SMI Newsdesk Archives

Maritime Cyprus marks 30-years anniversary

The internationally renowned Maritime Cyprus 2019 Conference opened at the Carob Mill Conference Centre in Limassol yesterday (Monday). Organised in partnership by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, this year’s conference themed ‘Sea Change’ is attended by distinguished speakers and more than 900 shipping professionals from around the world. The Conference, organised biennially in Cyprus, is taking place this year for Read More…

Stream Marine leads the market with STCW approved LNG training

Glasgow-based Stream Marine Training (SMT) was one of the first training providers in the world and the first in the UK, to provide STCW approved courses to teach seafarers how to use LNG as a fuel.

SMT recognised that there was a gap in the market three years ago and capitalized on the increasing popularity of LNG as a fuel by certain sectors of the maritime market to reduce sulphur Read More…

IB Influencing Business signs up as Inmarsat Fleet Data application provider

IB Influencing Business and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for IB to join the fast-growing group of application providers to provide a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data service.

Developed by Inmarsat and Danelec Marine, and made commercially available earlier this year, Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes that data, and uploads it to a central cloud-based database, Read More…

‘Enhancing the understanding of new and enduring challenges in maritime safety culture in the Eastern Mediterranean’

A three-year project administrated by HELMEPA, supported by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and implemented in Greece and Cyprus until 2022 was unveiled at a press conference yesterday (Thursday).

The conference panel included HELMEPA’s Chairman, Dr G. Gratsos and the partners of the project, Lloyd’s Register’s South Europe Marine & Offshore Manager, Th. Stamatellos, CYMEPA’s Chairman, G. Tsavliris and DYNAMARINe’s Director, Dr St. Perissakis, a HELMEPA Associate Member. The CEO Read More…

Mental health the winner as Synergy scoops top technology award

Synergy Group’s collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS, Mumbai) in the development of a nine-language help line designed to reduce seafarer suicides and support the mental health and wellness of all maritime personnel has been honoured by SAFETY4SEA.

At a glittering awards ceremony hosted in Piraeus at the Yacht Club of Greece on 2nd October, the Singapore-based ship manager was presented with the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Technology Award.

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ABS brings North American industry leaders together to discuss the future of safety, decarbonisation and digital strategies

Safety, decarbonisation, data and digital technologies topped the agenda when industry leaders met to discuss global challenges facing the maritime sector at the annual ABS North America Regional Committee.

“Safety is a core value at ABS, so I am proud to be able to report to our members that not only do we retain an industry-leading position, but we are leading the way in understanding what safety will look like Read More…

Peninsula Petroleum Group enhances its funding in readiness for IMO 2020

Peninsula Petroleum Group (PPG), one of the world’s largest marine fuel suppliers, has announced the renewal and increase of its Asian receivables finance facility taking the group’s bank liquidity to over $800M.

PPG’s Asian facility led by HSBC, in participation with United Overseas Bank, sees the total facility amount rise from $225M to $285M with both lenders increasing their respective ticket sizes and renewing the committed tranche of the facility Read More…

New maritime centre opens for research into a cleaner shipping industry

The University of Southampton and Shell Shipping & Maritime have launched the Centre for Maritime Futures which will bring together university and industry partners to transform the energy shipping industry to be safer, cleaner and more efficient.

The Centre has received a gift of £1.5m from Shell Shipping & Maritime, the largest corporate gift in the university’s history.

Drawing on the extensive expertise in maritime research in both institutions and Read More…

S&P affirms North P&I Club’s ‘A’ (stable) rating under new Insurers Rating Methodology

Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed North P&I Club’s ‘A’ credit rating and stable outlook under their new Insurers Rating Methodology.

North was one of only three P&I clubs to report an increase in free reserves in 2018/19 and the Club continues to hold capital adequacy above the ‘AAA’ benchmark, a rating strength that S&P expect the Club will maintain over the two-year outlook period. According to S&P analysts, Read More…

Maritime & Port Security ISAO and Templar Executives partner on Maritime Cyber Security eLearning course

To kick-off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) activities, the Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO) and Templar Executives have announced a strategic partnership and the launch of a new Maritime Cyber Security eLearning course.

This industry tailored training allows customers to increase the cyber security competence of their workforce. It also provides a new baseline standard for cyber security awareness across the maritime industry, a mandate Read More…

The Shipowners’ Club opens new service office in Greece

The Shipowners’ Club, the mutual P&I insurer in the small and specialist vessel sector, has opened a new service office in Greece.

On Thursday 19th September over 70 guests, including brokers, correspondents and lawyers, met with representatives of the Club’s management and the Club’s Chairman, to celebrate the opening of the Club’s Greek office. The opening of the new premises, which is based in the port city of Piraeus, was Read More…

ECSA’s General Assembly: Claes Berglund and Philippos Philis are next President and Vice-President

The General Assembly of  European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) decided on the organisation’s President and Vice-President at its meeting today (Wednesday) in Athens.

The President for the next two years is Claes Berglund, Director Public Affairs & Sustainability of Stena AB. He has been a senior executive in the shipping industry for 15 years, before which he worked for 12 years in road-based transport and third-party logistics services. Mr Berglund Read More…