BWMC WITH US, BUT MILLION DOLLAR QUESTIONS REMAIN
Imo’s ballast water management convention (BWMC) has met its entry-into-force requirement ending one of the longest-running sagas in shipping regulation, but still concern over available systems remain.
GREEKNESS OF SHIPPING INDUSTRY MUST BE BASED ON REALISM
Shipping minister Dritsas has reiterated the government's aim is to 're-shape Greek shipping' to reflect the national character, but owners maintain changes have to be based on market realism.
ATTICA ON RIGHT COURSE ENTERING THE HIGH SUMMER SEASON
Looking at the ratio between newbuild and secondhand prices is a classic way of examining the state of various shipping sectors. But, Clarkson notes the metrics can be just as revealing at the older end of the market.
ICS CHAIRMAN, POULSSON SETS SHIPPING THREE CHALLENGES
Maintaining the authority of Imo; addressing environmental protection; and making policy makers better aware of the industry’s achievements are the major challenges facing shipping says ICS’ Poulsson.
USE OF ONBOARD IT UPS RISK TO SHIPS OF CYBER-ATTACK
The wider use of onboard IT is increasing the physical risk to ships of cyber-attack and this is not fully recognised by shipowners according to the London P&I Club.
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