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 … >>


Harnessing the true potential

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


Norway: Meeting the challenge head on

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


New demands in communications

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


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Four new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes sail for MIT-Panama

ZPMC’s Zhenhua 11 sailed on 20th June with four new container cranes for Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), a subsidiary of SSA Marine, on the Atlantic Coast of Panama. The special transport vessel will spend two months at sea transporting the biggest container cranes ever received for a container terminal in Panama and the Caribbean. The … Read More...

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Terrorists will take advantage of EU migrant crisis, warns ESC Global Security

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis. “There is a reasonable doubt that some refugees from these areas will be a threat to European security. Terrorists and fundamentalists will take advantage of the crisis if they … Read More...


UK P&I Club appoints Director of Loss Prevention and Ship Inspections

The UK P&I Club has appointed Stuart Edmonston as Director of Loss Prevention, following the retirement of Karl Lumbers. Mr Edmonston joined UK P&I Club in 2014 as Loss Prevention Deputy Director, having spent eight years at Holman Fenwick and Willan as a marine manager and casualty investigator. He is a master mariner and has spent time at sea in a wide … Read More...

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Sinohydro Corporation awards Damco with logistics contract in Nigeria

Sinohydro Corporation , a Chinese infrastructure development contractor, has awarded Damco the contract for managing shipments to Sinohydro’s Zunguru hydroelectric power project in Nigeria. Zunguru is one of several of Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Master Plan projects. The government of Nigeria aims to increase renewable electricity from 13% of total electricity … Read More...


Shipping industry part and parcel of West Africa security situation

ECSA, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, organised on Monday, in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the European Commission, a very well-attended workshop on the ways in which the shipping industry can get involved in the Gulf of Guinea Strategy and Action Plan. The workshop took place on the eve of a high-level conference on … Read More...

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ASRY signs Royal Navy support agreement with Babcock

ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a long-term collaborative enabling agreement with Babcock, a UK-based engineering support services company, to undertake maintenance work on UK Royal Navy warships in the Gulf. The agreement will cover work from general maintenance to specific projects such as the changing of diesel … Read More...

Marine Scrubbers The Guide 2015

Independent guide published to support owners and operators with scrubber investment decisions

Fathom Maritime Intelligence, the specialist market intelligence provider for the maritime industry, has announced the launch of a new, independent guide that will support ship owners and operators in making investment decisions for marine scrubber systems. The market for marine scrubbers has rapidly evolved and they are increasingly becoming a technology of choice … Read More...


Transas focuses its brand on maritime business

Transas Group is announcing changes in its brand positioning. Taking into account the strong success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market, dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only. Brand focusing as well as strong consolidation of … Read More...

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Cambiaso & Risso Group expands operations in the Middle East with opening of new Dubai hub

Italian shipping company Cambiaso & Risso Group has announced it is opening a subsidiary in Dubai. Dubai will be the hub office to serve customer’s interests in the ports of UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and later on Iraq and Pakistan. It will cover both port agent for cargo ships and port operations and tour operations for cruise … Read More...


Seafast receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Seafast Logistics, part of the UK-based Seafast Group, celebrated the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, with a reception for customers and staff at Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk, UK on Monday. The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and recognises UK businesses leading the way in international trade. … Read More...

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KVH’s NEWSlink team now producing 100 different newspaper titles

KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, has launched “Philippine Business,” the 100th unique newspaper title produced under the NEWSlink brand. The new title joins NEWSlink’s roster of high-quality daily and weekly newspaper digests, which are currently enjoyed by seafarers and cruise guests on more than 8,500 vessels around the world. Produced for the … Read More...

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ITF comments on election of new IMO Secretary-General

Commenting on the election of Lim Ki-Tack as the next president of the IMO (International Maritime Organization), Paddy Crumlin, President of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), said: “We congratulate Lim Ki-Tack on his election, and offer our best wishes to the outgoing Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu. “The job of Secretary-General is a … Read More...

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