Cover Story: Turkey innovates to ward off recession

Recent analysis of the Turkish economy by the International … >>


How I Work: Özgür Aksoy, General Manager and Board Member, Akmar Shipping of Istanbul

We all know about the cyclicality of the global shipping … >>


Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

Norway’s maritime cluster makes up one of the country’s … >>


Harnessing the true potential

It is not often that a shipping sector contacts its … >>


New demands in communications

The shipping industry yearns for stability and reliability – … >>


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Hill Dickinson helps cruise industry win key Norovirus judgement

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner. The case, which involved an outbreak of gastroenteritis onboard the Thomson Spirit, chartered by TUI UK and operated by Louis Cruise, was a 43-claimant class action, 28 of whom … Read More...


Pentalver opens permanent container services facility at UK’s newest container port

Pentalver, a UK inland container service operator, has opened its new five acre site at the UK’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway. Plans for the site – which will be built in two phases - were announced in January and positions Pentalver as the largest container service operator at the port. The new yard, located adjacent to the port’s main … Read More...

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Fratelli Neri orders first Damen tug with Render Recovery winch in Mediterranean

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri, has ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, which will be the first ASD tug in the Mediterranean region with a Damen Render Recovery Escort winch. The family-owned, Livorno-based harbour towage company has been in operation for over 100 years. Besides this new tug, the company has ordered two additional … Read More...

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ClassNK releases guidelines for CNG Carriers

Global economic and population growth is bringing about increased energy production and consumption. In its latest forecast, CEDIGAZ, an international not for profit association dedicated to natural gas information, predicts that global natural gas demand will grow by 1.8% a year from 2013 to 2035 with the largest portion of this growth coming from Asia-Oceania and … Read More...


Transas receives ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry

Transas, a provider of integrated navigation solutions, has received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), making it one of a few companies holding an ECDIS certificate from the South Korean maritime authority. The certificate issued by the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute proves the system’s compliance … Read More...


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates historic fleet gathering in Bergen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating an historic coming together of its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – in Bergen, Norway on Tuesday. This ‘4 Bs in Bergen’ event – named after the initial letter of each of the four Fred. Olsen ships – was the first time ever that the fleet has converged in one place, anywhere in the … Read More...

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Euronav release preliminary second quarter and half year results

Antwerp-based Tanker company Euronav has reported its preliminary financial results for the three months ended 30th June 2015 and for the six months ended 30th June 2015. The results show sustained improvement in freight rates, acquisition of four existing VLCCs under construction with the option for four more sister vessels and a robust start of Q3 with freight … Read More...


ITF Seafarers’ Trust announces welfare vehicle effectiveness survey

The ITF Seafarers' Trust - which often pays for vehicles for seafarers' welfare bodies and missions - has announced it will be surveying their uses and effectiveness so as to use its grants as effectively as possible. The Trust will be partnering in the programme with the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) and the North American Maritime Ministry … Read More...

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Keppel comes out tops at WSH Awards 2015

Keppel Group has clinched 35 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. It is the highest number of awards won by a single organisation this year. Of the 35 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) bagged 31 awards under the … Read More...

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Progress on construction of Djibouti training centre

The Government of Djibouti has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring timely completion of the Djibouti Regional Training Centre in Doraleh, Djibouti, which will be a vital component in provision of security training in east Africa. The International Maritime Organization’s Kiruja Micheni was in Djibouti to monitor progress yesterday (Tuesday) and Monday. Said … Read More...

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Mersey Maritime and Liverpool FC at LISW15

Mersey Maritime, in association with some of its key members, is hosting what will be one of the most exciting events at London International Shipping Week (LISW15) on 9th September at The Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street. Senior Liverpool Football Club (LFC) members will be present at this invitation only reception designed to showcase the amazing … Read More...


Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM Thames

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365teu CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July . An operational productivity metric and record of 206 Berth Moves per Hour (BMPH) at an average of 46.38 Gross Moves … Read More...

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