SkySails helping Ardmore Shipping to set new standards in fuel and operational efficiency

It is no secret that fuel efficiency and operational excellence are the keys to economic success in the maritime industry and Irish company Ardmore Shipping is embracing this challenge with an innovative performance monitoring system from SkySails. Ardmore Shipping, a product and chemical tanker specialist, operates a fleet of seven vessels from 17,500 dwt to […]

Jamaica joins India to celebrate 50th National Maritime Day

Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and former Chairman of the International Maritime Organization’s Standards of Training & Watchkeeping sub-committee, was guest of honour at the 50th anniversary National Maritime celebrations in Mumbai, India. Admiral Brady joined the Honourable Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G K Vasan, and […]

Sea trial success for latest version of Thomas Gunn’s Voyager Service

Thomas Gunn, the maritime services company and Admiralty distributor, has announced the results of sea trials of its new Voyager 4 on-board navigation data management system. The sea trials are the final stage in the development of the new service which will launch on 1st May. This latest version is claimed to be the only […]

HELMEPA: Leave only footprints on the beach

HELMEPA participated in the International Conference on Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in Berlin last week. The Conference was hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency (UmweltBundesAmt – UBA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), in cooperation with the European Commission. Key collaborators also included […]

Amarcon announces signed cooperation agreement with GTT

Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, has announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) to market and further develop a forecasting and advice software system for sloshing prevention onboard LNG carriers. The agreement was signed at the LNG17 Conference & Exhibition in Houston,US. In the coming years, a significant […]

Steve Yianni appointed Chief Executive of transport systems catapult

The new technology and innovation centre for integrated transport systems has appointed Steve Yianni as its Chief Executive today. The Catapult centre, which is being set up by the Technology Strategy Board, will focus on innovation for efficient and sustainable ways to move people and goods (freight) across national transport systems including road, rail, sea […]

Global shipping professionals show commitment to ICS examination programme

Newly-released figures from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) reveal that a record number of shipping professionals around the world are choosing to sit the institute’s exams. At a time when the industry is entering the early stages of recovery, the continued rise in numbers of students sitting the exams – and their increasingly diverse […]

Zeal to the rescue

Having a trained maritime security guard executive standing next to you in the taxi queue when you suffer what could have been a fatal heart attack is a bit of good luck, as a local Singaporean realised when visiting the Marina Bay Sands complex, home of last week’s Sea Asia conference and exhibition. Quick thinking […]