• 2019 September 20 17:05

    F. A. Vinnen places entire fleet with Verifavia Shipping & Rina for IHM services

    German shipowner-manager, F. A. Vinnen & Co. has placed its entire fleet of nine vessels with Verifavia Shipping for Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services, the company said in its release. Verifavia Shipping will conduct IHM surveys in line with the terms of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and the Hong Kong (HK) International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and leading class society RINA will thereafter certify the work prepared by Verifavia Shipping.
     
    The EU SRR applies to new EU-flagged ships and EU-flagged ships going for dismantling, and from 31 December 2020 will affect all existing EU-flagged ships as well as ships flying the flag of a third country and calling at an EU port or anchorage. The IHM regulation, impacting 35,000 vessels, requires vessels to carry a certified IHM onboard. The IHM provides detailed information on potential hazardous materials utilised in the construction of vessels, its equipment and systems. Therefore, all upgrades and equipment substition onboard during the ship’s life must be reflected in the IHM, providing owners with an up to date document when the ship is delivered to the recycling facility.
     
    Delivered by one of the largest in-house teams of hazmat experts in the industry, Verifavia’s IHM services involve a process of analysing the vessel documents, an onboard visual and sampling inspection, and laboratory analysis, which is then developed into a detailed report and shared with the respective class society for final cross-checking, verification, and certification. This process enables the identification of any hazardous materials, waste or stores present on board the vessel that need to be removed when preparing the ship for recycling. In addition to the IHM initial survey, Verifavia can work with ship owners, managers and class societies to develop and implement a robust IHM maintenance procedure to ensure the IHM certification is constantly up to date.

    Approved by the Korean Register, American Bureau of Shipping, Indian Register of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register and RINA, Verifavia Shipping is in the process of being approved as a HazMat Expert Company by additional classification societies including DNV GL and Bureau Veritas. Zeaborn Ship Management was one of the first organisations to contract Verifavia to perform IHM preparation and certification for more than 100 vessels. Verifavia Shipping now employs 21 hazmat experts – most of them in-house experts –, and has more than 300 vessels under IHM contract.
     
    About Verifavia Shipping:
    Verifavia Shipping strives to be the maritime industry’s first choice for the provision of efficient, competitive, and flexible emissions verification and hazardous materials preparation services, worldwide.
     
    By combining its innovative approach and streamlined procedures with the technical expertise and industry knowledge of its team, Verifavia Shipping provides a top-class service that ensures its customers experience a smooth emissions verification process.
     
    With one of the largest hazmat teams in the world, Verifavia Shipping helps shipping companies prepare and maintain an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) on existing ships, as well as providing advice on hazardous materials during the new building phase.
     
    Verifavia Shipping has offices in Paris, Singapore, and Chandigarh.
     
    About F. A. Vinnen & Co.
     
    F. A. Vinnen & Co. is a modern Owner and Manager of midsize container vessels. Currently our fleet consists of nine ships mostly in the 4.000 to 5.000 TEU size range. The company is a specialist for the innovative Wide Beam class where it operates six vessels of that type. Wide Beam class means vessels of 3.800 or 5.000 TEU that are wider (37m) and not as long as Panamax vessels. Together with smaller engines that are optimised for medium speeds these Wide Beam vessels are much more efficient.
     




2019 October 16

18:37 Damen partners with TCS for increased vessel connectivity
18:07 AET christens two of the world's first LNG dual-fuel DPSTs to be chartered out to Norway's Equinor
17:35 PSA Marine signs frame agreement with Hydroniq Coolers
17:22 MODEC awarded Letter of Intent by Petrobras related to Marlim 1 FPSO
16:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 8.45 million tonnes
16:22 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Sep'2019 climbed by 4% Y-o-Y to 14.27 million tonnes
16:22 IBM boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project
15:58 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet to take part in events dedicated to anniversary of Navarino battle
15:35 Navios Maritime Partners announces repayment of its Term Loan B
15:19 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Sep’2019 grew by 18% Y-o-Y to 46.93 million tonnes
14:53 Port of Ust-Luga handled 77.49 million tonnes in 9M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
14:34 NEPTUN WERFT holds keel laying ceremony for AIDAcosma
14:06 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-Sep'2019 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 44.97 million tonnes
13:45 Zvezda shipyard lays down fourth Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:20 Carnival Cruise Line to add fourth ship in Galveston
12:12 Hapag-Lloyd to apply a Peak Season Surcharge from North Europe to East Asia
11:51 WMU and AHHIC cooperate on marine insurance
11:33 Gazprom Neft establishes a Singapore subsidiary company to develop its international marine lubricants business
11:20 Intensive training on port management and efficiency held in France
10:57 IMO visited United Kingdom to assess country's implementation of special maritime security measures
10:14 LUKOIL enters Ghasha project for extraction of hydrocarbons in UAE
10:01 MPA of Singapore to strengthen collaboration on cyber resilience and response at the 5th Port Authorities Roundtable
09:59 APM Terminals Gothenburg to double rail volumes by 2022
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.19% to $58.85, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.13% to $52.88
09:36 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,898 points
09:18 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
08:43 Award-winning yachts honored at Cannes - Azimut, Benetti, and Galeon
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 16

2019 October 15

18:37 MOL conducts tabletop drill based on an incident simulation involving containership
18:07 Fincantieri announces delivery of the fourth Royal Princess class ship at the Monfalcone shipyard
17:55 Tatarstan and Gazprom sign action plan for implementation of pilot project on using LNG powered ships
17:36 Keppel delivers fourth jackup rig to Borr Drilling
17:06 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd’s bunker craft operator licence
16:49 Hudson Shipping Lines joins the Trident Alliance as a member
16:26 PGNiG: a new oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea
15:32 Port of Kiel announces conclusion of cruise season with turnover of cruise passengers having grown by 33.6% YoY
15:04 TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for PetroVietnam Gas’ Nam Con Son 2 Phase 2 Gas pipeline development in Vietnam
14:35 Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for the Tallink ferry project
14:31 Port of HaminaKotka and Steveco jointly constructed pulp terminal in Kotka’s Mussalo Harbour
13:57 Shore power to improve air quality and reduce noise in Port and City of Tallinn
13:20 “Wind Barriers at the Freeport of Riga” project receives Annual Riga Architecture Award
12:54 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers Pola Pelagia, yet another dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
12:18 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:55 Khabarovsk Shipyard launched pontoon dock gate for city protection against floods
11:09 Amendments to IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention enter into force on 13 October 2019
10:56 Trade Port Posiet handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019, up 4% YoY
10:37 World Maritime University delivered its Maritime Business Integrity and Corruption Awareness Seminar
10:09 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.76% to $58.9, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.67% to $53.23
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 15
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,916 points
09:14 Jan De Nul helps to boost Mauritania’s iron ore export
08:59 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa

2019 October 14

18:06 Neptune Energy acquires North Sea assets from Energean
17:57 Rosatom set to have its plan for development of NSR infrastructure till 2035 to be approved by RF Gov't before year end
17:35 2020 Bulkers enters into a time charter agreement for Bulk Shanghai
17:21 Bronka port to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:50 Names given to first two super trawlers of Russian Fishery Company
16:35 Sasol invests in first South African-owned chemical tanker through Nduna Maritime