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New Interferry CEO to make funding call at European Shipping Week

Mike Corrigan, the incoming CEO of global trade association Interferry, is to advocate greater European Union involvement and investment in the ferry sector during an address on the opening day of European Shipping Week, which takes place in Brussels from 27th February 27th to 3rd March.

Interferry is hosting a reception that immediately follows a short sea shipping seminar organised in conjunction with the shipowners’ associations of The Netherlands, France, Read More…

GasLog LNG Services opts for Seagull e-learning solutions

LNG tanker shipmanagement company GasLog LNG Services Ltd has selected Seagull Maritime’s  e-learning material and competence management platform for use fleet-wide in both manning offices and online, along with the crew evaluation system for its main office in Greece.

GasLog LNG Services Ltd currently operates a fleet of 23 LNG tankers with an extensive newbuilding programme which is already underway. The company attaches great importance to the continuous training of Read More…

Victory and tickets home for the Malaviya crew

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that the 12-strong crew of the Malaviya 20 – the ship abandoned in Great Yarmouth, UK in June last year – finally began their journey home on Tuesday this week, complete with all the wages they were owed.

The Malaviya 20 is one of two Indian-owned and -flagged vessels that were effectively abandoned by their owners after they were detained Read More…

ACE Winches gold sponsor for the 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

ACE Winches has announced its support for the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.  The company will continue as the Festival’s main sponsor for 2017.

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival brings together up to 16,000 people over the weekend generating revenue for the local economy.  The Festival, now in its 24th year, is considered to be one of the key events on the Scottish calendar.

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ICS Chairman sets out plan for CO2 reduction by shipping sector

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector.

Speaking in Indonesia today (Friday) at The Economist magazine’s World Ocean Summit, Mr Poulsson feared that unless IMO makes significant progress the industry could be vulnerable to regional action, not only from the EU – Read More…

Maritime Cook Islands boosts presence in Europe with two new appointments

International ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), the international ship registry, has recently appointed Marilena Andrenacci as Fleet Manager, and Paula Manarangi as Manager for Europe, significantly boosting MCI’s presence in Europe. Both appointments are based in Italy.

An experienced Project Manager, Ms Andrenacci (pictured left) specialises in the implementation of government policy and stakeholder management often in an international and multilingual setting. She has undergone introduction to MCI and Read More…

Greece’s National Accreditation Body recognises ABS as EU MRV frontrunner

Classification society ABS has been awarded accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body, the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), to perform assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance.

“We are proud to be the first Class Society accredited to perform EU MRV assessments,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki (pictured).

“Endorsement by Greece’s National Accreditation Body acknowledges our leadership role in helping industry navigate complex Read More…

POSH (Singapore) takes delivery of two OSD Azistern tugs

Two Azistern 3270 tugs designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) have been delivered to their new owner, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH Singapore), the Asia-based international offshore support vessel operator.

Posh Husky and Posh Hardy were built at Paxocean Shipyard in Singapore. They are classed by Bureau Veritas, and fly the Singapore flag. The 488gt vessels have a LOA of 31.62 m, a bollard poll of 72 tonnes, and Read More…

Aberdeen Harbour Board Chief Executive to retire at end of year

Aberdeen Harbour Board has announced the planned retirement of Colin Parker, Chief Executive, who will step down at the end of 2017.

Having joined the harbour team more than 29 years ago, Mr Parker took on the top role at the harbour in May 2006 and has since overseen a number of significant projects, including the development of Torry Marine Base and the planning of the harbour expansion into Nigg Read More…

Changing market situations force Damen Shiprepair & Conversion to review strategy

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has announced a reorganisation at three Dutch yards within its group.

Staff members of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), Damen Shiprepair Van Brink (DSVB) and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSVl) were informed that the overall number of staff will be reduced by approximately 150 employees. DSC says it has been forced to take these measures due to continued adverse market conditions.

Large-scale market fluctuations are common for Read More…

Sembcorp Marine releases 2016 results

Sembcorp Marine posted Group revenue of $3.54 billion for the year ended 31st December, 2016 (FY 2016) compared with $4.97bn previously.

The Group reported an earnings turnaround in FY 2016 with EBITDA totalling $384 million while net profit was $79m. Operating cashflow was $669m in FY 2016 compared with negative cashflow of $867m in FY 2015.

Turnover for Rigs & Floaters was $1.89bn for FY 2016, a 43% decline from Read More…

Drew Marine Signal & Safety announces new General Manager of Operations for Australia

Supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals Drew Marine Signal & Safety has announced the appointment of its new General Manager of Operations for Drew Marine Signal & Safety Australia, Fenton Long.

Fenton joins Drew Marine Signal & Safety Australia with extensive marine industry experience, having been the Southern States Regional Manager for Survitec (RFD) Australia for eight years and more recently the General Manager at AMI Marine Victoria in Australia.

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