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

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Raising the flag

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


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

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


Greece: defending the heritage

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


Countdown to the world’s first cyber ship

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Wärtsilä enhances its digital offering by acquiring Eniram

Wärtsilä has today (Thursday) signed an agreement to acquire Eniram, a Finland-based technology company providing the marine industry with energy management and analytics solutions. The acquisition of Eniram will enable Wärtsilä to grow and strengthen its digital offering and in-house capabilities, specifically in data analytics, modelling and performance … Read More...


MAST and AMSA formalise partnership

Maritime security company Maritime Asset Security Training (MAST) has announced a new partnership with Astbury Marine Services & Associates (AMSA), a specialist shipping and insurance response business. The two companies will work together to provide an increased portfolio of risk management services to clients trading in difficult or complex environments. … Read More...

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Sign up to stop slavery at sea shipping companies urged

To mark International Seafarers Day which took place on Saturday, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership is asking port workers to look out for signs of modern slavery when dealing with ships docking in Hampshire ports and to report concerns to police. The partnership is writing to cruise and shipping companies asking them to sign up to the Modern … Read More...


Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force

A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment onboard, enters into force on 1st July 2016. Seafarers may be called upon to enter enclosed spaces on ships to manage or obtain equipment, assist a colleague or to inspect vital engine parts. Enclosed spaces are … Read More...

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BSM receives US Coast Guard Qualship 21 Program approval for the Honourable Henry Jackman

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is proud to announce that it has received US Coast Guard (USCG) Qualship 21 Program approval for the BSM India-managed, Algoma-owned bulk carrier Honourable Henry Jackman. The Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (‘Qualship 21’) Program is aimed at recognising and rewarding internationally-flagged, high-quality ships operating … Read More...

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ClassNK amends its rules and guidance

Classification society ClassNK has amended its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in response to latest industry developments, including amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code). IMO decided to carry out the first full review of the IGC Code to reflect … Read More...


MacGregor wins contract for newbuild polar research vessel

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China; the shipyard has yet to be named. "Our ability to deliver … Read More...


Xeneta sees no silver lining for container shipping in Brexit storm

Xeneta, the leading global benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, believes that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will impact negatively on all parties involved in the container shipping segment from shippers, to freight forwarders and the container carriers themselves. The firm, which crowd sources freight rates … Read More...

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Crowley, AVTEC win major grant to help Alaska students develop maritime careers

Crowley Maritime has assisted the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) to win a three-year grant that will help students develop skills to successfully establish careers in the maritime industry. AVTEC, with the help of Crowley’s marine services group in Valdez, Alaska, serving as lead industry partner, won a Carl Perkins Post-Secondary Grant from the Alaska … Read More...

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Bureau Veritas – VeriFuel to join Green Award Incentive Program promoting safety and environmental best practices in the shipping industry

Bureau Veritas - VeriFuel, announced today (Wednesday) that they will officially join the Green Award program as an incentive provider at a commencement ceremony to be held at their laboratory in Athens, Greece, on Friday (1st July). The Green Award Foundation is an independent quality assurance organisation that certifies shipping companies and vessels that go … Read More...

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European Maritime Social Partners visit Captain Mangouras

The European Maritime Social Partners, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) together with the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) visited the Captain of the sunken Prestige oil tanker Apostolos Mangouras in Athens on Friday, to mark the International Day of the Seafarer. Fourteen years after the Prestige disaster the Spanish Supreme court … Read More...


WSS supports World Food Programme with date shipments from Saudi Arabia

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has provided essential Maritime Logistics support to the World Food Programme, handling 4000 metric tonnes of date shipments from its base in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The dates, which have proven health and nutritional benefits, will supplement the diets of vulnerable people in countries across Africa and the Middle East. WSS, the … Read More...

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