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Wärtsilä simulator software selected to teach modern navigational skills at three Netherlands training locations

Software solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä have been selected for installation in three maritime training centres. The turnkey systems will allow training to commence immediately following the site acceptance. The systems have been ordered by the Rotterdam based STC Group, an international maritime transport and logistics education provider. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in April 2019.

The Wärtsilä Navi-Trainer Professional (NTPRO) 5000 software will enable the teaching of Read More…

KVH appoints Ken Loke as Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Region

KVH Industries has announced that Ken Loke has been named Vice President – Asia Pacific, to direct all initiatives for KVH in this important region. Mr Loke has extensive experience in satellite and managed services with top companies active in the telecommunications and maritime industries. KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbandsm services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.

“I look forward to leading the Read More…

Optimarin gears up for retrofit wave with expansion and new hires

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is responding to a growing market and surge in demand by investing in the organization and strengthening its management team.

The company, which expects to double its turnover this year, has employed Leiv Kallestad (pictured) as new CEO, allowing Tore Andersen, the incumbent, to spend his time enhancing market focus and customer service. In order to handle the expected surge in retrofit installations, expected Read More…

I-Tech expands team with Technical Director appointment

I-Tech AB, the bio-technology company responsible for the unique marine anti-fouling active agent Selektope, has appointed Dr Markus Hoffmann to the role of Technical Director.

In the newly-created senior position, Dr Hoffmann will play a pivotal role in I-Tech’s commercial and development processes with the aim of accelerating and expanding current business within the global marine coatings industry. He will also be a key player in generating new revenue streams Read More…

PSA, PFR and IFM investors jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk

Today (Tuesday), following formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, PSA International (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF), advised by IFM Investors, have completed the transaction to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

DCT Gdańsk is one of the fastest growing container ports in Europe and the only terminal in the Baltic that can serve Ultra Large Container Vessels Read More…

VIKING wins Norwegian police patrol boat contract

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a major contract to build and supply a VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 patrol boat for the Norwegian police force.

The vessel, which will be built in Arendal, Norway and delivered in December this year, will carry out police patrol and rescue missions in the East Police District covering the 38 municipalities from Gardermoen to the Swedish border.

Seeing Read More…

Countdown to Nor-Shipping 2019 begins with fresh exhibitors, Chinese yards and sold out space

With just two weeks to go until Nor-Shipping 2019 opens its doors, ‘Your Arena for Ocean Solutions’ claims its exhibition will be “bigger and better” than ever.

Organisers have revealed that the entire 22,500m2 of space sold out earlier this year, with close to 1,000 exhibitors, numerous new features and activities, and a swathe of companies making their Nor-Shipping debuts, including several Chinese shipbuilders.

Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place from 4th Read More…

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, in line with the Paris Agreement under UNFCCC and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The MEPC 74 session (13th to 17th May) approved amendments to strengthen existing mandatory requirements Read More…

Crowley honoured among healthiest companies in America for sixth straight year

For the sixth consecutive year, Crowley Maritime Corp has been named one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health, a national organisation whose workplace wellness program helps businesses invest in the health of their employees.

To be recognised for 2018, companies must have reached or exceeded a 70% participation rate in their organisation’s wellness program, and their workforce’s overall health risk had to be labelled as low, based Read More…

Rob Grool appointed new CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

With effect from today, Rob Grool is taking over the leadership of ZEABORN Ship Management from Holger Strack, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO since the beginning of the year.

“With the appointment of Rob Grool, we are very excited to have found an internationally renowned executive for our company’s top management. Rob has an excellent industry network, possesses extensive know-how in all areas of ship management Read More…

Another destination by rail from Port of Felixstowe

Another new destination has been added to the range of intermodal rail connections available from the Port of Felixstowe.

The new service, operated by GB Railfreight, links the UK’s largest container port with iPort Rail in Doncaster, a new multimodal logistics park next to Junction 3 of the M18 motorway in South Yorkshire.

Commenting on the new destination, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Felixstowe and Executive Read More…

Balancing the maritime recruitment process

Finding the right person to recruit is often made doubly difficult with some interview panels failing to understand the importance of gender equality and the benefits it offers in the initial recruitment process. Now there is a unique and productive way to aid recruitment and increase the diversity in the maritime workplace and it is the first initiative of its kind in the world.

From the start of the recruitment Read More…