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ICS appoints new Marine Committee Chairman

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Martin Cresswell, Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as the new Chairman of the ICS Marine Committee. He succeeds Peter Bond (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) who recently stood down following four years of service as Chairman of ICS’s principal technical c … Read More...

New data reveals 41% of maritime senior executives plan to move jobs in next two years

A report by maritime recruiter Faststream has revealed what maritime executives really think about their careers following a survey to over 3,000 senior executives. The report looks in-depth at job security and motivations, pay and reward, becoming a senior executive, leadership and stress. “Business leaders and executives have the most dynamic view of the m … Read More...

International Maritime Club (IMC) honours stalwarts from Insurance & Assurance Sector with IMC Golden Shield Awards –UK Chapter

International Maritime Club (IMC), a non-profit making & largest conglomerate of over 250 organisations across the globe, organised IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2017 – UK chapter to honour the stalwarts from Marine, Energy, and Oil & Gas Insurance & Assurance Sector. The event took place at historic The Old Library Hall, Lloyd’s in London on 15th … Read More...

Sembcorp Marine signs letter of intent with SeaOne for the construction of large Compressed Gas Liquid carriers

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding and SeaOne Caribbean LLC (SeaOne) of Houston, Texas, US, have inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the design and construction of at least two large Compressed Gas Liquid (CGL) carriers. These vessels will be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project. Sembcorp Marine will provide a unique d … Read More...

IUMI President forecasts shake-up in marine underwriting

President Dieter Berg predicted an impending shake-up in the marine insurance sector driven by the current environment of disruption at the opening of IUMI’s (International Union of Marine Insurance) annual conference in Tokyo. Disruption, according to Mr Berg, is the raft of technology and business innovation that is destroying existing business models and which e … Read More...

London International Shipping Week 2017 comes of age and is hailed as best yet

London International Shipping Week 2017 has been hailed a resounding success with thousands of global shipping industry leaders attending more than 160 official events throughout the week. Initial estimates place the number of UK and international visitors at over 15,000 but this figure could rise even further when the number of ‘unofficial’ events are con … Read More...

IMO issues warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship

A new warning that bauxite may become unstable when carried in bulk on a ship, potentially causing the vessel to capsize, has been issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Bauxite is one of the world’s major sources of aluminium with around 100 million tonnes transported annually by sea. In 2015, a bulk carrier sank while transporting bauxite, with t … Read More...

KVH Introduces breakthrough solution for maritime training

To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries has introduced Videotel Performance Manager, a breakthrough solution for maritime training. By providing maritime managers with actionable insights about their fleets’ training activities, Videotel Performance Manager is designed to help increase operational e … Read More...

Reducing the risk of propulsion loss – new guidance

In a joint project, international classification society Bureau Veritas and TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group company since 2016, have cooperated again with the London P&I Club to produce the second booklet in a series on loss prevention issues. This new publication, launched during London International Shipping Week this week, focuses on the marine … Read More...

Brightoil changes the global bunker landscape with launch of new online trading platform

Brightoil, the international bunker trader and supplier, today (Friday) launches a new suite of online tools that will transform the way bunker fuel is traded globally. Brightoil Bunker Online E-Delivery platform is now live and includes a Forward Fixed Price (FFP) facility making the process of buying bunkers anywhere in the world faster, easier and more … Read More...

Latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe

A contract will be awarded today (Friday) for the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. VolkerFitzpatrick Limited will be appointed to undertake the design and construction of approximately 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind Berth 9. The work will include the reclamation of 3.2 hectares of seabed behind the existing … Read More...

Major port group warns UK businesses against ‘Brexit blinkers’

In the week that global maritime leaders gave the UK a vote of confidence, naming it one of the world’s leading maritime centres, PD Ports is urging UK businesses not to develop ‘Brexit blinkers’ but instead to explore significant new global opportunities as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Industry data shows UK export performance as a whole has been stron … Read More...

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