Industry News


California State to introduce new rules on ballast water management.


The latest VPS Bunker Alerts (20-2017 & 21-2017) are on low flash point distillates in Bahia Blanca and Barcelona.


North’s Chinese correspondents Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultants Service Ltd have issued a circular highlighting the control measures put in place due to expected poor visibility.


The United States have proposed to the IMO that cyber risks are incorporated into vessel Safety Management Systems (SMS).


Concerns remain regarding Philippine nickel ore cargoes due to the prolonged period of heavy rainfall as reported by North’s P&I Correspondents in Manila, PANDIMAN Philippines Inc.


Details of open and closed ports, including areas to be avoided and the precautions to be taken when transiting Libyan waters.


The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of Heibei Province and Tianjin municipality has reportedly penalized foreign flagged vessels for using non-compliant fuel.


The Philippines Department of Justice and the Philippines Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), has confirmed that environmental charges imposed on international vessels transiting the coastal waters of Zambales in the Philippines are illegal.


The 6th edition of ISO 8217 has been published reflecting changes to the international standards on marine fuel oil.


The International Hydrographic Office revised ENC standards for ECDIS will soon be in force.


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