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UAE and ITF to work together to solve abandonment cases

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority (FTA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have agreed to work together to tackle abandonment cases in UAE waters.

FTA and ITF officials met this week to discuss the increasing number of abandonment cases faced by the UAE and the Gulf State’s desire to bring an end to the problem.

Both parties agreed to develop a protocol to govern a closer Read More…

Wärtsilä’s asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The agreement ensures the certainty and predictability of fleet operations by engaging Wärtsilä in the maintenance and optimisation of the vessels’ engines.

“By analysing the operating conditions of the ship engines and streamlining maintenance accordingly, the operative efficiency of GasLog’s vessels is optimised at all times. Instead Read More…

Webb Institute senior awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr Memorial Scholarship

Crowley Maritime has award a Thomas B. Crowley Sr Memorial Scholarship to Tyler Gray-Hoehn, class of 2018, for his dedication, academic excellence and leadership as a student at the Webb Institute, a highly-selective undergraduate institution in Glen Cove, New York, specialising in naval architecture and marine engineering.

Mr Gray-Hoehn, who hails from Brookfield, Wisconsin, is Senior Class President and Vice President of the Webb Institute’s Student Organization (SO). He has Read More…

Britannia announces further $10 million capital distribution and no General Increase for 2018/19

At a Members’ Representative Committee Meeting followed by a Board Meeting on Tuesday (17th October), Britannia P&I Club announced that for 2018/19 there would be no P&I General Increase to its advance call.

A further $10 million capital distribution was also announced to P&I mutual members based on premium for ships on risk at midnight BST 17th October 2017.

In addition, Britannia stated there would be no General Increase for Read More…

Schulte Marine Concept wins first cruise ship newbuilding contract

Schulte Marine Concept (S.M.C), the project management arm of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), working together with Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BS Cruise), has won its first cruise ship contract with Portugal-based Mystic Cruises.

Schulte Marine Concept will provide technical consultancy and newbuild supervision services to support construction of the ocean-going luxury expedition cruise ship, MS World Explorer.

The Mystic Group, led by Mario Ferreira, a Portuguese businessman, has already established Read More…

Wallem wins Safety4Sea Tanker Operator Award

Wallem has won the Safety4Sea Tanker Operator Award for 2017, with the award presented to Managing Director of Wallem Ship Management, David Price, at a recent ceremony in Piraeus, Greece.

Wallem Ship Management has over 110 years’ experience in managing vessels and a range of vessel types including dry bulk, multi-purpose vessels, container vessels, PCTCs and tankers.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Price accepted the award on behalf of Wallem Read More…

Official film relives success of London International Shipping Week 2017

Film footage from key events during the hugely successful London International Shipping Week (LISW17) is now live on the website.

The 10-minute film starts with the spectacular opening of the London Stock Exchange on Monday morning (September 11th) and captures both the ISSS and LISW17 conferences, and many of the other 160 events held throughout the week.

The event has been hailed a huge success with Dick Welsh, Director of Read More…

IMRF announces finalists for the H.E.R.O Awards 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has announced the finalists for the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards, recognising some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world who go above and beyond in maritime search and rescue (SAR).

IMRF Chairman and Trustee Udo Fox said: “We have received nominations from around the world and we would like to thank all those who entered an individual or organisation for an award.  There Read More…

Shipping companies paying the high price for delivering large amounts of cash to vessels

Shipping companies are paying out unnecessary high costs by continuing to pay seafarers with cash, says financial services provider ShipMoney, currently attending the ACI HR and Crew Management Summit in London.

EVP Greg O’Connell says on an average fleet of 50 ships, shipping operators face spending nearly $500,000 in delivering cash to vessels. Annually more than $6billion in hard currency is delivered to the global merchant fleet.

With the cost Read More…

First long-range vessels in d’Amico International Shipping’s history are launched

d’Amico International Shipping (DIS), today (Thursday) launched the first three LR1 (long-range) vessels in its history, at the Hyundai Vinashin shipyard in Vietnam.

A total investment of $131 million  resulted in the addition of three 75,000-tonnes vessels to DIS’ fleet. These vessels are ecologically friendly, a distinctive feature of all d’Amico Group‘s newbuildings, and are both versatile and efficient. They can transport more cargo per voyage and thanks to a Read More…

Liberty Blue appoints KR to provide classification services

Korean Register (KR) has signed an agreement with Liberty Blue, a Leer-based German shipping company to provide classification services to the company.

KR has an office in Hamburg, Germany for 20 years and opened a new office in Frankfurt earlier this year. Liberty Blue is a new customer and will take the classification society’s full, comprehensive range of services including the ISM code, the ISPS code, the MLC Convention, EU-MRV Read More…

Helm CONNECT software secures Class Type Approval

Canadian maritime software company Helm Operations has earned Class Type Approval for its planned maintenance software, Helm CONNECT.

On 1st September, 2017 after a detailed review process, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), issued a Type Approval Certificate for Helm CONNNECT as a recognised planned maintenance software system.

ClassNK is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). IACS members recognize and accept Type Approvals from other society members, thereby Read More…