McMahon Named as Deputy Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance

The Maritime Administration has appointed Christopher McMahon as the next Deputy Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance and Director of the Office of Safety. McMahon has worked for the Maritime Administration for many years including time as an Associate Professor and Director of Waterfront Activities at the US Merchant Marine Academy. Most recently, he served […]

SingTel-Chunghwa joint venture to launch ST-2 satellite in 2010

Singapore Telecommunications has signed a shareholders agreement to form a joint venture with Chunghwa Telecom to build the ST-2 satellite. This satellite is targeted to be delivered in 2010 and will replace the ST-1 satellite, which will be retired in 2011. Under the deal, SingTel will have approximately 62% share in the joint venture while […]

Recycling Goes Green at Port of Liverpool

A 1964 Ministry of Defence warship has been contracted by the Port of Liverpool for ‘green’ recycling, the first vessel to be recycled in the UK for over a decade. Falklands War veteran HMS Intrepid will see the last stage of its life unfolded over the course of five months, as a skilled workforce of […]

UK shipping needs a stable and ‘safe’ tax regime

London is under serious threat unless tax regime supports the industry, the UK Chamber of Shipping has warned as the government issued new statistics showing sustained shipping growth. While the UK registered fleet is almost five times its size since the introduction of tonnage tax in 2000, the Chamber of Shipping has warned that its […]