Cover Story: Hailing London’s maritime cluster

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First Person: His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

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Greece: Doing what is needed to stay competitive

News that the Greek government looks set to strike a deal on … >>


Balancing budgets and securing the approvals

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Dispatches: The industry prepares for an Arctic bonanza

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Grant Holmes, VP, Cruise Solution ISS

ISS develops cruise business with new VP Cruise Solutions at the helm

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, is embarking on an ambitious plan to develop its cruise business with the appointment of Grant Holmes as Vice President, Cruise Solutions. Based out of Dubai, this new position will see Mr Holmes leading a dedicated focus on cruise business development and activities around the … Read More...

Swedish Club

The Swedish Club publishes half year results

The Swedish Club has published its half year report to 30th June 2015,which show the claims frequency at a stable level but the results affected by five total losses. Other highlights include investment return ahead of benchmark, however marginal and free reserves of $180 million, demonstrating a very strong capitalization. The half year result also showed a … Read More...

Fuel oil

MXO expands physical bunkering operations in Oman

Marine fuel supplier Oman Oil Matrix Marine Services (MXO) today (Friday) announced the expansion of its physical infrastructure in Oman with the deployment of a new bunker barge in the Port of Sohar. The new barge, Stephanie, with 7,535 DWT is providing both heavy fuel oil –IFO 380 RMG 2010 – and marine gas oil to customers at all locations within the Port of … Read More...

BWMS Cap Ines

Wärtsilä wins large retrofit contract for Ballast Water Management Systems

Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is one of the largest single retrofit contracts thus far issued for BWMS solutions and the contract was signed in July. “This significant order is a clear indication that the major ship owners are … Read More...

Paper boats

Jotun and COSCO Dalian Ocean Shipping Company celebrate 10,000 SeaQuantum applications

Jotun and Dalian Ocean Shipping Company - a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company, Cosco Group - celebrated the 10,000th application of SeaQuantum, Jotun’s premium antifouling, to their 297,336dwt tanker Cosrich Lake. According to Zhao Jinwen, Vice Managing Director COSCO DALIAN, SeaQuantum plays an important role in the company’s efforts to … Read More...

LISW conference

“London is at the heart of global shipping”

London holds the key to the global shipping industry – is the message that came out of the press conference held a week before London International Shipping Week (LISW) kicks off. Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping Guy Platten, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications and Ship Management … Read More...

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Pole Star to feature in ‘A Maritime Nation’ news programme

Pole Star is to feature in ‘A Maritime Nation’, a news-style programme examining the role and value of the maritime industry to the UK. The programme will be launched shortly before the bi-ennial London International Shipping Week 2015, at an exclusive event to be held at the UK Chamber of Shipping on 3rd September, 2015. ‘A Maritime Nation’, which is being … Read More...


“Casualties in enclosed spaces continue to blight the shipping industry”, warns UK P&I Club

Accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces have resulted in a large number of deaths of both ship and shore personnel so far this year. David Nichol, UK P&I Club risk assessor, reviews enclosed space incidents and his suggestions for safer working practices. “The dangers associated with enclosed spaces are well known in the shipping industry yet each year … Read More...


PAO Sovcomflot reveals strong performance in first half of the year

Russia's largest shipping company PAO Sovcomflot has announced its financial and operating results for first six months of the year - revealing a strong increase in revenues. The seaborne energy transportation and offshore services firm has revealed that gross revenue for both freight and hire has increased by 11.8 per cent to US$753.9million and time charter … Read More...


31st daily rail service for Port of Felixstowe

The 31st daily rail freight service commenced today (Wednesday) from the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. The new service is operated by GB Railfreight, its seventh daily service from the port.  It runs between Felixstowe and Birch Coppice, Birmingham. Commenting on the new service, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe and … Read More...


BIMCO launches award nominations in search of shipping industry excellence

BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, is now calling for nominations for its prestigious awards, to be presented in Hamburg in November 2015. Angus Frew, Secretary General at BIMCO, said: “We are looking forward to receiving nominations from across the industry for the BIMCO Awards this year. “The awards are focused on the quality and … Read More...

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Philippines launches special edition of ICS training records books

In co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Filipino Shipowners Association (FSA) and the Maritime Industry Authority of the Philippines (MARINA) have launched a special new Philippines edition of the widely used ICS/ISF Training Record Books. The four existing ICS/ISF books (for deck officer cadets, engine officer cadets, deck rating … Read More...

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