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Crew Welfare: Mentoring needed ‘now more than ever’

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SMS launches superyacht after major three-year restoration

Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS yesterday (Tuesday) launched the classic superyacht Alicia from its covered 60m dry dock in the heart of the city, after a three-year restoration. In recent years, SMS has completed refits for Sir Charles Dunstone on Shemara, Lord Sugar on Lady A and now on Alicia for another … Read More...

Official opening of CNCO Swire in Vancouver

The China Navigation Co (CNCo) opened its doors at a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new offices in Vancouver on Thursday. CNCo is a provider of sustainable shipping solutions, based in Singapore and held directly by the parent company John Swire & Sons, headquartered in the UK.  The company has three business divisions:  Swire Bulk (dry bulk shipping), Swire … Read More...

ZEABORN Group combines shipmanagement activities under new brand

The Bremen-based ZEABORN Group is combining its shipmanagement activities under the new brand ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie. KG (ZEABORN Ship Management). The company is based in Hamburg and is bringing together Rickmers Shipmanagement, which was acquired by ZEABORN in September 2017, and E.R. Schiffahrt, acquired in February 2018. The company will trade … Read More...

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market. Capt Batra, Managing Director of Coldharbour Asia has extensive … Read More...

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network announces key leadership appointments and new management committee

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has announced three significant executive appointments and the establishment of a new Management Committee.  Together these actions represent important progress rebuilding Aegean’s senior leadership team. Kostas Polydakis, formerly Aegean’s Managing Director, Shipping, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer; John G. Mystakidis, … Read More...

Ship performance has 80/20 rule

The shipping industry risks investing billions of dollars on vessel optimisation services that fail to deliver on overall operational efficiency and performance due to a lack of understanding and appreciation of weather which accounts for 80% of the impact on vessel performance warns voyage intelligence and insight specialist StratumFive. As vessel performance … Read More...

Newport Shipping signs cooperation agreements with equipment suppliers and service firms

Newport Shipping has inked cooperation agreements with several marine equipment suppliers and service companies as part of the London-headquartered company’s commitment to providing ship owners with quality turnkey shiprepair and retrofit solutions across its partner shipyards. Recent agreements with hatch cover specialist Navitech, machinery specialist IngeJov, … Read More...

d’Amico International Shipping announces the sale and lease back of one of its MR vessels

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the MT High Loyalty, a 49,990dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2015 by Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea for a consideration of $ 28.5 million. This … Read More...

Singapore lands on Wilhelmsen as a maritime partner for drone delivery

Announced during the Aviation Community Reception, hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been selected to help develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for Singapore and will receive dedicated funding for their shore-to-ship delivery project. Wilhelmsen Ships Service is one of only … Read More...

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine Service have signed a cooperative agreement under which the Canada-based ship repair company will work together with Thordon Bearings to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon’s COMPAC open seawater lubricated bearing system. The agreement will create an action plan in which a specialist team, … Read More...

Liberia introduces QR codes and other electronic certificate security features

Liberia continues to deploy significant improvements to its state-of-the-art web-based client interface system, WayPoint, by enhancing certificate security features, introducing a QR Code symbol for electronic certificates and streamlining the procedure for document verification. WayPoint was launched in late-2016 to provide the owners and operators of … Read More...

Half a million seafarers across the world have benefited from revolutionary app

Half a million seafarers have benefited from an app that helps them as they move from port to port around the world, according to the charity that invented it. Developed by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) Ship Visitor app is used internationally by 10 maritime welfare organisations, who … Read More...

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