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Rickmers-Linie successfully completes recertification

The Hamburg-based specialist in worldwide liner services for heavy lifts and project cargoes Rickmers-Linie has successfully completed audits by DNV-GL. Following the audits earlier this month the company, which belongs to Rickmers Group, received new certificates for its integrated management system which covers the three segments of quality (ISO 9001: 2008), … Read More...

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New Danish Maritime Forum report: Frontrunners should take the lead

A new report from the Danish Maritime Forum sets out new ideas to address five of the most important challenges the global maritime industry is facing. The report is a product of the discussions which took place at the maritime summit in Copenhagen last month. Frontrunners in the industry should take the lead to proactively address the most important challenges the … Read More...


ICTSI opens MICT Yard 7

International Container Terminal Services, inaugurated today (Thursday), Yard 7 of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) including the commissioning of four new rubber tired gantries (RTG). Part of MICT’s PhP5 billion expansion project, Yard 7 adds substantial capacity to the terminal now at 2.75 million TEUs from 2.5 million TEUs.  This not only … Read More...

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Wärtsilä launches new digital services to enhance performance and predictability of customers’ assets

Lifecycle solutions provider for the marine and energy markets has launched a new service portfolio Wärtsilä Genius services to help its customers seize the opportunities from digitalisation. The three product families under Wärtsilä Genius services - Optimise, Predict and Solve - enable optimising of customers' assets in real-time, improve predictability and help … Read More...

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Keppel Corporation conferred the Business China Enterprise Award

Keppel Corporation Limited was recognised with the Business China Enterprise Award at the Business China Awards 2015 for contributions to strengthening Singapore-China relations and growing businesses in the Chinese market. Danny Teoh,Non-Executive and Independent Director of Keppel Corporation, received the award from Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and … Read More...

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UKHO to bring free ECDIS Seminars to Marintec China

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published details of its free ‘Living with ECDIS’ Seminars at Marintec China 2015, which have been updated to include the amended IHO ENC (Electronic Nautical Charts) Standards and the implications for the ship owner. The seminars will take place on Tuesday 1st December, Wednesday 2nd December and Thursday 3rd … Read More...

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Atlantas Marine introduces underwater inspection service

Marine surveyors and engineers who need to examine a situation under water can now use a quick-reaction ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) inspection service that has been launched by Atlantas Marine. The company is available to deploy an observation class ROV that will enable clients to see with their own eyes a damaged propeller, for example, or the situation inside … Read More...

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Promatech’s new EU project CLOUD-VAS has started

Research project CLOUD-VAS which aims to  develop a time and cost efficient solution to help oil and gas companies make informed decisions on which vessels are best to be allocated to multiple routes, has been running for its first five months. It considers for the first time optimising environmental impact and fuel emission as an explicit objective in the vessel … Read More...


Ship owners advised to exercise caution in face of growing dangers and expense under R-22 phase out

Wilhelmsen Ships Service, a global provider of services and products to the shipping industry, is warning of price, supply and safety risks in the run-up to the global ban on R-22 (chlorodifluoromethane or HCFC) refrigerant. The colourless gas, which has high ozone depletion and global warming potential, is still said to be in use on between 6,000 and 8,000 vessels … Read More...


Inchcape Shipping Services expands launch fleet to meet growing demand

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime and logistics service provider, has expanded its launch fleet with two more fast crew-boats, bringing its total fleet size to 18 vessels. The two newbuild 42-metre vessels have been added in response to a growing demand in the Oil and Gas sector for faster crew/supply boats to increase operational efficiencies and will … Read More...

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IMMA’S Maritime Medical Stores App proves crucial to industry

Deteriorating seafarer health and poorly-stocked onboard medical chests are still major issues concerning maritime medical practitioners, which is why the International Maritime Medical Association (IMMA) has developed an App-driven Maritime Medical Stores Catalogue designed to ensure that vessel owners and managers are meeting their obligations when it comes to … Read More...


MacGregor wins several orders for Pusnes deck machinery in South Korea

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for various ship owners. The Pusnes equipment has been specified for different ship types that are going to be built by the Hyundai Group and Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, in South Korea. “These orders clearly show the confidence our customers have for … Read More...

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