The Single Window challenge for ports

The challenges of meeting the European Union’s 2015 deadline for National Single Windows and the varying ways in which ports currently organize ship reporting formalities have been analysed in a unique study carried out by partners in the EU Port Integration project. The findings of the study, which provides an overview of e-maritime initiatives in […]

Cory plans for the coldest journey

Logistics company Cory Brothers will be ensuring the start of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ trans-Antarctic expedition gets underway without hitch by lending its agency and logistic services while the research ship, SA Aghulas is berthed on the Thames. The expedition, named The Coldest Journey, will be the first time anyone has attempted to cross the Antarctic during […]

LR LNG bunkering study concludes: pricing is key to developing infrastructure

Widespread adoption of LNG-as-fuel will be driven by price, the growth of alternative fuels and the degree of global collaboration, a study in LNG bunkering launched by Lloyd’s Register has concluded. Its base-case scenario predicted that, by 2025, there could be 653 deep-sea, LNG-fuelled ships in service, consuming 24 million tonnes of LNG annually. These […]

Barcelona: Port launches public tender for Bocana Nord marina

The Port of Barcelona has approved a public tender to build and operate the Bocana Nord marina. Situated 100 metres from the Hotel W, Barcelona, the new infrastructure will occupy a surface area of 2.5 hectares, 5 hectares of sheltered waters and will have a fairway of 75 metres. At an Executive Session of the […]

ICS fears “log jam” of Ballast Water Management Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant problems with the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.  However, ICS feels that the type-approval process for expensive new treatment equipment […]

InterManager thanks retiring President Alastair Evitt

InterManager members attending this year’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday (October 11) will thank retiring President Alastair Evitt for his work at the helm of the association over the past two years. During his Presidency Mr Evitt has represented InterManager on the world maritime stage, working on behalf of its members to ensure the views […]

Star Bulk fleet awarded first CPPS Certificate of Measurement

NASDAQ-listed global shipping company Star Bulk has been awarded the first Certificate of Measurement from the Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS) after successfully monitoring its emissions for 12 months. Star Bulk’s commitment to a carbon emissions reduction plan and transparency of its carbon footprint has resulted in each vessel within the Starbulk fleet receiving […]

Solace Global Maritime gains certification

Maritime security services provider Solace Global Maritime has been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for implementing an effective environmental policy throughout the company, representing another step in the company’s efforts to work with industry organisations and professionals to improve maritime security standards and promote high levels of competence. The internationally accepted standard awarded by ISOQAR provides a […]

HELMEPA members participate in beach clean-ups around Attica and Viotia

Engaging in the motto of the month of voluntary action for the marine environment: “Let’s clean our beaches, record and recycle litter!”, staff of member-companies of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), together with young members of HELMEPA Junior, descended on the beaches of Attica and Viotia to clear them of trash.  On Friday, […]