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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ESC Global

Ships operating with security personnel are best placed to rescue displaced refugees

ESC Global Security has warned that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing seaborne refugees. Commenting amidst mounting concern that the displacement of peoples from the Middle East and North Africa could present a terrorist threat to European states, Ivari Sarapuu, ESC Global Security’s Chief Security … Read More...

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Dublin Port achieves high environmental recognition

Yesterday (Thursday) Dublin Port received a Port Environment Review System (PERS) certificate during a dedicated ceremony at the ESPO annual conference in Athens. Mr Santiago Garcia Mila, ESPO Chairman, handed over the PERS certificate to Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company. “We congratulate Dublin Port for achieving the PERS certification, in … Read More...


Thomas Wilhelmsen and WSS Philippines celebrate 20 years

Thomas Wilhelmsen, Group CEO, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) and Dag Schjerven, President & CEO Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (WMS) travelled to the Philippines earlier this month to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the local office. The joint venture between Smith Bell and Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Wilhelmsen-Smith Bell (Subic) Inc (WSBSI) was … Read More...


The Standard P&I Club delivers stable 2014-15 underwriting performance and steady growth

The Standard P&I Club delivered stable ‘breakeven’ underwriting performance in 2014-15, combined with conservative, selective growth. The result is in line with the club’s strategy of delivering sustainable, good-value cover with excellent financial security and a high quality membership. Tonnage increased by 3% to 135 million GT from 131 million GT. This … Read More...


Nippon Foundation announces major financial support for enhanced World Maritime University

The Nippon Foundation, a Japanese philanthropic organisation that promotes social innovation, has said it is willing to establish a $100 million endowment fund to support expansive and innovative activities at the World Maritime University (WMU). Based in Malmo, Sweden, the WMU is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization … Read More...


NAVTOR and Nautic AB join forces to launch new business offering

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has joined forces with Nautic AB, the leading provider of navigational equipment, charts and publications to the Swedish market, to launch NAVTOR NAUTIC AB. This jointly owned operation, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, will now leverage the expertise of the two businesses to offer a fully comprehensive navigational data package to the … Read More...


Vitaly Klyuev: ‘We should look at a wider angle’

Vitaly Klyuev, the official Russian candidate for the IMO Secretary-General post, held a meeting in Brussels yesterday (Wednesday) with the officials of the FPS Foreign Affairs and FPS Mobility and Transport of the Kingdom of Belgium. During the meeting, Mr Klyuev emphasised the international maritime regulations should be global, universal and developed within the … Read More...

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Alastair Marsh appointed as successor to Richard Sadler as CEO of Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register’s Richard Sadler has taken the decision to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, after eight years in the role. The Lloyd’s Register Group Board of Directors has announced the appointment of current CFO, Alastair Marsh (pictured), as his successor. Since Mr Sadler’s appointment as CEO in 2007, he and the executive team have implemented a group … Read More...


Cruise Lines International Association announces new President and CEO

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that Thomas P Ostebo will join CLIA as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective from July 6th. Selected by CLIA’s Global Executive Committee, Mr Ostebo will oversee CLIA operations both domestically and internationally, working directly with his senior leadership team to execute the organisation’s … Read More...

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V. Group appoints Head of Communications

V.Group, the global provider of maritime services, has announced the appointment of Sheila Armstrong as Head of Communications. Based in the company’s V.Ships office in Glasgow, she will report directly to Executive Director, Bob Bishop. The new position has been created to enable V.Group to effectively communicate its values and brand promise: Performance assured … Read More...


Korean Shipowners’ Association Supports World Maritime University with $50,000 donation

Yesterday (Tuesday) in Malmö, Sweden, the Korean Shipowners’ Association (KSA) made a donation of $50,000 to the World Maritime University. The donation was handed over by KSA chairman, Mr Youn-jae Lee, at a ceremony attended by Ms Cleopatra Doumibia-Henry (president designate of WMU) and Mr Neil Bellefontaine (current president). Both expressed their gratitude as … Read More...


ITF warns Australian government against backwards step on cabotage

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has criticised moves by the conservative Australian government to deregulate its shipping industry and place at risk thousands of domestic jobs in the maritime sector. The changes would dismantle a comprehensive reform package delivered by the previous government three years ago that created a level playing field in … Read More...

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