25.03.2018
A GUIDE FOR MARITIME AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT LOGISTICS COMPANIES

The content of the present document was developed by the recognized industry experts to provide required guidance related to the regulatory and legislative tools that commonly affect activities and processes in connection with the freight transportation logistics. The guide has been arranged in general format.

The full title of the eLOGMAR-M project is mobile and we based solutions for the collaborative working environment together with the maritime and logistics applications. The findings addressed in this report are considered affecting all international intermodal and multimodal supply chains.

The list of contributors includes experts from different countries. While the first chapter provides brief introduction into the topics, the second one explains the background of this study. The third and fourth chapters discuss the international conventions relating to the transport.

In the fifth chapter the administrative and legal barriers are identified; it also contains summary of the information requirements governing the transportation and logistics including the demands of the marine ports and container terminals. The closing chapters of the document contain conclusions and bibliography.

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06.03.2018
PERIL AT SEA AND SALVAGE — A GUIDE FOR MASTERS

This title features the coverage of the most important areas of maritime industry relating to the possible dangers. Within this document, peril of the sea is considered existing if there is any threat to the vessel, personnel and cargo on board, or when a risk of substantial environmental pollution is there.

The Master of the vessel shall immediately undertake all necessary actions in order to provide the safety of the people on board and to prevent of at least minimize the damage to the vessel, cargo and environment. The content of the guide is emphasizing the significance of the earliest notification of such situation to everyone concerned.

It incorporates the latest SOLAS amendments addressing the emergency towing arrangements - subject requirements apply to the oil tankers, and also IMO Res. MSC.35(63) providing required guidance. The OCIMF and ICS believe that this document will prove its usefulness and will be of great assistance to ships masters and other persons involved in determining the actions to take at the time of peril, with the particular attention being paid to saving human life and prevention of damage and pollution. A must have publication on board.

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02.03.2018
LLOYD'S LIST — THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING SINCE 1734

Here is the official publication by Informa. The maritime shipping industry has always been something about global markets and risks including physical, financial and commercial risks. All three of them are needed to ensure the timely and safe delivery of the cargoes transported on board marine vessels every year. The marketplace is a true hero of the global maritime business.

The publication will be of great interest to the people involved or interested in the shipping industry. It opens with some historical background including the Lloyd's List timeline and brief information on the shipping markets as well as the associated market cycles and information in the period from 1734, i.e. time of foundation, and up to today. The main part of the publication has been arranged in several parts dealing with the people, i.e. manning problems, secrets of success in the shipping industry, and interesting info about the so-called human factor.

The next part is covering trade, with particular attention paid to the changes in maritime trade, ship management, container shipping and major trends in the industry... the other parts of the book address the communication at sea, innovation and technology, protection of the environment, ship construction yards, risk and insurance matters, security, and finance. The content of the volume is prepared by the world respected experts.

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27.02.2018
CASUALTY MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

The content of the present guidebook was compiled by the world recognized experts of the maritime shipping industry. The premise behind it is quite simple - that casualties are commonly not that straightforward plus that the mariners involved in the casualties rarely have any previous experience. The authors of the publication have ad an ultimate intention to give some practical assistance to the mariners who were unfortunate enough to get into a casualty.

The book features a nice combination of the expertise and huge practical experience of the masters of the ships and salvors. Each of the chapters in these guidelines provides the background as to what masters or crew members should expect from people or organizations that may be engaged as the casualty gets unfolded.

The demands can actually be quite contradictory, sometimes confusing and unclear and even present a combination of all three. The chapters have been arranged in chronological order - such approach has been applied by the editor to demonstrate how ship masters would be dealing with people and also in order to give some general idea of what exactly should be undertaking, touching the major priorities and responsibilities...

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20.02.2018
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY — COMPETING THROUGH THE SUPPLY CHAIN

An excellent volume which has been already found to be useful for both classroom and online training. this volume prepared by Alan Harrison in collaboration with Remko Van Hoek presents a perfect text disseminating the knowledge and understanding of the modern logistics is a very readable manner.

The authors have provided explanations of all relevant theoretical concepts with greatest possible clarity making them understandable even to the non-experienced people and newcomers to the industry. The volume is quite pragmatic and stays close to the real business life since the authors have included many examples and case studies in the content; eventually, they have managed to thoroughly examine all aspects considered important for proper understanding of the logistics.

The text is not only accessible to the readers but also pleasant to read, which is quite a rare case. Note that the international perspective of the volume is reflecting the nature of the modern logistics and makes the book up-to-date and recommendable both to the students and to the professionals. Obviously, the information contained in the book is a must-know for every person engaged in logistics activities.

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20.01.2018
PIRACY AT SEA

There have been thousands maritime robberies and violent pirate attacks reported to the IMB, i.e. International Maritime Bureau of the ICC. The huge threat and danger of maritime piracy to the people engaged in maritime shipping industry, as well as to the efficiency and security of the transportation process, have led the IMO to adopt the famous motto "Piracy - orchestrating the response" - this theme was used for another World Maritime Day.

The Conference was hosted by the WMU in this regard and the results of the conference as well as most interesting documents presented in the course of it have been reflected in the pages of this volume. The book covers all important aspects of the contemporary maritime piracy, including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and torture at sea, anti-piracy legislation, economics and law of the maritime piracy, counter-piracy operations, Somali piracy, risk assessment and modeling, core strategies of security and many other critical matters. A good one for the people willing to be in the loop of the recent happenings in the field.

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20.01.2018
OIL POLLUTION IN THE BALTIC SEA

The content of this volume consists of the results of thorough and details review of the data obtained from the technical reports and relevant scientific publications. satellite observations and many other sources, supplemented by the remarkable practical experience of the authors.

Special attention has been paid by them to the established and recognized national practices and activities in the field of the oil pollution prevention and monitoring, and they demonstrate the different practical applications of the special software developed for the prediction of the oil spill drifts; another issue addressed in the volume is the identification of the polluters and assessment of the environmental risk.

The book also contains results on sat monitoring of the gas pipeline construction carried out in the Gulf of Finland. The book deals with the needs of the professionals involved in the activities in the different areas of marine and environmental sciences as well as remote sensing. It will be good when used as a handbook on the oil pollution for the agencies, policy-makers, and all other persons involved, up to the students in the above mentioned sciences who may use it a s reference book.

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20.01.2018
MARITIME WORK LAW FUNDAMENTALS: RESPONSIBLE SHIPOWNERS, RELIABLE SEAFARERS

All members of the international maritime shipping industry clearly understand the critical importance that the international maritime labor law has, looking at the economic and socio-political aspects, as well. This has also been officially recognized by the International Maritime Law Institute which has organized training courses on this subject with the persons participating in the courses representing ILO, IMO, ITWF and other internationally recognized organizations.

The main content of the present monograph was prepared to cover the fundamentals of the law. The most fundamental challenge of the labor law is to achieve the proper balance between the practical interest of the two major stakeholders. The motto chosen by the authors for incorporation into the title of this volume clearly describes the content of the document. Recommended to the professional maritime lawyers as well as to the students and all persons interested in the maritime law and labor related issues.

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