Cover Story: Manpower Report – raising concerns over shorter sea service

Concern over seafarers’ short sea service David Dearsley, … >>


First Person: The Sheth brothers

By Shirish Nadkarni During the course of the last seven … >>

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New VSAT broadband solutions tackle seafarer ‘comms’ concerns

One of the hardest challenges seafarers face while at sea – … >>

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UK set for flag rebirth

Plans are being put in place for a “rebirth” of the UK Ship … >>


LISW15: The week that was

Government highlights its support for the UK maritime sector … >>


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Continued evolution of cruise travel drives industry growth

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has today released the 2016 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, revealing global cruise travel is continuing to grow and evolve at a record pace. The industry shows no signs of slowing down, with nearly 24 million passengers expected to take a cruise  in 2016, a dramatic increase from 15 million just 10 years prior … Read More...

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World AIDS Day: ITF working for zero new infections

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is putting prevention at the centre of its HIV/AIDS education work as it marks World AIDS Day today (1st December). It has entered partnerships with organisations globally as it aims for no new HIV infections. Across the world ITF unions will mark the day with activities including voluntary counselling and … Read More...

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EU ship owners want IMO leadership in efforts to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

As world leaders from 147 countries gather in Paris for the long-awaited UNFCCC COP 21, European ship owners reiterated their support for the EU Member States’ negotiating position adopted in September. “We fully support the idea that shipping has to contribute to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” commented Patrick Verhoeven (pictured), ECSA … Read More...

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Transas ECDIS is first to pass new IHO and IEC standards

Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS is the first system in the market to pass all DNV-GL tests according to the new IHO & IEC standards. The new generation of the Transas ECDIS complies with the latest requirements and provides a number of features beyond this. The production of the new Transas system will start in January with deliveries from 1st February, … Read More...


Egyptian Transport Minister visits Port of Felixstowe

His Excellency Dr Saad Mohamed Elgioshy, Minister of Transport and a member of the Egyptian cabinet has paid a visit to the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. Dr Elgioshy had previously attended the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) executive council elections in London. While at the UK’s largest container port the minister held talks with HPH … Read More...

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Christopher Rodrigues appointed PLA Chairman

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, has appointed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA) with effect from 1st January 2016. Mr Rodrigues will succeed Dame Helen Alexander, who has been PLA chairman since January 2010, as her statutory term of appointment comes to an … Read More...

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Sale of Suezmax Cap Laurent

Euronav has announced it has sold its Suezmax Cap Laurent (1998 - 146,145 dwt), for $22.25 million. The vessel was wholly owned by Euronav. The capital gain on that sale of about $11.1 million will be recorded in the fourth quarter. Following the sale, the availability of the revolver under the $750 million facility was reduced by $11.5 million. The vessel was … Read More...

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IRClass awards Shiri Venkiteswaran scholarships to law students of Mumbai University

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has awarded scholarships in the field of law dedicated to the memory of the late Shri Venkiteswaran - a legal luminary and internationally acclaimed stalwart in the field of maritime law who was a Director on the Board of Indian Register of Shipping for more than a decade. A total of 16 students were awarded with a two-year … Read More...


WWL Doubles Shipping Frequency from Europe to US West Coast

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will increase frequency and capacity on its service on the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in January 2016, WWL will offer a regular, weekly service from key ports in Europe to the US West Coast. Previously, WWL offered a fortnightly service from Europe to the U.S. West Coast. These two additional sailings per month also strengthen … Read More...

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Further orders for Wärtsilä Gas Cargo Handling Systems – 11 new Gas Carriers to rely on Wärtsilä

Complete Wärtsilä Gas Cargo Handling Systems have been specified for a series of six new type Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), as well as for two conventional VLGCs, and for three Medium Gas Carriers (MGCs). The ships are all being built in South Korea at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) facilities. The total of 11 systems represents … Read More...

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Damen Marine Components opens new plant in China

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has announced the official opening of its brand new facility in Jiangyin, China. DMC began operations in China in 2005 in a facility located in Suzhou. With an increasing need for more production space, and limited expansion possibilities in Suzhou, DMC began the search for a new location over four years ago. Jiangyin was chosen for … Read More...

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Shipping industry supports global climate change deal and is committed to ambitious CO2 reduction led by IMO

The global shipping industry, represented at the United Nations Conference in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), fully supports a global deal on climate change. The shipping industry is committed to ambitious CO2 emissions reduction across the entire world merchant fleet. This will best be guaranteed if further regulation continues to be led by … Read More...

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