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Regional Focus: Dublin eyes post-brexit opportunities

As the UK moves closer to the exit door from the European Union, Dublin is set to seize opportunities to capitalise by attracting new shipping businesses and the expansion of existing ones. Operators are looking at options to counter the loss of the UK as intra-EU landbridge between Ireland and the rest of the EU.

Several major maritime businesses are looking at Dublin as an attractive EU base for Read More…

Crew Welfare: We are what we eat

Why do we eat what we eat? What does sugar do to our brains? How does the powerful food industry persuade us to buy unhealthy products?

These are questions that many people have never considered – and, if they are not informed, how can they make healthy choices in terms of what they eat and drink?

Christian Ioannou, Managing Director of Cyprus-based Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC), gets Read More…

How I Work: Gustavo Machado

Brazilian Gustavo Machado has been with the Wilson, Sons shipping group for more than 15 years and CEO of Wilson, Sons Ultratug (WSUT) offshore support vessel operation since its inception, in 2010, but he and WSUT have never experienced such a depressed shipping market as the one they have suffered over the past three years.

The OSV operator, which includes Chilean service provider Ultramar as a partner, owns Read More…

Cover Story: London aims to stay ahead of the game

London is among the leading maritime business hubs in the world and is determined to remain so whatever the still uncertain outcome of the protracted Brexit negotiations. Maritime businesses based in the UK capital are preparing to adapt to this change as well as the increasing competition they are facing from some maritime hubs outside the EU.

Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive of Maritime London, which promotes London as a Read More…

Ship Supply: Technology transforming procurement

Technology is transforming the way ship operators can source and order supplies for their vessels and an ever increasing number of suppliers are investing in the software required for e-procurement.

One such project is the introduction of a new customer portal by Wilhelmsen Ships Service, which is said to slash customer response times.

Launching at last month’s SMM trade fair in Hamburg, the FRED (Framework for Enterprise Data) customer Read More…