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Fourth Russian-Japanese Seminar

The fourth Russian-Japanese seminar ‘Сooperation in shipbuilding and ship repair’ is to take place from on 4th to 5th September and, for the first time, is to be held in St Petersburg - the maritime capital of Russia. The event is being organised by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Japan Ship Machinery & Equipment Association … Read More...

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Crewmembers aboard Crowley tug help Pilot Point locals fight fire

Residents of Pilot Point, Alaska, are thanking the mariners aboard Crowley Maritime’s tugboat Sesok after its crewmembers recently extinguished a dangerous blaze on the shores of the Yukon River fishing village. The Sesok crew was conducting a routine, petroleum transfer from a fuel barge to onshore storage tanks when a pile of building materials – trusses, foam … Read More...

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Epic Gas appoints new Executive Chairman

Epic Gas has announced that Charles Maltby has been appointed Executive Chairman with effect from 17th September. Current Chairman Chris Buttery will remain actively involved as a Director of the company. Lars Vang Christensen, CEO of Epic Gas, said: "Charles is an outstanding leader in the maritime sector. I look forward to working with Charles and the rest of … Read More...

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Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew

A special service was held on Monday for the crew of the P&O Ferries ro-ro vessel on which a container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The discovery has left the crew of the Norstream distressed and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is supporting them. AoS Tilbury port chaplain Wojciech Holub said crew members were anxious and … Read More...

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Geodis Wilson wins “2014 Quest for Quality” Award

Freight management company Geodis Wilson has been awarded Logistics Management’s “2014 Quest for Quality Award”, earning the award for their achievement in the 3rd Party Logistics (Value Added Warehousing & Distribution) category. “We are delighted that Geodis Wilson has been valued so highly by the readers of Logistics Management and we appreciate the support … Read More...

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Top scientists to discuss marine pollution in the English Channel/La Manche

World-class scientists will meet in the heart of the ‘Ocean City’ at Plymouth University to discuss marine pollution in the English Channel/La Manche region. From harmful plastics to chemical spills, the free scientific and public engagement event, led by representatives of the EU-INTERREG project, will explore issues relating to coastal marine … Read More...

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BMT SMART Appoints New Sales & Business Development Manager

BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has appointed Sebastian Sjoberg as Sales & Business Development Manager. Sebastian has a BSc in Naval Architecture from Arcada University of Applied Science, with over 10 years’ experience within the maritime sector working with … Read More...

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Topaz Energy and Marine secures $75 million investment from Standard Chartered Private Equity

Topaz Energy and Marine, an offshore support vessel company with primary operations in the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and Subsea operations in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, has announced a $75 million new equity investment in the business from Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), one of the world’s leading emerging market private equity … Read More...


OceanSaver cements market position with surge of BWT system orders

OceanSaver has consolidated its position in the ballast water treatment (BWT) market with a rush of new system orders for large vessels. The Norwegian firm, a BWT specialist developing reliable, advanced and flexible solutions since 2003, has won orders for over 40 systems in the space of the last six months, with some 21 units delivered so far this year. The … Read More...


Hartmann Reederei presents ethane fuelled, eco-friendly LEG carrier

In co-operation with engineering consultants HB Hunte Engineering, Hartmann Reederei of Leer has developed a new type of vessel: Ethylene Carrier ECO STAR 36K with Svelte-bow design. The new vessel type differs fundamentally from conventional gas carriers: As the first of its kind, its superstructures will be located at the bow. This results in optimised … Read More...


MOL launches Global Management College

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has launched a programme to train candidates for the next-generation of executive management, targeting employees who work in MOL Group companies all over the world. The participants of the MOL Global Management College totaled 20, including eight national staff from subsidiaries and 12 from the head office. MOL’s business fields have been … Read More...


Wärtsilä to supply control system for Harvey Gulf shore-based LNG fuelling facility

The contract for the control system for a shore-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, USA, has been awarded to Wärtsilä. The facility is owned by Harvey Gulf International Marine, a major owner-operator of offshore supply and specialty vessels headquartered in New Orleans. It will be used to supply fuel to Harvey Gulf's fleet … Read More...

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