Major industry personalities to speak at inaugural LISW conference

Shipping industry heavyweights as well as City of London financial services luminaries dominate the high quality speaker line-up so far confirmed for this year’s inaugural London International Shipping Week conference to be held at the Willis Building in the City of London on September 12.  Speakers so far confirmed include The Lord Mayor of the […]

Korean Registry launches ‘Innovation’ subsidiary

On 26 February 2013, in Seoul, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) launched “Innovation KR” (iKR), a new subsidiary company established to manage all non-traditional work. iKR will undertake engineering, consulting and, in particular, a wide range of R&D activity aimed at new and renewable energies and environmental issues. The new subsidiary will operate from […]

Wärtsilä opens new services workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lifecycle power solutions and services provider Wärtsilä, opened a new services workshop in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday, with plans for the new facilities to strengthen Wärtsilä’s presence in Brazil and enable the company to support its customers by offering a wide range of workshop services with rapid response times. The new workshop will replace the company’s current […]

ITF proposes Said Elhairech for international trade union rights award

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) today proposed embattled Moroccan trade unionist Said Elhairech for the Febe Elisabeth Velasquez prize, an international award that recognises those who take personal risks to defend trade union rights in their countries. Said Elhairech, the general secretary of the Moroccan Ports Union, was unexpectedly given a one year jail […]

Sailors’ Society dinner raises over HK$1m for seafarers in need

The Hong Kong shipping community turned out in force and dug deep to support the second Sailors’ Society gala fundraising dinner at the Island Shangri-La Hotel ballroom last week, held in aid of merchant seafarers suffering hardship around the world. An exciting ‘e-pledge’ contest on the night raised HK$250,000 (US$32,000), enough to sustain the charity’s […]