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GTMaritime selects Lastline to protect shipboard email systems from malware, protecting ships and cargo, and keeping crews connected

GTMaritime, the provider of specialised technologies to ensure vessel compliance, maritime communications and flawless business operability, has announced a partnership with advanced network-based malware protection provider Lastline.

GTMaritime’s GTMailPlus solution – a secure, reliable, cloud-based service that optimises essential business and personal communications – now includes Lastline’s industry-leading advanced malware detection technology to ensure ships’ communications, navigation, and other systems are secure from malware.

A majority of malware is distributed Read More…

Industry welcomes four new ocean-going vessels capable of running on methanol

Waterfront Shipping Company(WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest), IINO Kaiun Kaisha (IINO), Mitsui & Co (Mitsui), and the NYK Group (NYK) have announced their investment to build four new ocean-going vessels powered by clean-burning methanol fuel. These four 49,000dwt vessels will be delivered in 2019 and built with MAN B&W ME-LGI two-stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil or gas oil.

The vessels will join the Read More…

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market

Chemical shipping freight rates will weaken through 2018 due to the depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

The global chemical trade grew by a little over 4% in 2017, while overall tonne-mile demand expanded by almost 5%. Despite continuing global economic growth, Drewry expects seaborne chemical trade to grow by 2.5% in 2018 and Read More…

aqua-tools to participate in new ISO standard for ballast water sampling and analysis

Paris-based aqua-tools is to participate in the formulation of an international standard for ballast water sampling and analysis.

The company, which specialises in the biological monitoring of water quality for various applications, including ships’ ballast, will work with French standardisation organisation AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 – the Ships and Marine Technology, Piping and Machinery, Ballast Water Read More…

SeaQuest wins first ever commercial Polar Code/Ice Class bulk carrier newbuild project

SeaQuest Marine Project Management (SeaQuest) has been appointed to oversee the construction of the first purpose built +100,000dwt Polar Code compliant ice-class bulk carriers. Estonian ship owner Platano Eesti selected the newbuilding technical consultants and project managers SeaQuest following a rigorous process to identify the most reliable and experienced partner for this technically challenging project.

SeaQuest has been involved in the project since the initial phases, assisting the owner with Read More…

Intellian and Inmarsat embark on ground-breaking next-generation FleetBroadband development

Inmarsat and Intellian have today (Wednesday) signed an outline agreement that will support major enhancements to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service for the next decade and beyond.

The new agreement will see Intellian design and manufacture a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals that will support the existing I-4 network alongside the major advances coming with Inmarsat’s sixth generation satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020.  The next Read More…

Seafarers’ House to honour Royal Caribbean’s President at 2018 Golden Compass Gala

Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, has been selected as the recipient of Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award for 2018.

The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction in the maritime world, those whose vocation or avocation has been the sea, or those who have ministered to or otherwise assisted seafarers.

Mr Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean Cruises for 30 years, Read More…

Red Funnel places £10m ship order from UK yard

Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel has today (Wednesday) placed a £10 million order for a new ro-ro freight ferry from UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird.

The new ship is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route which currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent.

At 74 metres in length, she will provide 265 lane metres of roll-on/roll-off freight capacity and Read More…

University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Kent and the Dover Harbour Board has achieved the highest possible rating from Innovate UK, the UK’s technology strategy agency, after it helped reduce traffic congestion, boost efficiency and cut costs for the Port.

The project started in 2016 when the Port of Dover, which handles £122bn-worth of UK trade annually, appointed a graduate of the Kent Business School (KBS), Dr Read More…

Dualog rolls out state-of-the-art email platform across Teekay fleet in record time

Dualog, a provider of ship-to-shore data communications services, has won a major contract to install and upgrade email capability on 160 Teekay vessels worldwide.

Work has already started on the project with over 100 vessels being equipped in just three months while installation work on the remainder is underway.

A key benefit for Teekay moving to a modern email platform is improved cyber security and increased uptime. Dualog’s high focus Read More…

Schulte Group receives approval for PRONAV acquisition

The Hamburg-based Schulte Group has received clearance by the German Federal Cartel Office for the acquisition of the LNG specialist PRONAV.

With this strategic move, the leading family-owned ship owner and manager continues to increase its capabilities and capacity in the growing LNG market. Through the acquisition of PRONAV, the Schulte Group has increased the number of vessels under full management in its third-party management fleet by six additional LNG Read More…

Heila expands customer service in Australia

Heila Cranes has entered into a service partner agreement with IKAD Engineering in Australia in order to extend the service provided to its customers in that region. The agreement was signed in December 2017.

Henk Gennissen, General Commercial Manager at Heila: “As a supplier of marine and offshore cranes, we strive to provide our customers an optimal service. In the countries where we supply Heila cranes, we always look for Read More…