Cover Story: Peering into the heart of seafarer demand

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How I Work: Simon Bird, CEO of Bristol Port, and Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group

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Dubai: Why growth and expansion is very much par of the course

As Rory McIlroy hit the final shot on the 18th of the … >>


Cyprus: Returning to a period of calm

Cyprus is emerging well after the 2013 banking upheaval in … >>


Round table debate: Crew travel

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Record number of marine engineer students receive Total Lubmarine support

A record number of marine engineering students around the world will receive training from the Total Lubmarine educational team in 2015. Over 500 marine engineering students will be given in-depth training on the latest lubrication techniques for large diesel engines by Total Lubmarine experts this year through its Maritime Academic Support Programme (MASP). The … Read More...


CSCL maiden call at the AGCT launches Ocean 3 in Rijeka

China Shipping Container Line’s Xin Qin Huang Dao recently made its maiden call at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, which marked the launch of a service of the Ocean 3 alliance, connecting Rijeka and other European ports to Asia and North … Read More...


Epic Gas sells two pressurised LPG carriers

Epic Gas has announced the sale of two pressurised LPG carriers, the Epic Cebu (4,000cbm, 1997 built) and Cefalu (4,000cbm,1996 built) to buyers engaged in Southeast Asian cabotage trades. The company said the transaction demonstrates Epic’s commitment to proactively managing its fleet to improve profitability and to delivering its customers a differentiated … Read More...

Trinidad Dry Dock

Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain

The Trinidad Dry Dock Company Limited is inviting companies to submit proposals to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical Investigation for a major new ship repair yard development project at Port of Spain. TDDCL has executed a Memorandum of Agreement with Invest Trinidad and Tobago (InvesTT), which is empowered by the Government of the … Read More...

Haco van der Houven van Oordt

AKD says lack of ship definition is threat to offshore and wind farm investors

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors. AKD partner Haco van der Houven van Oordt (pictured) said: “In many jurisdictions, including the US and the UK, there appears to be … Read More...


Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched to fight for offshore workers’ rights in the region

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) affiliated trade unions meeting in Rio de Janerio today (Thursday) launched a new Americas Region task force group dedicated to protecting the rights of Latin American and Caribbean workers in the offshore oil and gas sector. As part of its aims, the new ITF Americas Regional Offshore Oil and Gas Task Force Group … Read More...

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Nigeria’s maritime sector and the elections

Port2Port West Africa’s Managing Director, Bola Adefehinti, looks at the upcoming elections, and what they might mean for the maritime sector. The Nigerian elections are taking place against a backdrop of instability in the north, nationwide corruption and economic woes born of the sharp fall in crude oil prices and a struggling naira. I would suggest that this … Read More...


Healthy growth against a stable backdrop for The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today (Thursday), continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where the underwriting result outperformed the fi­nancial performance and the insurance products across the board returned a staunch to high surplus. Renewals were in line with that market environ­ment … Read More...


Improved result for Copenhagen Malmö Port

In 2014 Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) increased its turnover by 7%. Its operating profit also improved, reaching SEK 89.5million. The main reason for these increases was higher volumes in the fields of RoRo, Containers and Dry Bulk. In 2014 CMP’s turnover was SEK 763million (715), its operating profit was SEK 89.5million (86.7) and its operating margin was 11.7% … Read More...

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Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa

A regional workshop organised by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola this week, to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa, through the establishment of the Inter-regional Coordination Centre … Read More...

CEO Nigel Cleave

Videotel programme helps ship owners with low sulphur fuel switchover procedures

Videotel has responded to concerns from the US Coast Guard about an increasing number of machinery space fuel leakages when vessels are switching to low sulphur fuel as they comply with MARPOL Annex VI, by producing a programme that will help guide ship owners through the process. The recent lowering of acceptable sulphur limits for ships operating in Emission … Read More...


SCF’s strong 2014 results

Sovcomflot has announced its 2014 results which show a net profit of $83.9million last year against a loss of $39.2m in 2013. The results have been put down to a combined effect of consistent strategy execution with the recovery of the conventional tanker market. Gross revenue increased by 9.9% to $1,387.4m and time charter equivalent increased 19.6% to $1,044m … Read More...

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