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Maritime consultancy in the digital age

Britannia Maritime Consultants, a boutique consultancy based in Singapore, has been launched to specialise in maritime casualty and expert witness/opinion.

Its founder and Principal is Paul Martin (pictured), a class 1 master mariner (unlimited), who was previously a marine pilot at two districts in the UK before entering the consultancy field more than seven years ago.

The consultancy can draw on marine engineers, naval architects, and salvage masters to provide Read More…

IMarEST hosts 114th Annual Dinner

Guests gathered for the IMarEST 114th Annual Dinner at Guildhall, City of London to celebrate another year for the Institute.

Professor Chris Hodge, 115th President of IMarEST, gave a warm welcome, speaking of the Institute’s transformation over recent years: “We are now, as an Institute, much more fit for our future challenges than we have been for a very long time. We are now delivering more services to more members Read More…

Cornes P&I Co Ltd name change announcement

Japanese ship owners form an important part of the membership of The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited (Britannia). This is evidenced by the Club establishing a branch office in Tokyo in 1989 and for many years Britannia’s Japanese Members have benefited from the service provided by the Club’s exclusive correspondent Cornes P&I Co Ltd (CPI).

In recognition of the growing significance of its Japanese Members, Britannia’s Managers (Tindall Riley Read More…

Mersey Maritime to connect businesses and senior decision makers in Dragons’ Den-style event

Maritime sector representative in the North West Mersey Maritime will host an innovative event connecting businesses to key decision makers to boost supply chain opportunities for SMEs – in a Dragons’ Den style format.

The two-hour Innovation event that is being held with Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, is aimed at SMEs who feel they have a product, service or approach that can add value Read More…

Misje Rederi takes up Nautisk NaviTab across entire fleet

Digital maritime navigation provider Nautisk is working with Misje Rederi to provide NaviTab to its entire fleet.

Head of Global Sales Peter J Pran said: “Since its launch in 2015, NaviTab has fast become the accepted way to manage publications for a large number of vessels sailing all over the world. It has allowed busy front and back of bridge staff to dramatically reduce the time they spend manually updating Read More…

Bureau Veritas acquires Maritime Assurance & Consulting

The classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has acquired the company, Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC).  Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and has 30 employees and 40 associates. The transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector, where it has reaffirmed its ambition to strengthen its local presence and increase its service provision capabilities for clients in spite of challenging market conditions.

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Wallem Handles dry dock support for Pacific Dawn refit

Wallem Ship Agency  handled drydock support for the cruise ship, Pacific Dawn in Singapore from 18th-28th February.

The vessel, which is operated by P&O Cruises Australia and home ported in Brisbane, was in drydock for scheduled maintenance and to undergo a huge renovation project which included a complete top-to-bottom refurbishment and the installation of two new waterparks onboard. As Asia specialists with more than 25 years of experience in drydock Read More…

Crowley launches industry-leading, LNG-powered ConRo ship at VT Halter Marine

Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine launched Crowley’s new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, Miss.

Putting the ship into the water on Monday was the first in a series of milestones expected to be achieved this week as part of Crowley’s $550 million project to expand and modernize the company’s shipping and Read More…

Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry and political pressures

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.

In February 2017, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating since August 2015. Owners were the only main category to show an improved level of Read More…

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry now world’s second largest

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) fleet now stands at 223,262,177 deadweight tons making it the second largest registry in the world in terms of DWT.

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) have provided administrative and technical support to the RMI Registry since 1990.

“This is a very significant milestone for the RMI Registry,” said Bill Gallagher, President, IRI.

“A strong legislative framework, customer driven service ethos, and Read More…

Damen InvaSave external ballast water treatment system receives IMO type approval

Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels. Its mobile, containerised format means that it can be operated from the dockside Read More…

Shell first lubricants supplier to win MPA ACT accreditation

Shell Marine has become the first company involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme. The preferred supplier status is conferred within the IMPA Responsible Supply Chain Management Initiative which seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries.

“We, at Shell Marine, are delighted to be Read More…