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Clipper Fleet Management joins Dania Ship Management in new partnership agreement

Dania Ship Management has announced plans to extend ship management capabilities to include dry cargo in a partnership agreement with Clipper Fleet Management, part of the Clipper Group.

The partnership, which strengthens the commitment by V.Group, Nordic Tankers and Clipper Group to create a compelling platform for Copenhagen based ship management solutions, will see the transfer of 28 shore-based employees and around 1,000 seafarers to Dania Ship Management.

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IACS Council Focuses on Quality Operations, Transparency and Ongoing Modernisation

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has focused on Quality issues at its biannual meeting held in London this week.  Building on recent work done to revise the IACS Membership Criteria, agreement was reached to revise IACS internal benchmarking criteria for existing members along with an initiative to investigate ways to further strengthen the practical implementation of QSCS including the oversight exercised by the IACS Operations Centre.

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Cover Story: Female sexual abuse at sea – How many are suffering in silence?

More female seafarers than ever are reporting cases of sexual harassment or assault but many are still suffering in silence for fears they will be branded troublemakers and will not be believed.

That’s according to the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) which provides a 24-hour helpline to seafarers needing advice and support.

Its Project Manager Caitlin Vaughan told SMI how one of the most Read More…

Cyber Security Round Table Debate

In the latest in our series of round table debates, SMI drew together key figures in the maritime security sector to discuss the increasing cyber threat and what it means for the shipping industry. Kindly hosted at the offices of Thomas Miller and chaired by SMI Editorial Director, Sean Moloney, the panellists were Andrew Jamieson, Claims Director & Legal Adviser, International Transport Intermediaries Management Co Ltd (ITIC); Michael Read More…

How I work: Ian El-Mokadem

V.Group described the appointment of new CEO Ian El-Mokadem as ‘marking a significant milestone in the Group’s ambitious transformation plans’. Indeed, following hot on the heels of a decision to create a new and simpler corporate structure to enable what it described as a closer relationship with its customers, V.Group said the appointment of a strong leadership team was important in blending a depth of maritime experience with broader Read More…

Tomorrow’s Maritime World: Accessing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Businesses don’t have the luxury of standing still; they must adapt or risk getting left behind. Just as ships switched from sail power in favour of steam, and their manual compasses for satellite guided navigation – ship owners must get ready to adapt again.

Emerging out of Silicon Valley, the fourth industrial revolution represents a new wave of technological advancements that are bringing disruption to every Read More…

Regional Focus – Singapore: delivering the complete package

According to the MPA’s International Maritime Centre 2030 Strategic Review, Singapore will become “the place to be” for global maritime businesses to access multiple opportunities within an innovative and interconnected maritime cluster.

This strong vision for the future, driven by a series of five proposed strategies – expanding and deepening the maritime cluster; strengthening inter-linkages and network effects; developing a vibrant maritime innovation ecosystem and promoting digitalisation; developing Read More…

Container ship load planning systems are vulnerable says ethical hackers

Ethical hackers Pen Test Partners have highlighted a vulnerability in the load planning processes used by container ships.

“Intercepting and modifying the messaging used in bay planning can be relatively straightforward if you know what you’re doing,” said Senior Partner, Ken Munro.

“When asked to investigate this, we noticed a lack of security in the validation of the message’s integrity and a simple phishing attack is all it takes to Read More…

M.T. Solviken honoured by DNV GL for exemplary PSC Record

The M.T. Solviken, a crude oil tanker, was delivered from the shipyard in 2007. Since delivery, the Solviken has had 15 PSC inspections without a single Port State Control (PSC) observation recorded.

The vessel is managed by Wallem Europe. On completion of the latest PSC inspection which took place in Primorsk in Russia, the PSC Inspector made a point of highlighting this achievement to the vessel.

Archie Smiley, General Read More…

Giant 20,000teu container ship berths at Port of Hamburg

MOL Triumph, one of the biggest containerships in the world, made fast in Hamburg at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). The new flagship of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000teu in the Port of Hamburg. Some 10,000teeu will be loaded or discharged at CTB for the MOL Triumph that is provisionally scheduled to leave the Elbe conurbation again Read More…

Designers should not treat water treatment as an afterthought

“Wastewater management presents a challenging dilemma that if not addressed in the design stages can impact a vessel’s operational flexibility,” ACO Marine’s managing director Mark Beavis told delegates yesterday (Wednesday) at a Royal Institution of Naval Architects conference.

Providing an overview of the technical challenges faced when designing and building systems for prestigious projects, such as mega yachts, offshore and naval vessels, Mr Beavis said that while water treatment is Read More…

Epic Gas announces first quarter results

Epic Gas today (Thursday) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the interim period ended 31st March, 2017.

Highlights from the results show vessel calendar days were up 7% year over year to 3,569 and revenue of $33.9 million, up 5% year over year. Time charter equivalent revenues of $8,423 per vessel calendar day were up 3% from Q4 2016, but down 3% year over year.

Adjusted EBITDA of Read More…