Sharp surge in Russian traffic via Hamburg after WTO accession

Russia is the second-most important trading partner for the Port of Hamburg in terms of seaborne container handling – with a total volume of approximately 675,000 standard containers (TEU) handled between Hamburg and the Russian ports, the volume of container traffic was up by a further 13.3% in 2012, consolidating the lead in foreign trade […]

Ship owners commit to UK Club in tough market

The UK P&I Club (the UK Club) announces that it has attracted over three million gross tons of new tonnage, following the closure of the renewal season on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013.    At conclusion of renewal the Club’s tonnage stands at around 120 million gross tons.  This represents net growth over the past year of […]

New 3D vessel traffic management system enhances safety at Poole Harbour

Cardiff-based 3D software and systems firm GeoVS has completed the latest delivery of its unique C-Vu 3D Vessel Traffic System (VTS) which has been installed at the port of Poole on the south coast of the UK.   GeoVS, formed in 2010, specialises in 3D data visualisation systems that deliver increased safety, efficiency and security in […]

Oxberry Risk Strategies releases Gulf of Guinea intelligence and security report

London based maritime security specialist, Oxberry Risk Strategies has announced the release of Gulf of Guinea: Beyond Intelligence, a specialist report on security and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea which provides an overview of the security situation and evolving piracy threat in the region but is also the first to give readers a detailed insight into […]

Braemar Adjusting boosts its global teams

Braemar Adjusting continues its development and expansion, with the recruitment of experienced loss adjusters and new young talent across the globe. New staff have boosted the adjusting teams in the firm’s London, Singapore and Calgary offices as the company continues to enhance its onshore and offshore expertise. Grant Smith, Braemar Adjusting Group Managing Director, said: […]

ICS to publish E-books

The International Chamber of Shipping has announced that it will be making its publications on best practices for shipping companies available as eBooks.  ICS will be using the eReader technology developed by Witherby Seamanship Group (WPG), which is now being widely used by many other bodies producing maritime publications, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO). […]