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GVF launches glossary of maritime communications

During the Informa VSAT 2014 conference in London today, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) launched its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF, has been further developed by the joint-chairs of the MSF, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, … Read More...

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Positioning Jamaica for the Global Market

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, through the Jamaica Logistics Hub Secretariat, headed by Dr Eric Deans, and the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Policy Steering Committee, chaired by Mrs Patricia Francis, will be hosting an international dialogue titled “The Growth Agenda & Special Economic Zones Policy Dialogue”at the Jamaica Conference Centre from … Read More...


essDOCS opens Americas headquarters

essDOCS, a provider of shipping and trade eDocs solutions, has announced its expansion to the US with the opening of a regional Americas headquarters office in Hoboken, New Jersey. The US office enhances essDOCS’ ability to manage and support its customers across the entire Americas region, while also acting as a sales hub for expansion of the company’s cornerstone … Read More...

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CLIA Europe ready to enhance cooperation with ports associations

CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multibillion euro cruise industry, has once again reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to work with ports and port associations to ensure consistent representation of the cruise sector’s interests before public authorities and the media. Speaking in Barcelona at the opening session of Seatrade Med – the major … Read More...


LHM population on the rise in Latin America

The Liebherr mobile harbour crane population in Latin America is quickly growing with more than 50 order intakes in only four years. Despite volatile exchange rates, the 2014 year is another strong one for Liebherr in Latin America. In the last year, the strongest mobile harbour crane available in the market, type LHM 600, has been the most successful Liebherr … Read More...


ClassNK issues new Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Inland Waterway Ships

Classification society ClassNK has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result of ClassNK’s recent expansion of its global activities, in particular across South America, the number of inland waterway ships on the ClassNK register has continued to grow, accounting for 15% of all vessels classed … Read More...

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EMS Seven Seas acquires new CEO and company

Ship supplier EMS Seven Seas, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer and the acquisition of a maritime and port agency services company. Lars Rosenkrands has 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, having worked for a variety of ship supply and ship services companies across the globe including Inchcape Shipping Services, Maersk and … Read More...

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Second of three offshore coastal survey vessels delivered to Fugro

Fugro has taken delivery of the second of the three Fugro offshore coastal survey vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The Fugro Pioneer is a compact, survey ship capable of undertaking a wide range of survey, monitoring and inspection operations. The vessel is designed for a variety of survey and inspections duties including light geotechnical work, … Read More...

The Bit Viking was the world’s first vessel to have its main machinery converted to burn LNG as fuel. (Pic: DNV-GL)​

New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agreed in draft form by IMO Sub-Committee

The draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, were agreed by the inaugural session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 1) last week. The basic philosophy of the IGF Code is to provide mandatory provisions for … Read More...

ICS Vice Chairman Esben Poulsson

ICS Vice Chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on Ballast Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late. Speaking at a Ballast Water Management Summit in Singapore, ICS Vice Chairman Esben Poulsson encouraged IMO Member States to make use of the solutions … Read More...

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Liberian Registry appoints new manager in Dubai

Fay Catsiba has joined the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) as Business Development Manager based in Dubai. Greece-born Ms Catsiba, who holds a Master of Law from University College London, began her career in shipping 22 years ago as a lecturer in Maritime Law, Transport Law and International Trade Law at the Southampton Institute of … Read More...

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DGS Marine launches new operation in Poland

  DGS Marine, a global P&I management provider, and exclusive manager for the British European and Overseas (BE&O) P&I facility, has announced the further expansion of its network with the opening of a new office in Poland. The launch of DGS Marine’s new office in Gdynia, Poland, extends its network to ten locations around the globe and provides … Read More...

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