Westerdam given permission to dock

Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship was granted permission to dock after being turned away from at least four other ports due to fears over coronavirus cases on board, a company spokesperson said in a […]

Industry demands regulatory action as container fires continue

A powerful group, led by the global marine insurance industry, has tabled a submission to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) calling for greater firefighting standards on the world’s container vessels.  The submission calls for amendments to SOLAS chapter 11-2 regulations on enhanced provisions for early fire detection and the effective control of fires in containerised cargoes stowed under and on […]