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Frank Coles resigns as Wallem Chief Executive

Wallem Chief Executive Frank Coles has resigned and will leave the Wallem Group shortly, the company announced in a statement today (Friday). Mr Coles, who has served in the post for two and a half years, has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic and now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as … Read More...

Crew changes twice as stressful for businesses since COVID-19 pandemic

Over 90% of shipping businesses are re-thinking how crew changes are managed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research carried out by specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy. Almost half of research respondents (45%) state that crew changes have become at least twice as time consuming and stressful compared to pre-COVID … Read More...

Pandemic hits traffic at Dunkerque-Port but containers increase

Traffic at Dunkerque-Port was seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with figures dropping from 52.6MT last year to 45.2MT in 2020 – a drop of 14% - the port said as it released its annual report yesterday (Thursday). Speaking at a press conference, Emmanuelle Verger, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dunkerque-Port said the COVID-19 pandemic had a profound … Read More...

More crew change complications emerge as virus mutates

Crew changes are once more becoming difficult as much of the world locks down again following the emergence of several new and more transmissible variants of Covid-19, warns crew specialist Danica. With travel corridors being closed and new travel restrictions imposed, airlines are once again cancelling or reducing flights which poses a problem for crew transiting … Read More...

Captain honoured for bravery at sea by the IMO

A Captain who assisted in rescuing seafarers after an explosion on a nearby vessel has been awarded with a Letter of Commendation for his acts of bravery at sea by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Captain Elbrus Ismayilov was leading the P&O Maritime Logistics’ vessel Citadel in the Caspian Sea on 8th May 2019, when a nearby vessel, Israfil … Read More...

Witherbys connects seafarers with launch of online marine library

Maritime publishers Witherbys has put cyber security, flexible access and increased data at the heart of its new ereader software, Witherby Connect, launched today to allow seafarers to access the latest information and guidance instantly and easily. The new software will enable mariners anywhere in the world to continue to reference a library of publications, with … Read More...

KVH partners with Kilo Marine for KVH Watch Maritime IoT solution

KVH Industries has announced today (Thursday) that marine technical services leader Kilo Marine has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program and will offer KVH Watch connectivity as part of a wide range of marine services. In particular, the digital services that Kilo Marine offers via its V-Node platform will use KVH Watch to provide dedicated connectivity … Read More...

FRONTM SIGNS UP AS NEW INMARSAT FLEET CONNECT DEDICATED BANDWIDTH APPLICATION PROVIDER

FrontM and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for FrontM to join the fast-growing group of certified application providers to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service. This collaboration will enable FrontM to use Fleet Connect over Fleet Xpress to deliver their maritime video … Read More...

i4 Insight partner with FNT to integrate Condition Monitoring service

New partnership will help shipowners and operators avoid less downtime and improve performance. i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications offering a holistic view of fleet operations, is partnering with FNT at Sea Services to incorporate ‘Condition Monitoring’, a service that uses advanced … Read More...

BRITANNIA’S LATEST LOSS PREVENTION WEBINAR INVESTIGATES CONTAINER STOWAGE

Against the backdrop of recent container loss incidents, Britannia P&I Club’s Loss Prevention team is hosting a very timely webinar entitled: Container Stowage – does it all stack up? at 0800 GMT on Thursday 28 January 2021.   The webinar will examine the key issues relating to the stowage and securing of containers. This will include the factors that … Read More...

Ocean Technologies Group introduces transformational new maritime learning platform

Having brought together market leading maritime learning businesses Seagull and Videotel, Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) set its newly united team the challenge to work throughout 2020 on combining the strengths of these businesses into a new state-of-the-art Ocean Learning Platform. This new release, that will be made available to customers in January 2021, draws … Read More...

DNV GL changes name to DNV as it gears up for decade of transformation

DNV GL, the assurance and risk management company, will change its name to DNV on 1st March 2021. The move comes after a comprehensive review of the company’s strategy as it positions itself for a world in which many of DNV’s markets are undergoing fundamental change.  The present name has been in place since the 2013 merger between DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL … Read More...

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