1 Shipping emissions

Shipping companies must be prepared to begin monitoring and reporting vessel greenhouse gas emissions for ships of more than 500gt loading or unloading at European ports. Owners will need plans for monitoring, and will need to submit verified emissions reports to the European Union for the whole voyage.

This is part of the EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions that comes into force

1 New Wightlink ferry

Wightlink’s new ferry is to be the first to feature Wärtsilä’s hybrid battery technology to improve efficiency, reduce exhaust emissions and lower the noise level.

Currently under construction at Turkey’s Cemre shipyard, the ferry will be equipped with four six-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 generating sets, electrical and automation (E&A) systems, and a sanitary discharge system. Among the E&A systems to be supplied are an integrated automation system

1 cruise med

By Α.Α. Pallis and A.Α. Papachristou

Mediterranean cruise ports have gone a long way in measuring the perspectives of their users.

Our PortGraphic details a survey of 71 cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas, the second biggest cruise region of the world. The PortGraphic reveals that the measurement of users’ satisfaction has turn to a standard practice for most

1 icts hellas cruiseship

New contracts with seaports across Greece have come to establish ICTS Hellas’ leading position in the maritime security market.

With the objectives of ensuring maximum security to port users Corfu Port Authority has chosen ICTS Hellas to be its security provider at both ISPS port facilities and the areas surrounding CPA’s other premises. ICTS will also deliver the security

1 cruiseship fleet

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has renewed its certification programs. Designed to help travel agents take their business to the next level at every stage of their career, the new certification programs are part of CLIA’s Career Seascape, a one-stop professional development platform.

These enhancements feature updates to CLIA’s existing Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) and Elite Cruise

1 imo Bravery Award

Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas.

The IMO Council, meeting for its 116th session in London, endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that Captain Menon displayed great determination and courage in leading the difficult

1 WMD 2017 theme

The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land and, through developing a sustainable blue economy, at sea.

"Connecting Ships, Ports and

1 china sea

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that his country should stop interfering and hyping up the South China Sea issue, as the dispute took center stage at a key regional summit in Mongolia.

China has refused to recognize Tuesday's ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague invalidating China's vast claims in the South China Sea and did not take part in the proceedings. It has reacted angrily

1 miami royal carribean terminal

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is to build and operate a new cruise terminal at PortMiami, which will serve as a homeport for Royal Caribbean International ships.

To be constructed on land leased from Miami-Dade County, the 170,000 sqft terminal is expected to open in 2018 and will be able to accommodate Royal Caribbean’s 5,400-passenger Oasis-class ship.

Broadway Malyan will design the terminal, which has been