Release of Human Element film

A new training film has been released by Walport to show how human behaviour can determine the success of a safe voyage. The Human Element film, developed jointly with Pukka films, was premiered at a screening attended by industry leaders in London. It has been adapted from the award-winning book by the UK’s Maritime & […]

Release of Human Element film

A new training film has been released by Walport to show how human behaviour can determine the success of a safe voyage. The Human Element film, developed jointly with Pukka films, was premiered at a screening attended by industry leaders in London. It has been adapted from the award-winning book by the UK’s Maritime & […]

London P&I Club issues warning on bagged rice cargoes

The London P&I Club has advised ship owners to seek advice before loading bagged rice cargoes in view of the inherent risks associated with the trade and an increase in the severity of claims in recent years. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes that poor freight markets have seen an […]

Easter egg-citement: Charity brings seasonal cheer to seafarers

The work of Apostleship of the Sea port chaplains and ship visitors is making a difference to the lives of seafarers at Easter, giving them a chance to know they’re not forgotten at this time and to celebrate their faith at such an important time in their spiritual year. Seafarers bring us 95% of all the goods we […]

PSA International posts profit rise despite ‘difficult operating environment’

Port operator PSA International saw revenue rise to S$4.5billion in 2012 and a net profit increase of 10.7% to S$1.26billion, its yearly results announced today (Thursday) have shown. The Group, which operates at terminals around the world including its flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, posted 60.06 million teus last year increasing 5.2% from 2011. […]

Warrant Group boosts chemical market offering with Leschaco Group partnership

Warrant Group has broadened its chemical supply chain services as part of a new partnership with German based Leschaco Group. The Port of Liverpool based supply chain specialist has taken over the operational and commercial operations of the Leschaco Group’s deep sea ISO tank container business in the UK with effect from the beginning of […]

Keppel to build four jackup rigs worth $820 million for Mexican offshore market

Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts from Mexican drilling company, Grupo R, to build four jackup rigs worth US$820 million. The jackup rigs will be built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design and are scheduled for delivery progressively from 2Q 2015 to 4Q 2015. […]

InterManager: KPI Project gains momentum

The international KPI Project, started by InterManager but now an industry-led initiative, is going from strength to strength. So far, 120 companies have registered with the Project, now managed by the independent KPI Association, and KPI data is being uploaded from more than 1,600 vessels into the web-based InterManager KPI Environment (IMKE) system. To date […]

Shipping industry leaders upbeat on sector outlook ahead of Sea Asia 2013

Global shipping markets continue to face fundamental problems such as vessel over-supply and uncertainty in the USA and European economies, a CEO roundtable to preview Sea Asia 2013 has heard. But despite these challenges, senior industry executives delivered an upbeat message about the future of shipping and in particular, shipping in Asia at the roundtable […]

Korean Register elects new Chairman & CEO

At an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) yesterday elected Dr Chon Young-kee as its new Chairman & CEO.  The general assembly oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. Prior to election, Dr Chon served as executive vice president of KR’s technical division and this is […]

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