Cover Story: Peering into the heart of seafarer demand

Opinion BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 by David Dearsley, … >>


How I Work: Simon Bird, CEO of Bristol Port, and Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group

Which words would Simon Bird use to sum up the UK ports … >>

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Dubai: Why growth and expansion is very much par of the course

As Rory McIlroy hit the final shot on the 18th of the … >>


Cyprus: Returning to a period of calm

Cyprus is emerging well after the 2013 banking upheaval in … >>


Round table debate: Crew travel

A move to stricter payment terms for IATA-accredited agents … >>

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Shipping in the Indian Ocean is still at risk

Underestimating the security risk in the Indian Ocean could put ships in great danger once again, says maritime security company MAST. Gerry Northwood, COO of MAST, said: “Whilst recent reports and incidents seem to be pointing to the Far East as the next piracy hotspot, the real security risk to shipping remains within the Indian Ocean, which is being … Read More...

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Joint industry statement on the mid-term review of the EU’s Maritime Transport Policy

In June 2014, the Council invited the European Commission to present a mid-term review of the EU's Maritime Transport Policy until 2018 and outlook to 2020. Eager to provide the Commission with valuable input, ECSA, ECASBA, ETA, EuDA, CLIA Europe, Interferry and WSC have decided to make the review exercise the cornerstone of the European Shipping Week 2015. … Read More...

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UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea

United Nations agencies are meeting in London today (Wednesday) to discuss concerted ways to address the high numbers of lives being lost at sea in unsafe craft, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, where hundreds of people are reported to have died in recent weeks alone on dangerous and unregulated sea passages. The High-Level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed … Read More...

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Arrival of the world’s largest container ship in Rotterdam

On Tuesday afternoon the world’s largest containership, MSC Oscar, arrived at the APM1 terminal in Rotterdam. The MSC Oscar, which has a capacity of 19,224teu and is 396m long and 59m wide, arrived from Algeciras and will leave for Bremerhaven this evening (Wednesday). On 9th March the ship will return to Rotterdam, where it will be moored at the ECT in the Delta … Read More...

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Judges announced for International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2015

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced the judging panel for this year's International Seafarer’s Welfare Awards. Judges will be Masamichi Morooka (pictured), President of the International Chamber of Shipping; Steve Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation; Fr Bruno Ciceri, Chair of the … Read More...


Barbara Scheel Agersnap becomes Deputy CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port

The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has appointed Barbara Scheel Agersnap to the position of Deputy CEO of the company. She comes from a position as Executive Director at Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai, China and will take up her new position on 1st June 2015. “The recruitment of Barbara Scheel Agersnap brings extensive experience of international trade … Read More...

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Europe needs to be more proactive to prevent migrant deaths at sea

There is an urgent need within Europe to address the root cause of migrants at sea and the European Union needs to adopt a more proactive approach in preventing this human tragedy getting any worse. Addressing a Brussels workshop on the issue of large scale rescues at sea, organised by InterManager in association with the European Community Shipowners’ Associations … Read More...

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BIMCO launches guide to Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management

BIMCO has launched a new, multi-part guidance resource to support ship owners and operators in improving their environmental performance and the efficiency of their ships. BIMCO’s Guide to Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management, developed in partnership with maritime efficiency specialists Fathom, and supported by ClassNK, provides a resource to … Read More...


MSX unveils new travel retail showroom

Travel retail specialist MSX has kicked off the New Year with a substantial investment into a new travel retail showroom at its headquarters in Hampshire, UK. The firm, which provides bonded warehousing and logistics services to travel retailers supplying ferries and cruise ships, has built a mock-up of the kind of store you would find on a cruise ship or ferry. … Read More...


Port Conference comes to Hamburg

This year’s IAPH World Ports Conference will be held in Hamburg, from 1st to 5th June. International representatives from business, politics and science will gather to debate changing demands and alternative actions required in our times of globalisation and climate change. The conference will focus on the smartPORT concept developed by the host of the conference, the … Read More...


Updated study highlights economic importance of EU shipping

At a press conference today (Tuesday), ECSA presented the results of a recent update of the Oxford Economics study on the economic value of the EU shipping industry, which highlights the industry’s important contribution to the EU economy based on new and more reliable data. According to the study, the overall contribution of the European shipping industry to the … Read More...

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European Commissions’ study on LNG as a shipping fuel shows industry’s support

The European Commission today (Tuesday) presented the preliminary results of a study on the perception of the risks and opportunities of LNG as a shipping fuel. The results show that stakeholders recognise the environmental advantages of LNG as a shipping fuel, but are still uncertain whether they offer a clear business case. At the meeting, held during the … Read More...

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