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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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KVH and Pilipinas Global Network Limited to bring Philippine Basketball Association game coverage to merchant ships

KVH Industries and Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGNL) today announced a deal to bring coverage of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) full games to merchant ships.

Under the terms of the agreement, KVH will distribute PBA games for the 43rd and 44th PBA seasons, which begin with the Philippine Cup on Sunday (17th December). A men’s professional basketball league, the PBA was the first such league in Asia and its popularity Read More…

Lloyd’s Register launches global programme to accelerate safety innovation in industry

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has today announced plans for the Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator, a new initiative aiming to remove barriers preventing industry uptake of cutting-edge safety and risk solutions.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable foundation helping to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research, will provide funding for the programme. Through their support of the accelerator, LR and the Foundation are working Read More…

BIMCO and CIRM propose software maintenance standard for shipping

BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime), have sent the industry’s first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for consideration. Without an industry-standard, BIMCO sees an increasing risk of severe incidents on ships, delays and costs to ship owners and cyber security problems.

“We hope the entire industry will adopt these standards, to make ships Read More…

Pat Donnelly elected as FFABA Tanker Chairman

Pat Donnelly, of Braemar ACM-GFI, has been elected as Chairman of the Tanker FFA Brokers Association. He replaces Ben Courtney of ICAP Energy who has chaired the group, which represents the worldwide community of tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) brokers, since 2016.

Founded in 1997, the FFABA is the worldwide association for Forward Freight Agreement broking firms. Working with the Baltic Exchange, the FFABA organises educational workshops and industry forums Read More…

PSA Marine adds ‘green’ to its harbour tug fleet

PSA Marine has recently awarded a contract to build one dual fuel LNG harbour tug and will be awarding another contract to build its second dual fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018.

Both dual fuel LNG harbour tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Under the LNG Bunkering (Pilot Programme), PSA Marine will receive a grant of up to S$2 million for each tug from the Maritime and Port Read More…

Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a $1.1 million funding agreement with Norway.

The two-year project will build on the first phase of the Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC) project, which resulted in economic and environmental studies on ship recycling in Bangladesh, the development of training materials and Read More…

Crowley awards scholarships to four USMMA cadets during 2017 awards luncheon

Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded four US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets with 2017 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during yesterday’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, New Jersey.

Crowley’s Jenny Terpenning, Supervisor, Marine Recruiting, presented the scholarships to Midshipmen (MIDN) Joshua Cann, Vincent Policastro, Rebecca Snyder and Benjamin Starr while also formally recognising 2016 recipient Chandler Chiappe, all of whom were chosen based on their academic performance, Read More…

Survitec Group goes global by adding extra engineers to lifeboat servicing programme

Safety solutions provider Survitec is transforming its lifeboat services operation into a fully global offering with the addition of 14 extra engineers across a range of sites worldwide.

Customers ordering lifeboat services – along with all their other needs such as life rafts – can now enquire with their local branch, then have services delivered wherever they need globally.

The overhaul means it will now have engineers on the ground Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives authorisation as Recognised Organisation (RO) from Malta, opens office

In yet another demonstration of its growing global recognition, classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport, Malta. Malta is the sixth largest flag in the world and largest in Europe with a tonnage of 72.1 Million GT.

This year, IRClass has earned a spate of authorisations from various flags worldwide, including US Coast Guard, Latvia, Antigua Read More…

Port of Felixstowe handles one million TEU by rail

Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over one million TEU by rail in a single year.

The one millionth unit was loaded today (Wednesday) onto the 13:34 Freightliner service to Birmingham.

Commenting on the achievement, Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports and CEO of the Port of Felixstowe, said: “This new milestone for the port reflects the dedication of our workforce Read More…