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Høglund lands automation contracts in LNG and chemical tanker sectors

Høglund Marine Automation, the global marine automation expert, has announced two new contracts that showcase the increasing value the shipping industry is placing on dedicated automation partnerships. Bringing its expertise to bear on new segments and new challenges, Høglund has secured contracts to supply automation systems for an LNG bunker vessel operated by … Read More...

Sembcorp Marine wins Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award at Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017

Sembcorp Marine today (Tuesday) received the Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017 (IMA 2017) for its highly energy-efficient and environment-friendly ballast water treatment solution. The Semb-Eco LUV, a non-chemical and byproduct-free ballast water management system, combines filtration, ultraviolet … Read More...

Costly bilge water non-compliance is subject of new Alfa Laval white paper

Alfa Laval, the global provider of specialised products and engineering solutions within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, today (Tuesday) announced the availability of a new white paper, Bilge water compliance issues. The white paper calls for a marine industry review of the current bilge water regulatory environment and the … Read More...

Vessels shortlist drawn up for Energy Efficiency and Next Generation awards

Eight candidates have been shortlisted for the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Next Generation Awards with the winners to be announced at the opening ceremony of Nor-Shipping on 30th May this year. The four vessels on the Energy Efficiency Award shortlist are: The Harmony of the Seas cruise ship entered by Royal Caribbean and STX France; Seaspan Swift, a ro-pax ferry … Read More...

Ventis and OSM form JV for ‘K’ Line LNG vessel crewing

Ventis and OSM have signed a joint venture agreement to provide Filipino crew to “K” Line’s entire LNG fleet . Speaking at the meeting in Manila last Tuesday, Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Managemen, said: “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between “K” Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for … Read More...

Damen Group celebrates its 90th birthday

The Damen Group is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a global maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. The company’s growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service hubs and other subsidiary companies and, for 90 years, Damen’s vessel designs have … Read More...

Maritime London appoints new Chief Executive

Maritime London has appointed Jos Standerwick (pictured) as the new Chief Executive of Maritime London. Mr Standerwick is currently Director of Development and External Affairs at international maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, an organisation with which many of the Members and Directors of Maritime London have a close relationship. He will take up his new … Read More...

World record lifeboat boarding

The very first full scale boarding test of the world’s largest lifeboat, PALFINGER MARINE’s new flagship for the cruise industry, landed the company a new world record. In 2015 Palfinger Marine won the impressive contract for delivery of 24 tenders, 12 lifeboats, 36 davits and six rescue boat stations to a series of cruise ships being built by STX France. The … Read More...

SSA to raise the bar as an international maritime centre in 2017

The key focus for ‘Maritime Singapore’ in 2017 will be to continue strengthening efforts to raise the bar as a major Asian and International Maritime Centre. In this respect, the SSA is working closely with MPA and other key industry players and has outlined five key areas in its Blueprint for Growth in preparation for better times ahead for the shipping industry. The … Read More...

CHENNAI 6 awarded in absentia accolade from Liverpool maritime community

The Propeller Club Liverpool has awarded its first ever "Maritime Personality of the Year" to a group of six British mariners who have been convicted of weapons offences and are serving five-year jails terms in Chennai, India.  The #Chennai6, Nick Dunn, Billy Irving, Ray Tindall, Paul Towers, John Armstrong and Nicholas Simpson, were recognised by Propeller Club … Read More...

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), when in force, will … Read More...

University steers new course in maritime training

A new portfolio of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) and bespoke training courses has been launched by Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre. The portfolio is part of LJMU’s expanded professional training delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, which is operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the … Read More...

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