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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…

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines to power four new LNG Carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä, through its joint venture company CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai), has been contracted to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels being built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The order was booked in August 2017.

Each of the four 174,000 m3 capacity vessels will be fitted with four Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel generating sets running primarily on LNG fuel to provide the ships with Read More…

IMB’s third quarter global piracy report shows ‘Nigeria remains risky’

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy.

The flagship global report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in Read More…

Steen Lund appointed Regional Director Asia Radio Holland

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for the company’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr Lund has significant experience in the maritime industry. He started in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 years in the group holding in a variety of commercial and operational leadership positions. His Read More…

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security CBT programme

The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer-Based Training (CBT) programme that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security.

Jorgen Palmbak, Director of Maritime Security for the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, said: “Cyber-attacks have been identified as among the Read More…

Mackay Communications signs partnership for Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service

Mackay Communications, a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, has signed a Partner agreement with Inmarsat to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, defense, and cruise-passenger lines.

Mackay will offer a complete end-to-end Fleet Xpress package including the full range of Fleet Xpress airtime service options and choice of approved antennas. The partnership will also Read More…

Launch of Smart Ship Awards to identify leaders in digital transformation

The Smart Ship Awards are the first awards solely dedicated to identifying the players making a real difference in leading the digital transformation of the shipping and maritime sectors to a smart, connected future.

“This is an unprecedented period of change in our industry. A series of market and technological conditions have fallen together to make transformation a certainty,” says Craig Eason, Fathom Maritime Intelligence Editorial Director and overseer of Read More…