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The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines

It is rare for a book to sell out before publication, but demand for The Nautical Institute’s latest book, Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, has been so strong that it has had to be reprinted before its official launch today (Thursday).

This practical guide is intended for everyone at sea and onshore – Master, crew and managers – who might need to handle material after a maritime incident that could Read More…

Arctic tanker honour highlights Russia’s pivotal year

Recognition as the European Marine Engineering Awards ‘2016 Ship of the Year’ for the Sovcomflot Arctic shuttle tanker Shturman Albanov symbolises the transformation underway in Russia’s maritime industry, but events in early May 2017 demonstrate the substance behind the symbolism.

Classed by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, the Arc7 ice-class ship received the plaudits at an award ceremony held in Amsterdam at the end of April, recognising its status Read More…

Baltic Exchange appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

The Baltic Exchange has appointed a new Chief Commercial Officer to support its ambitious growth plans.

Janet Sykes, former head of communications at shipping services provider Clarksons Platou, will join the Baltic Exchange on 3rd July.

Welcoming her appointment, Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Mark Jackson said: “We’re delighted that Janet Sykes will be joining the team. She has global shipping experience with a strong focus on the derivative markets and Read More…

UK P&I Club advises on claims resulting from cargo cold treatment failure

George Radu, Claims Executive at Thomas Miller Americas, comments on the increase in refrigerated cargo claims due to cold treatment failure:

“The process of cold treatment is used to exterminate insects and larvae in perishable cargo by maintaining a sufficient low temperature for a pre-determined period, and is a more efficient way to exterminate fruit insects than fumigation. The period and temperature required are defined in protocols established by the Read More…

Peace Boat pushes Disruptive Sustainability at Nor-Shipping with pioneering Ecoship

Peace Boat has announced it will be showcasing its plans for Ecoship, a unique future-proof concept cruise vessel, at Nor-Shipping 2017.

The Japanese-based organisation, which works to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment, will be taking one of the largest spaces in the leading maritime event week’s exhibition Hall A, dedicated to the new industry concept of Disruptive Sustainability.

Peace Boat is a trailblazing international Read More…

d’Amico International Shipping announces sale and lease back of MR vessel

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of High Fidelity, a 49,990dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2014 by Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard for a consideration of $27 million.

This transaction allows d’Amico Tankers to generate around $11.2 million in cash, net of commissions and reimbursement of the vessel’s existing loan, Read More…

Hill Dickinson’s apprenticeship schemes celebrate a double

Global commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is celebrating double success for its apprenticeship programme.

The firm was awarded Best School-Leaver/Apprenticeship Initiative at the prestigious HR in Law Awards, held at The Honourable Artillery Company in London on 4th May. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of HR professionals operating in the legal sector. Over 300 people attended the event, which was hosted by the presenter and comedian Katherine Read More…

UNCTAD signs MOU with MarineTraffic

Global ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) yesterday (Tuesday) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the agreement, UNCTAD and MarineTraffic will be sharing information and data that will enable both organisations to enhance their services and allow for more accurate analysis of global trade and shipping trends.

Geneva headquartered UNCTAD plays an important role in integrating developing countries into the world Read More…

Maersk’s BOB lubricant helps smooth vessel operations

Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has hailed a recent influx of orders for its SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board (BOB) system as confirmation of industry demand for technological solutions that enable ship operators to blend fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant compositions onboard their vessels matching actual engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels.

The use of this type of technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear. Read More…

Parker Kittiwake launches the Gold Guide – The Definitive Guide To Fuel And Lube Oil

Parker Kittiwake, the pioneering manufacturer of condition monitoring technologies, has announced the launch of the Gold Guide – a definitive reference guide to fuel, hydraulic, and lubricating oil for the marine industry.

This comprehensive resource – said to be the first of its kind – provides vessel owners and operators with all the information needed to understand all aspects of fuel, lube, and hydraulic oil from first principles to testing, Read More…

Crowley awards scholarships to four SUNY maritime cadets

Crowley Maritime has awarded four State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships to help further their educational opportunities.

Recipients Jacob Ennerfelt (pictured), John Szczecinski, Gabrielle McCracken and Kent Napoliello, who will each sail with Crowley this summer, were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership skills, financial need and plans to pursue a career in the marine engineering or shipping industries after graduation.

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Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust

Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

This is the first Wärtsilä scrubber system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel’s operational area are all in Korea. The contract with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2017.

Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two 13 Read More…