Industry News


A number of the Port State Control MoUs will focus on safety of navigation including ECDIS for their next campaign, starting in September 2017.


BRICS summit hosted in Xiamen will lead to several temporary restrictions affecting shipping.


The Danish EPA is expanding its use of sniffer technology from devices mounted on the Great Belt bridge to include helicopter borne devices.


Cambodia imposes permanent ban on exports of sand in response to environmental concerns.


The IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. However, a number of administrations have co-sponsored a proposal to IMO that could delay the requirements for fitting ballast water treatment systems on existing vessels until 20…


Updated cyber security guidelines have been developed and published.


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued its latest piracy report for the second quarter of 2017.


The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has issued Marine Notice No.13 of 2017. This notice outlines the new requirements for vessels that require a place of refuge for repairs in South African waters.


The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has confirmed that cyber risks should be managed under the ISM Code.


The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation has issued a circular in which they have reduced Value-Added Tax (VAT) on some imports from 13% to 11% with effect from 1 July 2017.


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