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ABS publishes structural monitoring guide

ABS, which provides classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the 'ABS Guidance Notes on Structural Monitoring Using Acoustic Emissions'. This industry-leading guidance presents best practices for planning and executing Acoustic Emission Testing (AET). “A primary goal at ABS is to improve safety without interrupting … Read More...


ISS wins additional contract with Stolt-Nielsen in South Africa

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has won an additional contract with Stolt-Nielsen for port agency in South Africa. Under the major new agency agreement, ISS South Africa is handling the port calls of Stolt Tankers at Durban, Richards Bay, Cape Town and Mosel Bay. A key division of Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers is one of the world’s largest fleet of deep-sea, … Read More...

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Radio Holland celebrates its 100th anniversary

Radio Holland Group (Rotterdam) yesterday (Tuesday) celebrated its 100th anniversary in the maritime shipping industry. The event took place onboard the historical ship ss Rotterdam, in the port of Rotterdam where Radio Holland also has its headquarters. Paul Smulders, CEO of Radio Holland, welcomed the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ing. A. Aboutaleb and presented the Mayor … Read More...


Harris Pye adds new vessels to its LNG conversions

The Harris Pye Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by a prominent Chinese LNG company to convert six of their vessels to low Sulphur diesel oil (LSDO), with an option for conversions on further vessels to follow. The Group has undertaken work, predominantly on main and auxiliary boiler plants, on over 75 vessels around the world, including some 30 LNGC main … Read More...


Crew of Crowley-managed Ocean Glory awarded for Heroism at Sea with 2016 AOTOS Mariners’ Plaque

Officers and crewmembers of the Crowley Maritime-managed Ocean Glory were recently honoured with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony in New York. The mariners were recognised for their August 2016 rescue of an Indonesian fisherman in the … Read More...


Maritime lawyer Dr Frank Wiswall receives 2015 International Maritime Prize

Dr Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior, former Chair of the IMO Legal Committee and Vice President (Honoris Causa) of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), has received the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2015 for his contribution to the work of IMO over many years. Presenting the Prize, during a ceremony at IMO Headquarters yesterday (Monday), IMO … Read More...

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European Shipping Week 2017 welcomes keynote speakers and panellists

European Shipping Week 2017 (ESW2017) has announced the line-up of high level industry speakers at its flagship conference to be held at Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel in Brussels, on Wednesday 1st March 2017. Moderated by Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief of Tradewinds, the flagship conference will attract up to 400 top industry ship owners and regulatory personnel who … Read More...

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Moore Stephens wins Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Award

OpCost, the market-leading ship operating costs benchmarking tool from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens, has won a prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Award. The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award, sponsored by the Department of Merchant Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus, was presented jointly to Costas Constantinou, Managing … Read More...


Survitec Group completes merger with Wilhelmsen Maritime Services Safety Business

Survitec Group has announced the completion of its merger with Wilhelmsen’s marine safety business, creating a market leader in safety and survival solutions. The deal includes the transfer of all Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ safety related systems, products, services and competence to Survitec. The combined business will operate under the name Survitec … Read More...


Gibraltar Port sees record number of superyachts

The weekend saw a total of 20 superyachts calling in at Gibraltar as the flow of these prestigious vessels from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean reaches its peak. At one point, 19 yachts were either alongside one of the berths at the new Mid Harbours Marina, the commercial harbour, a private marina or in the anchorage. CEO and Captain of the Port Bob Sanguinetti … Read More...


Survitec Group responds to Sea Prince report

Survitec Group has reiterated its safety record with the confirmation that it has supplied seven new Batam – Singapore route ferries with seven shipsets of the DSB Cat-Slide Marine Evacuation System (MES) from its Singapore base. This comes after the recent report by the Singapore MPA into the grounding of the Indonesian-registered Batamfast Sea Prince in November … Read More...


ISS expands global business with NORDEN

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has expanded its global business with Danish tramp shipping company, NORDEN, with a new contract for crew logistics and husbandry services. Under the additional agreement for the dry cargo and tanker specialist, ISS will co-ordinate over 2,800 crew changes per year across … Read More...

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