Cover Story: Turkey innovates to ward off recession

Recent analysis of the Turkish economy by the International … >>


How I Work: Özgür Aksoy, General Manager and Board Member, Akmar Shipping of Istanbul

We all know about the cyclicality of the global shipping … >>


Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

Norway’s maritime cluster makes up one of the country’s … >>


Harnessing the true potential

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New demands in communications

The shipping industry yearns for stability and reliability – … >>


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Mersey Maritime and Liverpool FC at LISW15

Mersey Maritime, in association with some of its key members, is hosting what will be one of the most exciting events at London International Shipping Week (LISW15) on 9th September at The Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street. Senior Liverpool Football Club (LFC) members will be present at this invitation only reception designed to showcase the amazing … Read More...


Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM Thames

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365teu CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July . An operational productivity metric and record of 206 Berth Moves per Hour (BMPH) at an average of 46.38 Gross Moves … Read More...

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Jensen-designed LNG ATB receives “Approval in Principle” by ABS

A Jensen Maritime-designed, liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug-barge (ATB) has been granted “approval in principle” by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The designation establishes that Jensen’s vessel concept, which is classed as an A1 Liquefied Gas Tank Barge, is compliant in principle with ABS rules and guides. Ideal … Read More...


Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute hosts IMO delegation

Officials from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently completed a fact-finding mission to the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Juvenal Shiundu and William Azuh from IMO’s Technical Co-operation Division, assisted by officials from the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority and from EMTI, undertook the mission as … Read More...


Funding agreed for Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP)

IMO, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to allocate $2 million to a two-year global maritime energy efficiency partnership project, which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping. The so-called GloMEEP project, formally designated … Read More...

Managing Director Alex Taylor

Hutton’s becomes sole UK distributor of Sim4crew seafarer sim cards

Hutton’s Group is now the sole UK distributor of Sim4crew global sim cards for seafarers. Sim4crew roams in more than 200 countries at local prices – meaning seafarers never need to buy a local sim card again. Operational in over 4,500 ports and 120 anchorage areas, the Sim4crew sim card enables users to surf the internet with high speed data and call home with … Read More...

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet comes together for the first time ever

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will all be come together in Norway’s second city, Bergen, today ( Tuesday) for an historic joint celebration! This ‘4 Bs in Bergen’ event – named after the initial letter of each of the four Fred. Olsen ships – will be the first time ever that the fleet has converged in … Read More...


Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Maritime education and training needs – now and in the future – were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event, hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo this week. The event was held in conjunction with Japan’s Marine Day, which is a national holiday. The opening session, held in … Read More...

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Hill Dickinson to hold two major conferences during LISW

Major international maritime law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is to host a series of hard-hitting conferences during London International Shipping Week 2015 which will focus on issues surrounding casualties and commodities. Major players in the maritime industry, the UK Government and Hill Dickinson are among the confirmed speakers at both events. Chaired by Michael … Read More...

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SAMI to stage Cyber Security workshop as part of LISW

The Security Association for the Marine Industry (SAMI) is working with the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), to host a Maritime Cyber Security Workshop as part of London International Shipping Week (LISW). The workshop, on Wednesday 9th September onboard the HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London aims to provide attendees with the latest … Read More...

Launch of Maersk Connector (1) LR

Second Damen Offshore Carrier 8500 launched

Senior representatives of Maersk Supply Service, DeepOcean UK and the Damen Shipyards Group gathered at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania yesterday (Thursday) to witness the launching of subsea support vessel Maersk Connector. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service and is built to contract for a seven year charter agreement with DeepOcean. Maersk … Read More...

Donation Ceremony

d’Amico Group finances construction of Patrol Boats Cum Sea Ambulance in Philippines

d’Amico Group has announced a donation of $100,000 for the construction of Patrol Boats Cum Sea Ambulance destined for the municipality of Iloilo, the area of Philippines particularly devastated by the typhoon in November 2013, from which seafarers and employees of the company come. With this second project, d’Amico Group has shown its concern for the victims of … Read More...

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