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European Shipping Week announced

Ship owners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces with global event organiser Shipping Innovation to launch the inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) to be held in Brussels in the early part of 2015. The week-long series of high level events will centre on a major conference and Gala Dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Community … Read More...

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ISP showcases new liferaft range onboard historic Liverpool schooner

Maritime safety product firm ISP (International Safety Products) has showcased a new range of Duarry Challenger liferafts onboard one of Liverpool’s most historic vessels. The UK firm - one of the world’s largest manufacturers of marine inflatable life jackets - welcomed more than 50 guests to an international open day aboard the Kathleen & May, in Liverpool’s … Read More...

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Refurbished Seajacks vessels leave Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work

Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK, based in Great Yarmouth which had assigned the shipyard various and different major and minor … Read More...


Crowley opens full-service project management and logistics solutions office in Singapore

Due to changing market conditions and a commitment to proactively support the global needs of its customers, Crowley Maritime’s solutions group has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific market by opening a new project management office in Singapore. William Hill (pictured) has relocated from Crowley’s Anchorage office to Singapore where he has assumed the … Read More...

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Costa Concordia’s arrival in Genoa marks completion of largest maritime salvage project

Crowley Maritime subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi has confirmed the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 – is safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, marking the completion of the largest maritime salvage jobs in history. Towing the disabled ship from the Tuscan … Read More...


Climate study sets course for the Southern Ocean

Scientists studying the Earth’s climate are to set sail for one of the most hostile areas on the planet in a bid to improve our understanding of the interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere. The team, led by Plymouth University, will be travelling 200 miles south of the Falkland Islands, close to Drake’s Passage, in the Southern Ocean, for a month-long … Read More...


Thome earns green award for Long Beach performance

Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013. Yatin Gangla, Chief Operating Officer Bulk Division, said: “This award is presented to operators whose vessels call at the Port of Long Beach and who have demonstrated that 90% or more of the vessels … Read More...

Christopher J. Wiernicki, President and CEO, ABS

ABS chosen to class world’s first CNG ship

Classification society ABS has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). “This prestigious contract is a testament to our commitment to high quality service, technical innovation and remaining a pioneer … Read More...

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Clifford Charlock, Fire School Manager, at the site of Resolve Maritime Academy’s new wet trainer in Port Everglades

Resolve Maritime Academy begins construction on new wet trainer

Resolve Maritime Academy has announced the construction of a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We are incredibly proud to offer a course that combines stability and damage control using our new two-story wet trainer,” said Denise Johnston, Resolve Maritime Academy Director. Utilising props meant to … Read More...

Funding of £9 million available for future of Maritime Autonomous Systems

The UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies is making £9 million available to support the future of Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS). Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities … Read More...

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Panama’s Alfonso Castillero joins Liberian Registry

Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined the Liberian Registry as Vice-President. Castillero worked for sixteen years in the Panamanian maritime sector, rising through the ranks to become head of the registry and director-general of the merchant marine. He says, “I am very excited to be joining the Liberian Registry, although … Read More...

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MTN secures new contracts and renewals

Three cruise operators around the world have selected MTN Communications (MTN) for its passenger, crew, corporate communications and content services. MTN will provide products designed to fulfill the needs of each line’s unique passenger segment. These products include communications, entertainment and content sharing, crew welfare solutions and corporate … Read More...

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