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Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions warns Hill Dickinson

The shipping industry needs to be prepared for potential restrictions in order to prevent the further spread of the ‘Wuhan’ coronavirus, advises a leading maritime law firm. Preparation for potential escalation is needed advises Beth Bradley, a Partner with Hill Dickinson, who says that shipping should be prepared to face the same issues that arose in previous … Read More...

ABS Marks Record-Setting Three Years Without a Work-Related Lost Time Injury

Historic Achievement Clearly Highlights ABS as the Industry Safety Leader. (HOUSTON) Long heralded as a maritime safety leader, ABS celebrates an unprecedented third year of zero lost time work-related incidents. “This is a genuinely historic achievement – more than 1,100 days and counting without a lost time injury. This places ABS in the front rank of the … Read More...

Strong regulations help the Caribbean’s ‘Blue Economy’ to grow and thrive

The strength of the Caribbean maritime sector depends very much on the successful implementation of international regulations, says the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ). Welcoming delegates to a week-long workshop intended to share knowledge and best practice of IMO regulations and to boost Caribbean maritime co-operation, the Director General of the MAJ, Rear … Read More...

KVH Launches KVH Link, New Digital Content Service for Seafarers and Commercial Fleets

KVH Link builds on KVH’s experience in providing crew wellbeing and operations content using its patented IP-MobileCast delivery technology MIDDLETOWN, RI – January 22, 2020 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it has launched KVH Link, a new digital content service that addresses two pressing needs in commercial maritime: News and … Read More...

Pioneering Norwegian autonomous-ship project receives NOK 200 million in EU funding

KONGSBERG Group (KONGSBERG) is going to install and test autonomous technology on two vessels in different operational environments. This project is receiving funding of almost NOK 200 million (Euro 20.1 million) – one of the largest grants ever given to Norwegian players – from Horizon 2020, an EU research programme. KONGSBERG is publicly announcing news of this … Read More...

probunkers signs LOI with Hyundai for the construction of two (2) LNG Bunker Vessels

Athens, Greece, January 21st 2020 – probunkers has agreed terms with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the construction of two (2) firm units of 7,600 m3 LNG Bunker Vessels, signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the South Korean leading yard.  The signing of this LOI comes as the product of a long optimization process during which probunkers’ technical team reviewed … Read More...

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers backs United for Wildlife’s Transport Taskforce with anti-trafficking training

A century since granting of its royal charter, the Institute is looking to the future with programme to help port agents and surveyors spot illegal cargoes London, 21 January 2020. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has celebrated 100 years today since the granting of its Royal Charter by unveiling plans for a training programme to help port workers and … Read More...

Ground-breaking ceremony celebrates maritime links with Liverpool

The Isle of Man’s historic maritime links with Liverpool were celebrated on Friday at a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in the city. The event, led by Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, was attended by Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram, Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Lynnie Hinnigan, industry leaders … Read More...

Global Marine Travel, invests in Argo Travel Group, enhancing travel services for Greek and International markets

London, 20 January 2020: Global Marine Travel (GMT), announced today that it has partnered with Argo Travel Group to enhance its travel offering, particularly in terms of service delivery and driving growth in the Greek and international markets. In Argo, Global Marine Travel gains a marine partner with an experienced team and a strong reputation for service … Read More...

Search for the XL 40 Under 40 is underway

Antwerp XL is searching for the breakbulk industry’s 40 most dynamic and influential professionals under the age of 40 in a new initiative celebrating the next generation of the industry. Professionals working in the industry are encouraged to self-nominate if they are under 40, or nominate eligible colleagues if they believe they have contributed significantly to … Read More...

Maritime Minister hails port’s green credentials

The Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, has today (Thursday) hailed the Port of Blyth as one of the leading lights in the British maritime industry’s push for a greener, cleaner future. Visiting the port, the Minister saw first-hand the green revolution taking place on the site, which is developing into one of the UK’s leading offshore energy hubs. This is a fantastic … Read More...

International Chamber of Shipping helps industry tackle age discrimination onboard ships

Age discrimination is no joke, and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work. The shipping industry is no different. The ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) recognises this issue, but how can employers translate this into practical solutions for preventing age discrimination in real-life situations? The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has … Read More...

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