Louis-Dreyfus named as 2010 CMA Commodore

Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2010. Mr Louis-Dreyfus, who recently stepped down as President of the European Community Shipowner’s Association (ECSA) follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The Award will be presented to Mr […]

New premium finance vehicle launched

A new venture aimed at easing premium flow for the often hard-pressed international marine market and its clients has been launched in London. Major insurers are reported to have confirmed that they will support what is said to be the first premium finance scheme in the sector. It is managed by a new independent company, […]

Schat-Harding records rise in lifeboat orders

Despite a rapidly contracting global shipbuilding orderbook, the world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer, Schat-Harding, has secured a healthy $10.6m of orders for new equipment in the last three months. The orders cover all types of shipping and offshore units, including orders for new ferries, FPSOs, containerships and warships. The contracts also have a good […]