Dubai: Hub at the centre of east and west

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London leads the way

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Cover Story: At loggerheads with the Great Barrier Reef

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First Person: Evangelos Pistiolis, Chief Executive Officer, Top Ships

Top Ships Chief Executive Evangelos Pistiolis firmly … >>

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ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu. As a pre-requisite to fulfilling the requirements of a three-year (plus two-year option) contract with the United Nations to supply the … Read More...


Wärtsilä signs long-term maintenance agreement to support Harvey Gulf’s LNG offshore supply vessels

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support … Read More...

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Peter G. Livanos appointed as Euronav Chairman

The Board of Directors of Euronav has unanimously appointed Peter G. Livanos as Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect in replacement of Marc Saverys who was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Marc Saverys said: “I am pleased to step down after one of the busiest times the company had in its history and give the chairmanship to Peter for a … Read More...

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DNV GL launches interactive Arctic risk map to communicate region’s complex risk picture

The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture, which is why DNV GL, technical advisor to the oil & gas industry, has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present … Read More...

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Scottish independence predicted to have negative impact on shipping and offshore maritime sector

A vote for independence from the UK would have a negative effect on the Scottish shipping and offshore maritime sector, according to a survey by leading international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The survey elicited the views of leading members of the international shipping community on the predicted impact on Scotland’s shipping and offshore … Read More...


Van Oord dredger returns to Gibdock

Part of the Van Oord fleet, the 137m long trailing suction hopper dredger, Lelystad, has been through an extensive programme of works at Gibdock in Gibraltar. The vessel was in dock for an initial 26 days, then went alongside the South Mole before re-docking for a further 11 days. The far-reaching project included steelwork, pipe, mechanical and painting work. The … Read More...

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MacGregor conversion expertise secures new order from Stena

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. The order further strengthens MacGregor's position as the first choice supplier for RoRo conversions and was booked into the second quarter 2014 order … Read More...

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Fired up for charity dragon boat race

Brave participants from the international shipping community will take to the River Thames in London next month, for a charity boating event. The first London Shipping Dragon Boat Race is taking place on 16th September to raise money for the OSCAR Campaign which funds research at the capital’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The campaign, run by a … Read More...


Rickmers-Linie is partner of choice for Kirow railway cranes to China

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based liner carrier for break bulk, heavy lifts and project cargoes has again been chosen by Kirow for the transportation of railway cranes from Hamburg to Xingang. The shipment marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship between the two companies, but was nevertheless a special shipment. It contained six cranes of the type … Read More...

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Bureau Veritas to class and certify KAOMBO FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two KAOMBO FPSOs for service off Angola. The US$4bn project for the FPSOs was awarded to Saipem by Total for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units … Read More...

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ABS opens Beijing office

ABS, a provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, has announced the opening of a new office in Beijing. This move shows ABS' determination in expanding best-in-class service for the Chinese market. This new office will allow further collaboration with government, industry, academic institutions and research organisations and is part of … Read More...


BIMCO seeks clearer picture on biofouling

BIMCO has today launched a survey to find out the real picture on the methods ship owners and operators are using for the treatment of biofouling, and the performance of the various methods on different ships and over varying time periods. Aron Sørenson, Chief Marine Technical Officer at BIMCO, who is leading the study, said: “We believe there is a lack of … Read More...

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