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ABS & MPA ink MOU to collaborate on maritime research & development

Classification society ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (Thursday) to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, … Read More...


Thome signs up to IMPA ACT

Ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has joined IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative, launched by IMPA, International Marine Purchasing Association. Launched in 2013, IMPA ACT is dedicated to the global shipping sector. Companies join as members of the programme and collaborate using the programme’s tools with their … Read More...

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Business growth prompts new crosstrade department at Priority Freight

Awarding winning provider of time-critical freight transport services, Priority Freight has responded to the growing demand for its cross-trade lead logistics services around the globe by establishing a stand-alone department at its London Heathrow branch office. The new Cross-trade Department headed by Tom Outhwaite offers a unique service coordinating all third … Read More...

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Nautisk strengthens PAYS solution with AVCS

Global chart distributor Nautisk has announced an enhancement to its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) service with the addition of ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS). PAYS with AVCS enables users to take advantage of full AVCS coverage - by using PAYS with AVCS in combination with Nautisk’s Neptune Vessel Information System, customers can obtain immediate updates to ENC … Read More...

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Seafarers benefit from charity ball

Seafarers’ welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and other UK-based seafaring charities are beneficiaries of a Seafarers’ Charity Ball organised by the Milford Haven Port Welfare Committee recently. A sum of £1,200 was raised from the event which was held to mark the end of Seafarers Awareness Week from the 21st to 28th June. Seafarers Awareness Week aims to … Read More...

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Programme announced for Thames river celebrations

The full programme has been announced for an exciting new month-long celebration of the Thames, aimed at putting the 42-mile London stretch of the river at the heart of the capital’s cultural and tourism industry. Totally Thames, which runs throughout September, will be an annual 30-day spectacular of events including arts, colourful regattas, river races and music … Read More...

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US Coast Guard to assist Jamaica with Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) planning and capacity building

Jamaica’s readiness for Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) in its maritime space is being boosted with the assistance of a subject matter expert from the US Coast Guard, who is conducting a comprehensive training workshop, ending today (Thursday) for representatives with the relevant ministries, departments and agencies within the Government of Jamaica. The island is a … Read More...


Costa Concordia begins her final voyage

Crowley Maritime subsidiary TITAN Salvage and partner Micoperi have confirmed that the Costa Concordia – the Concordia class cruise ship that wrecked along shores of Giglio Island, Italy, in January 2012 – has been refloated and has begun its final voyage to an assigned berth in Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, some 200 miles away. The project is the largest and one of … Read More...

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Plymouth hosts spectacular series of events to commemorate 400 years of Anglo-Japanese ties

Plymouth’s place in the 400-year story of British-Japanese relations is to be celebrated with a spectacular showcase of Japanese culture, food and trade. Japan400 Plymouth will see a series of events being staged around the city centre to mark the anniversary of the first UK trade mission to Japan, which concluded when John Saris and his ship The Clove arrived in … Read More...

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Abu Dhabi Ports experience significant cargo growth

General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial Ports has increased by 37% this year. ADPC’s commercial ports (Musaffah, Khalifa and Zayed Ports) have handled 6.4 million FT of general cargo, compared to 4.7 million FT in the first half of 2014. This is an increase of 1.74 million FT (freight tonnes) compared with the same period in 2013. “These figures … Read More...


NSB threatens to ‘flag out’

The exploitation of loopholes to cut pay in the European shipping industry has taken yet another turn this week as another major company has threatened to flag-out its fleet in order to cut pay – arguing that meeting nationally controlled rates of pay is no longer “economically feasible”. NSB, which manages more ships under the German flag than any other … Read More...


Imtech Marine improves crew welfare by offering their local newspapers on PressReader

Imtech Marine announced today (Tuesday) that ship’s crews will have access to PressReader as a new value-added service to its satellite communications portfolio. Starting in August, Imtech Marine customers will be able to use PressReader for access to full content of more than 2,500 newspapers and magazines in 60 languages from more than 100 countries. These can be … Read More...

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