Cover Story: Diabetes – The ticking time bomb

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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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New European research project SHIPLYS to advance ship design and production process started

The European Commission has granted €6.2 Million for a new research project called SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions). The project gathers a team of 12 leading maritime companies and research facilities from several European countries in order to develop simulation and modelling tools that will minimise the time and costs involved in ship design and … Read More...


The Mission to Seafarers calls on Hanjin Shipping to think of its seafarers

Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has today (Friday) offered to help Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to its 2,500 seafarers onboard 97 container ships. The South Korean container shipping giant, the world’s seventh-largest line, filed for receivership last month, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Some port authorities are … Read More...


Potential accumulation losses threatening the financial stability of insurance companies, says IUMI President

Closing this year’s IUMI 2016 marine insurance conference in Genova today (Friday), IUMI President, Dieter Berg expressed concern over the increasing number of large marine losses and their potential to put severe financial strain on insurance companies. He cited the recent losses connected with the Chilean earthquake in 2010, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in … Read More...


Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort to Killingholme. The RoRo ship Caroline Russ, has been brought in to operate three times weekly from Europoort in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the UK, with the first … Read More...

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Thome reviews cyber security protocols

There has been a lot of publicity recently about the need for the shipping industry to wake up to the very real threat of malicious cyber-attacks. Shipmanagement company Thome said it takes cyber security very seriously and continuously monitors its protocols and procedures to keep up to date with the ever changing cyber threats and technological advances in cyber … Read More...

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Continued growth at Longitude means enhanced teams, expanded capabilities and new offices

Longitude Engineering – a specialist marine engineering subsidiary of the LOC Group – has reported continued growth and the commissioning of new, larger offices in Exeter, UK. The UK is at the centre of Longitude’s network of offices (also in Singapore, Mexico and the USA) and has enjoyed significant growth in recent years, with the Exeter office leading the growth … Read More...


Wärtsilä wins Nacos Platinum systems contract for four new cruise ships

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a broad range of integrated automation, navigation and dynamic positioning equipment, as well as the complete uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for four new cruise ships. Two of the vessels are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, while the other two vessels are to be built at Meyer Turku … Read More...


Sailors’ Society appoints its first Director of Development

Sailors’ Society has appointed a Director of Development as part of a new approach to growing the charity’s resources. Adam Stacey, the Society’s former Commercial Director, has added fundraising to his remit with the creation of a new development department. His appointment comes as part of the charity’s plan to build on its foundation of support from the … Read More...


UK Government praises London International Shipping Week

The UK Government has expressed its support for the bi-annual London International Shipping Week. In his speech titled ‘Maritime critical to UK’s future success’ at the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Inaugural Summit this week, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, spoke about the event with enthusiasm. “Many of you will … Read More...

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USCG confirms Optimarin first in line for ballast water approval

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed that Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval. John Mauger, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center (MSC), describes the move as ‘a milestone’ in the fight to protect marine biodiversity in US … Read More...

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Peter Döhle Schiffahrts and Sirius Ship Management start partnership for crew management in the Philippines

Hamburg-based shipping company Peter Döhle Schiffahrts and Sirius Ship Management, the crew management company based in Genoa, have started an important alliance for the recruitment, training and career development of the Filipino seafarers in Manila. The idea was born thanks to the long lasting relationship between Roy Machart, General Manager of Döhle Group and … Read More...


Gas4Sea brand developed for LNG-as-a-fuel industry

Global brand consultancy, Industry, has developed a brand positioning and identity for 'Gas4Sea', a new brand created by leading players in the energy and global shipping industries to provide environmentally friendly fuel to ships. ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line have launched 'Gas4Sea' as the single voice for their joint global marketing approach to … Read More...

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