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HELMEPA hails 40th anniversary of the signing of Barcelona Convention

The 19th Conference of Mediterranean States for the Environment in the framework of UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) closes today (Friday) in Athens. This meeting coincides with the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Barcelona Convention from 15 countries at the time and the creation of the Mediterranean Action Plan, which constituted UNEP’s first … Read More...


Association appoints new board members and sets priorities for the future

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members to its Management Board and one new member to the IBIA in Africa Board. The appointments were announced at the Association’s 23th annual dinner, held on 8th February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Heralding the beginning of International Petroleum week, the … Read More...


NSB Group brand unites the group’s global locations

It has been announced that the parent company REEDEREI NSB, based in Hamburg, and its five subsidiaries will all use the same new corporate brand name, NSB Group. This is another step in the German ship manager’s efforts to internationalise and expand the services portfolio of the corporate group that recently launched its new website, under the slogan “global … Read More...


Gemak Group undertakes largest refit yet

Gemak Group is currently undertaking the middle life refit of the CSD Leonardo Da Vinci, the most intensive and complex repair the Istanbul-based company has done so far. The vessel is one of the biggest cutter suction dredger vessels in the world. Built in 1985, it is 129.7m in length, 22.4m wide and has a dredging depth of 33.4m. The extensive list of work … Read More...

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Norwegian Hull Club to open first London office

The Norwegian Hull Club (NHC), one of the world’s largest pure marine insurers, is to ‘plug into London’ with the opening of its first office outside Norway. The club’s board confirmed this week that it intends to open a branch office this year in the City of London’s EC3 district, close to the Lloyd’s market. Currently, the club operates from three locations in … Read More...

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ICS co-ordinates maritime employers at important ILO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping, as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization, co-ordinated employers’ representatives from over 20 national shipowners’ associations at the second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, held in Geneva from 8th-10th February 2016. The … Read More...

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Port of Rotterdam offers solution to listing vessel in Bilbao

Following Smit Salvage’s spectacular salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company is now involved in the rescue operation. The Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht (KRVE) (Royal Boatmen Association Eendracht) is using its innovative ShoreTension system to right the vessel so that unloading can start. Modern … Read More...


Epic Gas announces end-of-year results

Singapore-based Epic Gas today (Thursday) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the year ended 31st December, 2015. The year 2015 shows revenue of $130.3 million, up 11% on the previous year. Vessel calendar days were up 19% over the year and adjusted EBITDA of $29.8 million was up 25% over year. Adjusted general and administrative expenses of … Read More...


Judges announced for Welfare Awards

The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network has announced the judging panels for The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2016 and, for the first time, there will be separate judging panels for each category. The judges for each category are as follows: Port of the Year - awarded to the port that has achieved the most in the provision of and … Read More...

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RDM Rotterdam to acquire a ‘Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers

The port of Rotterdam will be acquiring its own ‘Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers to enable printing of spare parts for the maritime industry. RDM Rotterdam will acquire metal printers and a centre for the development of knowledge in the area of metal printing, 3D scanning, 3D design and certification. This Fieldlab will provide port-related … Read More...

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Seafarers mark Ash Wednesday onboard ships

To mark the beginning of Lent, seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) held Ash Wednesday services for ships’ crew at several ports around Great Britain. At Southampton Docks and Fawley Marine Terminal, AoS South Coast port chaplain Reverend Roger Stone went onboard the Grande Scandinavia and the Venere to administer ashes to seafarers. Rev Stone said: … Read More...


Highly satisfying result from Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers has emerged from 2015 with its best result in many years. Increasing rates and results from the Taking Lead Strategy mean that Maersk Tankers has achieved an underlying result of $156m, $150m of which came from the product tanker segment, which Maersk Tankers chose to focus on a couple of years ago. Maersk Tankers leaves 2015 with a highly … Read More...

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