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Maritime & Engineering College North West poised to help employers tackle skills shortages

Fears that UK industry is failing to tackle widespread skills shortages and that skill sets are falling short of employers’ expectations can be avoided if business leaders and training colleges work more closely together, according to the head of one of the region’s major engineering training centres. Terry Weston, Skills Director at Maritime & Engineering … Read More...


Swedish Club announces half-year results

The Swedish Club continued to demonstrate a solid performance in the first six months of the new accounting year with the announcement of its half-year results yesterday (Thursday). It posted an overall surplus of $10.3 million, this outcome being largely a result of continued positive underwriting performance in a benign claims environment for the Club and its … Read More...


Guardian Global Resources establishes in Nigeria

Following many months of preparation and substantial investment, Guardian has announced its Nigerian maritime security service offering. Guardian’s COO, Michael Wingate, said: “Nigeria is a complex environment in which to operate and we are delighted to have obtained all the necessary licences and approvals to offer a legal and credible security solution to the … Read More...

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Mersey Maritime brings big names to Merseyside

Next month, local businesses will have the opportunity to listen to Mark Robertshaw (pictured), Bibby Ship Management’s Managing Director of the Isle of Man office and Commercial Director, discussing how Bibby Ship Management has grown in recent years and its future plans, at Mersey Maritime’s networking event “Face-2-Face”. Taking place on 2nd September, the … Read More...

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European trade up but global container traffic down at Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg six-monthly report published today (Thursday) shows that European freight volumes strengthened during the first half of the year whilst global container trade fell. Around 30% of Swedish imports and exports pass through the Port of Gothenburg and fluctuations in the economy are reflected very clearly in variations in freight flows. Ro-ro … Read More...


Red Funnel appoints new Fleet and Technical Director

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Slawson OBE as Fleet and Technical Director, with effect from 15th September 2014. Mark is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers, and was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours, in recognition of his achievements in improving technical training … Read More...

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Neptune bolsters port security with crisis management training

Neptune Maritime Security has announced it has successfully delivered crisis management training to bolster defences at major ports in Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) amid increasing instability in the region. An expert team from the company's Dubai head office and operational support centre recently performed exacting risk assessments before carrying out … Read More...

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Fourth Russian-Japanese Seminar

The fourth Russian-Japanese seminar ‘Сooperation in shipbuilding and ship repair’ is to take place from on 4th to 5th September and, for the first time, is to be held in St Petersburg - the maritime capital of Russia. The event is being organised by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Japan Ship Machinery & Equipment Association … Read More...

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Crewmembers aboard Crowley tug help Pilot Point locals fight fire

Residents of Pilot Point, Alaska, are thanking the mariners aboard Crowley Maritime’s tugboat Sesok after its crewmembers recently extinguished a dangerous blaze on the shores of the Yukon River fishing village. The Sesok crew was conducting a routine, petroleum transfer from a fuel barge to onshore storage tanks when a pile of building materials – trusses, foam … Read More...

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Epic Gas appoints new Executive Chairman

Epic Gas has announced that Charles Maltby has been appointed Executive Chairman with effect from 17th September. Current Chairman Chris Buttery will remain actively involved as a Director of the company. Lars Vang Christensen, CEO of Epic Gas, said: "Charles is an outstanding leader in the maritime sector. I look forward to working with Charles and the rest of … Read More...

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Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew

A special service was held on Monday for the crew of the P&O Ferries ro-ro vessel on which a container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The discovery has left the crew of the Norstream distressed and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is supporting them. AoS Tilbury port chaplain Wojciech Holub said crew members were anxious and … Read More...

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Geodis Wilson wins “2014 Quest for Quality” Award

Freight management company Geodis Wilson has been awarded Logistics Management’s “2014 Quest for Quality Award”, earning the award for their achievement in the 3rd Party Logistics (Value Added Warehousing & Distribution) category. “We are delighted that Geodis Wilson has been valued so highly by the readers of Logistics Management and we appreciate the support … Read More...

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