Cover Story: Peering into the heart of seafarer demand

Opinion BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 by David Dearsley, … >>


How I Work: Simon Bird, CEO of Bristol Port, and Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group

Which words would Simon Bird use to sum up the UK ports … >>

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Cyprus: Returning to a period of calm

Cyprus is emerging well after the 2013 banking upheaval in … >>


Dubai: Why growth and expansion is very much par of the course

As Rory McIlroy hit the final shot on the 18th of the … >>


Round table debate: Crew travel

A move to stricter payment terms for IATA-accredited agents … >>

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MOL Comfort break up possibly due to sea loads exceeding hull girder strength

The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has received the final report issued in Japan by the Committee on Large Container Ship Safety (CLCSS), which concludes that the MOL Comfort break up possibly occurred because the sea loads exceeded the hull girder ultimate strength at the time of the casualty. IACS will carefully study the report as … Read More...


European shipping industry – Innovate to stay ahead of the game

Europe has a major role to play in driving the maritime industry forward, said Tor Svensen (pictured), CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, in his keynote speech on innovation at the European Shipping Week in Brussels. Mr Svensen outlined three priority areas that will drive shipping in the decades to come: Sustainability and environmentally friendly technologies, Big Data … Read More...

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Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy align to offer ship owners ‘scrubber finance’

Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy (Europe) have announced the landmark signing of the shipping industry's first collaboration agreement that will provide a convenient funding solution to drive the uptake of exhaust gas cleaning technology.  The move is intended to ease the financial burden on ship owners seeking to install scrubber systems in order to meet sulphur … Read More...


ICTSI reports strong results driven by international expansion

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) reported audited consolidated financial results for the year ended 31st December, 2014, posting revenue from port operations of S$1.1 billion, an increase of 24% over the $852.4 million reported for the same period the previous year. Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of … Read More...

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Cook Islands assists owners with Wreck Removal Certification

The Cook Islands has acceded to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (“The Nairobi Convention”). As a State Party, Cook Islands will issue Wreck Removal Certificates to its own ships and also to ships flying the flags of states that have not yet become party to the Nairobi Convention. The Nairobi Convention, which will come  into … Read More...

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Port of Gothenburg new export port for Volvo cars to Russia and China

The Port of Gothenburg will be the new export port for Volvo cars to Finland, Russia and China, which will result in a new service to Finland and Russia and an increase in volume of around 30,000 cars each year. The Port of Gothenburg has for a long time been the principal export gateway for Volvo Cars. It has now been confirmed that Volvo Cars has also chosen its … Read More...

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New direction for Navigational Publications: Nautisk launches NaviTab

Global chart distributor Nautisk unveiled its latest navigational solution yesterday (Thursday) to the maritime and shipping media, including SMI, in the prestigious surroundings of the HQ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. NaviTab from Norwegian-based Nautisk is a unique new concept that replaces a vessel’s onboard Navigational Publication … Read More...

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New tool permits oil recovery from sunken wrecks

A tool for removing oil trapped in submerged vessels has been developed in Norway by design specialists Miko Marine. With the launch of the Moskito, the company has addressed the pollution threat that exists with the large numbers of sunken ships around the world that still contain significant quantities of oil in their tanks as cargo or bunker fuel. Many of the … Read More...


ESPO starts work on ‘six pack’ of good practices for European Cruise Ports

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has identified a set of key challenges for  European Cruise Ports  that it will seek to develop into a set of good practices for the sector. The key challenges identified by the cruise port authorities are: competition and cooperation between cruise ports, relations with the city of arrival and the local authorities, … Read More...


Cruise industry welcomes inaugural conference of EU’s Pan-European dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders

CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multi-billion euro cruise industry which employs almost 340,000 people in Europe, welcomed yesterday’s (Thursday’s) inaugural conference of the EU’s Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports, and coastal tourism stakeholders, which took place during European Shipping Week in Bussels. CLIA Europe also … Read More...

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LISCR appoints new Managing Director for Hong Kong

The Liberian Registry has appointed shipping executive Gerry Buchanan as Managing Director of its dedicated office in Hong Kong. As the recently retired President of Genco Shipping & Trading, Mr Buchanan’s experience spans an extensive career in the management and operation of a wide array of ships. After successful careers with Denholm Ship Management and … Read More...


IACS stresses need to work with European Commission

IACS kicked off European Shipping Week at a joint workshop in Brussels with the European Commission represented by speakers from the Transport, the Environment and the Climate Action departments. The subjects were highly topical and included, from IACS speakers, LNG as a fuel highlighting the importance of harmonious regulations and new IACS post Panamax … Read More...

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