UKHO pushes for protection of marine environment

This year’s World Hydrography Day involved heavy enforcement of marine environmental protection as the drivers for navigational safety and pollution control go hand in hand in confronting the key issues facing the shipping industry. Protection of the marine environment is seen as an imperative component of a recognised and increasing demand for non-navigational use of […]

Accidents in European waters still significantly high

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has underlined a great degree of concern as the levels of accidents and fatalities in European waters remain significantly higher than in the recent past, according to statistics from its latest annual Maritime Accident Review. In spite of a global reduction in tonnage towards the end of last year […]

Nor-Shipping 2009 tops record levels

This year’s Nor-Shipping boasted record numbers of both visitors and exhibitors in direct paradox to the economic meltdown experienced across the shipping industry, with the exhibition proving the largest in the event’s history. A staggering total of 15,999 visitors came to the exhibition venue during the four day period alongside a total of 17,780 exhibitor […]