ICS welcomes progress to help safe navigation in Malacca

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the outcome of an important meeting between governments to advance navigational safety in the strategically vital Malacca and Singapore Straits, where there are about 70,000 transits by ships each year. During a meeting last week in Singapore, of the […]

Gibdock lifts its game for German owner

Gibdock has completed a complex containership crane refurbishment job, in a latest contract to involve a German owner. The deck crane work called for certification of strict welding procedures by Lloyd’s Register (LR), which approved all materials used. Aldebaran, a 2008-built 2785 teu capacity containership owned and managed by Reederei Horst Zeppenfeld, underwent a multi-faceted […]

Cloud computing: Shipping companies must trust their IT partners

As more companies in the shipping, transport and logistics sectors look to offset rising costs through the use of cloud computing, trust remains an important issue if they are to have faith in this technology and those providing it – this according to cloud specialist Node4, which claims for a company to gain the operational […]

Braemar appoints new Finance Director

Braemar Shipping Services has announced the appointment of Martin Beer as Finance Director, with effect from 15th October 2012. James Kidwell, CEO, will hand over his responsibilities as Finance Director on that date. Mr Beer, age 50, previously spent 21 years at Uniq Plc (formerly Unigate plc), where he was Finance Director from 2002. He qualified […]

Sexual demons, graphic violence and explosive action – prepare for the InterManager AGM!

A fatal hi-jack, an agonising suicide, lawless Somali pirates and a complex, multi-billion dollar cyber fraud take centre stage at this year’s InterManager Annual General Meeting, being held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 11th. Don’t worry, the InterManager membership hasn’t gone wild – the action all takes place in a thrilling new novel due to […]

ClassNK Establishes its 100th Overseas Survey Office

ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda has announced that on 1st October, three new overseas survey offices have opened, bringing the total number of ClassNK’s overseas survey offices over the milestone of a 100 locations. The newly established offices locations are Doha (Qatar), Muscat (Oman) and Lianyungang (China). With the establishment of three new survey offices, ClassNK’s survey […]

OW Bunker to supply low sulphur fuel in Balboa, Panama

OW Bunker, supplier and trader of marine fuel and lubricants, will supply low sulphur 1% RMG 380cst fuel from Balboa, Panama from mid-October 2012, in a move aimed to serve growing demand from customers transiting the North American ECA zones. The company’s local supply tanker, MT Star Alpha, has been released from dry-dock following modifications […]