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ExxonMobil and partners sign LNG-as-a-marine-fuel project MoU

ExxonMobil, Eagle LNG Partners LLC (Eagle LNG Partners) and Crowley have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of LNG as a marine fuel. The goal is to establish the storage and technical support necessary to provide safe, reliable LNG delivery for vessel operators bunkering in North America. The three companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding … Read More...

ICS to tackle CO2 and Compliance at its LISW Conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will place the environmental debate at the heart of its annual conference during London International Shipping Week (LISW), with Secretary-General to the IMO Kitack Lim leading the discussions a week after the Ballast Water Management Convention comes into force. The Association will use its flagship conference on … Read More...

Interorient Shipmanagement CEO re-appointed as President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC), Themis Papadopoulos (pictured), CEO of Interorient Shipmanagement, was re-elected to the Board and re-appointed as its President for a further two year term commencing May 2017. The CSC is Cyprus' main resident shipping association incorporating more than 170 shipping related member … Read More...

Preparing for the unprepared

What's the worst that can happen at sea? A passenger ferry capsizing? A cruise ship on fire? An airliner ditching? An oil rig explosion? Any incident that requires the rescue of large numbers of people at sea will be immensely challenging – and is likely to be beyond normal response capabilities. What can be done about that? How can we prepare for such events? The … Read More...

Survitec signs new three-year fire-fighting contract with CMA Ships

Survitec, the mission critical survival equipment provider, has announced the renewal of a contract with CMA Ships, part of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company. The renewed, three-year contract extends fire-fighting services on board from 90 to 146 vessels. The renewal of the contract is as a result of the strong customer … Read More...

Marine Catering trainees hold baking competition to celebrate Day of the Seafarer

Trainees currently participating in a catering training programme in The Philippines marked Day of the Seafarer with a baking competition. Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) marked the special occasion by encouraging students to bake and decorate their own cakes under the IMO theme for the day of Seafarers Matter. The students are partway through the … Read More...

Focus on GHG emissions

Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations have gathered at IMO Headquarters in London for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26th to 30th June). The group, which is meeting in a closed session, will provide a report to next week’s … Read More...

Earl of Wessex opens new Nautilus International retirement home

A new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based Mariners’ Park Estate welcomed its first residents last week following its royal unveiling. The £2.7m Seafarers UK Centenary Wing, which includes £1.17m of funding from Seafarers UK, was formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex (pictured), who is also the … Read More...

Norway Institute of Marine Research takes up NaviTab

Norway’s Havforskningsinstituttet (Institute of Marine Research) has announced that it will use NaviTab across its’ fleet. NaviTab from Nautisk is the industry’s fastest growing online library system, taking hundreds of vital maritime publications and putting them onto one hand-held device. Odd Jarle Pollen from the Institute said: “NaviTab will significantly … Read More...

Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed maintenance and repair works on the newest member of CMV’s fleet, the cruise ship Columbus. The full scope of works was concluded within a tight timescale, thus ensuring that the vessel could sail to the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, UK in time for her naming ceremony … Read More...

Dry cargo demand rises and the future looks bright, says Drewry report

Many key drivers for dry cargo demand have reported a significant uptick in 2017, resulting in better conditions for vessels in the multipurpose shipping sector, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. This year started out well with most demand drivers for the breakbulk sector … Read More...

International workshop champions fair treatment of seafarers

Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals, Ambassadors and other government representatives as well as non-governmental organisations and professional individuals from over 50 States around the world, near and far, crowded into the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday to honour seafarers in the run up to … Read More...

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