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Isle of Man Round Table Debate

In the latest in our round table debates, some of the Isle of Man’s leading players discuss the drive to grow the cluster. Moderated by SMI Publisher Sean Moloney, the participants were: Russell Kent, Co-Founder and Director, Isle of Man Maritime; Lars Ugland, Director, Isle of Man Maritime and Chairman Ugland Marine Holdings; John Garland, General Manager, Isle of Man Maritime; Dick Welsh, Director, Isle of Man Ship Read More…

Crew Welfare: Penny’s medal is the cat’s whiskers

To the untrained eye, it would seem like any other night in the Falmouth seafarers centre. Seafarers with head bents enjoying some quiet time in the Mission Chapel, others playing table football and the Mission cat shifting from lap to lap purring happily as she went.

But this was no ordinary evening – for it was one of the biggest emergencies ever faced by The Mission to Read More…

How I Work: David McGinley

When David McGinley travelled across the world’s oceans as a child to start a new life with his family in Australia, little did he know that the six-week journey would lead to a lifelong passion for ships.

For the now Managing Director of A&P Group, the largest ship repair and conversion company in the UK, and also Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services (APMS) was so transfixed by Read More…

Cover Story: Gibraltar’s Brexit conundrumPrepare for the worst, hope for the best

As the uncertainty of Brexit hangs over Gibraltar like an ominous dark cloud, the jitters it is creating are palpable.

There is certainly fear in the eyes of the many maritime representatives based in the bunkering bastion but it is not so much a fear of the UK leaving the EU but fear of the unknown and how it could upend the finely balanced relationship the British Read More…

Business Viewpoint: Fuelled for change

Low sulphur fuel requirements may command headlines now but attention will centre on zero-carbon fuels beyond 2020 reports Katharine Palmer, LR’s Global Sustainability Manager

While the fuel challenges associated with International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap may dominate maritime conversations now, 2020 is only the beginning of the journey as the industry must also navigate the impact of global decarbonisation efforts.

Last year, the Read More…