will be the main shipping lane for navigation in the Arctic.”
Sekimizu, who went to Saint-Petersburg for participation in special events dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, tells IAA PortNews about prospects of the Arctic navigation, anti-piracy […]
The International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have made a joint submission to the International Maritime Organization expressing concern about the apparent failure of some flag states to submit maritime casualty reports to the agency, which is required under several international maritime conventions.
“The lack of investigation and accident reports hinders […]
The Port of Los Angeles has become the first US port to adopt an international clean air program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to the port.
The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program, will take effect from the start of July following the formal approval of the Los Angeles Board […]
June 2011: Container ship Deneb in Algeciras: A review after this incident found that 16 containers on the ship’s load list had actual weights far in excess of the declared weights, by as much 6.7 times the declared weight.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), […]