Cover Story: Diabetes – The ticking time bomb

Early management key in working with diabetes Diabetes has … >>


Energy efficiency is impacted by choices made throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise … >>

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Turkey: Growth is still on the agenda

By Felicity Landon Turkey, like so many nations, had … >>


How I Work: Esben Poulsson

Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) … >>

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Is your ship as safe as it should be in today’s dangerous world?

The heart-rending attack on innocent visitors on the … >>


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BG Freight Line orders short-sea feeder vessels for Irish service

BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short sea container feeder vessels optimised for the company’s Irish Sea hub services. The new class of green vessels has been developed by BG Freight Line operation with ARKON Shipping as project initiator/commercial manager, technical managers Jüngerhans Maritime Services … Read More...


Update agreed for SGX’s offer for the Baltic Exchange

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and The Baltic Exchange Limited (Baltic Exchange) have agreed on the terms for a recommended offer by SGX for the entire issued share capital of the Baltic Exchange (Proposed Acquisition). The announcement follows a period of extensive consultation with Baltic Exchange shareholders and other stakeholders. As previously announced, … Read More...

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Damen signs scrubber solutions agreement with AEC Maritime

After signing a sales agreement with scrubber producer AEC Maritime, Damen Shipyards Group will be able to offer ship owners exclusive access to efficient, low maintenance and IMO-certified exhaust gas scrubber technologies. By combining scrubber expertise with its existing knowledge of ballast water treatment systems, Damen has added an important facet to its … Read More...

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Nakilat upgrades satellite systems for LNG and LPG carriers

Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc’s Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line to provide marine VSAT services for vessels in its fleet of LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers. Under the contract, Global Eagle Entertainment’s EMC is supplying … Read More...


Misdeclared cargo causing 27% of ship incidents, says UK P&I Club

Figures from the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) between 2013 and 2014 show that the likely causes of 27% of sea-going incidents were cargo being misdeclared, second only to poor packaging. “All dangerous goods must be carried in accordance with the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, which is a set of globally accepted … Read More...

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NAVTOR extols benefits of pay as you sail e-navigation

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR believes hydrographic authorities that have not used 'pay as you sail' (PAYS) electronic navigational charts (ENCs) in their national waters are lagging behind clear industry demand. The company, which launched the first ever type approved PAYS ENC service to the market in 2012, says over 80% of its subscribers now use PAYS - a delivery … Read More...


Sembcorp Marine acquires LMG Marin

Sembcorp Marine has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with its existing shareholders to acquire a 100% equity stake in LMG Marin for S$20 million. LMG is a naval architecture as well as ship design and engineering house headquartered in Bergen, Norway, with offices in Poland … Read More...


The Standard Syndicate extends range of insurance covers and recruits senior underwriters

The Standard Syndicate (Syndicate 1884), which focuses on providing a broad range of insurance covers to the marine and marine energy industry sectors, has extended its range of covers to include Political Risk, Political Violence & Terrorism and Fine Art & Specie classes. The Syndicate has recruited senior Class Underwriters with long market experience to … Read More...

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More than 3,900 environmental activities carried out by HELMEPA Junior members throughout Greece

During the past school year by 7,675 children-members of the ‘HELMEPA Junior’ Program and their 549 teachers from 224 primary schools and kindergartens in Greece carried out more than 3,900 activities throughout Greece reaching a record high. Specifically, the kids voluntarily cleaned their local beaches and parks and recorded the garbage they collected thus … Read More...

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Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Amsterdam

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), maritime and logistics service provider, has opened an office in Amsterdam – the company’s second office in the Netherlands. ISS’ new office is based in the port of Amsterdam, a key international logistics hub, further extending ISS’ global network and its service offering in the country to new and existing customers and … Read More...

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Harris Pye engaged in scrubber installation packages for cruise lines

The Harris Pye Engineering Group is currently engaged in turnkey scrubber installation packages for major cruise line companies. On 3rd August Harris Pye completed the installation of an Advanced Emission Purification System, fully automated, which was duly DNV GL certified which met with MARPOL regulation 14 of Annex V1 for the control of emissions complying to … Read More...

©2015 Mercy Ships, Photo Credit Tanya Sierra - Ward Nurse Orthopedic Team Leader Virgina Coker (USA) plays "Duck, Duck, Goose" with Sandrins and her friends.

Mercy Ships helps children return to school

On this World Humanitarian Day, Mercy Ships – the state-of-the-art floating hospital - celebrates helping students go back to school. The back-to-school season often means new clothes, new shoes, and backpacks full of supplies. But, for children in Africa, just being able to attend school is often a dream. That opportunity is frequently denied because they have … Read More...

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