First Person: Robert Yuksel Yildirim, President and CEO, The Yildirim Group

The Yildirim Group’s interests are certainly diverse, but … >>

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Turkey: Competitive advantage

By Sandra Speares The Turkish maritime industry has … >>


Regulatory headache?

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Japanese approval signals first for class

After many years of hard work, ABS says it has become the … >>


Cover Story: Isolating the Ebola impact

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IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and … Read More...

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DGS Marine highlights benefits of fixed premium P& I cover for Middle East ship owners

DGS Marine, a global P&I management provider and exclusive manager for the British European and Overseas (BE&O) P&I facility, has highlighted the benefits of fixed premium P&I cover for ship owners and operators in the Middle East. Speaking at a maritime conference in Dubai, David Skinner, Managing Director of DGS Marine Group, discussed the growing … Read More...

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Finnish and South Korean leaders celebrate landmark deal for shipping collaboration

South Korean and Finnish Prime Ministers, Jung Hong-won and Alexander Stubb, today (Thursday) highlighted a landmark 50th deal for the collaboration between Finland’s NAPA Group and Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), as an illustration of the importance of the maritime industry to both nations. At a ceremony in Seoul held during a visit by … Read More...

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International Windship Association is launched

An international association has been created to facilitate and promote wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide. The founding members of a new association for the shipping industry have announced the establishment of the ‘International Windship Association’ (IWSA), an association that will encourage, advise and advocate for the use of wind propulsion … Read More...


MacGregor’s Hatlapa brand celebrates 95th anniversary

MacGregor's Hatlapa brand is celebrating its 95th anniversary this month and since its foundation in 1919 by German engineer Max Hatlapa (pictured), the formerly independent Uetersen-based company has strived for engineering excellence. Last year, in recognition of these qualities and the benefits that Hatlapa offers, MacGregor purchased the company to complement … Read More...

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DNV GL signs co-operation agreement with N-KOM on LNG and gas solutions projects

To promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today between DNV GL and Qatar’s premier shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM). The signing ceremony took place during DNV GL’s 150th anniversary celebrations in Dubai, at which N-KOM’s CEO Chandru Rajwani and Dr … Read More...


Aberdeen Harbour receives funding for environmental impact assessment

Aberdeen Harbour Board has received funding from the European Commission’s TEN-T 2013 transport infrastructure initiative, to support on-going studies into the potential expansion of the Harbour into Nigg Bay. The funding will allow the development of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the modelling of wave climate in the proposed port using a specially … Read More...

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Hutton’s Group: Fast-growing offshore sector needs a strong partner to overcome remote supply problems

As the offshore sector expands internationally and new areas of operation come on stream in hard- to-reach parts of the world, the task of obtaining quality produce and spare parts has become ever more challenging. Distance, time zones, local customs and bureaucracy, and the lack of availability of familiar products can cause a headache for purchasing managers … Read More...

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Intercargo reflects on 2014 Tripartite meeting

The annual Tripartite meeting between ship owners, ship builders and classification societies was held in Shanghai on 30th and 31st October 2014. The meeting was attended by high level representatives of the industry, including the Chairman of Intercargo John Platsidakis, the Chairman of IACS Philippe Donche-Gay, the Chairman of ICS Masamichi Morooka, the President of … Read More...


Mercmarine Training secures 100% pass rate for the First City & Guilds Culinary arts class

The Catering Training department of Mercmarine Training secured a 100 percent passing rate at the City & Guilds (UK) Diploma in Culinary Arts. Held in July, this was the first City & Guilds examination faced by students of the Training Centre, since the Institute obtained its ‘City & Guilds (UK) Approved Training Centre’ status. The highlight of the … Read More...


Sovcomflot reports strong performance

OAO Sovcomflot today (Wednesday) released its results for the nine months and third quarter ended 30th September. Gross revenue was up 9.8% to $1,059.2million compared to the same nine months of last year and net profit was $109.1million. Compared to the same quarter last year gross revenue was up 14.2% to $384.1million and profit up 494.6% to … Read More...

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Falklands veteran Simon Weston to speak at IMarEST dinner

Falklands war veteran Simon Weston OBE will be the inspirational speaker at next year’s Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) annual dinner. The event, to be held at London’s prestigious Guildhall in March, brings together more than 500 of the world’s leading marine professionals. It will also see the Institute’s 113th president … Read More...

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