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KVH Videotel expands team with European Sales Manager appointment

Following news of Raal Harris’s promotion to the position of Managing Director at KVH Videotel earlier in the year, the company has announced a further strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Jason Barreto as European Sales Manager. Mr Barreto started his sales career with a series of airline, shipmanagement, and marine travel companies, … Read More...

VARO and GoodFuels extend partnership to scale Bio Fuel Oil availability to deep sea segment out of Rotterdam

VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels have extended their partnership to improve availability of bio fuel oil (BFO) to deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam, the companies have announced today (Thursday). The new deep sea proposition, which will help to improve the sustainability of the segment, is based on extending the availability of … Read More...

New Kongsberg Maritime application enables Bureau Veritas to successfully complete first ever ‘DP Digital Survey’

Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas (BV) and offshore service provider BOURBON have announced the successful testing of a new solution for DP (Dynamic Positioning) system performance and redundancy audits – a first in the maritime industry. Developed by Kongsberg Maritime in collaboration with BOURBON and Bureau Veritas’ DP experts, the ‘DP Digital Survey’ … Read More...

UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles Government to help tackle piracy in Indian Ocean

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has presented Security of Navigation, Stabilisation Advice and Training (SONSAT) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles on behalf of the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Funded by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the bespoke training is designed to … Read More...

KONGSBERG and DNV GL chiefs join Nor-Shipping Ocean Leadership Conference

Geir Håøy and Remi Eriksen, the respective CEOs of KONGSBERG and DNV GL, are the latest names to sign up for Nor-Shipping’s new Ocean Leadership Conference on 4th June. The event, traditionally seen as the week’s opening conference, has been refined this year to focus on analysing, defining and enabling ocean industry leadership for a new era of business … Read More...

Wärtsilä selects its first cooperation partners for Smart Partner Campus

Last November, Wärtsilä presented an invitation to companies and researchers within the industry to join the development of an operating model for the Smart Partner Campus, which will be built in Vaasa, Finland. The cooperation partnership raised a lot of interest both in Finland and abroad, and over 200 operators applied through the open innovation platform. Wärtsilä … Read More...

Perfect timing for third edition of Asian Marine Casualty Forum

With container ship casualties occurring at alarming frequency, the timing of the third edition of the Asian Marine Casualty Forum (AMCF), where the consequences and causes will be debated, could not be better. Specialists with first-hand experience in managing casualties will discuss what can be done to reduce, and better still, eliminate the risk of container … Read More...

Isle of Man Ship Registry announces new Director

The Isle of Man Department for Enterprise has today (Wednesday) announced the appointment of Cameron Mitchell as the next Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. He will start his post from 1st April 2019. Mr Mitchell has a strong history in the shipping industry working with leading operators Maersk, Geest Line and Farstad Shipping for over 10 years as an … Read More...

ICS updates Flag State Performance Table

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published the latest update of its Flag State Performance Table, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website. The annual update, which is also supported by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), provides an indication of the performance of … Read More...

PSA, PFR and IFM investors partner to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk

PSA International (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) managed by IFM Investors, have signed an Agreement, subject to formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, to jointly acquire 100% of the shares of DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland, from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets … Read More...

Andrew Raymond appointed as new CEO of Bolero International

Bolero International has announced that Andrew Raymond has been appointed as its new CEO. Mr Raymond joined Bolero in August 2017 as Global Sales Head and is now taking the CEO role with the mission to bring to market new and innovative client solutions which leverage the Bolero capabilities and address the current and emerging market opportunities. He has more … Read More...

Wärtsilä to design and equip state-of-the-art transport vessel for Aker BioMarine

The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to design a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel that will operate in Antarctic waters. Wärtsilä will also provide the vessel with a comprehensive package of integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions to ensure highly efficient and environmentally sustainable operations. The ship has been ordered by … Read More...

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