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Tototheo Maritime co-CEO, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou awarded as International Personality of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, has been awarded as International Personality of the Year at the 16th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards ceremony, held on 06th December 2019 in Athens. The award is given to the individual who has stood out during the year in terms of contribution to the international maritime industry.

Despina has brought the topics of diversity, inclusion and sustainability to the top of the global shipping industry’s agenda, by Read More…

Seagull & Videotel announce leadership appointments

Industry veteran Manish Singh has joined maritime knowledge services group Seagull and Videotel as CEO, with Roger Ringstad assuming role of Executive Chairman.

Acquired by Oakley Capital in May 2019, Seagull and Videotel collectively serve over 20,000 ships and marine installations globally, helping develop proficiencies for about a million seafarers across international maritime pools and tonnage types. Between them, these businesses have an unmatched pedigree and diverse experience in maritime Read More…

Korea P&I and Britannia P&I establish collaboration

The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited and The Korea Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association yesterday (Thursday) established a new collaboration agreement, Korea-Britannia P&I Collaboration ‘KBC’.

This new facility, which is exclusively available to Korean shipowners and operators, will provide cover on a mutual basis excess of a primary $500,000 layer insured by KP&I.

Britannia P&I, trusted since 1855, has 114m gt of mutual tonnage from over 240 members Read More…

The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020

A machine park completely run on renewable fuels, a doubling of rail-borne freight and optimising of loading and discharge operations. These are parts of a new climate strategy launched by APM Terminals Gothenburg today (Friday). The strategy supports the Port of Gothenburg climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030.

The Port of Gothenburg is widely known as one of the Read More…

Completion of acquisition of assets of Harland and Wolff

InfraStrata, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset life-cycle management, is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of the assets of Harland and Wolff.

The Company now has 100% ownership of the assets following a £3.30 million payment to BDO LLP, in line with the payment schedule outlined in the announcement dated 11th November 2019. An additional £1.45 million is payable Read More…

New spectrum releases drive new conference on wireless networks in ports

The battle to supply ports with fast, reliable wireless networks is rapidly heating up. As Dockside authorities strive to add innovative, cost-saving services across their sprawling industrial landscapes, telecoms companies, buoyed by the increasing availability of private spectrum are rapidly moving in. Against this background, BWCS has announced a brand new conference for 2020 – Wireless Communications in Ports (www.PortComms2020.com ).

“With some analysts predicting that the market for private Read More…

ABS and Poten & Partners lead global LNG discussion with industry leaders

ABS and Poten & Partners were joined by nearly 300 LNG industry leaders yesterday for an in-depth exploration of the prospects of the LNG industry.

“LNG both as cargo and fuel is a powerful evolutionary driver in the global maritime industry with significant potential to help owners address regulatory and operational targets. However, the industry faces structural and technical challenges,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. “Today, Read More…

Beware the perfect storm when complying with Sulphur 2020 regs

Low sulphur fuel regulations, set to come into force on 1st January 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns a senior lawyer at international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson.

As the shipping industry prepares for the introduction of the global cap on sulphur content in fuel to be burned on board at Read More…

OneOcean’s unitary platform will connect the whole maritime industry says CEO

Following the formation of OneOcean, Martin Taylor, the new firm’s CEO, has outlined its ambitions to accelerate change and “connect the whole maritime industry”. OneOcean is now the largest digital solutions provider in the maritime sector and will bring down barriers between ship and shore-side teams through its increasingly interconnected maritime technology.

“OneOcean will play a major part in accelerating the rate of change in the maritime industry,” promised Taylor, Read More…

V.Group appoints John Adams as Managing Director of V.Ships UK

V.Group has announced the appointment of John Adams as Managing Director of V.Ships UK. Mr Adams brings a wealth of experience from 30 years at Teekay Shipping, most recently holding the position of Managing Director, Glasgow and Chair of the Operational Leadership Team.

In his time at Teekay, he played a key leadership role during Teekay’s growth, integrating acquisitions into the expanding fleet operations. He is also Chairman of Bahamas Read More…

Busy period for A&P Falmouth

A&P Falmouth has experienced a very busy November which has seen all three of its dry docks full and all its wharves occupied by a combination of commercial shipping, ferries and MoD vessels.

Ferry operators Red Funnel and Condor Ferries both have a commercial partnership with A&P Falmouth and subsequently both sent vessels to Falmouth for drydocking. Condor Liberation, a high-speed passenger and car carrying trimaran, is nearing the end Read More…

LSLC’s 25th Anniversary – Post Dinner Brief

A vision of synergy for the exchange of knowledge, the forging of bonds and the promotion of the maritime and legal strengths of London gave birth to the London Shipping Law Centre and provided the basis for 25 years of service to the industry.

Over 300 leading maritime professionals, gathered to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary at the Savoy Hotel, London on November 27th heard Dr Aleka Sheppard, the LSLC’s Read More…