Cover Story: Situations Vacant – BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report predicts more office shortages

Latest reading from BIMCO and the International Chamber of … >>


Raising the flag

With the current downturn in the dry bulk sector being among … >>


Greece: defending the heritage

Early this year, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) lashed … >>


How I Work: Vijay Rangroo, Managing Director, MTM Ship Management

One of Vijay Rangroo’s guiding principles as Managing … >>


Countdown to the world’s first cyber ship

Faster, cheaper and more effective communications are … >>


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SGX enters into exclusive discussions with the Baltic Exchange

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) has announced it has entered into an agreement with The Baltic Exchange Limited (Baltic Exchange) through which SGX will enter into exclusive discussions with the Baltic Exchange regarding a cash offer for 100% of the share capital of the Baltic Exchange (Transaction). This follows SGX’s announcement on 26th February 2016 that it … Read More...

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d’Amico International Shipping flies Italian flag in Southeast Asia

d’Amico International Shipping has launched two new eco-ships at the Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard – Vietnam in the presence of the Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, Carlotta Colli. “Today’s launch and the ambitious plans of d’Amico International Shipping here in Vietnam are a further concrete expression of the vitality of the partnership between our two … Read More...


Will Whitehorn becomes CILT President in the UK

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) officially welcomed its new President, Will Whitehorn, at the CILT President’s Inauguration Lunch on Friday. Over 100 guests joined the Institute and Mr Whitehorn at the Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, London on Friday 20th May. During his first speech as CILT(UK) President for 2016/17, Mr Whitehorn said: … Read More...

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Celebrating 25 Years of recruiting seafarers

Norbulk Shipping is celebrating 25 years of training and recruiting seafarers from its management offices in Riga, Latvia. The crewing and training centre that is run by Hanza Marine Management, a partner company to Norbulk Shipping, supplies 4,000 seafarers to 150 vessels and supplies a wide range of crewing recruitment and training services to its … Read More...

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Hill Dickinson continues to strengthen commodities team with key partner hire

International law firm Hill Dickinson has further strengthened its commodities team with the appointment of leading lawyer Patric McGonigal. Mr McGonigal joins the firm’s London office from Hogan Lovells, Tokyo where he spent more than four years as head of the Tokyo international disputes team. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he was partner in Barlow Lyde & … Read More...

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Jeppesen and Navarino become digital services partners

Digital navigation and operations company Jeppesen has entered into a partnership with maritime satellite communications organisation Navarino to create a unique platform for chart data delivery via satellite. Announcing the news, the two partners underline that this is but the first step in a long-term collaboration focused on strengthening their digital … Read More...

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IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but cautions short-term pain before long-term gain

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has said it strongly supports the new mandatory requirement and adoption of the amendment to SOLAS regulation V1/2 for the verification of the gross mass of packed containers (resolution MSC.380(94)), which comes into force on 1st July 2016, but believes not all shipping and logistics companies, nor shippers, will be … Read More...


AoS South Africa facing the future with confidence

Members of the Apostleship of the Sea from across South Africa met in Bloemfontein from 17th to 21st May to chart the future work of the charity. Serious challenges facing seafarers and fishermen were addressed by the national conference.  Fr Herman Giraldo, Durban port chaplain described the scourge of modern day piracy and the lasting effects it has on seafarers … Read More...

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Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal reopens after £5m upgrade

Cruise passengers passing through the QEII Cruise Terminal in Southampton will start their holidays in style thanks to a multi-million pound project to upgrade its facilities. The terminal was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1966 and now, 50 years later, has reopened following a joint significant investment of £5m from ABP Port of Southampton and Carnival UK, to … Read More...

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Outdated systems placing maritime vessels at risk of cyber-attack, study suggests

Vessels are under significant threat of cyber-attack because many are carrying outdated software and were not designed with cyber security in mind, according to new research. But operators could easily mitigate against such dangers by updating security systems, improving ship design and providing better training for crews, the study led by Plymouth University’s … Read More...


Build capability in maritime SARs says IMRF

Building capability rather than reacting to tragedy should be the priority for maritime search and rescue (SAR) according to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in a statement delivered at the World Humanitarian Summit. The IMRF supports the UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon’s push to find solutions to the widening funding gap and to move investment … Read More...

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ICS publishes Annual Review

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its 2016 Annual Review of maritime policy developments, in advance of the ICS Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tokyo from 1st-3rd June. This will be the final ICS AGM under the chairmanship of Masamichi Morooka (Japan), who will be stepping down after four years in office. The ICS Annual Review is … Read More...

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