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GTMaritime adds regional expertise to drive growth in Asia-Pacific

Maritime software specialist GTMaritime appoints satellite connectivity expert Keng Teen Phang (KT) as Head of Sales for Asia-Pacific to drive business development as the region forges ahead in maritime digitalisation and faces up to fast-emerging disruptive cyber threats.

Keng Teen (KT) brings more than 15 years’ experience of delivering satellite communications and maritime software platform solutions to clients across Asia Pacific Region to GTMaritime, accumulated across terrestrial and maritime segments.

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Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea

UIPA, the South Korean Information and Communication Technology Promotion Agency has awarded Kongsberg Digital the contract to supply a fully-featured bridge simulator for a new, state-of-the-art autonomous ship research facility in Ulsan, South Korea. The Korean government has committed to invest 130 billion won ($110 million) in the project over the next three years, with a goal of starting operations in 2023. The simulation contract is being delivered through maritime Read More…

Sinanju inks time charter agreement for Singapore’s first LNG dual-fuel powered bunker tanker

Sinanju Logistics Services, the tanker operating arm of Sinanju Tankers Holdings has entered into a two-year time charter agreement with ExxonMobil Asia Pacific for a new-build bunker tanker five months ahead of commencing operations.

The 7,990 dwt newbuilding, soon to be christened Marine Vicky, will be the first bunker tanker for Singapore and Sinanju, to be powered mainly by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The deal will commit Marine Vicky to Read More…

First national survey launched to understand salaries in the UK marine industry

Specialist recruitment consultancy Marine Resources has partnered with British Marine and Maritime UK to launch the first ever national salary survey for the marine industry.

This unique piece of research aims to gain a comprehensive insight into the salaries currently commanded by professionals across the sector, as well as support businesses by highlighting common challenges and key trends.

Through an online questionnaire, the Marine Industry Salary Survey 2019 is appealing Read More…

Port of Hamburg reports strong growth in 2019 first half

Germany’s largest universal port, the Port of Hamburg, remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1% advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019.

There was an especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1% at 48.4 million tons, which was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling. The total for bulk cargo handling Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping forges training partnership with the Indian Coast Guard

Classification society, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), recently launched a bespoke training course for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at IRClass’ head office in Mumbai, India.

Welcoming senior officers of the ICG, Mr Suresh Sinha, Managing Director of IRClass, lauded the close collaboration between IRClass and ICG in co-creating course material relevant to ICG’s training needs.

“IRClass, through its training arm, IRClass Academy, worked under the auspices and guidance Read More…

ICS announces sponsors for its Flagship Conference 2019

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced the first sponsors for the ICS Flagship Conference Setting Course for 2050: Powering World Trade, on Wednesday 11th September, 2019 at the British Library.

Lloyd’s Register; The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), SEA\LNG, The Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR) and Witherbys have all pledged to partner with ICS and support what is anticipated to be a unique and thought-provoking event during Read More…

West of England strengthens its New York team

Mutual marine insurer The West of England has appointed a new Senior Claims Manager to work in its Americas team.

Emily McCulloch joined the London office on 7th August but will transfer to the New York City office before the end of the year where she will provide a localised claims service to the Club’s Members in the USA, Canada and South America.

A qualified lawyer, Emily has significant experience Read More…

Ultrasonics testing onboard historic HQS Wellington

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) invited Coltraco Ultrasonics aboard their headquarters, the historic HQS Wellington, alongside Victoria Embankment in London recently.

HCMM is a London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies and CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, is also a member.

Built in 1933, the Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby Read More…

Use of heavy fuel oil with scrubbers will have positive effect on global CO2 emissions

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 have welcomed a new addition to the canon of scientific literature relating to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), the latest of which indicates that continued use of residual fuels with a scrubber can help towards global CO2 reduction.

In a study published in June by Norway’s SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, Chief Scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake Read More…

HFW to launch Monaco office with hire of market-leading team

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW is launching an office in Monaco with the hire of a market-leading team to be led by partners Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier and Marco Crusafio.

The team, which will also include legal directors Ian Fisher and Ruth Monahan, associate George Kaye and trainee legal executive Laura Pike, specialise in shipping, yachts, business aviation, international trade, commodities, energy and insurance.

They will join HFW in early Read More…

IMarEST’s MLA College partners with BAU Global to extend reach of marine education

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s education arm – MLA College – is partnering with BAU Global Education Network to deliver more marine distance learning to a wider audience around the world.

BAU Global subscribes to an ethos of education without borders and comprises universities, schools and liaison offices across four continents. The organisation offers nearly 200 school and higher education programmes in a variety of disciplines, Read More…