SMI Newsdesk Archives

Saudi Maritime Congress discusses Kingdom’s Maritime Expansion and highlights major project launches

Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is gearing up to make the kingdom a regional logistics hub and drive forward economic diversification and job opportunities, participants at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh heard on the opening day at the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh.

“This event takes place at a time of significant change within the kingdom’s logistic and maritime infrastructure. The Saudi Maritime Congress highlights major projects and strategic opportunities that Read More…

Training against cyber-attack in the maritime sector

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s MLA College, together with the University of Sunderland and Stapleton International, has developed an online Maritime Cyber Risk Awareness Course to help address an industry-wide lack of preparedness against digital threats

Modern ships and seafarers are prime targets for cyber-attacks. It has been shown that bridge systems such as GPS, ECDIS, radar and autopilot systems can be compromised by outsiders which Read More…

Alewijnse Marine and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion to cooperate in Curacao

Alewijnse Marine and Damen Shipyards Curaçao have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering cooperation in ship repair, ship building and associated activities at Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu), in the southern Caribbean.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath and Curaçao Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina, during the Bon Bini for Business Summit in Curaçao Read More…

Master Mariner Michael Riddell appointed member of the Special Casualty Representatives (SCR) Panel at Lloyd’s

LOC Group has announced the appointment of Master Mariner Michael Riddell as a member of the  Special Casualty Representative (SCR) Panel at Lloyd’s.

Mr Riddell spent over 15 years in the shipping industry with particular expertise in Emergency Response and Wreck Removal projects, both operationally and with the various associated services within the Salvage Industry, as well as extensive involvement with the numerous aspects within the Maritime field.

His maritime Read More…

Big names sign up for new show hosted at home of Breakbulk in Antwerp

Major names in the breakbulk, maritime and project cargo industry are confirmed to attend AntwerpXL, the new event for the logistics of breakbulk, RoRo, and heavy lift which is being hosted at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium on 7th to 9th May.

The sector’s top industry names, including Fednav, BBC Chartering, RHB, Tata Steel, Siemens and Spliethoff, are among the list of exhibitors, sponsors and visitors attending – a Read More…

The Mission to Seafarers issues call for seafarer welfare nominations at annual Singapore Awards

The Mission to Seafarers has called for nominations for individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of seafarers.

The international seafarer welfare charity has unveiled the categories for this year’s Singapore Awards Dinner, which will take place on 10th May 2019. The awards honour the commitment and contributions to seafarers’ welfare made by seafarers, shore staff and shipping companies around the globe.

The four categories Read More…

UK P&I Club advises on the risks of seafarers suffering burns at sea

UK P&I Club has published a guide on the risk of burns at sea and the safe practices to prevent them.

There are still a worrying number of seafarers suffering appalling physical pain, disfigurement, amputations and loss of life as a result of burns. When burn injuries happen at sea the consequences may become dangerously aggravated in the absence of prompt medical advice and treatment.

Captain David Nichol, Senior Loss Read More…

Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine and London P&I Club issue guidance on reducing onboard systemic failures

Bureau Veritas and TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group Company since 2016, and the London P&I Club have produced their latest guidance in their series on loss prevention issues.

The new publication focuses on systemic failures onboard ships in response to a global trend of increases in system deficiencies related to the requirements of the International Safety Management (ISM) code. Systemic failures and deficiencies may lead to ship detention by Read More…

ClassNK appoints new Senior Executive Vice President

Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK, effective from today (12th March).

Mr Sakashita began his career at Japan’s Ministry of Transport (now Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1980. During his period at the Government he has played vital roles in maritime administration including regulatory oversight and industry development. He assumed the position of Director-General of the Read More…

IKEA, CMA CGM and The GoodShipping Program join forces to test sustainable marine bio-fuel oil

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have today (Tuesday) announced they will cooperate in a first of its kind partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil. The test will commence with a landmark bunkering of the marine bio-fuel oil on a CMA CGM container vessel on 19th March, representing a major step towards the decarbonisation of Read More…

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels

Classification society DNV GL has announced that all DNV GL classed vessels are now able to utilise the possibility of remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform.

This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to the vessel. Instead, by using an online connection or video streaming link, a dedicated team of remote surveyors can provide support Read More…

GAC India handles first tanker at new LNG terminal

GAC has handled the first tanker to berth at the newly constructed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal inside Kamarajar Port, Ennore in Chennai, India. The Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier LNG/C Golar Snow was carrying the first consignment of 78,037m³ of LNG from Ras Laffan in Qatar for the commissioning of the terminal.

Agency operations were overseen by Captain Srinivasan Sethumadhavan, General Manager of Shipping Services at GAC’s Chennai Office, who Read More…