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First Person: His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

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Greece: Doing what is needed to stay competitive

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Balancing budgets and securing the approvals

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Marine lubricants company LUKOIL has opened a new warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. The specialist firm achieved reduced lead time and increased flexibility when delivering lubricants to vessels calling at Scandinavian ports - thanks to its new warehouse. LUKOIL Marine Lubricants is a global company offering a full range of high quality marine lubricants in all … Read More...


VIKING Moves to Expand Australasian Activities

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading's maritime safety equipment activities, the firm has announced. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding four locations to the company’s global network of wholly-owned servicing stations, as well as several products and services, bringing new advantages for … Read More...


Julian Longson Appointed as MD of Pole Star

UK technology firm Pole Star Space Applications has announced the internal appointment of Julian Longson to Managing Director of the company. Mr.Longson takes the helm as Pole Star, which provides vessel monitoring, regulatory compliance and isk management services to the shipping industry, launches its next generation API-enabled platform and embarks on an … Read More...

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Vafias Group takes Delivery of Ten Newbuilds

The Vafias Group has announced the completion of ten eco newbuilds over the past few months. The builds that include nine gad ships and one bulker, now means the group controls a mixed fleet of 85 ships. It has another 11 vessels under construction - four in Korea and seven in Japan that are due for delivery in the next 24 months.   The newbuilds are: ECO … Read More...

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Nautilus comments on research that says people who work longer hours are at risk of stroke

Seafarers working a 91/98-hour working week is "unacceptable" - according to the union for maritime professionals Nautilus who made the comments following research published that said people who work longer hours are more likely to have a stroke. International senior national secretary Allan Graveson from Nautilus said that stroke, heart disease, diabetes and … Read More...


Viking acquires hook retrofit leader

Marine and fire safety provider VIKING Life Saving Equipment has joined forces with Nadiro, manufacturers of high-quality lifeboat and rescue systems. VIKING this week announced the "strategic move" in the acquisition of Nadiro, a company owned by maritime and energy conglomerate Maersk Group and SH Group. Nadiro,  based in Svendborg, Denmark, manufactures … Read More...

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Euronav reveals final half year results

Tanker company Euronav has revealed its financial figures for the first half of the year - and they show that  the total dividend paid out in 2015 will be  equivalent to 80 per cent of net earnings. Euronav, based in Antwerp, Belgium, approved the final financial statements for the period ending June 30 at a meeting earlier this month. The figures reveal that an … Read More...

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International Windship Association (IWSA) short-listed for Ship Efficiency Awards

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has been named as a finalist for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015, hosted by Lloyd’s Register and taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, straight after Ship Efficiency: The Event 2015. The event is held in association with Inmarsat and takes place on 8th to 9th September during London … Read More...

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SSA Council outlines its work priorities for 2015/17

Playing an active role and making meaningful contributions to the workings and development of the Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce initiatives for both seafaring and shore-based jobs will be one of the major priorities for the new Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Council, its recently elected President has announced. Addressing a press briefing in … Read More...


Women lead the agenda at London International Shipping Week

Women in command, a maritime incident ─ the perfect dilemma, and the marvels of Old Father Thames are just a few of the interesting topics that WISTA-UK will be exploring at this year’s WISTA-UK event during London International Shipping Week (LISW). Following on from the success of their grand debate at LISW in 2013, WISTA-UK, in conjunction with UKTI, will again … Read More...


SOHAR welcomes new Executive Commercial Manager

SOHAR Port and Freezone welcomed a new Executive Commercial Manager this week, as Edwin Lammers headed back to The Netherlands after over seven years in the Sultanate to take on a senior management post at Port of Rotterdam. Marc Evertse, previously a Senior Project Manager at Port of Rotterdam International, will be taking over from Mr Lammers and brings over 24 … Read More...

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Liner reliability slips for first time in six months

Breaking a run of six consecutive months of improvement, container service reliability across the three main East-West trades declined in July, falling by 4 percentage points from June to 73.3%, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. The latest overall monthly performance was the … Read More...

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