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Maritime Cook Islands adds largest trimaran superyacht to its fleet

Maritime Cook Islands, an international ship registry, has just entered the majestic 84-metre trimaran superyacht White Rabbit – the largest aluminium and tri-hull superyacht in the world.

This adds 3,000 gross tonnes to the flag’s total tonnage, as Maritime Cook Islands moves closer towards its goal of 10% of the world’s superyacht fleet on its register.

Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and built by Australian custom superyacht builder Echo Yachts, Maritime Read More…

Agency Sector Management to calm fears over Brexit chaos at Port of Dover

Fears that the Port of Dover, one of the UK’s busiest cargo ports, will face chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been calmed by Agency Sector Management (ASM), after it revealed plans are in place to continue handling the current volume of imports and exports.

Widespread concern over whether the UK will face significant delays to lorries at Dover and other ports, as a result of having Read More…

Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords

Rolf A. Sandvik is leaving his position as CEO of The Fjords. Sandvik, aftering leading the company since its formation in January 2015.

Vidar Hauståker, Chief Financial Officer of The Fjords and Flåm AS, will act as interim General Manager until a permanent replacement is recruited.

The Fjords has delivered a strong performance since its launch, in addition to launching a new breed of environmentally friendly, passenger focused and Read More…

ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited partner on Cyber Security

ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited signed an agreement to implement the ABS industry-leading cyber security solution for Fleet Management’s 220-vessel liquid cargo fleet.

“Fleet Management Limited is one of the world’s leading ship management firms, and their decision to select the ABS FCI Cyber Risk model underlines its position as an industry leader,” said Russell Medeiros, Vice President, ABS Advanced Solutions. “Working together, we will provide a comprehensive Read More…

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as shipping evolves, with increasing levels of technology and automation.

Speaking at IMO Headquarters yesterday (15th January) at the launch of a new report ‘Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment – the Future of Work’, Secretary-General Lim set out key questions that will require focus from all stakeholders:  “How will the seafarer of the future manage Read More…

The Swedish Club: new lessons from past experiences

The Swedish Club has launched its new edition of Claims at a Glance, a whistle-stop tour of cases and statistics taken from its experiences in Loss Prevention over the last three years. Claims at a Glance offers the Club’s own perspective on some of the real-life cases it has recently dealt with and provides updates on some of the Club’s key Loss Prevention publications from the last three years.

It Read More…

ExxonMobil’s global lubricant operations receives Zero Waste to Landfill Silver validation

ExxonMobil announced today its global network of lubricants blending and packaging plants, which manufacture all Mobil-branded products, has received the Zero Waste to Landfill Silver validation from UL, making it the first petroleum products company to secure this validation.

The company’s lubricant operations is successfully diverting over 90% of the waste produced in its global plant network from local landfills. More than 50,000 tons of waste produced per year are Read More…

Synergy Group fleet boosted by new containership

Synergy Group has taken delivery of Ever Gifted, an Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) newbuilding constructed by renowned Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding.

Currently under Synergy’s technical management on Evergreen Line’s popular Far East-North Europe and Mediterranean service, the 20,000 plus TEU capacity ULCV is one of the largest containerships in service worldwide.

“As a leader within the ship management sector, we are thrilled to join the 20,000+ TEU club,” said Read More…

PSA increases container throughput in 2018

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 81 million TEUs at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31st December 2018. The Group’s volume increased by 9.1% over 2017, with flagship PSA Singapore contributing 36.31 million TEUs (+8.9%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 44.69 million TEUs (+9.3%).

Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: “2018 was a dual-speed year. The slow but steady pace of global Read More…

CSA 2020 appoints Ian Adams as Executive Director

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has contracted Maritime AMC (MAMCL), a UK-based association management company, to provide secretariat services, and appointed Ian Adams as its Executive Director.

The membership body, whose members include more than 30 shipowning companies, was established last year to provide scientific-based information and research on the emissions abatement performance and environmental benefits of closed- and open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Executive Director Ian Adams (pictured), Read More…

Ongoing technology and people investments see ATPI Griffinstone look ahead to centenary year

New technology investments, team expansion and a roster of new clients were the key themes for global marine and energy travel business, ATPI Griffinstone in 2018. The successful year sets the foundations for a series of special events throughout 2019, the 100th year of operation for ATPI Griffinstone.

Key new technology developments delivered by ATPI Griffinstone over the last 12 months include enhanced duty of care features to the award-winning Read More…

Danish family-owned business expands executive management by appointing new CCO

The board of directors at Danish family-owned business Hans Jensen Lubricators has appointed former Sales Manager Stefan Sletting Nielsen (pictured) as new Chief Commercial Officer.

Stefan has been part of the company for more than five years. He has previously worked for Danish wholesaler Sanistaal, supplier of interior concepts Carl F International as well as the design company d line. Stefan has studied sales and management at Niels Brock Copenhagen Read More…