Japan Builds PMA Approved New Vessel

Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. will own a new vessel that is being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation. The vessel is going to be the first one to get approval from PMA – the Panama Maritime Authority.

Technical assistance from ClassNK helped to obtain the certificate which was issued for a new 27,200 dwt open-hatch bulk carrier that will be delivered to Nissho Shipping in the fall of 2012.

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Golden Opportunity: Half Price Rig Checks Till Month End

Readers and subscribers of Yachting Monthly have a golden opportunity!

During the Southampton Boat Show which is just four days away, the readers of Yachting Monthly can get a hull for half the standard price and rig inspections from Hamble Yacht Services.

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India looking for “greener” shores

The Indian government is braced to go all ‘green’ on its shipping ports and is taking measures for it to actually become a reality. To lower green house gas emissions, ships docking on Indian ports will be assessed on fuel consumption and gases emitted such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Green ships docking at Indian ports will be given discounts based on their performance at the International Environmental Ship Index. Continue reading