SIRC professor offers fresh view on the seafarer as migrant

A new book , written by Helen Sampson, Director of Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC) at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, is now available and offers a fascinating insight into the modern seafarer’s role as a migrant worker.  Based upon original qualitative research in three different settings, International Seafarers and Transnationalism in the Twenty-First Century […]

Dynamic Oil Trading appoints new Bunker Trader

Singapore-headquartered fuels and lubricants company Dynamic Oil Trading has announced the appointment of Charles Dai as a Bunker Trader. Mr Dai previously worked for Chimbusco Pan Nation and before that, Conmark Bunker, and his appointment, the company claims, will further strengthen its position in the market. Dynamic Oil Trading was launched just last September and […]

FarSounder Moves to New Global Headquarters

US-based high technology marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder, which specialises  in underwater acoustics, has announced a move to new  global headquarters in Warwick, Rhode Island, enabling consolidation and expansion of their corporate and sales offices, R&D and manufacturing into one facility. The company’s stand-alone building will allow on site incorporation of their Acoustic Tank Testing Facility. “We […]

Tindall Riley Marine launches Carina fixed premium P&I facility for small ships

Tindall Riley Marine has launched Carina – a fixed premium P&I facility focusing on small ships worldwide below 5,000 GT. Carina’s policies are underwritten exclusively by Lloyd’s underwriters, providing ship owners and charterers with the benefit of Lloyd’s A+ rated security (S&P). Carina also offers the many ancillary covers required by this market – including specialist […]

Biggest cranes to sail up the Thames by ship

DP World London Gateway, Britain’s new deep-sea container port, will take delivery of three giant quay cranes in early March when the vessel Zhen Hua 26 floats up the Thames on the final leg of the cranes’ three month voyage from China. The biggest ever to be delivered to the UK, the cranes are 138 […]

RINA partners IB ship management software suite

International classification society RINA Group has partnered with Italian software house IB to distribute a software suite aimed at improving ship and fleet operation across the board. The InfoSHIP® suite is made up of a number of modules which together can be used to improve efficiency across any type of ship or fleet management.  Paolo […]