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New appointments to Baltic Exchange Council

The Baltic Exchange has announced three new appointments to the Baltic Exchange Council (BEC), the governing body which oversees the Baltic’s strategy for membership services, social responsibility, charities and its relationship with its members, governments, regulatory bodies and the global shipping community.

Baltic Exchange members Guy Hindley (Howe Robinson), Denis Petropoulos (Braemar Shipping Services) and Andy James (China Navigation) have joined the Council.  Lambros Varnavides and John Hadjipateras have stepped Read More…

MEPC73 places LuminUltra’s B-Qua in pole position to verify BWTS commissioning

Regulatory guidance on the use of indicative analysis methods to validate the commissioning of installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on newbuild ships has been welcomed by Canada-based biotechnology specialist LuminUltra as a positive development for the global maritime industry.

Until now, there was no requirement to prove that treated waters were compliant with the rules. Only a ballast water treatment plant’s electrical and automation systems and physical parameters were Read More…

HFW boosts Global Admiralty & Crisis Management team with senior hire

Law firm HFW has boosted its market-leading Admiralty & Crisis Management team with the hire of Victor Fenwick.

Mr Fenwick joins HFW’s London office from Ince & Co, where he was a partner and deputy head of the firm’s Admiralty Business Group.

HFW’s global Admiralty & Crisis Management practice now has more than 35 specialist lawyers – including 27 partners and master mariners – with dedicated emergency response teams in Read More…

D’Amico Shipping announces its first Japanese operating lease transaction

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the Cielo di Houston, a 75,000dwt LR1 product tanker vessel, currently under construction at Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea and expected to be delivered in January 2019. The vessel was sold for a consideration of $38.6 million.

This transaction allows d’Amico Tankers to Read More…

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal appointed NSOCC Chairman

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NSOCC).

Mr Dybedal will use his Chairmanship to continue to develop the NSOCC as a platform to help drive beneficial changes in operational working practices and to build greater trust between owners, charterers, and other stakeholders in the operation and claims process.

Mr Dybedal, a Senior Executive (Claims) at North P&I Club, said: “The Read More…

Korean Register launches new IHM service and secures NSC contract

NSC Group has signed an agreement with Korean Register (KR) for the IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) classification society to provide IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) services across the NSC Group’s fleet of container vessels, bulk carriers, conbulkers, car carriers and tankers.

From 31st December 2020, all existing ships sailing under the EU-flag and ships flying the flag of a third country calling at an EU port or anchorage Read More…

ACO Marine to triple production to meet increased demand for stainless steel products

Ship sanitation solutions supplier ACO Marine plans to triple production at its Pribyslav plant in the Czech Republic to meet increased demand for its stainless-steel wastewater treatment products.

ACO Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis explained the boom in the river cruise market is one of the main driving forces behind the ramp up in production.

“We will supply wastewater management solutions based around our advanced Maripur NF sewage treatment plant Read More…

Naval Dome introduces new dashboard for optimum cyber monitoring

Maritime security specialist Naval Dome has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to monitor and evaluate fleet-wide system data, even when they are offline. Until now, only crew members have been able to access a ship’s offline data sets.

The Naval Dome Dashboard collects and collates all the data captured by the company’s Read More…

GTMaritime appoints McNally Sales & Marketing Director with growth in mind

Maritime software specialist GTMaritime has appointed maritime satellite veteran Mike McNally as Sales and Marketing Director, as it sets about expanding into new territories

Mr McNally has more than 25 years’ experience working in the industry both at sea and in senior maritime communications management positions. GTMaritime says his appointment reflects the company’s desire to further develop partnerships with its existing customers and resellers, while extending its reach and presence Read More…

Glander International Bunkering certified as a Great Place to Work

Marine fuel and lubricant trading firm Glander International Bunkering has been selected as one of the UAE’s best workplaces after an independent analysis was conducted by Great Place to Work Institute United Arab Emirates. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Morten Langthjem, Managing Director of Glander International Bunkering in Dubai, said: “It is an Read More…

IRClass review of 2018 and projections for 2019

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) continues to record steady growth in its classed fleet, flag recognition and geographical presence, mirroring the shipping industry’s ongoing recovery.

With tankers and bulk carriers continuing to dominate IRClass’s tonnage, the classed fleet has grown more than 4% in the past year, with the foreign flag fleet seeing a particularly impressive growth of 22% which is 16% in tonnage terms and indicative of strong Read More…

Moore Stephens says leaner and greener shipping will attract investment in 2019

Accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019 if it fulfils its ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities.

In the latest issue of Bottom Line, the Moore Stephens shipping sector newsletter, Richard Greiner (pictured), a partner in the firm’s Shipping & Transport team, said: “It has been suggested that the future is very much like the present, only longer. Should that prove to Read More…