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United Kingdom: Making Britain great

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Imtech Marine extends VSAT coverage above Europe

Imtech Marine has expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat 10A is added to the Imtech Marine Global VSAT Network and with this extra beam, Imtech Marine offers improved coverage for its customers in Europe, especially the yachting market, where 24/7 connectivity … Read More...


RINA launches Efficient Ship notation

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient Ship notation is granted to ships and new designs assessed by RINA to have very high overall efficiency of engines, a lower fuel demand at owner defined speed, deadweight higher than the average for the … Read More...

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CMM takes delivery of its first Damen PSV 3300

CMM has taken delivery of a Damen platform supply vessel 3300, the 80-metre long, 3,300t deadweight vessel CMM Gravity, which will be deployed in the Brazilian waters from June on a 4+4 year contract with Petrobras. For Monaco-based CMM (Compagnie Maritime Monégasque), the vessel will mark a further step in its ambitious plans to expand in the offshore space and … Read More...


Innovative maritime risk rating helping to make shipping safer

An innovative maritime risk rating system is claimed to be helping to make commercial shipping safer than ever by placing data at the fingertips of the industry. The International Maritime Risk Rating Agency (IMRRA) was founded on request and with the support of several major oil companies in their attempts to unify areas of marine risk assessment and management, … Read More...

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2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty enters into force

The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, enters into force today (Wednesday). The higher limits of liability will apply to ships registered in the following States which have ratified the 2002 treaty: … Read More...

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IFB Director to speak at Mersey Maritime Face-to-Face event

As the countdown to the International Festival for Business (IFB) in Liverpool begins, IFB Director Ian McCarthy will join Mersey Maritime at its May Face-to-Face Event. Business leaders attending the breakfast meeting on 6th May will have the opportunity to hear first-hand an overview of the Festival which now has more than 200 events taking place in and around … Read More...

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Competitors set for Damage Control Olympics

A flooded ship chamber, smoke-filled environments and live fire all await competitors in the 13th Damage Control Olympics which take place next Tuesday (29th April) at the Resolve Maritime Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The annual event attracts officers and damage control crew from US Navy and US Coast Guard vessels visiting Port Everglades during Fleet Week, … Read More...

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Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens organisation in Norway

Greencarrier AB, which until now has operated as two separate organisations in Norway for its freight forwarding and logistics activities, has decided to merge them as one entity. The new combined organisation will form a part of the Greencarrier Freight Services division. Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services said: “By pooling our strengths, we can … Read More...


Videotel Chairman dies after short illness

Maritime training provider Videotel has announced, with sadness and regret, the passing of its Chairman, Len Holder, who died on Monday following a short illness. Mr Holder dedicated his lifetime in the maritime industry to developing better training practices. After serving at sea for 10 years, he came ashore to undertake study and research at Liverpool Polytechnic, … Read More...

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Garrets International receives second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Marine catering company Garrets International has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success – for the second time in five years, for international trade. The company, based in Essex, UK manages the purchasing and delivery of food products to all types of merchant ships and helps cooks onboard to serve a healthy and … Read More...


Tier III rules progress will save ‘mushrooming national regulations’

The International Maritime Organization’s decision to move forward with Tier III rules have been welcomed by German-based diesel engine and turbomachinery provider MAN Diesel & Turbo. “We are ready for IMO Tier III,” said Dr Stephan Timmermann, Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales. “We have the technologies in place to support … Read More...

ISS to support Petrobras expansion in Central America and the Caribbean

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has had its port agency and tanker husbandry services contract significantly enlarged by Petrobras.  The Brazilian government-owned energy giant, which already uses ISS in Brazil, Chile, USA, Asia Pacific and China, has now requested that ISS support its expansion to 17 new port call locations in Central America and the … Read More...

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