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Marine Catering Expo to return to Miami under new name

In 2019, Marine Catering Expo (MCE) brought together the entire marine catering supply chain to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Co-located with Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America, MCE welcomed leading marine suppliers including Rational, Welbilt, Hobart, and more.

After listening to the feedback of exhibitors and attendees, as well as the show’s esteemed advisory board, Marine Catering Expo decided to revise its focus to expand into the entire guest experience Read More…

ExxonMobil signs strategic cooperation framework agreement with CMES

ExxonMobil Marine and China Merchants Energy Shipping have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, stating that ExxonMobil and CMES will leverage their respective advantages to comprehensively deepen their cooperation.

Pamela Skaufel (seventh from the right), Director of ExxonMobil Aviation and Marine Lubricants Xie Chunlin (eighth from the left), Chairman and CEO of China Merchants Energy Shipping, and representatives from both sides shared a group photo at the signing ceremony

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Scotland and Isle of Man lighthouse ship Pharos takes up residence on Thames during LISW19

NLV Pharos, one of the ship’s which services marine Aids to Navigation in Scotland and the Isle of Man, will play a significant role at London International Shipping Week (LISW) when she will be berthed in the Thames alongside HMS Belfast from 7th to 13th September 2019.

The Northern Lighthouse Board’s 84m multi-function Tender is set to make a spectacular arrival on Saturday at approximately 21.30, when she will make Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping takes over Chairmanship of IACS

Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has been formally introduced as the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to a group of specially invited maritime journalists at a press conference in the capital today.

Mr Sharma was elected as the new Chairman of IACS in a recent Council meeting held in Busan, Korea.

In his first speech in the role, Mr Read More…

Epic Gas completes refinancing of two ships

Epic Gas, the LPG shipping solutions company, yesterday (Thursday) announced that it has completed the refinancing of two ships – the Epic Bali and Epic Borneo (each 2010 built, 7200 cbm).

The ships were both in a finance lease structure and Epic Gas exercised a purchase option to refinance the vessels through a sale and lease back transaction with a Japanese ship owner. The bareboat charter back term is 10 Read More…

Bunker specialists set to hold important industry talks in Jamaica

Leaders from the world of ship bunkering will gather in Jamaica next week to discuss how the Caribbean maritime sector is working to ensure it meets the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 2020 sulphur restrictions, at the IBIA Caribbean Bunker Conference (ICBC).

With the global shipping industry counting down the months until this new, stringent, international legislation comes into force, many vessel owners have begun to transition their fleets to 0.50% Read More…

Videotel offers free training package to industry on sulphur 2020 compliance

Leading maritime training provider Videotel has announced that it is offering the maritime industry free access to its new training package called: “The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance”.

As 1st January 2020 is rapidly approaching, this free awareness video clearly sets out the new regulations, where and how they apply, how they are to be enforced and what crews and owners need to do to be compliant.

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Dates set for European Shipping Week

Europe’s ship owners will once again join forces with the European Parliament, Council and European Commission to place shipping and maritime at the top of the agenda when European Shipping Week will be held in Brussels for the third time during the week of 23rd-27th March, 2020.

The challenges and opportunities posed by climate change and decarbonisation, the global competitiveness of the European shipping industry, the current threats to the Read More…

Singapore’s first LNG-powered bunker tanker christened by MPA Chief Executive

Singapore-based bunker tanker owner and operator Sinanju Tankers Holdings has achieved a new milestone with the launch of the republic’s inaugural LNG-powered conventional bunker tanker.

The 7,990dwt vessel was christened Marine Vicky by her Lady Sponsor, Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) at a launch ceremony held in Nantong, China at Keppel Nantong Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Read More…

Delivery of bulk carrier Federal Montreal by Oshima Shipbuilding marks Fednav’s 50th DNV GL classed vessel

In a recent ceremony at Oshima Shipbuilding, Canadian dry bulk shipping company Fednav Limited (Fednav) took delivery of Federal Montreal, its latest newbuild bulk carrier. The vessel is the 50th Fednav vessel classed by DNV GL.

The 34,500 dwt international ice-class vessel Federal Montreal is one of six DNV GL classed newbuild bulk carriers contracted to Oshima Shipbuilding as part of Fednav’s vessel replacement programme. The ship is designed to Read More…

HFW to boost shipping practice with Singapore partner hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW is boosting its shipping practice with the hire of Singapore partner, Christopher Metcalf.

Mr Metcalf is a dry shipping expert and is ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers as one of Singapore’s top shipping lawyers. He will join HFW in September from Clyde & Co, subject to local regulatory approvals.

This continues HFW’s significant strengthening of its Singapore shipping practice, following the recent hire Read More…

REV Ocean selects V.Ships Leisure to manage world’s largest research and expedition vessel

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has today announced that it will partner with REV Ocean to provide a tailored suite of shipmanagement services for the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel, scheduled for completion in 2021.

The vessel will be equipped for conducting research that covers the entire marine ecosystem, using advanced technology systems developed by world-leading knowledge clusters in Norway. It will be used by scientists Read More…