Cover Story: Turkey innovates to ward off recession

Recent analysis of the Turkish economy by the International … >>


How I Work: Özgür Aksoy, General Manager and Board Member, Akmar Shipping of Istanbul

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Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

Norway’s maritime cluster makes up one of the country’s … >>


Harnessing the true potential

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New demands in communications

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Crowley vessels honoured with US Coast Guard AMVER Awards

Sixty five Crowley Maritime vessels were recently recognised for their participation in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) program, a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. The awards were given during the US Coast Guard’s … Read More...


ABB’s Azipod D electric propulsion named Innovation of the Year

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has been awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for the recently introduced Azipod D electric propulsion product at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Innovation of the Year Award identifies pioneering technologies that push the boundaries and contribute to making electric … Read More...

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MAJ celebrates seafarers

Seafarers took centre stage at the offices of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) yesterday as it hosted a Seafarers’ Appreciation Day in celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer. Long-serving and experienced Jamaican crew members joined cadets and newly-qualified seafarers to share reflections from their life at sea and how their maritime training, … Read More...

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Inmarsat appoints World-Link Communications as partner for FleetBroadband

Global mobile satellite communication services provider Inmarsat has appointed World-Link Communications, as a Partner for FleetBroadband, serving the maritime market worldwide. Alongside the agreement, satellite services provider World-Link plans to strengthen its infrastructure and integrate with the Inmarsat network through significant investment in building an … Read More...


SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of the Seafarer

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are marking the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand their rights under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). Produced by SRI, the animated films were commissioned by the ITF and funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. … Read More...

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Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’ with a 1,000-strong gathering

Abu Dhabi Ports, the developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in Abu Dhabi, celebrated the global ‘Day of the Seafarer’ with as many as 1,000 seafarers. The day is observed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 25th June every year to raise awareness of the vital role played by seafarers. Gifts were distributed by Abu Dhabi Ports … Read More...


Day of the Seafarer campaign 2015: Campaign highlights benefits of a career at sea

Today (Thursday) is the IMO’s Day of the Seafarer and at the heart of this year’s campaign is the sharing of seafarer stories. Therefore, IMO invites aspiring and current seafarers, organisations, ship owners, governments, port-authorities and general supporters across the world to share their stories about life at sea and to be ambassadors for their own … Read More...

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TCBuen receives ISO 28000 certification for the security of its port services

TCBuen, the Container Terminal in Buenaventura (Colombia) owned by Grup TCB, has been awarded ISO 28000 certification for security in the supply chain of its port services, consisting primarily of handling and transporting cargo containers. The ISO 28000 standard ensures the safe delivery of goods in compliance with current legislation and establishing mechanisms … Read More...


PSA International wins Best Global Container Terminal Company award

PSA International (PSA) won the Best Global Container Terminal Company award at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards held in Hong Kong yesterday (Wednesday). PSA Singapore Terminals was also presented with the “Best Container Terminal – Asia (over 4million TEUs) award at the same ceremony organised by Asia Cargo News. On winning … Read More...

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IRClass forms India Advisory Committee and Offshore Advisory Committee

IRClass – Indian Register of Shipping, a leading classification society and IACS member, has set up a high level ‘India and Offshore Advisory Committee’ with a vision to raise the profile of its services and receive strategic advice for growth in South Asia region. The India Advisory Committee comprises 14 senior members and representatives of the maritime … Read More...


Cruise industry contribution to UK grows with new capacity forecast to boost market in 2015

The cruise industry’s multi-billion pound contribution to the British economy continued to grow in 2014, according to a Europe-wide report released today (Thursday) by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The cruise industry’s direct contribution to the UK economy, including items such as goods and services purchased by the cruise lines, and the … Read More...


Bronka – St Petersburg’s new port

The new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of St Petersburg on the Southern bank of the Gulf of Finland is being built near the municipality of Lomonossov. The first stage of construction of the new multi-functional port will commence operations in September 2015. The multi-functional handling facility comprises terminals for handling containers and Ro/Ro … Read More...

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