SMI Newsdesk Archives

Fundraising shows ‘Seafarers Matter’ to IMO employees

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Day of the Seafarer 2017 approaching, six IMO staff members cycled 100km around London to raise money for the Mission to Seafarers, demonstrating their commitment to this year’s theme, ‘Seafarers Matter’.

The team joined thousands of other cyclists to complete the London Night Ride, which took place overnight, with the route passing landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden. So far, the Read More…

Indian Embassies across the world to support Government of India’s maritime vision

In association with the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, India’s leading shipping associations including The Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA), The Maritime Union of India (MUI) and National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) have jointly planned a series of road shows across the globe, primarily to interact with foreign ship owners and their representatives residing in countries such as  Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Read More…

Crowley appoints industry veteran Paul Manzi Vice President of Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental Stewardship

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that industry veteran Paul S. Manzi has been appointed Vice President of Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental Stewardship (SSQE) for the company effective 1st July.

Mr Manzi, who will be based in Jacksonville and report to Carl Fox, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, succeeds Charlie Nalen, who is retiring after 36 years of service to Crowley.

Mr Manzi joined Crowley last year as Director of Read More…

Landy McLandface? Charity challenges public to name its BySea Land Rover

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society is asking members of the public to name its mobile BySea coffee Land Rover, and be in with a chance of winning a cafetière and a three-month subscription to its coffee.

Adam Stacey, Sailors’ Society’s Director of Development, said: “We’ve had a few suggestions so far including Landy McLandface and the Lean Mean Coffee Machine but we thought we’d challenge people to come up with Read More…

AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite

A wider set of customers can embark on a ‘Digital Voyage’ – a new customer experience with AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision Lite. The new iPad App offers a lite version of Intertrac Vision, AkzoNobel’s big data hull performance prediction tool.

Free-to-use Intertrac Vision Lite provides a new avenue to engage ship owners and operators in the hull coating selection process, and enables them to explore the role of big data in Read More…

Sustainable Shipping Initiative appoints new General Manager

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, has announced the appointment of Tom Holmer as its General Manager.

Mr Holmer comes from a background of social sustainability, working for the benefit of seafarers and their families with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, as well as conducting consultancy work on sustainability issues in the Read More…

Navico buys marine monitoring and control systems company

Navico, the marine electronics manufacturer and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands, today announced the finalisation of an agreement to acquire Naviop, a global leader in marine monitoring and control systems.

Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G marine electronics, with the multifunction display serving as the hub for complete Read More…

Q88 says market demands need to be strictly listened to when it comes to software solutions

Software providers need to be more aware of the precise demands being voiced by today’s shipowners and charterers and must match or exceed these if they are to win business in this highly competitive yet still potentially lucrative market, according to a leading player in the sector.

Fritz Heidenreich, President of SaaS technology provider Q88, said “time was running out” for those businesses intent on under-delivering and overcharging when it Read More…

World’s largest container ship OOCL Hong Kong makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe

The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe. The call represented a double celebration as it also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s largest container port after a 17 year absence.

Commenting on the two events, Clemence Cheng, CEO of the Port of Felixstowe and Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Europe, said: “The OOCL Read More…

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee will meet in London this July to Read More…

Swedish Port of Kapellskär reopens for business

After a three-year port refurbishment and expansion project including a new pier, a larger logistics area and modernised port facilities, Sweden’s Port of Kapellskär is now ready to receive the larger vessels and volumes of the future.

After more than 55 years as one of Sweden’s most significant freight ports, the port needed to be modernised and made more efficient. “The Port of Kapellskär is extremely important for trade along Read More…

Damen’s Casper Vermeulen wins Marine Lifetime Achievement Award

Casper Vermeulen, who is retiring as UK Sales Manager for the Damen Shipyards Group, was last week presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Seawork International commercial marine and workboat exhibition in Southampton, UK. The presentation was made by Andrew Webster, Managing Director of Mercator Media, the company organising the event.

After handing over the award, Mr Webster said: “Casper is a very worthy winner of the Seawork Read More…