Cover Story: Diabetes – The ticking time bomb

Early management key in working with diabetes Diabetes has … >>


Energy efficiency is impacted by choices made throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise … >>

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Turkey: Growth is still on the agenda

By Felicity Landon Turkey, like so many nations, had … >>


How I Work: Esben Poulsson

Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) … >>

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Is your ship as safe as it should be in today’s dangerous world?

The heart-rending attack on innocent visitors on the … >>


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MacGregor acquires 51% of Flintstone Technology

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired 51% of the shares of the privately owned company Flintstone Technology Ltd.  Flintstone is a small and dynamic company specialising in advanced technology and innovative products primarily within the mooring and fluid handling business. "Offshore operators and field owners are looking for cost and weight optimised … Read More...


Radio Holland becomes worldwide service supplier on behalf of Korean Register of Shipping

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) classification society has appointed Radio Holland to be worldwide service supplier. The appointment certifies Radio Holland Group offices around the world to service and test Radio Communication and Voyage Data Recorder equipment onboard of KR-classed ships and offshore platforms, in accordance with the rules and regulations of … Read More...


Sunset cruise to be held in Jamaica to celebrate World Maritime Day

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) will release sky lanterns today (Thursday) in honour of seafarers across the world to celebrate World Maritime Day. The Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) is hosting a Sunset Cruise Reception that will tour around Kingston Harbour – the largest port in the country – to celebrate the special day. The Honourable … Read More...


World Maritime Day 2016 – Shipping: indispensable to the world

“As the World Maritime Day theme for 2016 so rightly acknowledges, shipping is indispensable to the world – and is set to remain central to world economic growth as we make the inevitable transition towards an era of clean and sustainable development,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in his annual World Maritime Day Message. Shipping is indispensable to the … Read More...


Norsafe builds on growing military business by exhibiting at Euronaval

Due to its success in the military and professional sector, Norsafe will be exhibiting at Euronaval in Paris Le Bourget, from 17th to 21st October 2016. On display will be a model of the Munin S1200, Norsafe’s high speed patrol boat, which offers excellent reliability and the capability of maintaining high speeds in heavy seas. The boat is designed to operate … Read More...


Glander International Bunkering boosts its global footprint by merging with Scandinavian Bunkering

Glander International Bunkering, one of the industry’s oldest bunker trading and brokering firms, has announced that the group has merged with the Norwegian company Scandinavian Bunkering. Scandinavian Bunkering was established in 1993 and as of 26th September 2016 the company will change its name and rebrand to Glander International Bunkering (Norway). The … Read More...


Braemar Adjusting promotes Randy Lim

Braemar Adjusting is delighted to announce the promotion of Randy Lim from Senior Adjuster to Director, effective immediately. Mr Lim has been with Braemar Adjusting since 2013, prior to which he amassed more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in progressive roles including claims handling, claim management, relationship management and business … Read More...

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Seagull Maritime launches industry-first Training Analytics tool

Seagull Maritime has launched the maritime industry’s first Training Analytics tool using automated prompts to help managers to benchmark training activity levels and prioritise follow up. Developed in collaboration with several Seagull Maritime customers, the Seagull Training Analytics tool is said to provide a simplified process for monitoring crew training … Read More...


Abu Dhabi Ports announces concession agreement with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited

Abu Dhabi Ports announced today (Wednesday) the signing of a container terminal concession agreement with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited - Abu Dhabi (CSPL SPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, one of the leading container terminal operators in the world and a subsidiary of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited. The event was held in the … Read More...

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Singtel completes one of the first installations of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress in Asia with “K” Line Ship Management Singapore

Inmarsat announced today (Wednesday) that its partner Singtel has completed one of Asia’s first commercial installations of Fleet Xpress, its maritime-focused, secure high-speed broadband service. The installation was recently completed on “K” Line Ship Management Singapore’s (“K” Line) 9,600teu capacity container ship Houston Bridge. Lim Kian Soon, Head of … Read More...

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InterManager expands global membership, including first Chinese member

The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has extended its global membership by welcoming four new members, including its first Chinese member. Chinese shipping firm The International Trade Ocean Shipping Supply Company (ITOS Supply), together with London-based MarTrust, US-based Maritime Payment Solutions and Australia-based The Seafarer Foundation had … Read More...


Training inspectors to boost domestic ship safety in the Pacific

IMO and the Pacific Community (SPC) are supporting enforcement of ship safety standards in the Pacific region with a two-week training exercise for flag State inspectors, in Suva, Fiji (19th-28th September). Fourteen technical officers are being equipped with the skills to verify ship conditions and equipment, and to ensure compliance with the relevant … Read More...

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