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ITIC reimburses broker accused by owner of breach of authority

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently represented a shipbroker accused by an owner of breach of warranty of authority in a dispute arising under a non-performing contract of affreightment (CoA).

The shipbrokers had negotiated the terms of a CoA between the charterers and the ship owners, receiving all their instructions from an agent purporting to act for the charterers. The CoA provided for a minimum of 18 shipments to take Read More…

V.Ships Hamburg appoints new Managing Director

V.Group has announced the appointment of Nils Aden as Managing Director of V.Ships Germany in Hamburg.

V.Group says the announcement reaffirms its commitment to growing in, and leading the transformation of, the German shipmanagement market. Last year, V.Group announced that it would invest in a centre of excellence for container shipmanagement in Hamburg, bringing together the best expertise to deliver the highest quality service for its customers.

As the shipmanagement Read More…

Crowley’s LNG-fuelled ConRo Taíno completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico

The second of Crowley Maritime Corp’s new combination container/roll-on roll-off ConRo ships – Taíno, one of the first of its kind to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) – completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico this morning (11th January). The successful transit puts a historic capstone on the company’s Commitment Class modernisation project and begins a new era of world-class supply chain services between the island commonwealth, US Read More…

British Empire Medal for A&P’s Phillips

A&P Falmouth’s Executive Assistant Penny Phillips has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List.

Penny has worked at A&P Falmouth for 42 years and has received the award in recognition of her meritorious work with The Mission to Seafarers, a charity for which she has been the chairman and centre manager since 2004.

Four thousand seafarers passed through the door of The Read More…

Lars Erik Lunøe appointed CEO of Telenor Maritime

Telenor Maritime’s Board of Directors has appointed Lars Erik Lunøe as CEO of Telenor Maritime. He will take up his new role as of 1st February, 2019.

Lars Erik has extensive national and international leadership experience from the maritime sector and has most recently headed the UK-based Survitec Fire Solutions as Managing Director and Managing Director of Maritime Protection. Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO, returns to his role Read More…

Wärtsilä appoints Torsten Buessow to lead its Transas business

The technology group Wärtsilä today (Friday) announced the appointment of Torsten Buessow as Director of its Transas business. He will report to Joonas Makkonen, Vice President of Voyage Solutions at Wärtsilä.

Mr Buessow joins Wärtsilä from classification society DNV GL where he worked for more than a decade, first as a Vice President of the company’s Maritime Software Business Unit, and then as a VP of Fleet Performance Management, its Read More…

Number of ships sailing with Selektope-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019

The largest single volume order received for the barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient Selektope coupled with strong commercial developments in late 2018 will see the number of ships using Selektope-containing antifouling coatings more than double in 2019.

Placed by one of the industry’s leading marine coating manufacturers Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) in December 2018, this follow up order fulfils CMP’s previous minimum commitments contained in supply agreements signed in early 2018. The Read More…

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth has left Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) following a 12-day repair and refit programme. She is the most recent addition to the Cunard fleet, having been delivered in 2010.

The programme was highly intensive with a series of major systems being overhauled or installed. On arrival the ship was placed in Damen Shiprepair Brest’s drydock number 3, one of the largest in Europe at 420 metres, and the Read More…

HELMEPA’s 2019 Voluntary Refresher Training Program

With a considerably updated content and the richest variety of topics of recent years, HELMEPA’s new Annual Voluntary Refresher Training Program opens next week. It is the 37th annual Program offered to Greek merchant marine officers and office staff of member companies.

The following three two-day Seminars will cover topics related to pollution prevention from ships, preparing for Port State Control inspections and safety onboard, focusing on the human element:

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Crowley adds additional sailing to North Atlantic Puerto Rico Service, increasing schedule integrity and capacity

Crowley Logistics has expanded its North Atlantic network of vessels, adding velocity to customer supply chains operating between the Northeastern US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the islands of the Caribbean Basin. Specifically, by adding additional capacity with the flat deck barge 455-4 to its rotation, Crowley will further stabilise its North Atlantic-Puerto Rico sailing schedule while increasing cargo capacity.

“Earlier this year, we surveyed our customers, and we Read More…

Upskill today’s maritime workforce to prepare for a technological future: industry report

With the shipping technological landscape changing how some areas of work in the maritime industry are carried out, it is imperative that the existing workforce is future-proofed and upskilled to ensure they can work well in an environment centred around technology.

That is the sentiment highlighted in the second Sea Asia industry insights report, ‘Technology in Maritime: Dehumanising the Industry or Creating New Job Opportunities?’ launched today (Thursday), ahead of Read More…

Shipping industry urges Transport Committee MEPs to enhance maritime commerce, working conditions and sustainable transport through adoption of Clune Report

Tomorrow (10th January), the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.  The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), which represent ship owners and maritime carriers that are the principal parties affected by this legislation, strongly support the Commission proposal and the rapporteur’s recommendations.

Currently the shipping industry faces a mosaic of Read More…