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‘Let’s Cleanup Europe’ Campaign

Every year, millions of tons of plastics and other litter pollute our seas, beaches, rivers, forests and other natural areas. This is primarily due to the lack of a heightened environmental awareness among the wider public that leads to indifference, as well as a lack of suitable infrastructure and waste management practices. Aiming to project the serious problem … Read More...

Postitive annual results for Shipowners’ Club

Shipowners’ Club, the mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported positive results for the year ending 31st December 2017, despite the challenging market conditions to both the insurance and shipping sectors. The Club has reported a combined ratio of 99.1%, stability in Member and vessel numbers, a small uplift in gross tonnage … Read More...

IACS Chairman pinpoints three key themes of the Association’s strategy for the future

Quality, modernisation and transparency have been the three fundamental themes of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) during DNV GL’s Chairmanship, and this approach is widely reflected in IACS’ 2017 Annual Review which was presented in London yesterday (Thursday) by IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (pictured). Looking back at IACS’ … Read More...

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel

David Loosley, Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, has been appointed to a maritime panel by Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling. Working in partnership with industry, the government aims to challenge the sector to think about what it will look like in 2050. This vision will reinforce the development of Maritime … Read More...

Abu Dhabi hosts Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference

The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on 6th November 2018 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The popular one day event is expected to attract over 150 senior executives from across the shipping, ports, finance, banking and legal sectors, who will gather to debate and discus the key issues and challenges … Read More...

Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines’ flexible LNG-powered service network

Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from 1st June. The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels Kvitnos and Kvitbjorn, which each offer 1,500 lane square metres (550 lane meter) of RoRo … Read More...

Naval Dome wins intelligence award for its maritime cyber protection system

Naval Dome’s Maritime Cyber Protection System (MCPS) received the renowned Marine Intelligence prize this week at the Marine Propulsion Awards and gala dinner. The annual technical awards, which this year took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Tuesday, recognise innovations across a range of marine engineering and technology sectors. Awards were presented for … Read More...

Dualog’s Crew Connection App: Helping seafarers manage their time online

Delivering quality internet connectivity to the world’s vessels is a ‘must have’ in our fast-changing shipping industry but helping today’s seafarer manage the way he or she accesses this internet capacity is essential if this valuable resource is to be used effectively and efficiently. And Dualog is once again meeting this need head on with its own App for mobile … Read More...

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore

The European Commission today presented trade agreements with Japan and Singapore to the Council to eventually be adopted. The European shipowners are very pleased that the first step towards the conclusion of these agreements has been taken. “With Japan and Singapore agreements Europe sends a strong message to the world in support of fair and regulated trade”, said … Read More...

High-sulphur fuel ban to have a material and technical impact on ship owners

Finland-based exhaust gas cleaning pioneer Langh Tech has explained how last week’s decision to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil will have a material and technical impact on commercial ship operations. In a special panel session during the Sulphur Cap 2020 conference in Amsterdam today (Wednesday), Langh Tech Managing Director Laura Langh-Lagerlof … Read More...

Triay & Triay ranked as top tier in Legal 500

Gibraltar law firm Triay & Triay has once again been ranked as a top tier firm by the Legal 500 in the areas of Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Construction and Shipping. The firm has also been recommended in the areas of Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Private Client, Investment Funds, Tax and TMT. Legal 500 is dedicated to … Read More...

London Thamesport boosts short sea capacity

Dutch-based transport company A2B-online Container has added a fourth weekly sailing on its service between Hutchison Ports London Thamesport and Moerdijk in The Netherlands. The new sailing is inaugurated today (Wednesday) by the first call of the A2B Spirit (ex-Norfeeder), a Sietas 151 type 508 TEU container ship, the fourth of this class owned and operated by … Read More...

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