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Schulte Group affirms long-standing commitment to Cypriot shipping sector in meeting with President of Cyprus

The Chairman of the Schulte Group, Dr Heinrich Schulte, underlined his long-term commitment to the Cypriot shipping industry when he met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, last Monday (11th June).

Dr Schulte was accompanied by his son Johann Schulte, Yiannis Sykas, CEO of newly formed Hanseatic Capital Management, and Charis Charilaou, Director of Bernard Schulte (Cyprus).

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Maritime Cook Islands makes positive progress to be on Tokyo MOU White List

The Cook Islands flag, operated by ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), has shown positive flag state performance, as reported in the latest report on Port State Control in the Asia Pacific Region by Tokyo MOU.

In the recently published report, Cook Islands reported a decrease in the number of inspections with deficiencies; from 27 in 2016 to 20 in 2017. Number of deficiencies has also seen a significant decrease Read More…

The Swedish Club appoints five new Board members

The Swedish Club announced at its AGM last week that it has appointed five new Board members.

The following new Board members were elected, bringing with them a wealth of experience from many sectors of the shipping industry: Dr Zou Yingying, Deputy General Legal Counsel and General Manager of the Legal Department of China Merchants Energy Shipping; Gu Zhongdong, Deputy Managing Director of Cosco Shipping Lines; Capt Thanasis C. Beis, Read More…

Travis Monson Becomes CEO at Callisto Agency Systems Co

Shipping agency software supplier Callisto Agency Systems Co has appointed a new CEO to take its A3 product, which is designed to reduce the administrative workload and improve efficiencies for ship agencies, to the next level.

After 15 years with Monson Agencies Australia, and over 26 years in the shipping agency business, Travis Monson has now taken the helm at Callisto Agency Systems, a London-based company which delivers a cloud-based Read More…

Poland’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (13th-15th June), held in Szczecin, Poland.

“IMO’s heritage for 70 years has been to drive improvements in shipping to achieve a better world today. But we cannot rest on past achievements. Our challenge for the years to come remains the same: to create better shipping – for a Read More…

Pleiades Shipping adopts cloud procurement via SeaProc

Greek ship owner Pleiades Shipping is now connected to the Seaproc e-procurement hub.  Pleiades Shipping’s fleet management system, ABS Nautical Systems, has been linked with Seaproc’s trading platform to dramatically increase transaction efficiencies and improve data collaboration with suppliers.

Pleiades Shipping operates a fleet of 14 Panamax, Aframax and chemical/product tankers. The company’s fleet operates along worldwide trading routes, primarily between North and South America, the Caribbean and Far East, Read More…

Breakbulk Europe soars to new attendance record

This year’s Breakbulk Europe (29th to 31st May) brought together more than 9,500 project cargo and breakbulk professionals in Bremen, Germany, marking a new attendance record for this specialised global event now in its 13th year.

For the first time, Breakbulk Europe was held in Bremen, with the support of Bremen’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ports and Labour, and bremenports, the host port for the event. Compared with last year, attendance Read More…

Prevention at Sea’s Oil Record Book is a Hit at Posidonia

Recognised by an increasing number of ship registries, Prevention at Sea’s Oil Record Book (ORB) software enhances the credibility, transparency and accountability of manual ORB entries

Prevention at Sea (PaSea) is pleased with the recognition received by its oil record book software during Posidonia.

Designed to complement the manual recording of oil record book entries and help minimise errors and mistakes that could lead to costly off-hires or PSC fines, Read More…

IMO Member States Must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

The shipping industry – as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) – calls on the Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulphur cap to avoid compromising safety or unfairly penalising individual ships.

The trade associations have co-sponsored a number of submissions to IMO to help smooth the implementation of the global 0.5 percent Read More…

Refreshed Safety@Sea Campaign to promote safety-first culture at sea

A refreshed Safety@Sea Singapore Campaign was unveiled yesterday (18th June) by Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Andrew Tan, at the launch of the 5th International Safety@Sea Week at Marina South Pier.

To improve the safety of passengers on MPA-licensed regional ferries, MPA will also co-fund the upgrading of lifejackets and receptacles on board MPA-licensed regional passenger ferries.

The Safety@Sea Singapore Campaign is an industry-wide Read More…

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to expand in South America, welcoming WISTA Peru as the latest National WISTA Association. WISTA Peru is the second South American National WISTA Association to launch this year.

“We warmly welcome WISTA Peru to WISTA International. With the significance of Peru as a maritime centre in South America, we’re proud to add Peruvian female shipping professionals to our global network of Read More…

DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships

As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors onboard vessels.

“This type approval represents another first for the DNV GL rule set and demonstrates our commitment to moving classification forward to help our Read More…