SCI bags ‘Offshore Marine Award for Owners & Operators’

MUMBAI: The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has won the ‘Offshore Marine Award for Owners & Operators’ at the ‘Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent & Africa held at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on 28th October 2018. SCI has also been recognised with two commendations under the categories ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and ‘Shipping
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With the 73rd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee completed on Friday, October 26, the maritime industry organizations hailed the ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil. The ban is expected to come into effect in March 2020 following the entrance into force of the global sulphur limit in January 2020. “We are overall
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The number of seafarers in India has seen an unprecedented growth of 42.3 per cent due to various policy level changes brought in by the Government in the last four years, Minister for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said.  From 108446 seafarers in 2013, India now has 154349 seafarers. India now provides 9.35 per cent of the
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Commodity transports are still negatively affected by Rhine levels on a week-long record low, though more rainfall this weekend means a silver lining bringing slow recovery to water levels Tuesday, data provided by WSV and The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) showed. Currently pegged at 30 cm at the Kaub chokepoint, the Rhine is
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An amendment to support consistent implementation of the forthcoming 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday (26 October), during the current session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73). The new 0.50% limit (reduced from 3.50% currently) on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil
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Norwegian shipping company Norled has ordered three hybrid plug-in ropax ferries from Singapore’s shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine. This is the first design-and-construction roll on/roll off passenger (ropax) ship project for Sembcorp Marine. The ships will be built by the group’s subsidiary LMG Marin and are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020. The trio is
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Gulf Oil Marine is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 position paper. The document explores the various compliance options and challenges ship operators are preparing for to switch to low Sulphur fuel or scrubbers. It presents a range of Gulf Oil Marine’s engine lubricants to give ship operators the widest choice of products
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As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) closed this week in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance and indigenous groups welcomed the support given by member states to commence work on developing a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. Support for commencing work, to mitigate
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India and Bangladesh signed several milestone agreements for enhancing inland and coastal waterways connectivity between the two countries for trade and cruise movements. Briefing media persons in New Delhi last week, Shipping Secretary Mr Gopal Krishna and his Bangladesh counterpart Mr Md Abdus Samad informed that the two countries have signed an agreement to use
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The U.S. Department of Treasury has designated two Singapore-based companies and one individual for alleged money laundering in support of North Korea. The companies that are being sanctioned are WT Marine Pte, a marine fuels company, and commodities trading house Wee Tiong Pte. Furthermore, two of WT Marine’s vessels are said to have engaged in
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