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Inchcape Shipping Services launches maritime advisory team

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime and logistics service provider, is expanding its maritime service portfolio with the launch of its Maritime Advisory team. The new Maritime Advisory team offers experience and expertise across all maritime sectors from containers, bulk, tankers and passenger shipping, matched to capability across transportation … Read More...

Secretary-General speaks on ballast water

IMO Headquarters in London is the venue today and tomorrow (12th to 13th January) for the 6th Ballast Water Technology Conference organised by IMarEST. Opening the meeting, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim reminded delegates that the Ballast Water Management Convention actively addressed the problem of transferring invasive species, which has been degrading the … Read More...

Europort tackles shipping’s big issues for 2017

Shipping’s data revolution, its environmental responsibilities and its continuing reliance on ‘the human factor’ will be the focus of attention as the eyes of the maritime world turn once more to Rotterdam between 7th and10th November 2017, for the staging of the long-established, and always well-supported Europort event. Organised by Rotterdam Ahoy, Europort is … Read More...

ITF applauds Canadian maritime workers’ action day

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) leaders have spoken out in support of mass union actions later today (Thursday) in Canada to protect maritime workers’ jobs and skills. Workers and concerned citizens will be rallying in Montreal, Toronto, Prince Rupert, Victoria and Vancouver in defence of maritime cabotage, which helps safeguard jobs in national … Read More...

PSA container throughput performance for 2016

PSA International handled 67.63 million TEUs at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31st December 2016. The Group’s volume increased by 5.5% over 2015, with flagship PSA Singapore Terminals contributing 30.59 million TEUs (-0.1%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 37.04 million TEUs (+10.6%). Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: … Read More...

Rates have risen, but 2017 holds further uncertainty for container shipping market, warns Xeneta

Xeneta, the global benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, is forecasting further uncertainty for the global container shipping market in 2017. Although rates have risen significantly from the historic lows of early 2016, giving battered ship owners some reprieve, structural problems continue to undermine stability, while … Read More...

Verifavia Shipping Hellas signs MoU with International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB Class)

Verifavia, the emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with independent Greek ship classification society and certification organisation, INSB Class. As part of the new strategic partnership, INSB Class will offer MRV services to its contracted customers by leveraging the … Read More...

Seagull Training App v2.0 enriched for ease of use

Seagull Maritime has significantly upgraded the Seagull Training App, the mobile software solution that has revolutionised the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts. Available in both Android and iOS formats, the newly enhanced app can be used across a range of mobile devices, with dynamic screen layouts for all sizes, … Read More...

New shipyard alliance to form under umbrella of German Dry Docks Group

As of 1st February German Dry Docks AG (GDD), BREDO Dockgesellschaft (BREDO) and Mützelfeldwerft will form a shipyard alliance under the umbrella of the German Dry Docks Group. The shipyards will preserve their independence and continue to trade in the market with their names. In the future the three locations will be managed by Guido Försterling (GDD) and Dirk … Read More...

Transport Canada approves ACO Marine sewage treatment units for use on Great Lakes

ACO Marine has received Transport Canada type-approval for its advanced Maripur NF and Clarimar MF wastewater management systems. “We are delighted to have received approval from Transport Canada. Certification delivers added assurance to Canadian ship owners that our technology is completely compliant with Canada’s stringent sewage discharge requirements for … Read More...

BBC Worldwide launches its first bespoke channel for cruise ships

BBC Worldwide has announced the launch of a global entertainment channel, BBC HD, the company’s first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. It will go live through Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) MTN TV network, with P&O Cruises and Cunard being the first to offer this to their guests. Content on the new channel will … Read More...

Elaborate Communications delighted to be working with ShipMoney

Leading maritime PR and publishing agency, Elaborate Communications, is delighted to announce that it is handling the Press and Public Relations for ShipMoney.  ShipMoney is a global maritime financial services company, offering products for owners, managers and crew which includes a prepaid Visa payroll card that provides an alternative for crew receiving wages in … Read More...

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