Seafarer health must be made a priority to tackle the rising tide of obesity among seafarers warns the International Maritime Medical Association (IMMA), which represents health professionals from throughout the shipping industry. “The ocean is a very dangerous place and only truly fit Able Bodied Seamen should be allowed on board,” warns Michael van Hall, […]

Gothenburg cuts its port tariff

The Port of Gothenburg has decided to adjust the port tariff for a period of 12 months as a result of a number of factors, including an economy that is under severe pressure. “We are aware that the new pricing model was introduced in the midst of a difficult recession and by temporarily adjusting the […]

Wilhelmsen in e-commerce move

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has taken its latest step in the process of refining its e-commerce solution in order to provide further cost efficiencies to the market and speed up the adoption of e-commerce. The company has moved its e-commerce service to ErgoGroup. ErgoGroup is a major operator in the e-commerce industry and will provide significant advantages […]

Wärtsilä and Samsung sign gas ships JV

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a co-operation agreement to develop gas-fuelled merchant vessels. The intention is to jointly develop next-generation ships with efficient and competitive propulsion machinery concepts that meet or exceed the demands of future environmental regulations. The focus of the Wärtsilä/SHI joint study will be on utilising liquefied natural gas […]