Hill Dickinson expands international shipping team

International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Ian MacLean (pictured) as a partner to its London office, where he will focus on his international client base of ship owners, ship managers and their insurers. This appointment provides the firm with five former mariners at partner level, with Ian joining the existing team of Mike Mallin, […]

Harwich cruise season boosted by arrival of the MSC Magnifica

The new cruise season at Harwich International Port has been boosted by the maiden call of MSC Cruises’ the MSC Magnifica. The Magnifica is one of the first calls of what promises to be a busy 2013 season for Harwich International Port. MSC vessels are a regular sight in Harwich Haven, although most of the […]

Univan celebrates 40th Anniversary with ‘quiet evolution’

Marking its 40th anniversary, Univan – the world’s first shipmanagement company, has paid homage to its founder Captain Vanderperre, while investing in a modernisation programme. Univan Ship Management celebrated this landmark anniversary at a reception at Hong Kong’s new Maritime Museum – an appropriate venue as the museum showcases the best of city’s shipping history […]

UK Government Ministers to speak at London International Shipping Week

The UK Government has put its support firmly behind the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) by confirming two of its Ministers as main speakers at the LISW Conference to be held at the Lloyd’s Building on Thursday September 12th. Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister for Trade and Investment will address delegates on the key […]

Conference sets port automation agenda

160 representatives from 11 maritime unions in 10 countries will meet in Sydney, Australia today and tomorrow in a conference designed to set the union agenda on port automation, while debating how trade unions should best be involved in this. Participants who have experienced or are undergoing the introduction of automated machinery to container terminals […]

Braemar Seascope opens new Oslo office

Braemar Seascope is pleased to announce that it is further strengthening its shipbroking division by opening a new tanker chartering office in Oslo. This follows the recent establishment of a deep sea tanker chartering desk in Houston. The Oslo office will focus on the specialised tanker sector forming part of Braemar’s existing specialised team of […]