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Bob Sanguinetti appointed new CEO of the UK Chamber

Former CEO of Gibraltar Port Authority, Bob Sanguinetti, has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Mr Sanguinetti, who previously served as Commodore in the Royal Navy, was credited with delivering significant growth in vessel traffic in Gibraltar following a series of wide-reaching initiatives.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Sanguinetti said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this prestigious role at a time Read More…

Lisbon counts down to Seatrade Cruise Med – part of Portugal Shipping Week

The Port of Lisbon Authority (APL) has begun the count-down to Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 – the world’s largest cruise industry event focused on the Mediterranean and adjoining seas – and this year, an integral element of the recently announced Portugal Shipping Week.

Hosted by the Port of Lisbon Authority and supported by MedCruise and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the event will take place from 19th to 20th September Read More…

PSA secures two wins at 2018 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards

PSA International has been voted Best Global Container Terminal Operator while PSA Antwerp received the Best Container Terminal – Europe title at the 2018 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS).

This is the 13th time PSA has been named Best Global Container Terminal Operator and the second time PSA Antwerp has won the Best Container Terminal – Europe award.

Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: “I Read More…

Judging panel assembled for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018

The judging panel for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018, to be held on Monday 15th October at the iconic Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, has now been confirmed. Chaired by The Maritime Standard Editor, Clive Woodbridge, the panel is made up of experienced, well respected individuals that have been drawn from many different fields and countries.

This year The Maritime Standard is pleased to confirm that the judges will comprise: Clive Read More…

The Mission to Seafarers honours individuals and companies leading seafarer welfare at inaugural Seafarers Awards

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, announced the winners of its inaugural Seafarers Awards at a Dinner in Singapore on 11th May.

The Award winners, chosen by judges Capt Kuba Szymanski – Secretary General of InterManager, Marlon Roño – President and CEO of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, Esben Poulsson – Chairman of The International Chamber of Shipping, and The Revd Andrew Wright – Secretary General of The Mission Read More…

Angelicoussis Shipping group selects the Ecochlor BWTS for retrofit in 36 Vessels

US-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Ecochlor has announced the completion of a contract to retrofit 36 vessels, including Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes for Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL). Installations are expected between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.

Greek-owned company ASGL has a well-established track record in shipping dating back to 1947. The Angelicoussis Group fleet is comprised of bulk carriers, tankers and Read More…

Isle of Man Ship Registry reports strong 2017 figures

The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) achieved record success last year, growing at twice the rate of the world fleet and recording 16.7 million gross registered tons at the end of 2017, its highest amount since inception1.

It ended the ended the year with 6.4% growth in merchant fleet tonnage compared to an overall world fleet growth of just 3.3%. The previous tonnage highpoint of 16.56 million was Read More…

WISTA Singapore celebrates 20th anniversary

More than 100 senior professionals from the shipping and related industries gathered yesterday (10th May) to mark the 20th anniversary of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) in Singapore.

The gathering saw a host of shipping and trade professionals from Singapore and all over the world listen to some lively discussion on current issues in the global shipping industry while at the same time celebrate two decades of Read More…

Spica Leader wins NYK Car Carrier of the Year

The Wallem-managed vessel Spica Leader has been awarded the NYK Car Carrier of the Year 2017.

The Spica Leader was one of six vessels that were selected to receive the NYK Car Carrier of the year for the fiscal year 2017. All six were recognised for demonstrating excellence in maintaining safe operations and preventing delays.

Wallem manages a number of ships for Japanese ship owners and is fully accredited to Read More…

Red Funnel reports record Bank Holiday

Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator has reported record carryings for the Bank Holiday. Passengers were up 16% compared to 2017 setting a new record for the early May Bank Holiday. Private cars were also up compared to last year, with 18% more vehicles carried on Bank Holiday Monday, as visitors headed home after an amazing weekend of weather.

Commenting on the weekend, Jonathan Green, Marketing & Read More…

Mark Guthrie to direct KVH Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

KVH Industries has announced that Mark Guthrie is KVH’s new Vice President for the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Guthrie will oversee all KVH activities in this area, which is of vital importance in the mobile connectivity market. Mobile tech innovator KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadband services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.

“The maritime industry is in the midst of a digital transformation, and Read More…

ABS to class two new VLCCs for Kyklades

ABS was selected to class two Very Large Crude Carriers ordered by Greece’s Kyklades Maritime Corporation (KMC).

The two 330-metre long vessels, each 319,000dwt, will be built in Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are expected to be delivered in 2020. The order takes the number of KMC VLCC vessel orders classed by ABS to four, with two already under construction.

“We are excited to build on our close Read More…