CSC drops Council in favour of Chamber

The Cyprus Shipping Council has dropped the Council tag in favour of the traditionally favoured Chamber epithet as part of a move to enhance its public image. It will not affect the long-recognised CSC logo which will still remain relevant as the Cyprus Shipping Chamber looks to the future. Thomas Kazakos, CSC Secretary General, told […]

US crews suddenly attractive to V.Ships

V.Ships is looking to the US crew supply market to resource officers into its LNG ships as the escalation in wages makes this area of recruitment an attractive and viable option. With Croatian officers now earning up to $20,000 per month in wages, the traditionally high cost US officer is being encouraged to join V.Ships’ […]

Wallem ‘considering Indian ship agency move’

Hong Kong-based Wallem Ship Management is considering opening a division of its shipping agency business in India in a bid to tap the growing Indian cargo sector. There was some confusion, however, as to how advanced the discussions were. Talking to local press, G Ramaswamy, Wallem Ship Management South India Vice President, said the company […]

Quintana shareholders approve Excel takeover bid

Excel Maritime’s takeover bid of Quintana Maritime has been given the go ahead after Quintana shareholders approved the move at a special meeting in Athens. The takeover offer is worth $13 in cash plus 0.4084 Excel common shares per Quintana share, subtracting the equivalent of a March dividend payment. The merger is expected to close […]