SMI Newsdesk Archives

Poland’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (13th-15th June), held in Szczecin, Poland.

“IMO’s heritage for 70 years has been to drive improvements in shipping to achieve a better world today. But we cannot rest on past achievements. Our challenge for the years to come remains the same: to create better shipping – for a Read More…

Liberian Registry and China Classification Society sign innovation and technology MoU

The Liberian Registry has agreed a framework co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Classification Society (CCS) as the latest step in its strategy to collaborate effectively with its long-term key industry stakeholders.


Under the terms of the MoU, the Liberian Registry’s technical competence will be employed to help shipyards and shipowners improve their innovative strategies. The CCS MoU has a particular focus on innovation and technology within Read More…

Pleiades Shipping adopts cloud procurement via SeaProc

Greek ship owner Pleiades Shipping is now connected to the Seaproc e-procurement hub.  Pleiades Shipping’s fleet management system, ABS Nautical Systems, has been linked with Seaproc’s trading platform to dramatically increase transaction efficiencies and improve data collaboration with suppliers.

Pleiades Shipping operates a fleet of 14 Panamax, Aframax and chemical/product tankers. The company’s fleet operates along worldwide trading routes, primarily between North and South America, the Caribbean and Far East, Read More…

Breakbulk Europe soars to new attendance record

This year’s Breakbulk Europe (29th to 31st May) brought together more than 9,500 project cargo and breakbulk professionals in Bremen, Germany, marking a new attendance record for this specialised global event now in its 13th year.

For the first time, Breakbulk Europe was held in Bremen, with the support of Bremen’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ports and Labour, and bremenports, the host port for the event. Compared with last year, attendance Read More…

Prevention at Sea’s Oil Record Book is a Hit at Posidonia

Recognised by an increasing number of ship registries, Prevention at Sea’s Oil Record Book (ORB) software enhances the credibility, transparency and accountability of manual ORB entries

Prevention at Sea (PaSea) is pleased with the recognition received by its oil record book software during Posidonia.

Designed to complement the manual recording of oil record book entries and help minimise errors and mistakes that could lead to costly off-hires or PSC fines, Read More…

IMO Member States Must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

The shipping industry – as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) – calls on the Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulphur cap to avoid compromising safety or unfairly penalising individual ships.

The trade associations have co-sponsored a number of submissions to IMO to help smooth the implementation of the global 0.5 percent Read More…

Refreshed Safety@Sea Campaign to promote safety-first culture at sea

A refreshed Safety@Sea Singapore Campaign was unveiled yesterday (18th June) by Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Andrew Tan, at the launch of the 5th International Safety@Sea Week at Marina South Pier.

To improve the safety of passengers on MPA-licensed regional ferries, MPA will also co-fund the upgrading of lifejackets and receptacles on board MPA-licensed regional passenger ferries.

The Safety@Sea Singapore Campaign is an industry-wide Read More…

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to expand in South America, welcoming WISTA Peru as the latest National WISTA Association. WISTA Peru is the second South American National WISTA Association to launch this year.

“We warmly welcome WISTA Peru to WISTA International. With the significance of Peru as a maritime centre in South America, we’re proud to add Peruvian female shipping professionals to our global network of Read More…

DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships

As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors onboard vessels.

“This type approval represents another first for the DNV GL rule set and demonstrates our commitment to moving classification forward to help our Read More…

Maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge

Industry body Maritime UK says the Women in Maritime pledge and its Taskforce will address fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector

Leading members of industry body Maritime UK have signed a pledge aimed at supporting gender diversity and inclusion across the sector.

The Women in Maritime pledge follows the creation of the Women in Maritime Taskforce, which promotes maritime activities as a career vocation for women in the sector Read More…

KVH Videotel wins multiple international film awards for ‘Cyber Security at Sea’ Programme

KVH Videotel has won a total of nine awards in four recent prestigious international film festivals, including grand, gold, and silver awards—five in total—for one particular training film, ‘Cyber Security at Sea’.

WorldFest-Houston, the 51st Annual International Independent Film Festival, recognised KVH Videotel with a Platinum Award for ‘Report a Near-Miss, Save a Life’, and Gold Awards for ‘Alarm Management’, ‘An Introduction to Fuel Oil Bunkering’, and ‘Cyber Security at Read More…

Launch of new maritime fund manager Hanseatic Capital Management

Hanseatic Capital Management (HCM) has recently been launched by the Schulte Group, a German shipping company, acting as the anchor investor. The investment focus of HCM are maritime real assets, specifically merchant vessels.

HCM’s management comprises experts from various industries and backgrounds, who combine a wealth of experience in both the shipping and investment sectors. In joining forces, HCM’s specialists cover all aspects ranging from deal sourcing to acquisition, ship Read More…