Baltic Exchange honours Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller

Left to Right: Jeremy Penn (Baltic CEO), Maersk McKinney Moller and Mark Jackson (Baltic Exchange Chairman) The achievements of legendary Danish shipowner Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller (98) have been celebrated during a lunch held in his honour at London’s Baltic Exchange, in an occasion marking his 20 years as a Life Honorary Member of the Exchange. […]

Former ECSA President takes piracy concerns to European Parliament

As piracy escalates and with 60 hostages so far losing their lives, the former President of the European Community Shipowners’ Association has called for tougher measures to tackle the growing problem including the formation of a Global Task Force. Marnix van Overklift, speaking today (Wednesday) at a European Parliament seminar on piracy, also reminded the […]


The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has announced its selection of National Security Inspectorate (NSI) as its independent assessor of maritime security companies, after a competitive tendering process. SAMI’s Accreditation Programme has three distinct stages: Due diligence of the company’s commercial standing, practices and supporting documentation; an office verification of the administrative, logistical […]

Liberian Registry co-operating fully in Rena salvage operation

The Liberian Registry is continuing its investigation and co-operating with maritime authorities and emergency response teams in New Zealand following the grounding of the containership Rena off the country’s coastline on October 5th. The Rena has been entered with the Liberian Registry since November 2010, following its purchase by the current owners, who have a […]

Law firms to merge

International law firms Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert are to merge on November 1st. The combined company will be known as Clyde & Co and will have 270 partners, 1,300 lawyers and fee earners and 2,350 total staff operating from 27 offices worldwide. It claims it will be one of the top […]