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PSA Marine adds ‘green’ to its harbour tug fleet

PSA Marine has recently awarded a contract to build one dual fuel LNG harbour tug and will be awarding another contract to build its second dual fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both dual fuel LNG harbour tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Under the LNG Bunkering (Pilot Programme), PSA Marine will receive a grant of up to S$2 million for each tug from … Read More...

Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a $1.1 million funding agreement with Norway. The two-year project will build on the first phase of the Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC) project, which resulted in economic … Read More...

Crowley awards scholarships to four USMMA cadets during 2017 awards luncheon

Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded four US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets with 2017 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during yesterday’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, New Jersey. Crowley’s Jenny Terpenning, Supervisor, Marine Recruiting, presented the scholarships to Midshipmen (MIDN) Joshua Cann, … Read More...

Survitec Group goes global by adding extra engineers to lifeboat servicing programme

Safety solutions provider Survitec is transforming its lifeboat services operation into a fully global offering with the addition of 14 extra engineers across a range of sites worldwide. Customers ordering lifeboat services – along with all their other needs such as life rafts – can now enquire with their local branch, then have services delivered wherever they … Read More...

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives authorisation as Recognised Organisation (RO) from Malta, opens office

In yet another demonstration of its growing global recognition, classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport, Malta. Malta is the sixth largest flag in the world and largest in Europe with a tonnage of 72.1 Million GT. This year, IRClass has … Read More...

Port of Felixstowe handles one million TEU by rail

Hutchison Ports' Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over one million TEU by rail in a single year. The one millionth unit was loaded today (Wednesday) onto the 13:34 Freightliner service to Birmingham. Commenting on the achievement, Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports and CEO of the Port of Felixstowe, said: “This … Read More...

Duncan Dunn appointed new Baltic Exchange Chairman

Duncan Dunn has been elected Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Advisory Council with effect from 2nd January 2018 replacing Lambros Varnavides who has held the position since November 2017. Mr Dunn is a Senior Director at SSY Futures and has served as Baltic Exchange Vice Chairman since 2017. Commenting on the appointment Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Mark … Read More...

VIMC welcomes Tim Protheroe to Vancouver and Greystoke Marine Management

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) has welcomed Tim Protheroe to Greystoke Marine Management, head-quartered in Vancouver. Based in Houston, Texas, Mr Protheroe is a Master Mariner who came ashore with Lloyds Register in 1992 and worked in several senior positions before being appointed President, Lloyds Register America’s Inc. in 2014. Greystoke … Read More...

ShipServ launches latest monitoring and analytics tool to enhance supplier relationships

ShipServ, the maritime e-procurement platform, has announced the launch of the ‘Supplier Performance Report’, the latest addition to its monitoring and analytics tools. The Supplier Performance Report provides ship owners and managers using ShipServ with a host of key data on the procurement performance of every supplier that they use, enabling them to analyse … Read More...

Middle East PSC Inspectors given training in indicative ballast water testing

Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards. While the Kingdom’s port state control authority has yet to confirm which class-approved ballast water testing system … Read More...

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund secures £490 million of members’ benefits in buy-in agreement with Legal & General

The Trustee of the £3 billion Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has secured £490 million of members’ pension benefits through a buy-in transaction with Legal & General Group. The MNOPF was an early and significant adopter of innovative de-risking transactions, having completed its first bulk annuity transaction back in 2009 with Lucida Limited, which … Read More...

Marine environment protection in Southeast Asia gets fresh backing from Norad

A new IMO-Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) environmental project in Southeast Asia is set to begin, to support seven countries to protect the marine environment from shipping operations. The four-year project will focus on enhancing the countries’ capacity to implement a number of high-priority marine environment conventions, including the … Read More...

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