November 6, 2018 — Making the keynote speech at the Crew Connect Conference in Manila, Philippines today, Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), called for a comprehensive revision of the IMO STCW Convention which governs global standards for the training and certification of around two million merchant seafarers. STCW was reviewed in 2010 with the adoption of the “Manila amendments,” but the previous major overhaul of the STCW regime was last undertaken by IMO member states over 25 years ago.
In its latest quarterly report, Philly Shipyards ASA reports a third quarter loss of $30.8 million and gives more details of the efforts it is making to find new orders and the capital needed to build vessels after the delivery of Hull 030, the second of the two containerships ordered by Matson—the first of which, the Daniel K. Inouye, was delivered October 31.
Aegean Marine Petroleum files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Aegean is the world’s biggest independent physical supplier of marine fuels and owns the world’s largest fleet of bunkering tankers. It said today that it is entering the Chapter 11 process with the support of Mercuria Energy Group Limited, one of the world’s largest independent energy and commodity companies.
WinGD appoints engine training partners in two key locations
With a deeper understanding of the main engine and its applied technologies, through comprehensive training, operators and supervisors of various levels are able to enhance the performance of the engine room by increasing its efficiency and reliability to reduce maintenance costs and lower emission levels.
Wilhelmsen aims to influence autonomous ship regulatory framework
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has entered into two agreements that it says, “will set the tone for operational and regulatory framework in autonomous shipping.”
New Chinese cruise joint venture formally launches
Carnival Corporation & plc reports that its cruise joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will launch this week under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited.