Cover Story: Turkey innovates to ward off recession

Recent analysis of the Turkish economy by the International … >>


How I Work: Özgür Aksoy, General Manager and Board Member, Akmar Shipping of Istanbul

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Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

Norway’s maritime cluster makes up one of the country’s … >>


Harnessing the true potential

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New demands in communications

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BSM appoints new Chief Financial Officer and new HR Marine Director

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg (pictured), who is responsible for the organisation’s global financial operations and is based in Limassol, Cyprus. He has extensive experience in the financial, corporate finance and risk management fields, having previously served as … Read More...

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Parker Kittiwake expands distributor network with appointments in Germany and Greece

Parker Kittiwake, the global provider of asset control and protection technology, today (Tuesday) announced the appointment of two new distributors in Germany and Greece. The agreements with Kloska Group and Technava increase the breadth and depth of Parker Kittiwake’s global footprint and, says the company, underpins its commitment to increasing awareness of the … Read More...


MARS mission aims to make historic autonomous Atlantic crossing

A pioneering project has been launched to design, build and sail the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship across the Atlantic Ocean. The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, codenamed MARS, will be powered by state-of-the-art renewable energy technology, and will carry a variety of drones through which it will conduct a variety of experiments … Read More...

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John Good Shipping relocates to UK’s newest port hub

One of the UK’s largest independent shipping companies, John Good Shipping, has moved into the recently opened logistics centre at DP World London Gateway. John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, has chosen to move to the new hub to increase efficiencies for its clients whilst capitalising on the huge opportunities for the company to further develop its ship agency … Read More...

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Maritime piracy programme moves to ISWAN

The boards of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) have announced the moving of the activities of the MPHRP into ISWAN. A transfer agreement was signed by both parties yesterday ( Monday) and ISWAN will now be responsible for all the activities of the highly respected … Read More...

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Over 100 new seafarers graduate from Malaysian Maritime Academy (ALAM) at 113th Convocation Ceremony

Malaysian Maritime Academy (ALAM) celebrates its 113th Convocation Ceremony today with 111 ratings graduating from the Academy ready and fully prepared to embark on a challenging seafaring career. The graduates are the first to qualify from ALAM with the new 2010 Manila Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention - a … Read More...

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Renovated Marion Dufresne II sets sail on time

Renowned French research vessel Marion Dufresne II left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) in northern France on 28th July having recently undergone sea trials and a complete renovation. Delivered on time, the oceanographic research vessel set sail for the Port of La Réunion where she will resume her logistic and scientific … Read More...


Hill Dickinson helps cruise industry win key Norovirus judgement

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner. The case, which involved an outbreak of gastroenteritis onboard the Thomson Spirit, chartered by TUI UK and operated by Louis Cruise, was a 43-claimant class action, 28 of whom … Read More...


Pentalver opens permanent container services facility at UK’s newest container port

Pentalver, a UK inland container service operator, has opened its new five acre site at the UK’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway. Plans for the site – which will be built in two phases - were announced in January and positions Pentalver as the largest container service operator at the port. The new yard, located adjacent to the port’s main … Read More...

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Fratelli Neri orders first Damen tug with Render Recovery winch in Mediterranean

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri, has ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, which will be the first ASD tug in the Mediterranean region with a Damen Render Recovery Escort winch. The family-owned, Livorno-based harbour towage company has been in operation for over 100 years. Besides this new tug, the company has ordered two additional … Read More...

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ClassNK releases guidelines for CNG Carriers

Global economic and population growth is bringing about increased energy production and consumption. In its latest forecast, CEDIGAZ, an international not for profit association dedicated to natural gas information, predicts that global natural gas demand will grow by 1.8% a year from 2013 to 2035 with the largest portion of this growth coming from Asia-Oceania and … Read More...


Transas receives ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry

Transas, a provider of integrated navigation solutions, has received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), making it one of a few companies holding an ECDIS certificate from the South Korean maritime authority. The certificate issued by the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute proves the system’s compliance … Read More...

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