SMI Newsdesk Archives

Cover Story: Isle of Man Round Table Debate

In the latest in our series of round table debates, SMI drew together leaders of the Isle of Man shipping cluster to discuss key issues facing shipping. Chaired by SMI Editorial Director Sean Moloney, panellists included Dan Jespersen, Managing Director, 7C Shipping; Bruce McGregor, Director, PDMS Registry & Regulatory; Harry Robertson, General Manager, MIDOCEAN (IOM); Sven Fromm, Managing Director, Clever Marine Services; Russell Kent, Managing Director, Manx Ocean Read More…

Crew Welfare: Proper preparation key to avoiding spiralling repatriation costs

Seafaring is among the most hazardous occupations in the world and should a crew member get seriously sick or injured at sea, repatriation can be very expensive.

However, Rowland Raikes, Director at Medical Rescue International, based near Southampton, UK says that proper preparation can help keep costs from spiralling out of control.

“With some ingenuity and planning, and using the right assistance, repatriations need not be so expensive Read More…

How I work: James Cooper

James Cooper doesn’t want to raise the flag for Brexit and he’s under no illusions about the challenges ahead. But he does believe that the UK’s maritime sector has a duty to help find solutions to those challenges and to make the most of the opportunities. And while the post-Brexit future seems opaque in so many respects, he says that the debates and discussions since 23rd June, 2016 have Read More…

Regional Focus: Glasgow builds on maritime heritage of the city

Glasgow is steeped in a strong historic maritime tradition providing shipping companies with a traditional seafaring base to carry out their operations.

Although they are proud and happy to celebrate the legacy Glasgow has to offer, many are ready to embrace new challenges that are coming their way.

In the last year the Scottish Maritime Cluster has been formed with the view of providing further business opportunities Read More…

Digitalisation helps keep company fleets shipshape

How do you measure ship efficiency? Ask 10 ship owners, operators and managers the same question and you’ll undoubtedly get 10 different answers. The key reason for this maritime riddle is the sheer number and diversity of the devices and techniques operators can call on for this vital aid to vessel-operating.

Here we highlight some recent technologies which we believe meet the criteria owners, operators and managers’ needs. Wärtsilä 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…

Oldendorff appoints Verifavia for EU MRV verification

Oldendorff Carriers, the owner/operator of dry bulk carriers, has appointed Verifavia, the emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), to verify its fleet of vessels in line with the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulation.

Verifavia Shipping will provide EU MRV services to Oldendorff, including the assessment of monitoring plans and verification of carbon emission reports according to the ISO 14065 standard and regulation Read More…

Clyde & Co expands regional IP Network with Kuwait Launch

Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the completion of its network of intellectual property offices across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the addition of an office in Kuwait.

The office, which is part of the Clyde IP Services brand, provides trade mark and patent filing capabilities. It adds to the existing network, which also spans the rest of the GCC countries: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar Read More…

Hyperloop arrives at Nor-Shipping 2017

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the company leading the charge to realise the concept of transporting people and cargo safely, efficiently and very quickly through vacuum tubes, is set to bring its own brand of disruptive thinking to Nor-Shipping 2017.

The firm, which encompasses more than 50 teams working together across 38 countries, is sending a delegation led by Co-founder and Chairman Bibop Gresta, who will speak at the maritime event Read More…

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum opens way for East Med’s future cruise and yachting growth

The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, the biennial trademark event for the international cruise and yachting industries, will be held in Athens from 23rd to 24th May in the presence of key decision makers from some of the world’s largest cruise operators.

They will convene at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre to discuss strategies designed to reinvent cruising in the extended region of the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, as Read More…