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Cory Brothers Shipping Agency opens new company in The Netherlands

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency has announced the opening of Cory Brothers (The Netherlands), in the port of Amsterdam, servicing the ARA range. The new company commences operations on the 1st May 2016 and complements the group’s recent office openings in Houston and Atlanta in the US, strengthening the Cory Brothers global brand. Cory Brothers (The Netherlands) … Read More...


Gibraltar opens new super yacht berths

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) has announced that the new Mid Harbour Marina outer wharf, providing over 500 metres of berthing space, at a charted depth of at least 6m (and deeper in most parts), is ready for visiting super yachts. This additional jetty space, in the relatively sheltered waters inside the harbour, comes at a time when the number of fuelling … Read More...


Providing support for women at sea

Some relatively simple and low-cost interventions could improve the health and welfare of women seafarers, the WISTA UK AGM was told in London. Caitlin Vaughan, Project Manager, ISWAN – the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network - told members that a survey of 600 female seafarers revealed that the main areas of concern were back pain, mental … Read More...

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hovertravel

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hovertravel to celebrate the success of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Hovertravel, the world's only passenger hovercraft service, to see first-hand the difference The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) makes to young people and communities on the Isle of Wight. The charity is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year, having helped to transform the lives of millions of young people in the UK and … Read More...

Patrick Verhoeven

Shipping to be key ingredient of the EU’s Africa agenda

The African economy has become one of the most promising global growth markets. Shipping is taking care of the largest part of international trade and in Africa this is even more the case due to less developed land infrastructure. European ship owners strongly believe that maritime services are enablers of trade and development, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. … Read More...

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ICS strongly criticises Prestige judgement by Spanish Supreme Court

At a meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has strongly criticised the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the Prestige case. This judgement (in January 2016, but discussed by the IOPC Funds this week) overturned that of a lower Spanish Court, in La Coruña in 2013, instead … Read More...

22 April 2016: Naming ceremony of the SMS Towage tug, The Englishman.
(l-r) Gareth and Paul Escreet.
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11th Englishman powers Humber ‘big boys’ into port

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman, small, compact and powerful, is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in a tradition stretching back to the 19th century. Built at the Sanmar yard on the edge of Istanbul to a Canadian design, she produces 3,500bhp and can bring in 270m long … Read More...


Crowley man inducted into Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Hall of Fame

Crowley's Jay Brickman, Vice President of Government and Cuba Services, was honoured last week with induction into the Hall of Fame of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBFA), in recognition of his strong contributions to international trade, commerce and logistics. Mr Brickman, who received his award at a gala FCBFA dinner, began his … Read More...


Concession agreements signed for commercialisation of activities of Limassol Port

A new era of development has begun for Limassol Port with the entrance of acclaimed international operators and estimated proceeds for the Republic of Cyprus of approximately €1.9 billion euros over the life of concessions. The concession agreements for the commercialisation of the activities of Limassol Port were signed today (Thursday) by the Minister of … Read More...

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London P&I Club warns of dangers arising from carriage of Indonesian coal

The London P&I Club has issued a warning about continued problems associated with the carriage of Indonesian thermal or ‘steam’ coal, following a number of recent incidents involving owners and charterers. Indonesian coal has a propensity to self-heat and/or emit methane. If uncontrolled, self-heating can lead to serious cargo fires, and an accumulation of … Read More...


Workers’ Memorial Day: ITF comment

Speaking on Workers’ Memorial Day, ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “Workers and their unions come together today not just to remember the injured and dead but also to fight for the living. That fight is renewed every working day, and will be until every workplace is a safe one, and every worker who sets out for work makes it home at the end of the day.” He … Read More...

Patrick Verhoeven

ECSA looks forward to the improvement of shipping conditions in the Arctic

European ship owners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation in the Arctic are equally important. “We appreciate the focus of the EU to the Arctic matters by … Read More...

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