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Official film relives success of London International Shipping Week 2017

Film footage from key events during the hugely successful London International Shipping Week (LISW17) is now live on the website.

The 10-minute film starts with the spectacular opening of the London Stock Exchange on Monday morning (September 11th) and captures both the ISSS and LISW17 conferences, and many of the other 160 events held throughout the week.

The event has been hailed a huge success with Dick Welsh, Director of Read More…

IMRF announces finalists for the H.E.R.O Awards 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has announced the finalists for the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards, recognising some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world who go above and beyond in maritime search and rescue (SAR).

IMRF Chairman and Trustee Udo Fox said: “We have received nominations from around the world and we would like to thank all those who entered an individual or organisation for an award.  There Read More…

Shipping companies paying the high price for delivering large amounts of cash to vessels

Shipping companies are paying out unnecessary high costs by continuing to pay seafarers with cash, says financial services provider ShipMoney, currently attending the ACI HR and Crew Management Summit in London.

EVP Greg O’Connell says on an average fleet of 50 ships, shipping operators face spending nearly $500,000 in delivering cash to vessels. Annually more than $6billion in hard currency is delivered to the global merchant fleet.

With the cost Read More…

First long-range vessels in d’Amico International Shipping’s history are launched

d’Amico International Shipping (DIS), today (Thursday) launched the first three LR1 (long-range) vessels in its history, at the Hyundai Vinashin shipyard in Vietnam.

A total investment of $131 million  resulted in the addition of three 75,000-tonnes vessels to DIS’ fleet. These vessels are ecologically friendly, a distinctive feature of all d’Amico Group‘s newbuildings, and are both versatile and efficient. They can transport more cargo per voyage and thanks to a Read More…

Liberty Blue appoints KR to provide classification services

Korean Register (KR) has signed an agreement with Liberty Blue, a Leer-based German shipping company to provide classification services to the company.

KR has an office in Hamburg, Germany for 20 years and opened a new office in Frankfurt earlier this year. Liberty Blue is a new customer and will take the classification society’s full, comprehensive range of services including the ISM code, the ISPS code, the MLC Convention, EU-MRV Read More…

Helm CONNECT software secures Class Type Approval

Canadian maritime software company Helm Operations has earned Class Type Approval for its planned maintenance software, Helm CONNECT.

On 1st September, 2017 after a detailed review process, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), issued a Type Approval Certificate for Helm CONNNECT as a recognised planned maintenance software system.

ClassNK is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). IACS members recognize and accept Type Approvals from other society members, thereby Read More…

Britannia P&I launches new branding

Britannia P&I today (Thursday) unveiled its new brand identity to reflect its role as a dynamic P&I Club owned by and operated for the benefit of its Members.

The new image visually depicts how Britannia has developed and modified its services to meet the changing demands of its Members in a challenging marketplace, whilst recognising its roots in shipping.

The oldest and one of the most respected P&I Clubs, Britannia Read More…

Coldharbour Marine unveils unique ballast water treatment system for big bulk carriers

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has launched a new treatment process designed specifically for large dry bulk vessels and ore carriers.

The system uses the company’s existing inert gas based GLDTM treatment plant to meet the needs of large bulk carriers, which often ship large volumes of ballast water in upper wing tanks and discharge it directly into Read More…

LOC elevates Jerome Rutler to Group Chief Executive

As part of a group-wide strategy to strengthen its management team and ensure continuing high standards of customer service, LOC Group global marine and engineering consultancy LOG Group has announced two major enhancements to its senior team.

On 1st January 2018, Jerome Rutler, current Group COO, will take over from Andrew Squire as Group CEO. Mr Squire will take on a new role as Group Deputy Chairman.

Mr Rutler joined Read More…

Crowley transports more than 9,500 cargo loads to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria

Maintaining a 24/7 transportation and logistics pipeline of cargo moving in support of Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria, Crowley Maritime expects to have offloaded more than 9,500 loads of commercial and Government relief cargo on the island since the storm by the end of this week.

Crowley has added six US-flagged flat-deck barges to its fleet – a 40% increase in capacity –  since the hurricane struck the island Read More…

Clean Marine celebrates launch of ground-breaking ‘compact’ scrubber with a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) company Clean Marine has secured a multi-vessel contract from Inventor Chemical Tankers AS (ICT). The agreement, covering seven 19900 DWT chemical tankers, marks the launch of the firm’s revolutionary CleanSOx Compact Hybrid Allstream scrubber to the marketplace.

According to Clean Marine CEO Nils Høy-Petersen, the company has been exclusively dedicated to EGCS solutions since its inception in 2006.

“Our latest product has been designed to Read More…

ICS ‘deeply concerned’ by Canadian legislation that will interfere with international maritime trade

The Canadian Parliament is giving consideration to legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on the shipment of crude oil in the waters of Northern British Columbia (Bill C-48: An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast).

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing the world’s national shipowners’ Read More…