Cover Story: Diabetes – The ticking time bomb

Early management key in working with diabetes Diabetes has … >>


Energy efficiency is impacted by choices made throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise … >>

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Turkey: Growth is still on the agenda

By Felicity Landon Turkey, like so many nations, had … >>


How I Work: Esben Poulsson

Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) … >>

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Is your ship as safe as it should be in today’s dangerous world?

The heart-rending attack on innocent visitors on the … >>


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IBIA drives industry issues at SIBCON

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) will be taking part in the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) from 4th-7th October. IBIA will be exhibiting, many of its board members and members are speaking as leading industry experts and IBIA will be holding high level meetings to discuss bunker industry issues, most notably … Read More...


MISC Berhad celebrates naming and delivery of new LNG carrier

MISC Berhad (“MISC”), the energy related maritime solutions and services provider, today (Friday) held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new LNG carrier, Seri Camellia. The 150,200 CBM Liquefied Natural Gas carrier is the first in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) by MISC. Upon their delivery, these new LNG … Read More...

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IMRF to hold fourth International Mass Rescue Conference

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has announced that its latest International Mass Rescue Conference (G4), will be held on 11th-13th June 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the fourth of the IMRF's international conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, known as the 'Gothenburg Series'. The conferences are hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue … Read More...


Nor-Shipping crowd-sources to turn industry problems into profit

Nor-Shipping invites the next generation to find solutions to this generation’s challenges through its unique Problem to Profit initiative. The global maritime event week, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrom, Norway, from 30th May to 2nd June 2017, will work with key industry players and networks to identify unresolved industry ‘pain points’, before using social media … Read More...


KVH wins two NMEA product excellence awards

KVH Industries Inc (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to announce that leading UK marine electronics professionals have honoured two of KVH’s marine satellite systems for their outstanding performance and reliability. KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP won the National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna … Read More...

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New governance of Contship Italia Group

Following the organisational review process undertaken a few months ago, Contship Italia Group has announced the new governance of the Group. Franco Cupolo, is appointed Managing Director, Operations and Sales while Sebastiano Grasso takes on the role of Managing Director, Business Services. The new structure has the objective to simplify and speed up the Group's … Read More...


Giant sea cranes moved to Vigo container terminal

BigLift Shipping’s Happy Sky has finished the discharge of two large ship-to-ship (STS) container cranes in Vigo, Spain. Until last year, the container cranes served the then home terminal of container handling company ECT in Rotterdam. The cranes were sold to Davila Group and will be operated on the Termavi container terminal in Vigo. The engineers of both BigLift … Read More...


Port representatives from Hamburg Metropolitan Region meet with Russian business leaders

After a marked downturn in container traffic between Hamburg and Russian ports on the Baltic last year, in the 2016 first half container handling at 216,000 TEU again achieved an increase of 2.3%. That seaborne foreign trade between Hamburg and the Russian ports is again picking up despite ongoing economic sanctions was warmly welcomed by the 240 guests at … Read More...


MacGregor acquires 51% of Flintstone Technology

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired 51% of the shares of the privately owned company Flintstone Technology Ltd.  Flintstone is a small and dynamic company specialising in advanced technology and innovative products primarily within the mooring and fluid handling business. "Offshore operators and field owners are looking for cost and weight optimised … Read More...


Radio Holland becomes worldwide service supplier on behalf of Korean Register of Shipping

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) classification society has appointed Radio Holland to be worldwide service supplier. The appointment certifies Radio Holland Group offices around the world to service and test Radio Communication and Voyage Data Recorder equipment onboard of KR-classed ships and offshore platforms, in accordance with the rules and regulations of … Read More...


Sunset cruise to be held in Jamaica to celebrate World Maritime Day

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) will release sky lanterns today (Thursday) in honour of seafarers across the world to celebrate World Maritime Day. The Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) is hosting a Sunset Cruise Reception that will tour around Kingston Harbour – the largest port in the country – to celebrate the special day. The Honourable … Read More...


World Maritime Day 2016 – Shipping: indispensable to the world

“As the World Maritime Day theme for 2016 so rightly acknowledges, shipping is indispensable to the world – and is set to remain central to world economic growth as we make the inevitable transition towards an era of clean and sustainable development,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in his annual World Maritime Day Message. Shipping is indispensable to the … Read More...

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