Dubai: Hub at the centre of east and west

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The Annual General meeting of The Swedish Club is one of … >>


London leads the way

London International Shipping Week (LISW) will return in … >>


Cover Story: At loggerheads with the Great Barrier Reef

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First Person: Evangelos Pistiolis, Chief Executive Officer, Top Ships

Top Ships Chief Executive Evangelos Pistiolis firmly … >>

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Danish Maritime Forum announces first participants

The global maritime industry’s most influential stakeholders will meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum on 8th-9th October 2014. 250 key leaders in the global maritime industry, policymakers, experts and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers will together identify and generate new ideas and solutions to some of the most important … Read More...


Can the green approach to shipping be profitable?

In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. As such, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, a leader in pumps, systems and Smart Technology solutions for the marine industry, are … Read More...


Guardian Global Resources appoints new advisor

Security and risk management company Guardian Global Resources has appointed Sir Richard Gozney to its advisory board. Sir Richard boasts a varied and experienced career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including posts as the UK Ambassador to Indonesia, the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Benin and Equatorial … Read More...


Sovcomflot reports strong first half 2014 results

OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), Russia’s largest shipping company, today (Friday) announced its financial and operating results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Gross revenue (freight and hire) was up to $675.2 million compared to $628.4m for the same period last year and time charter equivalent revenues were up 16% to $490.7m. EBITDA increased by 30% to $251.7 … Read More...


ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu. As a pre-requisite to fulfilling the requirements of a three-year (plus two-year option) contract with the United Nations to supply the … Read More...


Wärtsilä signs long-term maintenance agreement to support Harvey Gulf’s LNG offshore supply vessels

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support … Read More...

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Peter G. Livanos appointed as Euronav Chairman

The Board of Directors of Euronav has unanimously appointed Peter G. Livanos as Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect in replacement of Marc Saverys who was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Marc Saverys said: “I am pleased to step down after one of the busiest times the company had in its history and give the chairmanship to Peter for a … Read More...

Arctic Risk map Intro

DNV GL launches interactive Arctic risk map to communicate region’s complex risk picture

The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture, which is why DNV GL, technical advisor to the oil & gas industry, has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present … Read More...

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Scottish independence predicted to have negative impact on shipping and offshore maritime sector

A vote for independence from the UK would have a negative effect on the Scottish shipping and offshore maritime sector, according to a survey by leading international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The survey elicited the views of leading members of the international shipping community on the predicted impact on Scotland’s shipping and offshore … Read More...


Van Oord dredger returns to Gibdock

Part of the Van Oord fleet, the 137m long trailing suction hopper dredger, Lelystad, has been through an extensive programme of works at Gibdock in Gibraltar. The vessel was in dock for an initial 26 days, then went alongside the South Mole before re-docking for a further 11 days. The far-reaching project included steelwork, pipe, mechanical and painting work. The … Read More...

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MacGregor conversion expertise secures new order from Stena

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. The order further strengthens MacGregor's position as the first choice supplier for RoRo conversions and was booked into the second quarter 2014 order … Read More...

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Fired up for charity dragon boat race

Brave participants from the international shipping community will take to the River Thames in London next month, for a charity boating event. The first London Shipping Dragon Boat Race is taking place on 16th September to raise money for the OSCAR Campaign which funds research at the capital’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The campaign, run by a … Read More...

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