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Maritime industry needs protection says trade union

Nautilus International is urging all the major parties in the UK to put maritime policies at the heart of their manifestos for the 8th June general election.

To protect the jobs and livelihoods of the country’s 23,000 seafarers, the union is calling on all parties to commit to support British shipping and the employment and training of British seafarers.

Nautilus says it is vital that the next government takes urgent Read More…

Nautisk partners with MarineMTS to provide ENC auto-updates

Global maritime software solutions provider Nautisk has announced that it is working with MarineMTS to provide automatic ENC updates to vessels sailing with ECDIS.

Nautisk’s new Head of Innovation and Product Development Kjetil Bentsen said: “We approached MarineMTS to work with us to develop a service that would facilitate automatic updates of ENCs onboard vessels sailing global routes.”

“The solution that we are launching is revolutionary as it is non Read More…

DP World unveils container tracking solution

DP World demonstrated the most advanced container tracking solution developed by a port terminal operator under the theme of ‘Where’s My Container?’ at Transport Logistic in Munich yesterday (Tuesday).

The enhancement to the current beta version, after feedback from a pilot release, opens the door for users to have greater visibility of their cargo and improves speed-to-shelf opportunities such as improved replenishment forecasts and better inventory allocation.

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ECDIS Ltd launches two new Cyber Security Awareness (CSA) Courses

ECDIS Ltd has expanded its training portfolio with two new courses; Cyber Security Awareness (CSA) Operators and Management Courses.

The courses cover a wide range of topics from ‘What is Cyber Security’ to ‘Risks of the Internet’ and ‘Hacking’ as well as looking into a case study from a large American company who staged a cyber-attack.

The course has been developed and delivered to the maritime industry in response to Read More…

North P & I Club says good onboard internet is vital to getting the right crew

North P&I Club is encouraging its ship owner members to consider the importance of internet access on their ships to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews.

The issue of internet access, part of a campaign by North to help its members get the ‘right crew’, is detailed in the latest issue of the club’s loss prevention newsletter Signals.

“Like most other people today, seafarers expect Read More…

Major upgrade to ISF Watchkeeper simplifies work hour record keeping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the launch of the latest release of their acclaimed ISF Watchkeeper software – ISF Watchkeeper 3.5 – developed for maintaining records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, and to help prevent crew fatigue and to avoid issues with Port State Control.

This major upgrade, which is available free of charge to existing Read More…

Markel International appoints Marine Underwriter in Singapore

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gustaf Kristiansson (pictured) as Marine Underwriter based in Singapore.

Mr Kristiansson joins the Singapore office from Markel International’s Sweden office where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was located in Dubai, working for Gulf Agency Co, an international shipping logistics and marine services company. He brings with him more than 10 years of shipping and marine insurance experience.

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AkzoNobel launches new marine coatings app to improve user experience

Marine coatings customers can now enjoy anytime, anywhere access to data most critical to them, with the launch of AkzoNobel Marine Coatings’ International mobile app.

The app provides customers with increased convenience and flexibility in accessing the company’s wealth of coatings data. It has been specially designed to provide access to application guides, technical datasheets, product brochures, information cards and regional contacts, as well as social media and blog posts. Read More…

MSX celebrates 30 years working with Brittany Ferries

Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX), a specialist in bonded warehousing, is celebrating working with Brittany Ferries for 30 years.

During the past three decades MSX has enjoyed a close relationship with Brittany Ferries after providing an efficient and secure distribution service of confectionary, food and alcohol for the ferry operator.

Nicola Ridges-Jones (pictured), Managing Director of MSX, said: “We are so proud to have worked with such a prestigious company as Read More…

Bolidt covers karting joy at sea

The world’s first full-scale shipboard racetrack is now on the water, in a project which has brought the best out of German karting technology specialist RiMO Supply and Dutch decking specialist Bolidt for owner Norwegian Cruise Line.

The 326m long, 167,800gt Norwegian Joy entered the water at Germany’s Meyer Werft in March, offering a glimpse of surface from Bolidt that has been extensively used for road works, car parks and Read More…

MVS helps cadets get life at sea with a good CV

A group of young nautical cadets keen to improve their chances of a career at sea have teamed up with the Fleetwood unit of a national maritime charity for real work experience opportunities.

The Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) has 24 active units around the coasts, estuaries and waterways of the United Kingdom. The organisation’s aims are to help to keep the UK’s maritime tradition alive by training and delivering practical Read More…

Epic Gas announces end-of-year results

Singapore-based Epic Gas today (Thursday) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the year ended 31st December, 2015. The year 2015 shows revenue of $130.3 million, up 11% on the previous year. Vessel calendar days were up 19% over the year and adjusted EBITDA of $29.8 million was up 25% over year. Adjusted general and administrative expenses of $1,150 per vessel per calendar day were down 22% over year Read More…