Isle of Man superintendents’ training course underway

The Isle of Man has welcomed delegates from Nigeria, France, Libya, The Philippines, Germany, Poland and the UK, for its intensive Ship Superintendents’ Training Course – run by EMCS International and endorsed by well-known maritime representatives from the Isle, including Dick Welsh, Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. “In my experience no other […]

AET confirms its green credentials

Global owner and operator of petroleum tankers AET has shown its commitment to the MPA Green Shipping Programme, which was established in Singapore by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of shipping and to promote green shipping. AET is participating in the Green Ship element of the […]

Marine investigations: Good evidence is not subject to debate claims Videotel

Despite an emphasis on finding fault, maritime investigations are about protecting the seafarer, protecting the crew and protecting the company from liability claims, according to training provider Videotel, which is delivering a new training programme entitled The Mariner’s Role in Collecting Evidence (in association with the North of England P&I Association) focused on the importance of collecting and preserving […]

UK Chamber of Shipping unveils new premises, brand and website

The UK Chamber will tonight open its new doors to guests from government and across the maritime sector for the launch of its new website and visual identity, marking three years’ of work towards a sharper focus on core activities for members. The ‘new’ UK Chamber is today able to unveil its new London Bridge […]

‘Creditable performance’ for Keppel Corporation

Ship and offshore rig builder the Keppel Corporation has seen profits rise by a staggering 47% compared to the same nine-month period last year. Between January and September, the net profit for the Singapore-headquartered company, which also has infrastructure and property divisions, was $1.6billion and the net orderbook for the Marine & Offshore sector stood […]

Container ship deliveries increase as demolition accelerates

2013 is set to be the biggest year ever for containership deliveries.  In Braemar’s latest Quarterly Container Ship Fleet Statistics, it is estimated that in region of 1.7m teu is scheduled to be delivered during 2013. In terms of annual fleet growth Braemar Seascope estimates the cellular fleet will expand in the region of 9.5 […]

Dyneema rope secures fishermen’s livelihoods

Fishermen’s lives are being made safer thanks to, what is claimed to be, the world’s strongest fibre. Ropes made with Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre recently demonstrated during initial trials, how their outstanding performance can help fishermen around the world to work more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. Indian cordage manufacturing company Garware-Wall Ropes […]

Damco wins award for sustainability in logistics

Efforts in helping customers to reduce their carbon footprint have earned logistics provider Damco the Supply Chain Sustainability Award at the 8th annual SCM Logistics Excellence Awards. “We’d like to congratulate Damco as they are recognised for their efforts in working with their clients and stakeholders in reducing their carbon footprint. Sustainability and green logistics […]