Dubai: Hub at the centre of east and west

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London leads the way

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

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Volunteer lifeboat crews gather for IMRF exchange programme

Rescue volunteers from across nine European nations are to participate next week in the third, seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the IMRF. They will share experiences and knowledge with the aim of improving Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) responses and help to prevent loss of life in Europe's waters. The volunteer crews involved, … Read More...

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Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates the 25th anniversary of ISS Greece

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has this month celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Greece by hosting its annual senior management conference in Athens, close to the company’s Greek head office in the Port of Piraeus. Over 170 ISS employees, including the entire senior management team, congregated to enjoy three days of … Read More...

Norton Rose Fulbright announces new shipping partner in Hong Kong

Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Silver as a shipping finance partner in its Hong Kong office. Jonathan joins from Hong Kong firm, Howse Williams Bowers where he was a partner. Prior to this, he was counsel in the Hong Kong office of Norton Rose Fulbright, where he worked for ten years. Jonathan’s … Read More...


Seagull Maritime responds on safety and security

Key areas of concern for seafarer safety and security in both marine and offshore operations have triggered the release of six new, and one supplementary, titles from computer-based training specialist Seagull Maritime. The new releases include specific emphasis on the offshore and dry bulk sectors, as well as a milestone in Seagull Maritime’s close cooperation … Read More...

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IMO Secretary-General to step down

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Koji Sekimizu, has announced he is to step down from the post when his first term ends at the end of 2015. In his blog on the IMO website he states that he will not be seeking reappointment in December next year due to personal reasons related to the health of his wife. “I would like to retire … Read More...


Transas simulators bring Western Shipping training centre to a new level

Transas Marine Pacific has successfully completed the upgrade of a simulator complex for Western Shipping training centre. The simulator class was upgraded to the latest version of the Transas navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 to fully support ECDIS training as per STCW 2010. In addition, a new full mission shiphandling simulator Class A was installed for advanced … Read More...

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IMO focuses attention on container safety

The first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) has taken place on 8th – 12th September, 2014 at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where over one hundred issues, inter alia on container safety, were considered in the course of plenary sessions and working group meetings. The Sub-Committee has … Read More...

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Sparkling sky ride for Hutton’s guests

A sparkling night was had by  international ship supplier Hutton’s Group when they entertained key clients and guests with a trip on the London Eye and a private Champagne tasting. Hotfooting it from their stand at the annual IMPA exhibition at the nearby QEII Centre in Parliament Square, Hutton’s Group Managing Director Alex Taylor, Hutton’s Medical General … Read More...


UK Chamber COE appeals for divisions to be ‘healed’ after Scottish referendum

Following the long-awaited Referendum on Scottish independence and the returning of a ‘no’ vote this morning (Friday) Guy Platten, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Chamber of Shipping has called for the divisions created by the campaign to be “healed – across industries, businesses and communities alike.” Writing on his blog for the Chamber today, Mr Platten, who … Read More...

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TITAN Salvage receives NAMEPA’s Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced that Houston-based TITAN Salvage, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime, is the recipient of its 2014 Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award. The prestigious award recognises TITAN’s proactive approach towards protecting and preserving the oceans. “TITAN is committed to … Read More...

GVF launches glossary of maritime communications

During the Informa VSAT 2014 conference in London today, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) launched its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF, has been further developed by the joint-chairs of the MSF, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, … Read More...

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Positioning Jamaica for the Global Market

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, through the Jamaica Logistics Hub Secretariat, headed by Dr Eric Deans, and the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Policy Steering Committee, chaired by Mrs Patricia Francis, will be hosting an international dialogue titled “The Growth Agenda & Special Economic Zones Policy Dialogue”at the Jamaica Conference Centre from … Read More...

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