DNK appoints new Insurance Director

War risk insurance specialist DNK has announced the appointment of Göran Skuncke as Insurance Director. Mr Skuncke will be responsible for the Association’s insurance activities, with a particular responsibility for membership service, in addition to running DNK’s underwriting and claims activities. He joins DNK from the Skuld P&I Club where, during his career at the […]

Vatican congress to discuss Maritime Labour Convention 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) will be one of the issues discussed at Apostleship of the Sea’s 23rd international congress, to be held in the Vatican later this month on November 19th – 23th. Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, said of the MLC: “In […]

New programme aims to beat malaria bites

A new heath training programme has been launched to warn seafarers about the dangers of malaria. Avoid the Bite focuses on the risks, symptoms, treatment and prevention in the hope crew members will take responsibility for avoiding the killer disease and seek medical help if they are concerned. Malaria has always been one of the […]

Income increase for International Container Terminal Services

Port management company International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) saw its income increase by 4% over the first nine months of the year. Consolidated unaudited financial results showed it to be $105.8million compared to $101.4m earned during the same period last year. Revenue from port operations earned $524.7m, 7% higher than the $490.9m reported last year; […]

Bureau Veritas: Philippe Donche-Gay to head Marine & Offshore Division

International classification society Bureau Veritas has restructured its marine and offshore activities and made a number of new key appointments. The moves follow the retirement of Bernard Anne from his position as Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of the Marine Division. The marine and offshore activities have been merged into one Marine & Offshore Division, […]

GAC and Griffin to provide ‘door-to-deck’ crew transportation service

Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC and crew travel specialist Griffin have joined forces to create G2 Crew Services, which aims to provide fully integrated door-to-deck transportation services for joining crew. The joint venture combines the experience of Griffin, which coordinates the on-time arrival of 750,000 crew each year, with the local knowledge, […]