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The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 maintains winning formula

The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2018 will take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, on 15th October this year. It is the fifth year in a row that the awards and gala dinner have been staged at the iconic venue.

Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, said: “The awards are now recognised as being the leading maritime awards event in the region, and one of the top worldwide. The partnership we Read More…

North P&I Club appoints Simon Main as Technical Director to support growth

North P&I Club has appointed Simon Main as Technical Director (Underwriting), as part of the company’s strategy for the development of the North P&I and Sunderland Marine (SMI) businesses.

His appointment is an important element of North’s growth and diversification plans, and demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest standards of service delivery to its members and policyholders in a challenging environment for shipping.

Mr Main brings a wealth of Read More…

Liberian Registry, NAMEPA and ProSea launch environmental training program

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.


The computer-based training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment, explaining how it is impacted by shipboard waste, discharge and spills, and by shipping generally. It Read More…

SEA\LNG voices support for IMO carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today (Tuesday) voiced its support for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels proposed by the IMO when the 0.50% sulphur fuel limit comes into force in January 2020.

The IMO’s sub-committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR) has agreed draft amendments to the MARPOL Convention on the prevention of pollution Read More…

Cyber safety, security and autonomous shipping addressed with new Bureau Veritas notations and guidelines

Bureau Veritas has developed a comprehensive approach to support ship owners in addressing maritime cyber risks. A new series of classification notations, guidelines and services enable owners to comply with regulatory requirements, safeguard their crews and protect their assets from both malfunction and malicious attack.

Bureau Veritas now offers two cyber notations:

The first, SW-Registry, focuses on software change management ensuring that installations of tested new software versions are properly Read More…

UKHO releases new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World to support efficient passage planning

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World (NP136). First published in 1895, this publication is designed to support mariners in the planning of deep sea voyages along major trade routes, with details of weather, currents, ice hazards and other environmental features that may be met in transit.

The UKHO has completely changed the way that routes are represented in response Read More…

NAVTOR claims world first with ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications integration into NavStation

NAVTOR has announced that the world’s first digital chart table, NavStation, is now the first software to offer fully integrated ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENPs).

The feature has been added as an option on the upcoming NavStation 4.1 release, and will simplify information management for navigators, and support route planning and compliance with SOLAS regulations and Port State Authorities.

NavStation has been creating waves since its launch in 2014, when it Read More…

ShipMoney strengthens its position in the market by providing financial payments services to Campbell Shipping

Global payments provider ShipMoney is arming more maritime crews with financial independence through its innovative electronic maritime payments system, following the latest contract it has secured with shipmanagement company Campbell Shipping.

ShipMoney is a comprehensive maritime payments system that facilitates onboard payroll payments, employer and employee generated international remittances, money transfers and onboard expense payments through a singular integrated payments platform.

Stuart Ostrow (pictured), President of ShipMoney, said:  “I am Read More…

Dualog says shipping must prepare for a different future

Shipping should start to prepare itself for a future where total emphasis will be placed on the efficient and digitised movement of goods along the supply chain rather than on the individual components of the chain such as the ships themselves, according to one of the industry’s most influential thought leaders.

Morten Lind-Olsen (pictured), Norwegian entrepreneur and CEO of Dualog, said that while the drivers for greater innovation and efficiencies Read More…

Stena Line joins with The Swedish Club to test emergency plans

The Swedish Club and Stena Line have completed a major Emergency Response Training Exercise, designed to test how Stena’s own comprehensive emergency procedures integrate with those of the authorities and support services in the event of a major incident.

The round table exercise took place last week at the Swedish Sea Rescue Society headquarters, with over 60 expert contributors taking part. The drill, jointly planned and conducted by the Read More…

Ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven sign up to Arctic Commitment to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping

The German ports Bremen and Bremerhaven have joined an ambitious campaign to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping – along with more than 80 companies, organisations, politicians, NGOs and explorers.

bremenports operates the twin ports Bremen and Bremerhaven, which rank as the fourth busiest container port in Europe, and the world’s 16th biggest.

“bremenports is proud to sign up to the Arctic Commitment. Heavy fuel oil has no Read More…

Inmarsat reports increase in Group Revenue

Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today (Friday) announced its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2017.

In 2017, Group Revenue increased $71.2m (5.4%) to $1,400.2m ($1,273.5m, excluding Ligado) and in Maritime there was strong progress and a return to quarterly year-on-year revenue growth, with high bandwidth Fleet Xpress (“FX”) product gaining increasing market traction. There were over 2,600 FX vessels by year end (2016: Read More…