Cover Story: Hailing London’s maritime cluster

A cursory glance at the schedule for this year’s London … >>


First Person: His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

When a brand new port complex as exciting at DP World’s … >>

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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

What do ship owners want? David Furnival, COO at Bernhard … >>


Dispatches: The industry prepares for an Arctic bonanza

The shipping industry is to introduce comprehensive new … >>


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Braemar Engineering appoints Chris Kruszewski to offshore, DP and FMEA Group

Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today (Friday) announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore, DP and FMEA Group. Mr Kruszewski joins Braemar Engineering with immediate effect, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in high voltage electrical systems, offshore … Read More...


Meeting discusses dockworker attacks

Leading representatives of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) and the International Transport Workers Federation Dockers Section (ITF) met in Liverpool on Friday 25th September, before the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Liverpool Dockworkers strike. The meeting discussed the increased attacks upon Dockworkers globally from port owners and ship … Read More...

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American Club announces investment in new Cyprus-based hull insurance company

The American Club has announced a strategic investment in a new Cyprus-based hull insurance company, American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (American Hellenic), as part of its continuing global expansion and diversification initiative. The new company will be managed by an experienced team of executives with over 20 years in the hull & machinery insurance … Read More...

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Damen deliver third Fast Ferry of the year to South Korean operators

All good things come in threes as Damen delivers the third vessel of the year, from the Damen Fast Ferry (DFFe) series to South Korean operators. Having already delivered the SeaStar 5 to existing customer Seaspovill earlier this year, two additional DFFe deliveries to new customers highlight the success of the series as well as Damen's broad portfolio directly … Read More...


Flemming R Jacobs honoured with Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award

Secretary General of Danish Maritime Days and former Maersk and NOL top executive Flemming R Jacobs was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2015 in London last night (Thursday). Industry leaders gathered for the most esteemed awards ceremony in shipping, the Lloyd’s List Global Awards, at the National Maritime … Read More...

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Moore Stephens reports small decline in 2014 ship operating costs

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 0.8% in 2014. This compares with the 0.3% average fall in costs recorded for 2013. All categories of expenditure were down on those for the previous 12-month period, confirming that ship owners and operators continued to … Read More...

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Eddie Stobart announces new base at DP World London Gateway

Eddie Stobart has announced a new container transport base at DP World London Gateway. The company believes the location will allow the business to be in the best possible place to provide new and existing customers with competitive container transport solutions from the south of the UK for which they are renowned in the North. The DP World site will provide Eddie … Read More...

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Sailors’ Society launches new Chapplaincy App

A new app has been launched by the Sailors’ Society to enable port chaplains to upload details of their visits to crew members in a bid to deliver more effective care to seafarers. Developed with the support of Augustea Group, the called Chapplaincy enables real-time activity reporting and maintains a history of ship visits and support provided to … Read More...

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The future of classification – DNV GL publishes new rule set

The new DNV GL rules for classification of ships will be publicly available online for the first time today (Thursday). After an unprecedented development and review process, involving 250 internal experts and more than 800 customers and maritime stakeholders, the rules set a new benchmark. The result of the combined experience and expertise of two leading … Read More...

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Shipping experts identify realities of risk in ITIC panel debate

The need for proper training, sound risk management, and contractual expertise were among the issues identified as essential to commercial success in a panel debate following the recent annual board meeting of the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) in Athens. The panel, moderated by ITIC’s underwriter for Greece, Robert Hodge, and comprising Tim … Read More...

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WSS moves to strengthen position in Asian offshore market

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced that Frank Liang has been named Regional Offshore Manager Asia, tasked with building the company’s business with rig contractors. According to Sean Neilan, Sales & Marketing Director in Asia Pacific, Mr Liang will play an important role in WSS's strategic initiative towards the offshore market. “Frank has a strong … Read More...


UK P&I Club and TT Club welcome container weighing prior to loading onto ships

UK P&I Club and TT Club, the international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, have welcomed the amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the requirement that containers have a verified gross mass before being loaded onto a ship. The requirement becomes mandatory on 1st July … Read More...

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