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Mersey Maritime to connect businesses and senior decision makers in Dragons’ Den-style event

Maritime sector representative in the North West Mersey Maritime will host an innovative event connecting businesses to key decision makers to boost supply chain opportunities for SMEs – in a Dragons’ Den style format. The two-hour Innovation event that is being held with Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, is aimed at SMEs who feel they have … Read More...

Misje Rederi takes up Nautisk NaviTab across entire fleet

Digital maritime navigation provider Nautisk is working with Misje Rederi to provide NaviTab to its entire fleet. Head of Global Sales Peter J Pran said: “Since its launch in 2015, NaviTab has fast become the accepted way to manage publications for a large number of vessels sailing all over the world. It has allowed busy front and back of bridge staff to … Read More...

Bureau Veritas acquires Maritime Assurance & Consulting

The classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has acquired the company, Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC).  Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and has 30 employees and 40 associates. The transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector, where it has reaffirmed its ambition to strengthen its local presence and … Read More...

Wallem Handles dry dock support for Pacific Dawn refit

Wallem Ship Agency  handled drydock support for the cruise ship, Pacific Dawn in Singapore from 18th-28th February. The vessel, which is operated by P&O Cruises Australia and home ported in Brisbane, was in drydock for scheduled maintenance and to undergo a huge renovation project which included a complete top-to-bottom refurbishment and the installation of two … Read More...

Crowley launches industry-leading, LNG-powered ConRo ship at VT Halter Marine

Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine launched Crowley’s new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, Miss. Putting the ship into the water on Monday was the first in a series of milestones expected to be achieved this week as part of Crowley’s $550 … Read More...

Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry and political pressures

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. In February 2017, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating … Read More...

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry now world’s second largest

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) fleet now stands at 223,262,177 deadweight tons making it the second largest registry in the world in terms of DWT. International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) have provided administrative and technical support to the RMI Registry since 1990. “This is a very significant milestone for the RMI Registry,” said … Read More...

Damen InvaSave external ballast water treatment system receives IMO type approval

Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound … Read More...

Shell first lubricants supplier to win MPA ACT accreditation

Shell Marine has become the first company involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme. The preferred supplier status is conferred within the IMPA Responsible Supply Chain Management Initiative which seeks to improve … Read More...

Inmarsat Maritime secures Fleet Xpress commitment from Hapag-Lloyd

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the mobile satellite communications services specialist, has signed a five-year contract with Hapag-Lloyd to migrate all ships directly managed by the shipping line to services enabled for Fleet Xpress. Hapag-Lloyd, the sixth largest container shipping operator in the world by TEU capacity, will transition all existing ships that it manages … Read More...

BSM Germany to manage first ice class container feeder vessels

Following the recent acquisition of four ice class container feeder vessels by an investor group represented by the Schulte Group, BSM has taken the first vessel, Eilbek, into management with the remaining three, Barmbek, Reinbek and Flottbek, to follow by mid-April, 2017. The Eilbek class feeder vessels are the first ships constructed and adapted for operation in … Read More...

$3bln of fuel and 32mln tons of CO2 saved as AkzoNobel marks Intersleek’s 21st anniversary

Ship owners and operators using the Intersleek range of biocide-free marine coatings supplied by AkzoNobel have achieved fuel savings worth a combined total of $3 billion* since the technology was first introduced 21 years ago. More than 5,500 vessels have been coated with the company’s multi-award-winning Intersleek products – part of the International range of … Read More...

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