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New import agreement strengthens Selektope supply to Japan

The inventor of the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope, I-Tech AB, has responded to strong market demand in Japan by enhancing its local supply chain arrangements, after signing an agreement with well-known chemicals trading company Nagase & Co. To date, hundreds of Japanese vessels have been coated with antifoulings containing Selektope, but demand … Read More...

Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port

Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative r … Read More...

Another world’s first for Wärtsilä – wireless charging for hybrid coastal ferry successfully tested

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated … Read More...

LOC Group calls for more transparency and certainty for maritime casualties

Speaking at this week's IUMI 2017 conference in Tokyo, international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company LOC Group called for greater international cooperation to better manage maritime casualties. Addressing a global audience of marine insurers, Captain Jonathan Walker, a consultant from LOC's Singapore office, raised concerns over the increasing … Read More...

Robert Clyne wins outstanding professional achievement award

Robert (Bob) Clyne, ABS Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, was recognised with the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award for his distinguished accomplishments as a graduate who best exemplifies the finest tradition of Kings Point – Acta Non Verba – and lending honour and prestige to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. “Bob is … Read More...

ICS appoints new Marine Committee Chairman

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Martin Cresswell, Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as the new Chairman of the ICS Marine Committee. He succeeds Peter Bond (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) who recently stood down following four years of service as Chairman of ICS’s principal technical c … Read More...

New data reveals 41% of maritime senior executives plan to move jobs in next two years

A report by maritime recruiter Faststream has revealed what maritime executives really think about their careers following a survey to over 3,000 senior executives. The report looks in-depth at job security and motivations, pay and reward, becoming a senior executive, leadership and stress. “Business leaders and executives have the most dynamic view of the m … Read More...

International Maritime Club (IMC) honours stalwarts from Insurance & Assurance Sector with IMC Golden Shield Awards –UK Chapter

International Maritime Club (IMC), a non-profit making & largest conglomerate of over 250 organisations across the globe, organised IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2017 – UK chapter to honour the stalwarts from Marine, Energy, and Oil & Gas Insurance & Assurance Sector. The event took place at historic The Old Library Hall, Lloyd’s in London on 15th … Read More...

Sembcorp Marine signs letter of intent with SeaOne for the construction of large Compressed Gas Liquid carriers

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding and SeaOne Caribbean LLC (SeaOne) of Houston, Texas, US, have inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the design and construction of at least two large Compressed Gas Liquid (CGL) carriers. These vessels will be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project. Sembcorp Marine will provide a unique d … Read More...

IUMI President forecasts shake-up in marine underwriting

President Dieter Berg predicted an impending shake-up in the marine insurance sector driven by the current environment of disruption at the opening of IUMI’s (International Union of Marine Insurance) annual conference in Tokyo. Disruption, according to Mr Berg, is the raft of technology and business innovation that is destroying existing business models and which e … Read More...

London International Shipping Week 2017 comes of age and is hailed as best yet

London International Shipping Week 2017 has been hailed a resounding success with thousands of global shipping industry leaders attending more than 160 official events throughout the week. Initial estimates place the number of UK and international visitors at over 15,000 but this figure could rise even further when the number of ‘unofficial’ events are con … Read More...

IMO issues warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship

A new warning that bauxite may become unstable when carried in bulk on a ship, potentially causing the vessel to capsize, has been issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Bauxite is one of the world’s major sources of aluminium with around 100 million tonnes transported annually by sea. In 2015, a bulk carrier sank while transporting bauxite, with t … Read More...

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