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Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

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Harnessing the true potential

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New demands in communications

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2009) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) depart the Military Sealift Command ocean surveillance ship USNS Able (T-AGOS 20) after completing a VBSS drill aboard the vessel. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and operates from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard/Released)

Crowley Maritime strengthens relationship with US Navy

Crowley Maritime’s global shipmanagement group recently completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organisation’s five T-AGOS vessels — USNS Victorious,  USNS Able; USNS Effective, USNS Loyal and USNS Impeccable  and one T-AGM ocean surveillance ship, the USNS … Read More...

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ATPI Group announces new specialist brand for the shipping and energy sector

Following the acquisition of international travel company Griffin in November last year, global travel management and events business the ATPI Group has unveiled details of a new brand dedicated to the shipping, offshore and energy sectors, ATPI Griffinstone. The new brand combines the expertise and strengths of both ATP Instone and Griffin Travel and follows the … Read More...

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DNV GL launches external hearing of new rule set

Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and … Read More...

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MAJ welcomes new IMO Secretary-General

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has welcomed the appointment of Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation. Jamaica has been a Category C member of the IMO Council since 2007 and its Director General, Rear Admiral Peter Brady (pictured), chaired the IMO’s Standards of Training & … Read More...

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World ECDIS Day

This year, for the first time ever, World ECDIS Day will be held in Hamburg bringing together more than 300 stakeholders who have played or are playing an important role in the history of marine electronic navigation. The goal of this non-profit initiative, taking place on 16th September, is to get-together individuals engaged in the e-Navigation industry. ECDIS … Read More...

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Esben Poulsson appointed as new SSA President

Esben Poulsson has been appointed as the new President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) after the newly elected SSA Council (2015/2017) was voted into place at the Association’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday). The new Council elected him as successor to the outgoing SSA President Patrick Phoon. Paying tribute to the work of the SSA and the … Read More...


NAPA to streamline compliance with new Class Society design rules

NAPA, the global provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, has announced the release of new tools and interfaces with class society software to streamline ship design compliance with Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (formerly known as “harmonised CSR”) from the International Association of Classification Societies. Updates … Read More...

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BMT appoints Sir John Hood as Chairman

BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Sir John Hood (pictured) as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd with effect from 1st October 2015, following the retirement of Dr Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on 30th September. Sir John Hood is a non-executive Director of BG Group and … Read More...

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Oranjewerf Ship Repair becomes Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

Oranjewerf Ship Repair, which joined Damen Shipyards Group in 1989, will officially change its name from today (Wednesday) to Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf. This name change will be the final step of integration for the yard into Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, part of the Damen Shipyards Group. This will enable Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf to continue to deliver a … Read More...

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Moore Stephens says shipping confidence equals seven-year low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell during the three months to May 2015 to a level equal to the lowest rating recorded in the past seven years, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Respondents complained predominantly about low freight rates and overtonnaging, while … Read More...


Seafarers Awareness Week highlights career opportunities

Opportunities to Work at Sea was the theme for Seafarers Awareness Week, co-ordinated by Seafarers UK last week to raise awareness of our dependence on seafarers and to highlight the career possibilities the maritime world offers to young people. The week involved eight strategic partners, plus more than 100 maritime industry associations, employers, training … Read More...

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Ki-tack Lim elected as IMO Secretary-General

Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1st January 2016, for an initial term of four years. The vote took place during the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 29th June to 3rd July 2015.  The decision of the Council will be … Read More...

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