Cover Story: Peering into the heart of seafarer demand

Opinion BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 by David Dearsley, … >>


How I Work: Simon Bird, CEO of Bristol Port, and Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group

Which words would Simon Bird use to sum up the UK ports … >>

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Dubai: Why growth and expansion is very much par of the course

As Rory McIlroy hit the final shot on the 18th of the … >>


Cyprus: Returning to a period of calm

Cyprus is emerging well after the 2013 banking upheaval in … >>


Round table debate: Crew travel

A move to stricter payment terms for IATA-accredited agents … >>

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IUMI Spring Statistics report a continued reduction in total losses

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its Spring Statistics which report on three key sectors – hull, cargo and energy. Hull losses show a general downward trend in total loss frequency for most vessel types. The frequency of total loss since 1997, as a percentage of the world fleet, continues to decrease and has more than halved by both … Read More...

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RINA to certify major Caspian port and logistics hub development

RINA Services has been awarded a contract to provide design review and third party certification services for a major port and logistics hub development at Turkmenbashi, on the Caspian Sea coast of Turkmenistan. The $1.5bn Turkmenbashi International Port is being built by one of the leading Turkish construction companies, Gap Insaat Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret. The port … Read More...


‘Angel’s Share’ of Maritime Malt will help Seafarers in Need

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new partnership to raise vital funds for the global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, the organisation that cares for the world’s 1.5 million men and women who face danger each day while working at sea. The Maritime Malt will donate £1 from every bottle of Old Pulteney 12 Year Old sold in 2015 to the … Read More...

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Outlining the next generation of ship-to-shore connectivity

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency, automating processes, and avoiding expensive repairs, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry. Brent Bruun … Read More...

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Braemar SA opens new office in Turkey

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association), the international multi-disciplinary marine surveyors and consultants, has created a permanent presence in Turkey through the establishment of a new subsidiary company and the opening of an office in Istanbul. The office is currently based in the Besiktas district of the city but will be moving to new premises in the … Read More...


Sixty presenters signed up for World Maritime Rescue Conference

Subject-matter experts, managers, coordinators, crews and other professionals from the maritime search and rescue (SAR) community will be discussing issues ranging from migrants and social media to satellite navigation systems and organisational development at the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s World Maritime Rescue Conference in Germany in June. The … Read More...


Epic Gas takes delivery of 5,000cbm newbuilding

Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 5,000cbm Epic St Ivan from Kitanihon Shipbuilding, of Japan. With the delivery of the new vessel, the company’s fleet of pressurised LPG carriers consists of 37 vessels on the water with an average size and age of 5,608cbm and eight years, respectively. The company remains committed to the delivery of a high quality fleet of … Read More...


VIKING extends popular liferaft exchange programme to Japan

Marine and fire safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) is stocking ready-packaged liferafts to provide fixed-price liferaft exchange to vessels calling Japanese ports. “The world of shipping is dominated by a small group of countries,” says Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. “Japan rates in the top … Read More...

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Record number of marine engineer students receive Total Lubmarine support

A record number of marine engineering students around the world will receive training from the Total Lubmarine educational team in 2015. Over 500 marine engineering students will be given in-depth training on the latest lubrication techniques for large diesel engines by Total Lubmarine experts this year through its Maritime Academic Support Programme (MASP). The … Read More...


CSCL maiden call at the AGCT launches Ocean 3 in Rijeka

China Shipping Container Line’s Xin Qin Huang Dao recently made its maiden call at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, which marked the launch of a service of the Ocean 3 alliance, connecting Rijeka and other European ports to Asia and North … Read More...


Epic Gas sells two pressurised LPG carriers

Epic Gas has announced the sale of two pressurised LPG carriers, the Epic Cebu (4,000cbm, 1997 built) and Cefalu (4,000cbm,1996 built) to buyers engaged in Southeast Asian cabotage trades. The company said the transaction demonstrates Epic’s commitment to proactively managing its fleet to improve profitability and to delivering its customers a differentiated … Read More...

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Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain

The Trinidad Dry Dock Company Limited is inviting companies to submit proposals to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical Investigation for a major new ship repair yard development project at Port of Spain. TDDCL has executed a Memorandum of Agreement with Invest Trinidad and Tobago (InvesTT), which is empowered by the Government of the … Read More...

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