First Person: Robert Yuksel Yildirim, President and CEO, The Yildirim Group

The Yildirim Group’s interests are certainly diverse, but … >>

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Turkey: Competitive advantage

By Sandra Speares The Turkish maritime industry has … >>


Regulatory headache?

By Felicity Landon Regulation, more regulation, … >>

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Japanese approval signals first for class

After many years of hard work, ABS says it has become the … >>


Cover Story: Isolating the Ebola impact

Ebola impacts on Mercy Ships Following the Ebola outbreak, … >>


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ADPC picks up on growing food consumption

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is participating in the Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire (SIAL), the largest food exhibition and innovation market place in the world, which is currently taking place from 19th – 23rd October in Paris, France. After attending SIAL Middle East last year in Abu Dhabi, this is the first time that ADPC officials are taking part in … Read More...

Katharina Stanzel, INTERTANKO Managing Director

Quality control of bunkers – IMO takes a step in the right direction

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to consider introducing measures to improve controls of bunkers delivered to ships. After six submissions to the IMO over four years, to which INTERTANKO made a major contribution, persistence with another submission has resulted in progress to assure the quality of fuel delivered to ships. A correspondence … Read More...


ClassNK completes work on KOTC vessel MUTRIBA

  Classification society ClassNK (Chairman and Presiden t: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has completed work on the 31,445 GT Product Tanker MUTRIBA, built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HMD) as part of a serie s of vessels being constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K. (KOTC). The MUTRIBA was officially deliver ed to KOTC at a ceremony … Read More...

Roberto Giorgi from V.Ships

Decision makers debate at key shipowning and shipmanagement summit

The important role played by the niche manager; the benefits of ship owners and ship managers working more closely together as well as how best to project shipping’s image further afield, were all major topics under discussion at the inaugural International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held in the Lion City. Taking place at the Singapore headquarters of … Read More...

Paddy Crumlin

Trade union wins in Aqaba dispute

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that port workers at the Aqaba Container Terminals (ACT) facility in Jordan run by APM Terminals have gained a victory following international protests against a police roundup of union members. Workers represented by the ITF-affiliated General Union of Port Workers went on strike last … Read More...

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Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the environmental provisions in the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code), together with … Read More...

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Navico acquires MARIS

Navico Holding, parent company to the Simrad brand of navigational marine electronics, has reached an agreement to acquire MARIS (Maritime Information Systems) from The Grieg Group. MARIS is a supplier of data solutions to the commercial maritime sector related to navigation, voyage optimisation, and voyage monitoring. With well over 10,000 navigation systems … Read More...

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Female maritime executives from four countries launch WISTA Nordic collaboration

Executives from a key group of shipping nations - Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland - have launched a Nordic collaboration of the respective national associations of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA). The WISTA Nordic collaboration brings together female leaders from the four nations involved in the global maritime industry, … Read More...

Edith Maersk

Largest ship ever on the Thames

The largest ship ever to enter the Thames is due to call at DP World London Gateway at the weekend, with estimated time of arrival in the early hours of Sunday. The 397m-long, 56m-wide Edith Maersk – one of the largest containerships in the world - has a draught of 16 metres and can carry up to 15,500 standard containers. … Read More...


MOL launches Ship Management/Crew Training businesses in partnership with Synergy Group

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced today that the company has established MOL Synergy Marine (Singapore) (“MOL Synergy”) jointly with Synergy Group*1, a shipmanagement services group in Chennai, India, to provide shipmanagement and crew training services. MOL Synergy has already started managing five MOL-operated vessels but it has also established a crew training … Read More...

Peter Hinchliffe, ICS Secretary General

ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues

Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) this week have made real progress towards agreeing solutions to major issues that have previously impeded ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association … Read More...


Port of Dover will support Government Ebola measures

The recent decision by the Government to screen for Ebola at certain major UK gateways is a direct response to the current crisis in West Africa and while the Government says the risk to the UK is very low, the Port of Dover has said it will support whatever measures the Government deems appropriate for the port to ensure it remains a secure place for everyone … Read More...

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