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Cover Story: Shipping is an evolving opportunity

Being even more customer-focused, managing costs in these tough times and looking to innovation are key components of DNV GL’s strategy for growth over the next few years. But as Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of its Maritime business, predicted: Don’t worry, the shipping industry of the future will still need its traditional seafarers but we do need to see more women leading global shipping!

This whole issue of the gender Read More…

Turkey Special Report: Confidence creeping back into Turkey

If the economic pundits are to be believed, the major maritime force that is Turkey has already started up its engines and is ready to get going.

The economic recovery continues to gain traction as political noise linked to April’s referendum abates. Industrial production expanded for the sixth consecutive month in March, while both consumer and business sentiment gained ground in the aftermath of Erdogan’s victory in his quest Read More…

How I work: Birgit Liodden

It is one of the biggest events in the shipping industry’s calendar, drawing thousands of people to the vibrant city of Oslo, every two years.

So, it is little wonder that the Director of Nor-Shipping, Birgit Liodden is both “excited and scared” about being fully in charge of the 2017 event for the first time.

“Last time we still had our former Director onboard, so his team Read More…

Regional Focus: Clear seas ahead – Maltese maritime cluster working together to attract new services to the island

Malta – a small island in the heart of the Mediterranean – is attracting more shipping companies to relocate to the area thanks to its beautiful coastlines, cluster of services, cost-effective tax-regime and skilled workforce.

Despite being a small island, the Malta Flag is ranked number one in Europe and is the sixth largest ship registry in the world, with many in the Maltese cluster praising the Read More…

Connectivity platforms have ways of making us talk between ship and shore

Conservative, traditional, slow-moving. It was not so long ago that this was the all-too-familiar view of the shipping and maritime industries. But the times seem to be a changing. Manufacturers, suppliers and operators are suddenly realising the benefits of a faster-moving, better-connected sector and adopting the latest techniques and know-how to make it happen.   

The scale and speed of ship-to-shore links between vessels and land-based sources has helped 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…