Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry focuses on growth in the offshore sector

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) maritime registry, as ranked by Clarkson’s Offshore Intelligence Monthly, is the third largest flag State of the world’s offshore fleet and has stated its commitment to a focus on growth in this sector. Charles McHardy, who joined IRI’s Houston office in November 2011 as Vice President, Technical and […]

StealthGas financial results deliver “considerable improvement”

Athens-based ship owner Harry Vafias has confirmed his company, StealthGas (NASDAQ: GASS), delivered major improvements over the last year, as shown in the company’s third quarter and nine months financial and operating results for 2012. “There were no major surprises in our results for the third quarter of 2012. We expected a considerable improvement over […]

Popular market briefings brought to Singapore by Braemar

This autumn, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA) has taken its successful formula of Lloyds market briefings to Singapore, and launched a new series of market briefings held at both Asia Square – known as ‘mini’ Lloyds – and at a number of corporate headquarters including those of RSA, QBE and First Capital. This Monday […]

e-Maritime speakers highlight Port Community Systems’ Single Window role

“Let’s not re-invent the wheel” was the key message to come out of the European Commission’s e-Maritime conference, where speaker after speaker emphasised the vital role that Port Community Systems must play in Europe’s move towards the ‘Single Window’ environment. The EU Directive 2010/65 on ships’ reporting formalities, which sets a 2015 deadline for all […]

Rune Torhaug new head of DNV Research and Innovation

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has appointed Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. He has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance. Mr. Torhaug has a strong background in risk and reliability, and a proven track record of applying risk methodology to critical […]