ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to remedy the current costly, unharmonised and burdensome reporting requirements facing ships calling at EU ports. Current complex, repetitive and duplicative reporting requirements not only …

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs

European shipowners disagree with the US President Trump’s decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the United States. “This protectionist decision of imposing 25% import duties on steel and 10% on aluminium will obviously have a negative impact on transatlantic relations and on …

Cyber safety, security and autonomous shipping addressed with new Bureau Veritas notations and guidelines

Bureau Veritas has developed a comprehensive approach to support shipowners in addressing maritime cyber risks. A new series of classification notations, guidelines, and services enable owners to comply with regulatory requirements, safeguard their crews, and protect their assets from both malfunction and malicious attack. Cyber threats could impact offshore wind …