IMO: Countries Fearing Piracy Lawsuits Reject Regulating Armed Ship Guards

Governments don’t want to regulate standards for private armed guards on the world’s ships, employed to protect vessels against hijacks by Somali pirates, in case they get sued, the United Nations’ shipping body said. It’s no accident the International Maritime Organization (IMO), representing 160 countries, hasn’t taken responsibility, Chris Trelawny, deputy director of the IMO’s […]

Posted by: on May 16, 2012 read more

EU naval force strikes pirate base on Somali coast

The European Union’s naval force off the Somali coastline has carried out its first airstrikes against pirate targets on shore. Maritime aircraft and attack helicopters took part in the attacks early today along the coastline, a spokesman said. No casualties were reported in the raid, which occurred along Somalia’s central coastline in the region of […]

Posted by: on May 15, 2012 read more

Stanzel to lead Intertanko

Tanker owners’ association INTERTANKO has approved the appointment of its current deputy managing director, Katharina Stanzel, as managing director of INTERTANKO effective July 1, 2012. Joe Angelo will then return to his previous position of deputy managing director and director for regulatory affairs and the Americas. “We are delighted that Kathi has been confirmed as […]

Posted by: on May 15, 2012 read more

ICTSI Croatia orders new equipment

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal in Rijeka, Croatia has signed an agreement with Shangai Zhenhua Heavy Industries for the delivery of new equipment for the terminal. The equipment include two post Panamax quay cranes, eight rubber tired gantries and rail mounted gantries. Delivery of all equipment is expected in May 2013, which coincides with the readiness […]

Posted by: on May 14, 2012 read more

Court bars Exxon Valdez from entering India

India’s Supreme Court has banned the Exxon Valdez from entering India, saying the ship involved in one of the worst U.S. oil spills will not be allowed in for dismantling until it has been decontaminated.  

Posted by: on May 14, 2012 read more

IBIA to deliver enhanced bunkering course

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has appointed the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) as one of two bodies to be the training service provider of its Enhanced Bunkering Course for Cargo Officers in Singapore. From 1 July 2012 all new cargo officers will be required to not only be familiar with the […]

Posted by: on May 13, 2012 read more